Category Archives: Svalbard

My Failed Trip to Pyramiden in Svalbard

Fact:  I never went to Svalbard to see polar bears.  I actually went to Svalbard to visit Pyramiden, which is an abandoned Soviet mining town on Spitsbergen. Pyramiden is home to the world’s most northern Lenin statue and just houses a unique side of Soviet history- one I am deeply enamored by.  I was very busy with […]

Things to do in Svalbard: Where Polar Bears Outnumber People

On Svalbard, Norway the polar bears largely outnumber the residents. This is a travel guide including tips and a recap from my time spent there.

There are many things to do in Svalbard for those visiting this majestic, Arctic wonderland.  This is a guide of what to do in Svalbard for those visiting this part of Norway. Things to do in Svalbard: Where Polar Bears Outnumber People For those of you who follow me on the various social media channels […]

Adventfjorden, Glaciers, and Polar Bears – The Best Things About Svalbard

Adventfjorden, Glaciers, and Polar Bears - The Best Things About Svalbard

One of the coldest and remotest places on earth, Svalbard is a land of ice and rock. Despite this, it’s also one of the most hauntingly beautiful places you’ll ever visit. Thanks to its incredible wildlife and unique landscape, Svalbard is now becoming one of the most popular Arctic destinations available. Within easy reach of […]

Svalbard Northern Lights Guide: How to See Them (+ Tips!)

Svalbard Northern Lights Guide: How to See Them (+ Tips!)

One of the best reasons to visit Svalbard in winter is to check out the aurora from one of the most northern places in the world. This is a Svalbard northern lights guide that includes the best Spitsbergen northern lights tours in, photography tips, and what to expect when you’re there.   I hope this helps […]

30 Things to Know Before You Visit Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

Travel to svalbard and longyearbyen tips: glacier

Are you planning to visit Svalbard one of these days? There is so much mystery around Spitsbergen and the Norwegian Arctic destination. This guide will help you out! So, where exactly is Svalbard?  It’s so funny to see Svalbard becoming a popular travel destination because I have known about it for many years and I even visited […]

9 Best Airbnbs in Svalbard and Longyearbyen (+ Cabin Rentals)

Best Airbnbs in Svalbard and Longyearbyen

It’s no secret that Svalbard is one of my favorite destinations in the world. These Airbnbs in Svalbard are the perfect base for a trip to Norway’s high Arctic! There are plenty of reasons to stay at a Svalbard Airbnb and one of the top reasons is that accommodation in Svalbard fills up fast in […]