The famed Svalbard archipelago, including popular Spitsbergen Island, lies in the Arctic between the North Pole and Norway and is home to one of the greatest concentrations of polar bears on the planet. Svalbard contains seven national parks, fifteen bird sanctuaries, one geotopic protected area, and six nature reserves. This area of the planet remains wild, pristine, and utterly unforgettable. Vast, unspoiled mountainscapes, dramatic fjords, massive glaciers, and picturesque icebergs coupled with a myriad of unique arctic mammals like polar bears, walrus, reindeer, arctic fox, various whale species, seals are found throughout the archipelago. The surrounding Barents Sea is also home to one of the highest concentrations of summer-breeding seabirds with about 20 million birds, many of them found on the island’s cliffs.