This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.
Svalbard are a group of islands to the north of mainland Norway. Visitors to Svalbard arrive by cruise ship during summer (some Iceland to Greenland cruises also visit Svalbard) or by air at Longyearbyen. The only scheduled flights are on SAS from Oslo and Tromso, and Norwegian Air Shuttle from Oslo. There are also a limited number of charter flights from Russia.
TIP Fares are very high so including Longyearbyen on a Star Alliance around the world ticket or award is good value.