Tropical islands are most people’s summer getaway. Bright blue skies, sandy beaches, cool summer breeze attract everyone. Tropical islands are so popular that people almost never remember those chilly islands of the north. Islands of Svalbard.
A Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard is a cluster of islands with Spitsbergen being the largest one of them. Flung in the Arctic Ocean, these snow covered islands are the home of glaciers, snow peaks, and icebergs. The entire archipelago’s population is only 2,642, and Longyearbyen is the primary settlement. That is less than the number of most people online social network!
You have three types of weather here cold, colder and coldest. The temperature in summer is between 4 C to 6 C. Such warmth! (Pun intended.) Winter drops to -16 C. If you are a fan of biting cold weather, you will love this place.
Would you believe that there is vegetation in this place? Yes! Vegetation in this biting cold! Svalbard falls in the Arctic tundra belt.
And finally, how would you like the sight of those magnificent polar bears? These islands house more Polar Bears that humans. However, polar bears are visible from May to September only. Apart from polar bears, you can see walruses, seals, dolphins and whales.
You have a choice of polar explorations, glacier hikes and snow expeditions in these winter wonderland. This is the closest you can get to the North Pole!
To get to these snowy islands, you need a Schengen Tourist Visa, fly to Oslo and from there to Longyearbyen.
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