The Global Seed Vault
In the remote High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, some 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle, seeds from around the world lie dormant, safe, and secure in a biological Noah’s ark.
Svalbard is unlike anywhere else on Earth. Its outstanding wildlife and nature attract explorers from around the world. People arrive in the winter to witness the beautiful Northern Lights dance across the sky. In summer, the Midnight Sun brings 24 hours of daylight. Most visitors to Svalbard don’t even realize is that an important treasure trove that is crucial to our planet’s survival is housed unseen within this magical landscape.