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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, 9171, Norway | Lodge
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Longyearbyen

A travel blog entry by hfs

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... here.,they want ice and seals..and in summer that is not here,but just a few k's away it is, and they are regularly sighted.Most people are armed, in case...They have here ,built into the mountain ,the Global Seed 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 ...

The most magical place on the planet.

A travel blog entry by emily.gellard

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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 ...

Searching the Past

A travel blog entry by tofor85

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Our last day in Svalbard. Today would be a twofold exploration of the past. Part One was a fossil hunting expedition on the arctic tundra. Ours was a small group, both our guide and the other couple, hailing from Copenhagen. The other important member of todays group was a friendly and energetic husky named Kinda. We set off on foot, north of our guesthouse, in the same direction as our previous glacier hike. However today, once across the river, rather than go left up ...

Glacier Hike

A travel blog entry by tofor85

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It could be the best hike I have ever done. For its location, its difficulty, the variety of terrain, the views, the quality guide and group, or the fun of walking on a glacier. For poor Natalie it almost didn't happen. She woke this morning feeling particularly sickly. At breakfast before our pickup time of 9am, she was contemplating cancelling. By the days end, we would both be delighted she decided to go ahead with our hiking adventure.
It started from our guesthouse, ...

Husky Encounter

A travel blog entry by tofor85

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... boots and introduced to the dogs. From here we would be taking a 90 minute wheeled dog sled ride over the tundra.
There were seven of us to get the dogs ready for work. Harnessing them, taking them to the sled and preparing them to leave. It was certainly no chore for the dogs, and before long, we were off. Three sleds of three people, two with guides, Nat and I on a sled with a guide. We took turns being the driver, standing at the back, steering the sled, ...

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