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The world’s northernmost city  – and Svalbard’s only town with more than a handful of inhabitants – Longyearbyen is the base for tourism in Svalbard. We took a Maxi Taxi guided tour and learned these fun facts about Longyearbyen:

The world’s northernmost city – and Svalbard’s only town with more than a handful of inhabitants – Longyearbyen is the base for tourism in Svalbard. We took a Maxi Taxi guided tour and learned these fun facts about Longyearbyen:

Longyearbyen//Longyearbyen est la capitale administrative du Svalbard au nord de la Norvège et compte à peu près 2 115 habitants en 2015. Wikipédi

Longyearbyen//Longyearbyen est la capitale administrative du Svalbard au nord de la Norvège et compte à peu près 2 115 habitants en 2015. Wikipédi

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Norway). Some day I want to see these ethereal glaciers before they are all gone

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Norway). Some day I want to see these ethereal glaciers before they are all gone

the united republic of scandinavia

the united republic of scandinavia

Svalbard-capitale - blog Bar a Voyages #Svalbard #spitzberg #norvege #ice #banquise #arctique #arctic #city #norway #Longyearbyen

Svalbard-capitale - blog Bar a Voyages #Svalbard #spitzberg #norvege #ice #banquise #arctique #arctic #city #norway #Longyearbyen

Last night we celebrated Midsummer on the beach Thanks to svalbardseilforening and unisvalbard students for the bonfire and barbeque Photo etjenssen Longyearbyen Svalbard midsummer Arctic visitnorway visitsvalbard

Last night we celebrated Midsummer on the beach Thanks to svalbardseilforening and unisvalbard students for the bonfire and barbeque Photo etjenssen Longyearbyen Svalbard midsummer Arctic visitnorway visitsvalbard

Longyearbyen, capitale administrative de l'archipel de Svalbard au nord de la Norvège, est la capitale territoriale la plus nordique de la planète, mais aussi l'une des plus colorées, pour égayer les hivers froids à -20 degrés et sous la neige

Longyearbyen, capitale administrative de l'archipel de Svalbard au nord de la Norvège, est la capitale territoriale la plus nordique de la planète, mais aussi l'une des plus colorées, pour égayer les hivers froids à -20 degrés et sous la neige

Longyearbyen, Svalbard 2007 - Visited here whilst sailing, lots of amazing & interesting memories

Longyearbyen, Svalbard 2007 - Visited here whilst sailing, lots of amazing & interesting memories

Look out for polar bears as you hike through the vast wild area surrounding Longyearbyen

Look out for polar bears as you hike through the vast wild area surrounding Longyearbyen

LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY  The Scandinavian town of Longyearbyen is so far north that it’s closer to the North Pole than it is to Oslo, Norway’s capital. The arctic location makes for chilly temperatures year-round and long winters of unbroken darkness. The houses there are built on stilts in order to keep the underlying permafrost from melting beneath them and becoming unstable.

LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY The Scandinavian town of Longyearbyen is so far north that it’s closer to the North Pole than it is to Oslo, Norway’s capital. The arctic location makes for chilly temperatures year-round and long winters of unbroken darkness. The houses there are built on stilts in order to keep the underlying permafrost from melting beneath them and becoming unstable.

Longyearbyen might just be one of the strangest and simultaneously most delightful towns in the world. Here are 14 facts about Svalbard's capital.

Long Johns and Longyearbyen: 14 Facts About Svalbard’s Capital

Longyearbyen might just be one of the strangest and simultaneously most delightful towns in the world. Here are 14 facts about Svalbard's capital.