Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. One of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas, it’s known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes. The Northern Lights are visible during winter, and summer brings the “midnight sun”—sunlight 24 hours a day.
For the most part this island group is covered with permanent ice. Giant glaciers have carved deep fjords into the mountains and give birth to icebergs with different shades of blue that are drifting within the majestic fjords.