The schedule for Dark Season Blues 2023 has been published and the ticket sales has started.
Dark Season Blues is also this year recertified as an environmentally approved event, according to guidelines from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Dark Season Blues has since its inception in 2003 also been called the Polar Night Festival. The light at the beginning of dark season is very special in Svalbard. The twilight, also called the blue season, occurs when the sun is in a position below the horizon, and the blue light particles bend into the atmosphere and color the landscape in the Arctic blue. The approach from the blue light to the blue music blues is short, and it is the blue color that envelops the Svalbard landscape that sets the scene for the festival.
[Les mer om Mørketidsbluesen]
At the top of the northern hemisphere lies the archipelago of Svalbard, which is part of the Kingdom of Norway.
Two-thirds of the archipelago is covered by ice and snow. The climate is mild compared to other areas at the same latitudes, with a mean temperature of -4 degrees, averaging +6 in July and -16 in January. Wildlife and plant life are surprisingly rich, and have adapted to the harsh Arctic conditions.
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Svalbard as a destination is unique. The archipelago is one of Europe’s last virtually untouched wilderness areas, and outside the few settlements there are large areas of untouched nature. At the same time, Svalbard is the most easily accessible High Arctic area in the world. The hotels and accommodation in Longyearbyen that we cooperate with have good prices and offers on accommodation. In Longyearbyen, there are several tour operators offering a wide range of tours and activities.
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