Svalbard and its Magical Sky
Among its many other attributes, Svalbard also provides residents and tourists with a view of the Northern Lights sometimes even appearing at noon during the Polar Night, which lasts for approximately 100 days. During this time, the sun doesn’t rise and what you’ll see outside at 11 AM will be the same as what you see at 11 PM. In the summer, people may enjoy a view of the Midnight Sun, which lasts for about 85 days. This is the opposite of the Polar Night when the Sun doesn’t set. This change is gradual, however, and there are days when day and night interchange, though definitely not like it is in “normal” parts of the world!
Longyearbyen is an amazing place to visit. While the landscape and Polar Night make growing food a challenge, it is not impossible to do. Polar Permaculture Solutions is working to create sustainable solutions in Svalbard that will address modern issues while helping to maintain the integrity of this breathtaking place. If you’d like to come by and visit, let us know! We might also be able to host you.