Laws & regulations in Svalbard

Svalbard is part of the Kingdom of Norway, but it's not all of Norway's laws that apply in the archipelago. Norwegian private law, criminal law and procedural law applies, however, unless otherwise provided. Other statutory provisions apply only if it is determined separately in the law.

The Governor of Svalbard

The Governor of Svalbard Norwegian enforce Norwegian law in the area. Large parts of Svalbard is protected as nature reserves or national parks, which impose special requirements in terms of consideration for the environment and nature for visitors and residents alike in the archipelago.