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 […]

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

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

This is a Svalbard northern lights guide that includes the best Spitsbergen northern lights tours, photography tips, and what to expect when you’re there. I hope this helps you plan your winter travels to Svalbard and I really hope that you are able to witness the northern lights in Svalbard… it will truly make for […]

Hotels in Svalbard: Longyearbyen Accommodation for All Budgets

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This is a guide to the best hotels in Svalbard and will cover the most credible Longyearbyen hotels for all types of travelers. This list is mostly pretty conclusive of most Svalbard hotels, but if there are other recommendations you have, please leave them in the comments! Where to Stay in Svalbard – Overview If I was […]

Svalbard Snowmobile Tours: How to Book + Expectations

Svalbard Snowmobile Tours: What to Expect + How to Book

When planning a journey to Svalbard, one of the best things you can do there is to rent a snowmobile! Due to strict laws, the easiest way to do this is to take one of the Svalbard snowmobile tours that are pre-organized. This guide will detail the best snowmobile tours in Svalbard, plus how to book them, what to expect, and […]

Best Svalbard Tours: 12 Excursions That Are Worth Your Money

Things to know before visiting Svalbard and Longyearbyen

One of the most challenging things about traveling to Svalbard is knowing which tours and excursions are worth the money they charge. To help you out, these are the best Svalbard tours (worth your money)! This is my list of the best tours in Svalbard and excursions that are good value for their money… and […]