Longyearbyen is the little known capital and largest settlement of Svalbard, a rocky and icy archipelago by Norway.
The greatest thing about Svalbard is how accessible it is. SAS run relatively inexpensive flights from a number of Scandinavian cities, and there is a fare choice of accommodation in the town; everything from old miners barracks to up market hotels.
And while you're there, Svalbard is your playground. It's a vast landscape of snow-covered mountains, enormous glaciers and midnight sun (or months of total darkness!). There are opportunities for husky dog sledging, ice caving, snow mobile excursions, mountain climbing and wildlife watching.
Above Longyearbyen there is also an old abandoned mine, which, with a good torch, can be partly explored.
Beware though, Svalbard's desolate white beauty comes with great dangers. Aside from hypothermia and hidden crevasses or cornices, it is also home to a healthy population of polar bears. Never venture out without an experienced guide and a large caliber rifle.