LONGYEARBYEN - SPITZBERGEN - SVALBARD

In Longyearbyn we dropped off and picked up passengers for leg two of our expedition. This is the largest settlement of Svalbard, Norway. Population 2015, 2,144 and is the world’s northernmost settlement with one 1,000 permanent residents. Coal was a big industry (1906...) but now tourism and research are the main sources of income. Also spent time with a walking tour of the town.  They have one of the best natural history museums possible explaining the floor and fauna of the Arctic.

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