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Svalbard - The far north

  • Spitzbergen

    Welcome to the island of Spitzbergen, Svalbard. This group of islands lie in the Arctic ocean far north, ranging from 74 to 81 degrees North.

    The island of Spitzbergen

  • Spitzbergen

    The island of Spitzbergen

  • Spitzbergen

    The island of Spitzbergen

  • The village

    Longyearbyen is the largest community in the Svalbard archipelago. It is located on the entrance of Advent valley in the western part of the largest island Spitsbergen.

    Longyearbyen village

  • Roaming the village

    It is a wonder to wake up in this beautiful village, surrounded by glaciers.

    Longyearbyen village

  • The first sign of trouble

    Welcome to the polar bear territories. I advice you not to stay for lunch, as you will probably be the lunch itself.

    Advent valley

  • Local bus

    The Svalbard way of traveling, entirely free of evil ticket controllers. Step aboard, ladies and gentlemen.

    Advent valley

  • The road to nothingness

    Advent valley

  • Up the hill

    Walking to the nearby mountain called The Sarcophagus.

    Nybyen

  • Hi-ho, hi-ho, back from work we go

    Remnants of the old mining activities can be seen all over the area.

    Home of the seven dwarfs, Nybyen

  • Bridge over River Kwai

    Drop dead, Indiana Jones.

    Nybyen

  • At the foot of the glacier

    We sat at the foot of the glacier, observing a polar fox above us.

    Reine with the alaskan malamuts

  • Valley of the bears

    One small step for man and his Meindl boots.

    Bear valley

  • Man's best friend

    The alaskan malamuts can be quite cuddly when they choose to.

    Bear valley

  • Scorched Earth

    I know what the old vikings would call this place if they would have gotten this far.

    Nybyen

  • Rocky business

    Left or right?

    Bear valley

  • The one that got away

    A lone scooter in the wilderness. The very essence of this landscape.

    Nybyen

  • THX certified?

    This is actually the closest thing to a local cinema.

    Huset, Nybyen