Hiking out of Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

The Tenacious Trekkers flew up to Longyearbyen and took a guided glacier hike.

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Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. North of mainland Europe, it is about midway between the northern coast of Norway and the North Pole. …

The largest island is Spitsbergen

The largest settlement is Longyearbyen. …

Approximately 60% of the archipelago is covered with glaciers

The three main industries on Svalbard are coal miningtourism, and research. …

Tourism is focused on the environment and is centered on Longyearbyen. Activities include hiking, kayaking, walks through glacier caves, and snowmobile and dog-sled safari. Cruise ships generate a significant portion of the traffic …

Population of Svalbard is around 3000.

I’d love to get up there one day.

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