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Svalbard 78° North

Spitsbergen in Svalbard is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, better still, it's easily accessible from mainland Norway with daily commercial flights, visitors are able to view dazzling displays of Aurora Borealis during the Polar Night & Spring seasons whilst only a few hundred miles from the North Pole. 

Sandgrouse Travel create tailor-made polar journeys based on first-hand experience including wildlife safaris for animals such as Polar bears, Arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer, Ringed-seals, walrus, whales and even migratory birds. 

Embark on an adventurous multi-day husky dog-sledding trip to the world's most remote fully-serviced hotel, or a snowmobile tour across the pristine Arctic tundra to the world's northern most commercial cabin? It's all possible with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions. 

Svalbard is a unique destination offering a genuine and raw beauty with a host of exciting experiences to enjoy. We recommend Svalbard to both the inquisitive tourist and the seasoned adventurer looking for a new challenge. Svalbard offers a holiday & adventure destination like no other with experiences for all. For more info visit: sandgrousetravel.com/svalbard and start to plan your Arctic adventure. Alternatively call direct +44 (0) 1764 664236 or email enquiries@sandgrousetravel.com. 

More about Svalbard: The archipelago is a Norwegian territory in the high-Arctic. The islands lie roughly 650-miles south of the North Pole and are home to more Polar bears than people (around 3,000 Polar bears). Visiting this unique polar environment offers a travel experience that is truly unique - welcome to a winter wonderland plucked straight from the realm of a fantasy novel. Svalbard has been thrust into the world's limelight due to the now famous Global Seed Vault (or doomsday vault) and scientists based here are leading co-operative research into global climate change at UNIS (Svalbard University). However people have been living and working in Svalbard for centuries from whalers to trappers and more recently coal miners. Visitors can learn about this incredible human history at interactive museums and even visits to coal mines and old trapper's cabins gaining a real understanding.

Longyearbyen, the main settlement on Spitsbergen is the world's most northern town and since commercial flights have opened the door to tourism has become a hub for the more intrepid and adventurous traveler. Travelers from all over the world come in search of a incredible polar experiences such as Polar bear sightings and multi-day adventures in the the polar wilderness that are impossible to find elsewhere. During the summer months the islands are blessed with 24-hours daylight and become the temporary home to hundreds of thousands of visiting birds - a birders paradise awaits! For more information on how to plan your Arctic adventure call our offices on +44 (0) 1764 664236 or email enquiries@sandgrousetravel.com. 

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We would like to thank the following brands for helping to support our filming expedition in Arctic Svalbard by supplying exceptional, high-quality gear that stood up to the extreme Polar environment: 

Zeiss (Cinematic Lenses & Sports Optics) 

Nordic Outdoor (Aclima 'Merino' wool base-layers)

Snugpak (UK made, military-spec Polar clothing and sleeping bags) 

Pace Productions UK - (Top film producers who worked in some of the most extreme conditions imaginable).