About Svalbard





"Svalbard" brand is named after Svalbard archipelago, which is located to the north of european mainlands. These watches and inspired by beautiful, extreme and challenging landscapes of Svalbard and are valued more for their elaborate artistry, aesthetic appeal and fashionable design than for simple timekeeping.

"Polar Aviation" is honored to the brave and fearless pilots of Svalbard who are flying between the islands of archipelago on Dornier DO-228-200 planes, like shown on the dial. "Solfestuka" model is named after the holiday celebrated when sun returns to Longyearbyen after the Polar Night. A day when northernmost sundial starts working. "Nordlys" (the "Northern Lights", in Norsk language) has special ornament symbolizing waves of Northern Lights. "Isbjørnen" (the "Polar Bear", in Norsk language) is the most honorable animal living on Svalbard.

Svalbard

Svalbard ("Spitsbergen", in Dutch) is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, located to the north of Europe main lands. Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and administrative center of Svalbard and has population of over 1000 people. All the islands of the archipelago are populated by more than 2600 people.

Northernmost Sundial

The world's northernmost sundial, which is located in Longyearbyen, was officially "opened" during the "Solfestuka" celebration in 2004. During the Midnight Sun, which starts approximately April, 26 and ends up August, 16, the sundial works 24 hours a day, unlike the most of sundials located to the south.

Solfestuka

The world's northernmost sundial, which is located in Longyearbyen, was officially "opened" during the "Solfestuka" celebration in 2004. During the Midnight Sun, which starts approximately April, 26 and ends up August, 16, the sundial works 24 hours a day, unlike the most of sundials located to the south.


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Where is it?

Svalbard on world map

Distance signs

3043 km to London

Longyearbyen

Colorful houses

Longyearbyen

Colorful houses

Longyearbyen

Svalbard reindeers

Hiorthfjellet

Mountain near Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen

Nothern lights (Aurora)

Longyearbyen

Nothern lights (Aurora)

Longyearbyen

Sundial with a mountains view

Longyearbyen

Sundial details view

Longyearbyen

Sundial details view

Road sign

Watch out!

Barentsburg

Russian city

Pyramiden

Russian abandoned city

Ny-Ålesund

Mellaged cafe

Ny-Ålesund

Mountains view

Ny-Ålesund

Birds on ice

External links

Governor of Svalbard

Official website

Visit Svalbard

Tourist information

Longyearbyen Sundial

World's nothernmost sundial in details

Svalbard webcams

Webcams, news, photos, stories and etc.

Svalbard museum

Museum in Longyearbyen

Polarjazz

Nothernmost jazz festival in Svalbard

Dark Season Blues

Nothernmost blues festival in Svalbard

Hurtigruten

Book your Svalbard trip

Svalbard Adventure Group

Book your accomodation and tours

Poli Arctici

Svalbard tour operator

Arctica

Arctic equipment store

Maxi Taxi

Taxi & guided tours in Svalbard

Bilutleie

Arctic autorent

Huset

Hotel & restaurant in Longyearbyen

Haugen Pensjonat

Pension in Longyearbyen

Svalbard adventures

Svalbard activities & tours

Svalbard Husky

Dog sled trip

Villmarkssenter

Rent a dog for Arctic trip

Green Dog

Summer & winter trips with dog

Svea

Svea city & mine tours

Arctic Tapas

Arctic Tapas restaurant on wheels

Gruvelageret

Restaurant & pub in Longyearbyen

Kroa

Restaurant in Longyearbyen

Svalbar

Bar in Longyearbyen

Svalbard Bryggeri

World's nothernmost brewery

Icepeople

World's nothernmost alternative newspaper

Lokalstyre

Longyearbyen news and information

Svalbard Posten

Svalbard news

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