Notification, insurance and reporting obligations

Tourism, field operations and other travel in Svalbard is regulated by FOR-1991-10-18-671 (tourism regulations).

All research- and educational institutions in Svalbard shall notify the Governor of their travel plans no later than four weeks before the scheduled start date.

Research- and educational institutions must receive an official reply letter from the Governor of Svalbard before the notified travel plans can start.

Published 6/20/2019

The Governor of Svalbard sets the requirements for what such a notification must contain. For a group trip, it is sufficient to send a joint notification form. The notification must be sent electronically.

Research- and educational institutions are obliged to report the number of days spent in the field within four weeks after their activity has ended.