Svalbard, prior to 1925 known by its Dutch name 'Spitsbergen', is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Situated north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole.
The archipelago features an Arctic climate, although with significantly higher temperatures than other areas at the same latitude. The flora take advantage of the long period of midnight sun to compensate for the polar night. Svalbard is a breeding ground for many seabirds, and also features polar bears, reindeer, the Arctic fox, and certain marine mammals. Seven national parks and twenty-three nature reserves cover two-thirds of the archipelago, protecting the largely untouched, yet fragile, natural environment. Approximately 60% of the archipelago is covered with glaciers, and the islands feature many mountains and fjords.
A place with or without light, never both.
We have this thing, me and a friend, where we travel to the least accessible and least visited places in the world. The first trip we took, went to the lonely island of Svalbard, and the amazing place of Пирамида (Pyramiden).