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The islands are called “the realm of the polar bear,” according to Visit Norway. They are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole.

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Adventurers will find unspoiled wilderness, unique wildlife, charming old mining towns, and thousands of polar bears. Just over 3,000 people live in Svalbard.