Polar priest: the church in the world’s northernmost town – a photo essay
Photojournalist Giuia Besana visits the world’s northernmost priest who runs the Svalbard Church in Longyearbyen, in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. Pastor Siv Limstrand is the community’s guiding figu ...
10-01-2022
Svalbard: The World’s Northernmost Airport With Scheduled Flights
Serving one of the world’s northernmost communities and a few mining settlements and research stations, it still sees near-daily traffic from Norway’s two largest airlines. Svalbard is a Norwegian ...
12-01-2022
Graeme Chesters – documenting climate change in one of the fastest-warming places on the planet
Rising Star bursary winner, Graeme Chesters, is documenting climate change in one of the fastest-warming places on the planet – Longyearbyen.
18-01-2022
Undersea cable connecting Norway and Arctic satellite station is mysteriously damaged
The disruption, which occurred on one of two fiberoptic cables, could prove disastrous as it means there is now only one connection between mainland Norway and Svalbard with no backup.
11-01-2022
Svalbard cable update: repairs to start in February, weather and ship availability depending
Repairs to one of the fiber cables connecting the island of Svalbard to mainland Norway are unlikely to begin for another two to three weeks at least. Last week Space Norway – the Ministry of Trade ...
14-01-2022
Dutch Man Killed by Polar Bear on Norway’s Svalbard Islands
The Longyearbyen camp site after a polar bear attacked the site and killed a man in Norway's remote Svalbard Islands in the Arctic, Friday Aug. 28, 2020. The polar bear was killed. The man, who wasn't ...
17-01-2022
Svalbard suffers power fault on subsea fiber cable
it owns and is responsible for the fiber connection between the mainland and Longyearbyen on Svalbard. Planning on the cable began around 2002 to ensure the development of KSAT's download business on ...
09-01-2022
Disruption at one of two undersea cables to Svalbard
Svalbard Undersea Cable System is a twin submarine fiberoptic communication cable connecting Longyearbyen with Andøya north of Harstad in northern Norway. The two cables are 1,375 and 1,339 km ...
09-01-2022