Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. It is the northernmost settlement in the world with a permanent civilian population. It serves as the main location of the series.
Fortitude is the largest town on the island with a population of 712 people at the start of the series. It is an international community with residents from many nations.
Vukobejina is a small Russian mining town located outside of Fortitude. Its population is primarily Russian.