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For Hazel: The sun on February 13.
Adventdalen, with the only Svalbard mine in operation (Gruve 7)
View from Longyearbyen to Hiorthhamn across Adventfjorden
Lia. Notice the scooters. In spring they leave them just like that, waiting for snow
Daily departures to Lofoten
Remains of buildings before war. In 1941 the inhabitants of Svalbard was evacuated by decision of the Norwegian government and allies.
Heritage of coal mining
Svalbard Sailing Association
Hiorthhamn ("Moskushamn" between 1929 and 2002)
Longyearbyen (The airport in the background, in use since 1974)
University of Svalbard. The world's northernmost institution for higher education and research. Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology. 357 students in 2007. Founded 1993.
The weather these days
Bjørndalen (Bear valley)
"This cable car trestle will stand as a symbol of the responsibility, effort and cooperation that has been the basis of the coal mining and community. Store Norske Spitsbergen Kullkompani 1991"
Governor of Svalbard. 27 employees.
Can you see what it is?
Scooters for sale. There are about 2000 scooters and 1200 cars in Svalbard.
Longyearbyen. The most northerly town with a population of more than 1000 (Ca 2000)
Main street. One of the three kindergartens to the right (Kullungen barnehage)
For Hazel: Hurtigruten approaching the pier in Bodø
The first mine in Svalbard. Also called The Longyear Mine, by John Munroe Longyear who made the first stroke (1906). Closed.
"Raised by workers and officials at Store Norske Spitsbergen Kullkompani A/S in memory of those who gave their lives during the battles on Spitsbergen and those of the inhabitants that fell on other fronts during the war 1940-1945"
Longyear Utilities. Norway's only coal power plants. Delivering energy to Longyearbyen
Lime & Olives
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