There are no roads connecting the settlements in Svalbard, but there are still plenty of ways to travel. Longyearbyen is the northernmost city in the world and is located on the main island of Spitsbergen. On Spitsbergen snowmobiles, helicopters and even dog-sledding are all unique and exhilarating ways to see Svalbard. Pick your own adventure; day time snowmobile safaris to more extreme weeklong expeditions are among the many options available.
While low in species diversity, the animals in Svalbard are highly abundant, especially during the short summer season. From polar bears, caribou, reindeer, polar foxes, walruses, seals, beluga whales to the extreme variety of birds, the opportunities to encounter Arctic wildlife on wildlife expeditions abound. The incredible terrain and the harshness of the environment require safety precautions to be taken and special permits are occasionally required to explore the northern and eastern parts of Spitsbergen, but these permits can easily be obtained with the assistance of local businesses like us.