Svalbard is a vast arctic archipelago located northeast of Greenland, just ten degrees of latitude from the North Pole. Covered by massive, ancient glaciers, this pristine land features fjords, mountains, snow and ice. It is a place where time is measured in centuries and where little has changed for thousands of years. Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard, is the northernmost inhabited place in the world. Polar bears outnumber people in the islands, which are protected as an environmental preserve by a 100 year old international treaty. Svalbard is truly the purest place on Earth.