At the height of polar summer, day and night become one as the Midnight Sun remains in the sky around the clock. Svalbard comes to life with unexpected flora and incredible fauna. Humpback whales, ringed seals and Atlantic walrus swim through the Arctic waters. Arctic tern, Brünnich’s guillemot and black-legged kittiwake, among other seabirds, fly overhead on your explorations. Breaking through the bright white of glaciers and ice-covered fjords and brown landscapes of tundra are the vibrant yellow and purple marsh saxifrage. Landing in the northernmost settlement of Svalbard, Ny-Ålesund, you may navigate toward the Ossian Sars Nature Reserve, a preservation of mountains and surrounding vegetation that is a sight to behold.