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Named to honor the first Prince Albert of Monaco, a pioneering polar explorer in the early 20th century, this immense glacier flows into the far end of the Liefdefd Fjord. When ice calves off the cliff and into the ocean, the sound can...

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The government of Svalbard maintains a public-use hunting cabin on the shoreline opposite the entrance to the Liefdefd Fjord. Belying its traditional appearance, the cabin was actually built in 1987 and is much larger than traditional hunting...

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Linking the Liefdefd Fjord with the open Arctic Ocean, the Woodfjord carves its way 64 kilometers (40 miles) inland, making it one of Svalbard’s longest fjords. The mountain ridge that runs along the Woodfjord gets its name, Old Red,...

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Austrian painter Christiane Ritter reluctantly followed her hunter husband to Svalbard in 1933, a time when much less was known about the far north than today. Five years later, her memoir, A Woman in the Polar Night, did the same job of...

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Although many travelers have experienced the midnight sun in northern Norway or Canada, experiencing the phenomenon at the north of Svalbard is an entirely different ball game. Not only does the sun stay above the horizon from mid-April...