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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...
Aurora borealis above a frozen landscape

Incredible Photos from Svalbard

The Arctic archipelago 2,000km north of Oslo is home to the northernmost permanently inhabited settlements in the world. Svalbard is a true bucket list destination, even for Norwegians. The vast majority of Norwegians I know haven't...
Svalbard seed vault

The Doomsday Vaults of Svalbard

A worldwide insurance policy for humanity is buried in Arctic Norway. Deep inside the remote Platåberget mountain on the Svalbard archipelago lies the Global Seed Vault. The impressive facility is a fail-safe seed storage centre, built to...
Snowmobiles are a vital mode of transport on Svalbard

Five Novels Inspired By Svalbard

Add a little chill to your bookshelf… My bucket list of places I want to see while I'm living in Norway seems to go on forever. But having recently ticked off Lofoten, Svalbard is the one that...
An iceberg in Svalbard

My First Trip to Svalbard

A British TV producer travels to the High North for the first time. Not being the adventurous sort a trip to The Arctic was never top of my list of things to do. There would always...

Eirik Palm – Editor of the Svalbard Post

Regular readers will know of my interest and desire to travel to the Norwegian-administered territory of Svalbard. The Arctic archipelago is home to a few thousand people and lies mid-way between continental Norway and the North Pole....