Svalbard – one of the world’s most northernmost inhabited areas with less than 3000 people living there. With polar bears being more common than people, this is the ideal place for anyone who’s looking to get away, whether it was from your overly intrusive neighbour or civilization in general. Svalbard’s got you sorted mate, and there’s plenty of snow too to keep you happily isolated from the rest of the world. It’s no wonder this is slowly becoming the mecca for freeriders.
For the ones familiar with the overly sociable personality of Finnish people, it might come as no surprise that Antti Autti (X-Games Superpipe gold medallist back in 2005) and Enni Rukajärvi (the Finnish Female ripper who’s taken home two Olympic medals) travelled up to this arctic paradise in hope of shredding some white lines in peace and quiet. And oh my, we might need to crash their next trip up because this-looks-siiiiiiiiick!
“Svalbard’s got you sorted mate, and there’s plenty of snow too to keep you happily isolated from the rest of the world”
If you’re one of those in need of a Svalbard get-away, but unsure how to go about it, you’re in for a treat. We were lucky enough to chat with Antti Autti himself about the logistics of Svalbard Unplugged, so keep on scrolling, and you’ll get an insider guide on how to conquer this Arctic Archipelago of Norway.