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Spitsbergen, Destination of Choice for the Adventurous Cruise Passenger

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

nullSpitsbergen lies halfway between the northernmost part of Norway and the North Pole. Spitsbergen is the largest island on the Svalbard Archipelago and a great destination choice for adventurous cruise passengers.

Cruise ships are available in plenty especially at the Island’s capital, Longyearbyen, which also serves as the Norwegian administrative center for Svalbard.

The Svalbard Museum located at Svalbardporten in Longyearbyen is a great site. It provides an in-depth analysis on the history of the islands since their discovery four centuries ago.

Other activities that tourists may be interested in include glacier trekking, wildlife watching tours, horse riding and boat trips.

Visitors can get a glimpse of the great shopping centre located at the heart of Longyearbyen. Shops are equipped with several silver, gold, enamel, glass, porcelain and potteries antiques.

However the weather patterns are unreliable and it can be cold anytime of the year and snow is frequent and heavy.