Short URL: http://tnot.es/SJ
Svalbard comprises all lands between latitude 74 and 81 North
and between longitude 10 and 35 East.
Arctic Discovery, Main Svalbard Islands, Map of Svalbard,
Svalbard Tours, Svalbard Travel
Available for Travel
Svalbard, a part of Norway, is an archipelago
in the Arctic Ocean, formerly Spitsbergen, between Norway and the North Pole.
Early Norwegian stories mentioned Svalbard, and the islands were
rediscovered by a Dutch expedition under the navigator Willem Barents in 1596.
The first settlement was founded when the Norwegians started mining
coal in the region during the 1890s and Norway's claim to the islands was formally
recognised in 1920.
The islands of Svalbard were used for several polar expeditions,
including that of Sir William Parry in 1827, Fridtjof Nansen in 1893, and Roald Amundsen
and Umberto Nobile in 1926.
Where to Stay in Longyearbyen.
The main islands of Svalbard are Spitsbergen, Nordaustlandet,
Barentsoya, Edgeoya, Kong Karls Land, Prins Karls Forland, and Bjornoya.
Svalbard, the Arctic
Tourist information for the arctic archipelago Svalbard, Spitsbergen.
Weather in Europe:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Europe.
Svalbard Polar Travel:
Come along on a unique journey to one of the world's most remote areas. Experience
penguins, enormous mountains of ice and a spectacular landscape where man is still the
exception rather than the rule.
Polar bear safaris and igloo camps. This tour site also includes some miscellaneous facts
and wonderful polar photography to enjoy.
Svalbard Snowmobile Rental:
One of the largest snowmobile rental firms on Svalbard and have more than 100 snowmobiles
for hire. Svalbard Snoscooterutleie also arrange guided snowmobile tours every day; to
different destinations on Svalbard.
- Spitsbergen -
If you find Travel Notes useful, please take a moment to
like us on Facebook and share with your friends on social media.