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Residential Housing in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

The Housing Crisis In Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Longyearbyen is one of the world's most fascinating places to live. Anyone can move there, but there's just one problem… This article was first published on Forbes.com At 78 degrees north, Longyearbyen is the world’s northernmost...
Polar bear in Svalbard, Norway

Staying Safe on Svalbard

There are many dangers when visiting Longyearbyen and Svalbard. Here’s how to avoid getting into trouble. To experience nature in its wildest form, few places on earth are better than Svalbard. The Arctic archipelago at 78...
Hiking on Svalbard, Norway

12 Fascinating Facts About Svalbard

Impress your friends and family with these incredible facts about the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Located on a latitude of between 74° to 82° north, Svalbard is the very definition of remote. Top of so many...
View over Svalbard from SAS plane

Flying To Svalbard

Norway's Arctic archipelago can be reached easily thanks to the world’s northernmost airport that receives scheduled flights. A visit to Svalbard tops the bucket list of many travellers around the world – and with very good...
Polar bears are among the wildlife in Svalbard, Norway

The Remarkable Winter Wildlife of Svalbard

Meet some of the animals and birdlife that call the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard home. I went to Svalbard last month primarily for the landscapes and to meet the people. But it was some of the...
Longyearbyen town on Svalbard

This Is Longyearbyen: The World’s Northernmost Town

Up here in the High Arctic, the 2,300 residents of Longyearbyen share their home with polar bears and go without sunlight for five months of the year. I'm just back from five days in Longyearbyen, the...
The spectacular setting of Funken Lodge in Longyearbyen

Funken Lodge, Longyearbyen

A comfortable accommodation choice with a touch of luxury in the world's northernmost town. When staying in Svalbard, comfortable accommodation is a must. Temperatures outside the summer season can be bitterly cold and after a day...
Shipwrecks in Svalbard, Norway

Finding the Shipwrecks of Svalbard

New technology should help to find the expected 1,000 shipwrecks in the waters around Svalbard. An estimated three million shipwrecks lie in seabed graveyards around the world – with as many as 1000 of them around...
Snowmobiles are a vital mode of transport on Svalbard

Svalbard Airport Loses International Status

Longyearbyen Airport will no longer accept international flights. Norway's Civil Aviation Authority reports that from October 2017, international arrivals will no longer be permitted at Longyearbyen Airport on Svalbard. According to the authority, the airport is...
Houses in Longyearbyen

Living on Svalbard

Moving to Svalbard is an enticing thought for many, but the reality can be a real challenge. Over the last few years I've had a couple of readers contact me about moving to Svalbard. While I have...