March Weather and Where To Go
March offers more sunlight than February but only a barely perceptible rise in temperature, with averages ranging between -20°C and -13°C.
As Svalbard is only just coming out of winter at this time there is an average of 3.17 hours of daylight and pack ice has not started to melt away yet. This means that some routes may still be impassable making it much more difficult to track the polar bears and head towards their location. This is not an ideal time to visit Svalbard as you don’t have enough daylight hours to really make the most of your stay and it is not peak time for wildlife spotting in the area.
There is a slim chance of seeing the Northern Lights at this time of year, and although Svalbard isn’t considered the best location to see them it is still a natural phenomenon that you will be lucky to witness.