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Southbound

An icy landscape in Svalbard, Norway.

I know how much I love snow at the north end of the world. (Beautiful Svalbard pictured here.) It’s time […]

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When coal leaves center stage in Longyearbyen

The Store Norske Men's Choir of Longyearbyen.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Longyearbyen evolved from a company town, which was expensive to maintain, into a community that also relies on tourism and a university campus. In 2015, the coal company employed almost 500 people on the island of Spitsbergen…

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Wiggo Johansen, Jan Mayen station commander, leans up against a whale bone

(Post 2 of 3) A thirteen month post on Jan Mayen with be the “grand finale” of Wiggo Johansen’s career. […]

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Siw Landro is the nurse on Jan Mayen

(Post 3 of 3) Meet Jan Mayen’s nurse, Siw Landro. She arrived in March of 2015 after years of dreaming […]

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