I just spent four days in Svalbard/Spitsbergen. Since it is situated north of mainland Europe, midway between continental Norway and the north pole, it features an arctic climate. I covered 400 kilometers on Snow-scoter, crossing the wast glaciers in a majestic, cold and surreal world. Absolutely fantastic.
I am working on a new draft that kick-starts in the deep arctic, and the trip to Svalbard filled me with loads of new impressions and ideas. I will definitely go back soon. Big thanks to my fantastic guides, both from Basecamp and Expedition Travel.