A Miner Dreams of the Ocean

A man smiles below ground, his face covered in coal dust.

In the second of our Arctic Deeply stories, meet Joachim Myhrvang, a miner working in Svalbard, Norway.

Follow along with him as he heads below ground for a day of work.

At 7 a.m., Monday to Friday, Myhrvang enters Mine 7, pours himself a cup of coffee, and walks through the door from the clean zone into the dirty zone. He pulls on the work clothes hanging in his locker, and when he’s ready to head into the mine, he turns over a name tag hanging on the wall. Then he puts on his hard hat (with a built-in headlamp and ear protection) and climbs into the truck with his crew.