If you visit Norway and complain about the cold, any good Norwegian will convince you that there is no such thing as bad weather but only that you are not properly dressed. Midway between continental Norway and the North Pole are the Svalbard islands, the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Despite the high latitude of 78° north, the climate is relatively mild with temperatures ranging from an average of 6° C in the summer to -14° in the winter. With Green Dog Svalbard you can explore the arctic by dog sled and they offer trips in both summer and winter.