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Many thanks for the nice website and the details therein. I will be comming to Longyearbyen in May I wish to know as to what are the clothes that will be required to be brought there to protect myself from the severe cold there and whether these are available on rent as I am from a place where I will never require this once I leave Svalbard. Please inform I will be thankful.
For booked and organised outdoor trips you will most often be provided with outer clothing (snowmobiling, boating etc). However, bring your personal winter clothing, the temperature rises above 10 plus even in the summer. Because of the midnight sun there will be little difference in day and night temperature in May. Good thing with Svalbard is that there is not so much rain or snow. Read the tips on Svalbard - several VTers have listed things about what to wear in the what to bring sections.