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1.
A large island territory belonging to Norway. Its is a very important economic center.
Its main city is Spitsbergen.
It is a mining center.
Svalbard is a large territory.
by The Geography Master October 07, 2003
 
2.
A group of islands well inside the Arctic circle which is run by Norway at around 78 Degrees north. The major settlement is Longyearbyen and has 24 hour daylight for a number of months in the summer, followed by continuous darkness - the Polar night for a number of months in the middle of winter.
Polar bears have more protection than tourists in Svalbard
by Bob_bob April 20, 2013