Articles with tag: svalbard

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...
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...
During my time visiting Svalbard I lost 4 lbs (2 kilograms). Moreover, it happened easily and without me noticing! We didn't starve - on the contrary, we ate a lot of good food. However, we were always going somewhere, and, as a rule, we usually went uphill.  The ascents were...
IsFjord radio is a small station that was once the point of contact between  Svalbard and Norway. Now it is a tourist complex, complete with a restaurant and a lounge room (so comfortable that I fell asleep on the couch). It was an interesting route: we went out in the morning from the...
Esmark Glacier is a gigantic mountain of thick ice, stretching for about 9 miles (15 km), bringing the to Ymerbukta. When the glacier meets the water, the ice becomes covered with crevasses. Chunks of ice fall down into the water and begin to drift with the wind and the...
There is justice! After a crushing defeat during our time fishing in the sea, near the Storseisundet Bridge, the Norwegian waters of  Svalbard fully compensated past failures. After 30 minutes of spooning near Cape Starostin, we caught six codfish and, no doubt, would have caught...
What are the tourists doing in  Svalbard ? Of course, they are walking, enjoying the amazing views of nature and the wild animals. The archipelago adjusts the traveler to a quiet and peaceful contemplation. The polar nature is something special: it seems that it is poor and faceless...
Living conditions on the polar archipelago bring their own characteristics to the life of its inhabitants. For example, there is a ban on death in  Longyearbyen - this is a real legal law prohibiting the death of residents in the town (dying leads to...

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