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A soloist during the choir performance

(Post 4 of 6) Soloists get to wear the hard hats. This is Oddmund Rønning, head of the Liberal Democrats. […]

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A bundled audience listens to the men's choir in Longyearbyen

(Post 5 of 6) It was a packed house at the concert. The abandoned coal packing hub was chilly, but […]

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Inside a Svalbard bar.

(Post 6 of 6) The choir’s full story came out in the pub after the show. Between spontaneous bouts of […]

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Haakon at the cash in his store

(Post 2 of 5) Haakon Sandvik grew up in Longyearbyen. His mom, Anne Lisa Sandvik, is known as “Mother Svalbard,” […]

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French tourists object to conditions at the dog yard

(Post 3 of 5) It would be impossible to profile Longyearbyen without talking about tourism, and we wondered what the […]

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Pastor Leif after Sunday service

(Post 4 of 5) Back on the trail of #meetthenorth (check previous posts) we attended a service at Svalbard Kirke […]

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A reindeer wanders across a snowfield in Svalbard

(Post 5 of 5) The trail to Platåfjellet leaves from behind the church in Longyearbyen. It’s one of Pastor Leif’s […]

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