The largest settlement in Svalbard is in Longyearbyen, a small but thriving community with a wide range of cultural activities, such as concerts, shows, festivals, and exhibitions. You can enjoy delicious food from around the world, as well as good Arctic fare and you can keep warm with locally brewed beer. In the town you will find plenty to keep you occupied, from historical museums to art galleries and photographic exhibitions.
Exploring the wilderness is, however, the main reason for visiting. As well as getting out on foot, you can drive a snowmobile or take an exciting snowcat adventure to hunt for the aurora borealis away from the lights of town.
When you take this tour at night over fjords and mountains to magnificent viewpoints to see Mother Nature’s ultimate light show, you are sure to have a magical experience. Keep an eye out, as you may well share it with one of the many Svalbard reindeer who wander freely in the wild, and, unexpectedly, in the town.