Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Last updated: 24 December 2017
Nine hundred kilometres south of the North Pole, these islands in the Arctic Ocean are part of Norway. In this part of the world tourism is the biggest industry, but a holiday to these parts is not for the faint hearted. .

The isolated and remote land attracts visitors to see the arctic wildlife. Home to wolves, polar bears and shy arctic foxes, this is where whales, walruses and seals come out to play.  

More than half of the land on these islands is covered with glaciers. Dramatic arctic landscapes are carved from ice, and the dark and light of the mountains tower over fields of snow.

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen is one of Europe’s northern most points. Visit steaming mud pools, sulphur pits and caves and hike up the mountains for panoramic views of the frozen landscapes. Try dogsledding ice caving, hiking or skiing.

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