Svalbard (Spitsbergen) is an island territory in the Arctic Ocean, administered by Norway. It lies approximately 1000 km (621 miles) from the northernmost point of mainland Europe and is quite cold. Alongside with polar bears, they are home to seals, reindeer, scientific research facilities, coal mines and, last but not least, a pair of breweries.
The world around 78° N
A piece of land (archipelago) in the Arctic Ocean where polar bears say goodnight
and Lenin heads oversee the smooth implementation of Stakhanovite coal mining standards.
Photos from the capital Longyearbyen, the former mining settlement of Pyramiden and the still "functional" Barentsburg.
SVALBARD / SPITSBERGEN
Expedition Spitsbergen 2022 in numbers
Some numerical values accumulated during the expedition