20 Magical Winter Destinations That You Need To See

Svalbard, Norway

The vast wilderness of the islands of Svalbard have fascinated travellers for a long time. Teeming with wildlife, arctic nature, and old mining towns are all found on the archipelago which have a haunting and eerie beauty distinctly their own.

Not only is it a prime location to catch the aurora borealis, but the region also experiences something called the Polar Night, which occurs between November and January. During a Polar Night the sun never rises and the lightest the sky becomes is a bright blue twilight. This optimises your chances of spotting the aurora borealis and perhaps you’ll also spot the polar bears that inhabit this area.


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