Expedition to the Arctic
The Ortelius sails in Antarctica during November to March until the seas completely freeze over, before which, it heads North to the Arctic for the remaining 8 months of the year, and specifically to Svalbard ... flew from Oslo to Longyearbyen arriving ...
11-09-2017
Video: A Visit to Longyearbyen in Norway
Located on Spitsbergen Island, in Norway's Svalbard archipelago. Longyearbyen is perhaps the northernmost settlement in the world. This tiny village is the last vestiges of civilization for anyone traveling north into the Arctic, and it is a major draw to ...
10-09-2017
NEW Adventure Cruise to Remote Franz Josef Land
For more info, visit http://www.mircorp.com/trip/a-special-journey-to-remote-franz-josef-land/ Days 1-2: Longyearbyen, Svalbard Arrive in Longyearbyen, the Arctic adventure capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard. Meet your travel companions at a ...
12-09-2017
Eleven rockets set to reveal the mysteries in the Earth's atmosphere
It is pitch black on Svalbard during the months of December and January. It is then possible to observe this phenomenon by using optical cameras from the Kjell Henriksen Observatory outside Longyearbyen. The scientists will be making use of the radar ...
06-09-2017
Freezing Temps and Rotting Hands: Speaking With the Men of the Record-Breaking Polar Row Expedition
The two-part expedition began on July 20 in Tromsø, Norway, from where an internationally represented five-man team rowed 520 nautical miles in nine days to the town of Longyearbyen in Svalbard. A few days later, a team of six men departed Longyearbyen ...
09-09-2017
Arctic education: The world's northernmost university is booming
(CNN) — In the land of the midnight sun and the northern lights, in the most fragile ecosystem on the planet, you'll find the world's northernmost university ... in Longyearbyen, a Norwegian community of 2,000 residents in the de-militarized Svalbard ...
29-09-2015
Longyearbyen, Svalbard Hourly Weather
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14-09-2017
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault isn’t a “doomsday” time capsule at the North Pole. But it’s very cool.
and well inside the Arctic Circle on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. This beguiling structure juts out from a mountain near the town of Longyearbyen, which is reputed to be the northernmost permanent settlement on Earth and a place where residents ...
22-12-2016
Ring of light: Total eclipse over Svalbard islands in Arctic
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — Sky-gazers in the Arctic were treated to a perfect view of a total solar eclipse Friday as the moon completely blocked out the sun in a clear sky, casting a shadow over Norway’s remote archipelago of Svalbard. People shouted ...
19-03-2015
A Speck of Sunlight Is a Town’s Yearly Alarm Clock
University Studies in Svalbard, named for the island. “Beautiful,” he said. Then he thought for a moment and added, “Bright!” Longyearbyen, originally a coal mining town named for the American who founded it a century ago, is in total darkness from ...
23-01-2015