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TravelPod Member ReviewsMary-Ann's Polarrigg Longyearbyen
A very eclectic hotel that sits comfortably in Longyearbyen. Very warm and friendly and worth visiting
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We arrived in port at 7am. Had to have the bags outside the door at 7am with a green tag to show that we weren't catching the early flight out. We had breakfast and said goodbye to a few people and then had to just hang around until it was time to leave. We were called just after 8am and went down to the wharf and collected our suitcase and stowed …
... pilou" fur overalls, drysuits...) and leave towards the glacier.
We approach very close (300 m) from it, make a stop on an island facing it to enjoy the scenery.
The rest of the afternoon is free : we write postcards, pack our stuff - again but differently ! - we cook crepes !
After dinner, B decides to shave - maybe for the last time in the next two weeks ?! Time to go to bed around midnight. Still day light but the bar below the apartment quite noisy ...
... Vault,in unpolluted,temperature controlled, conditions,a place that any country can send its seeds,preserved just in case...
Santa's Post box is here,a very large affair,not sure the kiddywinks could reach.!!
This was a place you could come to ,place a stick in the ground and claim the territory,so a mix of nationalities,now you need a supporting job to live here. The many deaths over the years from the mining, ...
I'm from Manchester, so class myself as a northerner...but I was now SO far north I could've probably shaken hands with Santa.
After around 24 hours of travelling (bloody flight stop overs) I made it to Longyearbyen. The gateway to the Arctic. It had always been my lifelong dream to see a Polar Bear in the wild but I didn't even think the Arctic was an accessible place, then after returning from Africa with very itchy feet...I made it happen!
Sporting around ...