Sustainable cruise in polar bear country

Arctic Port of Longyearbyen

Michele Witthaus talks to organisations active in increasing sustainability in cruise tourism in the Arctic port of Longyearbyen.

Set at 780 within the Arctic Circle on the Svalbard archipelago, the small port of Longyearbyen has the distinction of being the northernmost town in the world.

As well as being located within one of the most vulnerable habitats in the world, Svalbard is also one of the fastest growing cruise attractions in Norway and is currently the country’s 15th largest cruise destination.

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