The archipelago of Svalbard is situated between Norway and the North Pole in the Barents Sea. Svalbard’s main island is called Spitsbergen and it’s where Longyearbyen, the main settlement, is located. It is the northernmost town in the world at 78 degrees north. There are no roads between Longyearbyen and the other settlements, so the only was to get around in Svalbard is with snowmobiles, helicopters, boats, and, occasionally, dog sleds. Over 60% of Svalbard is covered by glaciers and it can be very rough to get around even in the summer. The terrain offers an incredible landscape with icy mountains and glacier walls, as well as wildlife encounters such as polar bears, reindeers, beluga whales, arctic foxes, walruses, bearded seals, and puffins.