SVALBARD: LONGYEARBYEN CITY PORTRAIT

INTELLIGENT TRAVELLER Situated high in the Svalbard Archipelago – some 300 miles above the northernmost tip of Norway – is one of the most northerly human settlements on the planet.  Only the hardiest of souls survive in this inhospitable environment: a place where the polar bear population easily outnumbers the 2000 human citizens.  No roads connect it with any other community – the only means of transport is by boat, plane or snowmobile.  Welcome to the surreal, isolated blue-white world of Longyearbyen. Continue reading