Dark Season Blues Festival lights up the top of the world
We travelled to the town of Longyearbyen, Svalbard Norway, where the polar bears outnumber the residents, for the Dark Season Blues Festival. Initially started as a intimate event in this mining town, and now in its 15 th year, the festival has grown to ...
Ice magic in awesome Arctic’s scenic Svalbard
The pair, who also have an art gallery in Longyearbyen, Svalbard's tourist hub, are dedicated conservationists and campaigners with a string of photographic awards between them. Their portfolio of trips, which includes Antarctica, Alaska and Greenland ...
When to see the Northern Lights in Norway
Stay in Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town, and take organized dogsledding, snowmobile or snowcat adventures into the wilderness. You don’t even have to do them by night to catch the Northern Lights; Svalbard’s long Polar Night leaves it in ...
The Best Locations For Seeing The Northern Lights
Svalbard’s location means there is complete darkness twenty ... The Kjell Hendriksen Northern Light Observatory near the town of Longyearbyen is definitely the greatest photo spot as it is on top of a mountain, away from any light sources.
There’s a bear out there
A bearded seal in Norway’s Svalbard Islands. Bears still play an electrifying ... A nine-night photography symposium round-voyage from Longyearbyen aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov departs on June 19; $US5695 ($7453) a person twin-share; 1300 368 123 ...
Meet the North: An expedition that listens for the true north, one person at a time
In Longyearbyen, Svalbard, music was a window into the cultural and political life of the entire community. This is Norway's northernmost town and the only one powered by coal. This stirs up controversy between the town's residents over the environmental ...
Arctic education: The world's northernmost university is booming
UNIS is based in Longyearbyen, a Norwegian community of 2,000 residents in the de-militarized Svalbard archipelago. Russia is the only other country to have a permanent settlement in the region. Getting here involves a flight to Svalbard Airport.
Longyearbyen, Svalbard 10 Day Weather
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10 Fascinating Facts About Norway
[8] 2 The Town Where It Is Illegal To Die Longyearbyen, in Svalbard, has refused to bury dead people for nearly 80 years. The reason? It’s just too cold, and bodies don’t decompose in the permafrost. In fact, bodies that have been recovered from the ...