Up in Northern Norway, past the article circle and close to the North Pole lies the kingdom of ice and polar bears.

A beautiful place that boast more poplar bears than humans has a host of activities if going on a bear exploration is a bit too extreme.

We personally went on an excursion to an old Russian mining town that was fascinating as well as playing with the cutest dogs during our dog sledding expedition.

If you’re seeking out the extreme, Svalbard is your place and more accessible than ever before.