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A cruise on the Spitsbergen allows tourists to experience calving glaciers, multiple encounters with aquatic mammals along with stops to experience rich Norwegian culture.

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Cool Country at the Top of the Globe

As recently as 1990 there was virtually no tourism to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Located in the Arctic Ocean between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole, Svalbard (“cold edge”) was believed to be discovered by the Vikings in the 12th century.