Sail to Svalbard
By Jon Amtrup.
The most comprehensive cruising guide to Svalbard, and contains all the necessary information regarding preperations, permits, SAR, how to handle Polar Bears and all the harbours and anchorages.
Svalbard is a reasonable accessible sailing destination and it takes only three days or so from mainland Norway to reach Hornsund. In the few summer months of 2010 80 skippers on sailing yachts were in the area, and the numbers keep rising. Experience the midnight sun, Polar Bears, ice, whalrus, seal, desolate anchorages and fantastic nature.