The main office of the Norwegian Polar Institute in Svalbard is located in Longyearbyen and is an important base for research projects. The office offers logistic support to visiting researchers in the Arctic.

The office offers research facilities to visiting researchers.

The office has a large and well-equipped logistics department that offers logistical support such as boats (Polarcirkel work boats, rubber and aluminium boats), snowmobiles and sleds, field equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, primus, clothes etc., and safety equipment (radio, warning lights etc.).