[A guest post by Ketan from @OnTheRoadToYou.]
I hear you ask what’s good about Svalbard and where the hell is it?

Well it’s an amazing place to explore, see old settlements, spot the old polar bear or two, along with seeing people casually carrying rifles! Not to mention, Svalbard is soo remote from any country or a capital city. It also carries the tag 78° 13′ North, 15° 38′ East. It’s approximately 1315km/817miles from the North Pole.

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The wonderful landscape of Svalbard

Svalbard is also a place where you’ll find many European nationalities working together whether it is for science/exploration or tourism. It certainly brings that wow factor when you know, you’re not that far from the North Pole. Continue reading