Svalbard Archipelago, Norway Overview
The Svalbard Treaty of 1920 defines Svalbard as all islands, islets and skerries from 74° to 81° north latitude, and from 10° to 35° east longitude.The land area is 61,022 km2 (23,561 sq mi), and dominated by the island of Spitsbergen, which constitutes more than half the archipelago, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya.All settlements are located on Spitsbergen, except the meteorological outposts on Bjørnøya and Hopen.The Norwegian state took possession of all unclaimed land, or 95.2% of the archipelago, at the time the Svalbard Treaty entered into force; Store Norske owns 4%, Arktikugol owns 0.4%, while other private owners hold 0.4%.
Since Svalbard is located north of the Arctic Circle it experiences midnight sun in summer and polar night in winter. At 74° north, the midnight sun lasts 99 days and polar night 84 days, while the respective figures at 81° are 141 and 128 days.In Longyearbyen, midnight sun lasts from 20 April until 23 August, and polar night lasts from 26 October to 15 February.In winter, the combination of full moon and reflective snow can give additional light.
Glaciation covers 36,502 km2 (14,094 sq mi) or 60% of Svalbard; 30% is barren rock while 10% is vegetated.The largest glacier is Austfonna on Nordaustlandet, followed by Olav V Land and Vestfonna. During summer, it is possible to ski from Sørkapp in the south to the north of Spitsbergen, with only a short distance not being covered by snow or glacier. Kvitøya is 99.3% covered by glacier.
Detailed Map of Svalbard Archipelago, Norway
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Ny-Ålesund ("New Ålesund") is a research town in Oscar II Land on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It is situated on the Brøgger peninsula ( Brøggerhalvøya) and on the shore of the bay of Kongsfjorden. The company town is owned and operated by Kings Bay, who provide facilities for permanent research institutes from ten countries.
Svalbard Church ( Norwegian: Svalbard kirke) is located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway and is part of the Church of Norway and the world's most northern church. Built of wood, it was inaugurated in 1958. There was an older church that was destroyed during World War II.
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Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic, constituting the northernmost part of Norway. Located north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The group of islands range from 74° to 81° north latitude (and thus inside the Arctic Circle), and from 10° to 35° east longitude.
Looking for the Polar Bear in the Arctic, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway
Search for polar bears while cruising on the National Geographic Explorer. August, 2009. The ship was about 80 degr. north latitude in the Arctic Circle. It was about 636 miles from the North Pole.
Svalbard Study Trip 2013 (9 min)
Study trip to the Arctic, to Norway's Svalbard archipelago. Summer 2013.
Meanwhile, in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway // The Meanwhile Project
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Svalbard - Four dicks out in the sticks
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Norwegian 737-800 NGX to the "Top of the World"
NAX 396 - Norwegian Air Shuttle 737-800WL Oslo to Svalbard This is a "FSX version" of this video: http://youtu.be/KZWMIzViRww Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, constituting the northernmost part of Norway. Located north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole.
http://www.embryonal.net/svalbard08 Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole. It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of Norway.
Svalbard is an archipelago between the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Greenland Sea and Norwegian Sea, constituting the northernmost part of Norway. The treaty defines Svalbard as all islands, islets and skerries from 74° to 81° north latitude, and from 10° to 35° east longitude.
Arctic Svalbard Aboard National Geographic Explorer
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Norwegian arrives in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
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