Svalbard is located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between the North Pole and Norway. Untouched wilderness and unique wildlife make it a destination quite different from anywhere else. The natural and cultural history museum Svalbard Museum was founded in 1979 and today exhibits the rich wildlife and history of Svalbard. “There is an incredible variety of marine mammals and whales, as well as the flora and fauna on the mainland here. We want to show the history and beauty of Svalbard while making tourists aware of our joint preservation responsibility,’’ says director Tora Hultgreen.