Arctic panoramas often look flat and desolate, but this Norwegian archipelago features a mountainous landscape with 2,000 miles of coastline. Home to Earth’s northernmost year-round settlement, the Svalbard region is populated but not populous—polar bears outnumber people.
In this remote terrain, the focus is squarely on nature’s grand displays.
Light: During summer months the sun never sets. In winter it never rises, but the northern lights (aurora borealis) dance across the sky.