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