Welcome on this site
of news, maps, pictures and webcams of Spitsbergen
Svalbard in Arctic
Norway. In the selected areas, you
can point on the maps to view the pictures.
A wide range of activities are available on Svalbard, from hiking,
kayak, boat trips, cruise, during summer and autumn to skiing trips
with snowmobile or dog-sled transport during the winter season. Svalbard
is also worth experiencing from a kayak which offers opportunities
for combining kayak with hiking.
Sailing or cruising around the Svalbard Archipelgo also offers a good
discover Spitsbergen's mountains, tundra, ice caps, glaciers, remains
of mining or whaling settlements. Ships often give good opportunities
to encounter polar bears as well as seals, walruses or whales.
Nordauslandet in North East of Svalbard is
a large island which has the two larger ice caps of the archipelago.
The thickness of the glacier is of more than 560 m. A great part of
the base is under the sea level, just like in Greenland and Antarctica.
Austfonna, with a glacier front of 200 km long, is the world's third-largest
ice cap after Antarctic and Greenland.
The north of the island is composed of tundra. Populations of reindeers
and several colonies of walruses are found there.
The Gulf Stream maintains coastal water free of ice in summer.
Nordaustlandet island, with Kong Karls Land and Kvitøya
is a part of the North East Svalbard Nature Reserve