Cruising the Top of the World
We were nearly two full days in the ice and hadn’t seen a single polar bear. Getting to Svalbard usually means flying to the tiny town of Longyearbyen, where our jet from Oslo touched down just past midnight on a bright, drizzly June night — all of ...
Arctic Journal
I learned that while he was originally from Thüringen, Germany, he was one of the first tour guides on Svalbard; there was no one more knowledgeable about the islands. We drove up the mountain behind Longyearbyen; from this vantage point, the town and the ...
Government of Norway : Discontinuing coal activities at Svea and Lunckefjell
The primary activity will be operation of Gruve 7 (Mine 7) in Longyearbyen. Activities will take place within the framework of the overarching objectives of the Svalbard policy. - Store Norske will continue to play an important role, e.g. through operation ...
An Arctic cruise in search of whales, walruses and the mighty polar bear
I had joined our ship, Akademik Ioffe, in Longyearbyen, the surprisingly busy “capital ... They are, after all, why most people travel to the Svalbard archipelago way up in the Barents Sea north of Norway. But the emblematic bear was, on this rare ...
Places that pop: 10 of Europe's most colourful destinations
Located on the only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago, the world’s northernmost settlement may be in darkness for four months a year, but its rows of multicoloured homes – in place thanks to Longyearbyen’s official building ...
Amsterdamøya: Where the Streets Have No Name
It’s a state of mind, the ability to make something out of nothing. To reach Amsterdamøya you first fly into Longyearbyen, the biggest town on Svalbard. It’s the world’s northernmost airport for commercial airlines. From Oslo, it’s a three-hour ...
Incredible Arctic Odyssey aboard a classic three-masted schooner.
“Our voyage is timed to experience the best of the Arctic, polar bears on Svalbard, hopefully the Aurora Borealis ... Visits to ports include Oslo, Flam, Bergen with fjord train and boat tours, Longyearbyen, Ittoqqortoormiit and Constable Pynt.
28 Up-And-Coming Travel Instagrammers You Need To Follow
Favourite travel memory: It’s hard to pinpoint, as it changes with each destination! But a recent fave was when I was walking through Longyearbyen (in Svalbard, Arctic Norway) last summer. It was past midnight but the sun was still shining bright ...
Arctic education: The world's northernmost university is booming
(CNN) — In the land of the midnight sun and the northern lights, in the most fragile ecosystem on the planet, you'll find the world's northernmost university ... in Longyearbyen, a Norwegian community of 2,000 residents in the de-militarized Svalbard ...
Longyearbyen, Svalbard 10-day Weather
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