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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...
Dog Sledding in Svalbard

This German Photographer Captures Northern Norway’s Raw Beauty

Northern Norway is somewhere I'm desperate to get to know a little better. In the years I've lived in Norway, I've been to Tromsø, Bodø and Kirkenes, but I'm yet to experience the Sami heartland around Alta,...
Atlantic City Blew Away

The Day Atlantic City Blew Away

Norwegian researchers are working on mapping the geology of Jan Mayen Island, Norway’s most northwesterly territory. In the process, they also found ruins from Atlantic City, an American base from the Second World War. During the...
Svalbard sunrise

Dying is Forbidden in Longyearbyen

A book of poetry inspired by the High North. I'll be honest: I wouldn't ordinarily look twice at a book of poetry. In fact, I don't think I've intentionally read a poem since secondary school English...
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....
Awesome panorama of Geirangerfjorden, Norway

Where Next? You Decide!

Back in May I described the early stages of my Norwegian travel bug, including several places I'd like to visit. Since then, I've chalked up Bergen, Tromsø, Lillehammer, several visits to Trondheim and of course many...