Svalbard’s nature is beautiful – but also very unpredictable. Remember, this is the Arctic.
The arctic climate is rough, with rapidly weather changes, and, yes, the polar bear threat is an ever present factor. So before visiting the Svalbard wilderness, be sure to know the laws and regulations regarding where you can go and what you can and cannot do. This way you ensure the caretaking of nature and the protection of cultural remainings - and yourself.
The Governor of Svalbard has a lot of useful information on safe and environmental friendly behaviour.
Here you can find the brochure Safety in Svalbard.