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Area: 62 049 km²
Capital: Longyearbyen
Population: 2932 inhabitants (2011)

Best time
June, July and August are the best months to travel to Spitsbergen. These are virtually the only months where the mercury rises above the freezing point. Moreover, there is no expedition ships sail in the other months.

Norwegian is the official language in Spitsbergen. Furthermore, there speak Russian.

Travel documents
Upon arrival in Svalbard you to show any ID.
A visa is not required.

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit Svalbard, you do not need vaccinations.

Money and Money
Spitsbergen is paid with the Norwegian krone (NOK).

In Svalbard you must drive on the right side of the road.

Spitsbergen is the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news concerning Spitsbergen available on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Spitsbergen, visit Abyznewslinks .

Websites from Spitsbergen end in .no.
Official websites of Spitsbergen: svalbard.net and sysselmannen.no .

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Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Spitsbergen.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Spitsbergen.

An overview of all the holidays in Spitsbergen, visit Beleven.org .