What is svalbard like?
Svalbard is (in my opinion) an amazing place. Why? Well because it holds so many features in which are extraordinary such as, Northern lights, Seed vault and painted houses. It is also very cold (Because it is inside the Arctic Circle) Hope that helped :)
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The capital city of Svalbard (archipelago in Norway) is the town of Longyearbyen. (pop. 2000)
Svalbard is located far north of the ARCTIC circle about 600 miles from the north pole. it is in Norway territory and u can fly from oslo or tromso. it is at the north east of… Greenland and almost due north of Norway longyearbyen is the capital of spitsbergen which is 1 of 3 islands to make up the svalbard islands. inhabitants is about 2000+
it is about 61,020 squared kilo-miles
Very cold. It is an island far to the north.
generally very cold
They tend to be quite colorful as they are in many parts of the Arctic, and they are all raised above the ground to allow air to flow beneath due to the permafrost.
61,022 km 2 23,561 sq mi
boring and rubbish I hope that helps =)
Svalbard is important because the snw is melting and we need to help all the animals in danger
Normal people like you and me. But they just live in a cold isolated place. I Longyearbyen (capital) they have a small supermarket to source the whole town/city. Further into …the vicious north and more isolated parts inuits live. The people there are just like us.
Some cruises of the Norwegian coast go to Svalbard, however the safest and cheapest method is a flight from Tromso to the one public airport on the island which is in Longyear…byen, this flight goes about once a day, flights from Tromso to the Norwegian capital Oslo are far more regular. There are a number of restrictions in Svalbard about where you are allowed to be, much of the island is reserve, not to mention dangerous, it is against the law to leave the town area of Longyearbyen without a method of defence against polar bears.
Bears are more likely to be spotted in the summer than the winter, however, the likelihood of seeing a polar bear in Svalbard depends on where you look, several of the compani…es in the town (Longyearbyen) offer tours at peak points of the year to the bits of coastline that polar bears are known to inhabit.
In Polar Bears
The Svalbard polar bear warning sign looks like a signpost, but with a polar bear on it. Some signs show how the polar bear is on a black background of a triangular signpost …with reddish edges. On the warning signpost, you may also read signs like 'Stop' or 'Danger, do not walk beyond this sign. Svalbard is in Arctic Ocean, somewhere between North Pole and Norway.