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Going to Svalbard in January

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Going to Svalbard in January

We are three people interesting in going to Svalbard in January and would like to know if someone has gone in that month, what to expect and what to do?

Thank you

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1. Re: Going to Svalbard in January

Well, there will not be any sunlight, it will be rather dark even at noon. The average temperature is minus 15 C. Dry and very cold.

Perhaps consider going in april-may, still winter but sunshine all day.

Hønefoss Norway
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2. Re: Going to Svalbard in January

cold, snow(storms), people keep indoors, wait till spring or summer

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3. Re: Going to Svalbard in January

The short answere on what to see: Nothing (due to lack of sunlight).

But jokes aside, there's pleny to do and see. I've unfortunately only been there between seasons - low activity.

For a full selection go here:


Going out on a trek (skis, snowmobile og dogsled) when it's always dark, with no lightpollution to disrupt the scenery is priceless.

Remember warm clothes!

Sydney, Australia
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4. Re: Going to Svalbard in January

We have just returned home from a wonderful trip to Svalbard and heard from a student at the university there that the winter months are party months!!

5. Re: Going to Svalbard in January

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