Doing research in Svalbard requires that you adhere to a special set of regulations and take suitable precautions.
Passport required, but no visa
Svalbard is Norwegian territory, but is outside Schengen. Thus there is no need for a visa to visit or travel within Svalbard (including the Russian settlement). However, all non-Norwegian citizens must show their passports when leaving mainland Norway en route to Svalbard and on returning from the archipelago.
The Governor's Guide for Scientists is a useful resource. The documents to the right provide more information about planning and carrying out fieldwork in Svalbard.
For more general information, please visit the Governor's website.
Messages at time of print 11 December 2023, 03:00 CET