Between Norway and the North Pole, you will find a remote place you likely do not know much about… A series of Archipelago Arctic islands called Svalbard (formally apart of Norway though) can be found in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, Greenlandic Sea and Barents Sea. Maybe you didn’t even realize it was a real place to visit! Allow us to introduce you to planning adventure weddings & elopements in Svalbard!
Firstly, if at any point in time you find yourself fully or even slightly obsessed with wanting to see a polar bear in it’s natural habitat, your dream will come true! For example, before we ever found our way to Svalbard, we tried for a week to find polar bears in their natural space in Greenland.
Secondly, sadly it didn’t happen in Greenland. However, after a few days scouting Svalbard elopement locations, we tracked a family of polar bears and it was the most rewarding thing, EVER. In that same vein, to see a real life polar bear just chilling on an iceberg didn’t feel like real life. But it was! Not only that, but did you know the Global Seed Vault is also in Svalbard?!
Being apart of the country of Norway, the journey to Svalbard begins there. To illustrate, you will take a plane from your home area to the Oslo Airport (OSL). Jumping the on to a smaller plane via Norwegian Airlines or SAS Airlines will further your journey.
The main airport in Svalbard is called Svalbard Airport, Longyear and is about a 3 hour flight from Oslo. Moreover, the main areas for visiting is between Longyearbyen and Nybyen. There are taxi’s available but it is best to rent a car.
If you’re a lover of offbeat adventure no one else has done, colder temperatures, unique wildlife, colorful villages, and rugged natural beauty… Adventure weddings & elopements in Svalbard as an unforgettable location may be just what you’re after for your destination!
For example, planning a winter wedding in Svalbard you could expect snowmobiling adventures taking you to remote areas. Because there are not many roads! And if you’re feeling even more adventurous taking a journey via the sled dogs may be more up your ally! On the other hand, if you’re a lower energy activity goer, Northern Lights hunting is likely more you’re thing. During the day you can also visit the local museums, brewery, church and galleries.
Adventure weddings & elopements in Svalbard in Summer have a longer things to do list! Such as the following:
Not sure that we will ever get tired of saying that planning an elopement that reflects the two of you and your style should be priority. If you love to travel, be outdoors, trekking, embracing local culture and being in the moment planning a hiking elopement is a badass way to get married! Hiking in Svalbard is best between May to mid September. For instance, a few of our favorite hikes follow:
Special Note: Hiking in Svalbard, you should always have a local guide and / or a weapon with you if the hike enters polar bear territory.
Hiring our team will take care of two very important dynamics of your destination wedding planning. On that same note, we combine Svalbard wedding planning and photography. Being able to hire one team to execute everything keeps you stress free! Especially when planning an adventure wedding or Svalbard elopement somewhere so remote.
Adventure weddings & elopements in Svalbard may not only be an adventure filled day, but it very well may also be an unforgettable once in a lifetime expedition too! Feel free to contact us for more information on getting married in this practically unheard of Norway adventure wedding location! Your Svalbard wedding or adventurous elopement awaits you!!