Located at 78 degrees north, Longyearbyen is officially the world’s northernmost town and also one of its most fascinating. Just 1300km from the North Pole, Longyearbyen has become a vibrant, modern settlement, and yet still retains the spirit of a frontier town. As the administrative centre of Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard Archipelago, the town is a gateway to the wonders of the high Arctic region.Witness stunning landscapes including snow covered mountains, mighty glaciers and sweeping Arctic wilderness that surrounds this tiny town situated high above the Arctic circle. During the winter months, when the sun stays well below the horizon, the chances of the northern lights appearing are high even in the day time. Chase them on snowmobile or riding with a pack of huskies for a thrilling adventure.