In Longyearbyen, the midnight sun lasts four months, from April to August, while the dark time in the city lasts from 26 October to 15 January. This illustrates the variety you find in the archipelago.
During the Summer you can take a fjord cruise to the abandoned mining village ‘Pyramiden’, sail next to the glaciers and scout for polar bears, look for fossils, visit walrus colonies, or paddle along icebergs. During the Winter you can go on snowmobile safaris to visit the Russian mining village of Barentsburg, ski and sail on a summit hike, dog sled, or visit ice caves.
During the Winter season, you can go on snowmobile safaris to visit the Russian mining village of Barentsburg, ski and sail on a summit hike, go dog sledding, or visit ice caves.
And best of all, despite a modest number of inhabitants, Longyearbyen offers a large number of restaurants that offer world-class dining experiences. You have not been to Svalbard before you have been there during all the seasons. Svalbard is a place you always want to revisit.
Activities offered at Svalbard.