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I will be traveling to Svalbard from the USA in September of 2020 for a residency. I am seeking information on best way to fly there from Oslo, Norway, where to stay, food, appropriate dress and what to see. I am planning on hiring a guide to travel outside of Longyearbyen. Any tips or recommendations would be welcome.