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Photo of polar bear swimming underwater

Polar Bear Pictures: Stunning Photos of Polar Bears

See stunning polar bear pictures from around the world’s polar region, where these magnificent creatures live in the wild. One of the world's most iconic creatures, the awe-inspiring polar bear lives in the planet's Arctic region....
Driving on the Svalbard archipelago

Svalbard History: The Fascinating Tale of Arctic Wilderness

High in the Arctic, a few thousand hardy souls and a bunch of polar bears call the Svalbard archipelago home. The history of these remarkable islands is a long and fascinating one. How does a collection...
Longyearbyen's Svalbar on a frozen day

Svalbard: One of the World’s Northernmost Bars Could Be Yours For $1m

Here is a rare opportunity to buy an established business in the world's northernmost permanently inhabited town. Longyearbyen's Svalbar is up for sale. Cheers! Looking for a new investment? The general manager of one of the...
Longyearbyen cityscape in the winter

Svalbard: World’s Northernmost Bank To Close

The Longyearbyen branch of Norway's Sparebank1 bank is set to close. This will leave the few thousand residents of Svalbard without a bank. One of the claims to fame for residents of Svalbard is that they...
Snowscooter life in Svalbard

Living on Svalbard

Moving to Svalbard is an enticing thought for many, but the reality can be a real challenge. We look in detail at what living on Svalbard is really like. Over the last few years I've had a...
Snowmobile tour on Svalbard, Norway

Norway Authorities to Crack Down on Svalbard Tour Guides

As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, the Norwegian government wants to introduce new regulations for tour guides. This is to ensure only those who have the proper knowledge of the unique environment can work. The tourism industry...
Proposed Arctic Visitor Centre in Svalbard

The Arc: Svalbard’s Proposed New Visitor Centre

The design for a proposed visitor centre for Svalbard has been unveiled. Take a closer look at “The Arc”… Svalbard is a place like nowhere else. The Global Seed Vault and the Arctic World Archive hold fascinating stories,...
Winter facts about the polar bear

21 Fascinating Facts About Polar Bears

King in the north! Impress your family and friends with these fun facts about polar bears, a threatened species in the world's northern region. One of the world's most iconic creatures, the awe-inspiring polar bear lives...
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...