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Impossible to miss at the northern end of the Lilliehöök Fjord, the Lilliehöökbreen glacier is one of the largest on Svalbard. The narrow fjord is often filled with icebergs of all shapes and sizes, created by calving ice...

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While sailing down this beautiful fjord, put yourself in the fur boots of famous Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach both poles. In 1926, long before computer-aided navigation, Amundsen and 15 other men made the...

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Floating ice, or drift ice, is a common occurrence in the waters surrounding Svalbard. The West Spitsbergen Current keeps the west coast ice-free for much of the year, while the colder East Spitsbergen Current brings a lot of drift ice from the...

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One of the most feared predators on Earth, the mighty polar bear is most commonly sighted within Svalbard’s northern fjords, where it finds perfect conditions for hunting ringed seals, its main food source. The bears can smell a carcass from...

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In mid-October, this part of Svalbard says goodbye to the sun as it dips below the horizon, not to be fully seen again for almost five months. During the darkest time—mid-November through mid-January—even twilight is a mere memory....