The topic for this week’s Friendly Friday hosted by Snow and Amanda caught my eye instantly, as I have been dreaming of a dreamy getaway often these days. No other place has been able to evoke the feelings of being totally disconnected from the world and being in a dream-like place as Svalbard islands have for me. Islands lying entirely on the Arctic circle, halfway between mainland Norway and North Pole.
It was a different feeling than what I get when traveling in my preferred sunny and tropical locations. Just the sheer size of everything around you, its wilderness and a place inhabited and seen by so few made it feel like I was on a different planet. We visited only for three days, but we made unforgettable memories.
Cycling around Longyearbyen, a town located on an island that’s known for various superlatives, appreciating the vast nature and experiencing 24 hours of daylight were not something I can do everyday. Seeing a massive glacier through the binoculars in the morning from our campsite, seeing lonely looking cabins in the far away islands and wondering what the lives of people who lived there led.. Everything about Svalbard was dreamy.