How to take a culture trip in the world's northernmost city, Longyearbyen
With a set of museums, an art gallery, and more than one arts festival, Longyearbyen’s cultural clout is just as bright as the northern lights. First up is the Svalbard Museum, a natural history museum that focuses on wildlife in the region, plus local ...
18-04-2017
March for Science Longyearbyen: A big success!
Afterwards, several people came and thanked Gifford and the other organizers for marking this global event in Longyearbyen. In mainland Norway ... northernmost march today will be in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard at 79°N!
22-04-2017
Did You Know, There Is A Town That Has Imposed A Ban On Death?
Yes! It is illegal to die in the city Longyearbyen of Norway. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and also the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway. It is the world’s northernmost city and has only a handful of people living in it. Longyearbyen ...
28-04-2017
Take a Good Look at the Frozen Beauty of the Arctic Before It All Melts Away
Most of Svalbard’s twenty-three thousand square miles remain untouched by civilization, and the majority of its twenty-six hundred inhabitants live in Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost settlement. After great difficulty arranging to rent the only ...
26-04-2017
Climate change: the people in Norway living in fear of avalanches
Residents in Longyearbyen, midway between Norway and the North Pole, are living with a new danger - avalanches. When there is trouble it usually happens far away, deep in the remote terrain of the Svalbard archipelago. But climate change is increasing the ...
20-04-2017
Traveling To The Faroe Islands
Longyearbyen (or perhaps Svalbard on the whole) was simply magical, and I can’t recommend it enough. I also really loved Iceland, and Greenland is on my radar this summer. However, I now have another place in that general region that’s on my radar.
16-04-2017
Most Isolated Towns in the World
The coal-mining town in Norway's Svalbard archipelago is best known for its majestic views of the Northern Lights. Often referred to as the High Arctic of the country, Longyearbyen is one of the world’s largest areas of untouched nature, according to ...
29-04-2017
Malaysian explorers finish off North Pole expedition five days ahead of schedule
"I was also told by Qobin that they needed to get out of the Barneo Station on a special flight to Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway as the ice runway at the station was beginning to melt and crack. "What matters now is that the three explorers are safe and ...
21-04-2017
Najib Congratulates National Explorers For Conquering North Pole
The group departed for Oslo, Norway on April 4 before spending a week at their base in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway with the supporting team headed by KE7B advisor Datuk Akmar Hisham Mohd Yusof,as well as media representatives of TV3 and NSTP.
21-04-2017
March for Science in Trondheim
Around 250 in the US alone. In Norway, there will be marches in eight cities or towns, according to March for Science Norway: Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim, Bodø, Tromsø, Alta, Longyearbyen and Ny Ålesund. In Trondheim the march will start at 5 PM.
20-04-2017