Notes from an author: DBC Pierre on drama, exploration and freedom in Norway’s High Arctic

The Svalbard archipelago, staging point for many expeditions to the North Pole, is a place of extremes. But there’s something going on here that isn’t in the literature: an elusive freedom that empowers, and a love of community that inspires.

Singing for ghosts in Svalbard

Pyramiden is an unlikely tourist destination — an abandoned Soviet mining town in a remote corner of the Svalbard archipelago. But visitors are being drawn here in increasing numbers by the eerie desolation and stunning glacial landscapes.
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The ultimate Arctic adventure

Discover polar bears, walruses and a true sense of the wild in Svalbard, courtesy of Twin Tracks Expeditions

Kingdom of the ice bear

Head north aboard an ice-breaking ship to Norway's Svalbard where blue whales bob among icebergs and polar bears swim serenely along its coastline

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