Articles with tag: longyearbyen

In 1920, within the framework of a peaceful Paris conference, an agreement concerning Svalbard was signed. According to it, Norway was given the sovereignty over the archipelago, but thereat, it underlined a special status of  Svalbard , which meant that in addition to Norway, any other...
There are about 1,800 km and two running days of the ship pursuing a north-east course in the Greenland Sea from Iceland to Svalbard . The Svalbard Archipelago consists of three large and seven smaller islands, as well as dozens of very small islands and skerries, stretching from north to south...
I want to tell you about the polar day in ultra-high latitudes.  Svalbard  is located so close to the pole that the polar day and polar night are so pronounced that it became of the main reasons tourists travel to that region. The polar day on Spitsbergen lasts from April 20th to August...
In fact, we had very little time to see the town of  Akureyri  which turned out to be pleasant, but quite a common one. Here’s a central street. There’s a local airport at the very end of the fjord. The  ship  left the final port in Iceland, and we admired the...
The piercing north wind was blowing, and the land was visible amidst the veil of splashes and shreds of tattered clouds. Legendary  Spitzbergen  was surrounded by ice and rough rocks. The ship entered the bay and anchored near a small village of  NY-Alesund . Tiny NY-Alesund...
Departing from  Ny-Alesund , the  ship  continues to move northwards, as visits to two of fjords were planned for that day. The first, Krossfjorden, is located very close to Ny-Alesund. On a port side, there was an incredibly beautiful rock called Mitra... The ship...
Having passed at night about 186 miles (300 kilometers) to the south between the most northern and central parts of Spitzbergen, in the morning our ship came in  Isfjorden , and then in Adventfjorden, mooring in the port of  Longyearbyen , the capital of Spitzbergen and quite a...
90's flash mobs are very popular now and in my last review about Svalbard, I offered to take you back in time to the village of  Pyramiden. This village was abandoned in 1997 and has since become a popular attraction for tourists to witness the untouched preservation of Soviet era...
Opposite the polar  Pyramiden , on the other side of the fjord, there is one of the most beautiful glaciers of Spitsbergen - Nordenskiold Glacier. Both the bay and the glacier are named after Adolf Erik Nordenskiold, a Swedish scientist/ geologist, explorer and navigator. He is...
Pyramiden  is a dormant Russian settlement in  Svalbard . Up until 1998, it was the northernmost coal mining district in the world. After many years it was closed because of a combination of circumstances: a fire in the mine caused problems when it came to extinguishing the...

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