Svalbard Museum

Where: Longyearbyen This museum does an excellent job of teaching the visitor about the flora, fauna and people who have made the Svalbard archipelago their home. From impressive stuffed polar bears (big and small), to a fascinating view of a miner’s world down a mine shaft, there’s something for everyone. Stylishly presented displays on European […]

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Polar Bear Jail

The sound of the helicopter, rather like a giant mosquito, starts as a tiny vibration in your ear. Your left ear, as it happens.  Not long after you’ve realised that it is the helicopter, and not an incredibly loud insect, it has filled the sky and then tilted impressively towards the earth, almost – but […]

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