What To Do In Svalbard

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Svalbard is a group of islands located between the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, and the Norwegian Sea. The islands are directly North of (and since 1920 an integrated part of) Norway.

Svalbard is the northernmost tip of Europe and, a few military bases aside, its settlements are the northernmost permanently inhabited spots on the planet. In fact, they would be permanently locked in by ice if not for the moderating influence of the Gulf Stream, and it is this comparative warmth that makes them habitable. The combined permanent population is less than 3,000, nearly all of which is concentrated in the main settlements of Longyearbyen and Barentsburg on Spitsbergen.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Polar Regions
Population 3.7 million
Highest Altitude 4,892 m
Mount Vinson, Antarctica 16,050 ft
Lowest Altitude -2,540 m
Bentley Subglacial Trench, Antarctica -8,333 ft
Lowest Temperature -89.2 °C
Vostok Station, Antarctica (1983) -128.6 °F
Highest Temperature 14.6 °C
Vanda Station, Antarctica (1974) 58.3 °F

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