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10 Best Places to Visit in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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Traveling British Isles, Jan Mayen & Spitsbergen from the Highlands to High Arctic

An Arctic voyage that begins much closer to home! With our new expedition cruise trailing north from the British Isles to Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen, Poseidon Expeditions invites you for a tour of rarely visited polar gems.

This viking-style voyage departs from Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Who knew the Arctic could become so accessible with our m/v Sea Spirit, a luxury expedition vessel made to accommodate 114 passengers. We then cross the Arctic Circle, stopping at Fair Isle and Shetland Islands on our way to the rarely visited island of Jan Mayen - home to the northernmost active volcano on Earth.

M/v Sea Spirit pushes farther north and continues to Spitsbergen in the renowned High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. This is Arctic expedition cruising at its finest: unique polar landscapes, from flowering tundra to sweeping mountain tops, and diverse wildlife ruled by the king of the North, the polar bear. We explore the fjords on the west side of the island to witness the highlights of Svalbard. We complete the Arctic experience by enjoying stunning scenery and visiting places rich with polar history.

Huw Lewis-Jones, an expedition leader for Poseidon Expeditions, walks you through our itinerary. More about this cruise:


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Svalbard: Nearest place to north pole you can visit - Travel Vlog

On a whim and out of sheer curiosity to explore the Northernmost habitable place on earth, i landed in Longyearbyen, Svallbard!

Here's a quick roundup of what it looked like...
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Spitsbergen Travel

Spitsbergen Travel is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hurtigruten AS and Svalbard's most experienced tour operator and booking agency. Don't hesitate to experience panoramic views over snow-covered glaciers, sunsets over the sea ice, boat trips, organised walks, ski treks, snowmobile safaris, dog sledding, kayaking and much more.

Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Norway, with ice caves, abandoned mines and beautiful landscape

A trip to Spitsbergen (Svalbard) 2017, including a boat trip to Barentsburg, a snow mobile trip to Pyramiden, an ice cave, exploring abandoned mines and a such a snowy, icy and beautiful landscape that probably can´t be found anywhere else.


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LONGYEARBYEN Northernmost Arctic Town | Last day in Svalbard | ✈️Fly to Tromsø

In this video, I'll show you Nybyen and Longyearbyen – Visit Svalbard has a map of Longyearbyen and plenty of information for any touristy questions you may have!

Even better, you can actually rent a bike for free from Visit Svalbard. All you have to do is to reserve one, either by email or in person.

I stayed at Gjestehuset 102 hostel, which is located in Nybyen. It is about a 20 minute walk from Longyearbyen town center, but only about a 6-minute bike ride. Gjestehuset 102 is a great place to consider if you are on a budget trip to Svalbard.

This guest house is located not too far from the Longyear Glacier, in the Longyear Valley (which the capital of Svalbard is named after: Longyearbyen).

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【4K】Drone Footage | The Beauty of EUROPE in 45 Minutes 2019 | Cinematic Aerial Film

The final 4K footage of my drone flights in Europe (Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Russia, Georgia, Aland, Switzerland, Armenia, Slovenia, Faroe Islands, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Spain and Sweden); project finished & uploaded on 2019-06-16 by One Man Wolf Pack UltraHD Drone Footage.

▶️ 1 Norway @0:00
▶️ 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina @4:28
▶️ 3 Montenegro @9:40
▶️ 4 Russia @14:02
▶️ 5 Georgia @19:40
▶️ 6 Aland @23:59
▶️ 7 Switzerland @27:27
▶️ 8 Armenia @31:20
▶️ 9 Slovenia @34:10
▶️ 10 Faroe Islands @37:07
▶️ 11 Svalbard and Jan Mayen @39:22
▶️ 12 Spain @41:17
▶️ 13 Sweden @42:41

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Top 10 Cities of Norway 2017,Travel Norway | 10 Best Places to Visit in Norway

Top 10 Cities of Norway 2017,Travel Norway | 10 Best Places to Visit in Norway

Rank Urban area Population County
1 Oslo 958,378[2] Oslo/Akershus/Buskerud
2 Bergen 250,420 Hordaland
3 Stavanger/Sandnes 210,874[3] Rogaland
4 Trondheim 175,068 Sør-Trøndelag
5 Drammen 113,534[4] Buskerud
6 Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg 108,636 Østfold
7 Porsgrunn/Skien 91,737 Telemark
8 Kristiansand 60,583 Vest-Agder
9 Ålesund 50,917[5] Møre og Romsdal
10 Tønsberg 50,806[6] Vestfold
Norway (/ˈnɔːrweɪ/ (About this sound listen) NAWR-way; Norwegian: About this sound Norge (Bokmål) or About this sound Noreg (Nynorsk)),[10] officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign state and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.[note 1] The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Until 1814, the kingdom included the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland. It also included Bohuslän until 1658, Jämtland and Härjedalen until 1645, Shetland and Orkney until 1468, and the Hebrides and Isle of Man until 1266.

Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres (148,747 sq mi) and a population of 5,258,317 (as of January 2017).[12] The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.

King Harald V of the Dano-German House of Glücksburg is the current King of Norway. Erna Solberg became Prime Minister in 2013, replacing Jens Stoltenberg. A constitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the Parliament, the Cabinet and the Supreme Court, as determined by the 1814 Constitution. The kingdom is established as a merger of several petty kingdoms. By the traditional count from the year 872, the kingdom has existed continuously for 1,144 years, and the list of Norwegian monarchs includes over sixty kings and earls.

Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels: counties and municipalities. The Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties with the European Union and the United States. Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty, and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO, and the OECD; and is also a part of the Schengen Area.

The country maintains a combination of market economy and a Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. Norway has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, fresh water, and hydropower. The petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country's gross domestic product (GDP).[13] On a per-capita basis, Norway is the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas outside the Middle East.[14][15]

The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists.[16] On the CIA's GDP (PPP) per capita list (2015 estimate) which includes territories and some regions, Norway ranks as number eleven.[17] It has the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of 960 billion USD.[18] Since 2009, Norway has the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world, a position also held previously between 2001 and 2006.[19] It also has the highest inequality-adjusted ranking.[20][21][22] Norway ranks first on the World Happiness Report,[23] the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity, and the Democracy Index.[24]
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Norway (Norwegian: Norge), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose core territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres (148,747 sq mi) and a population of 5,312,300 (as of August 2018). The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.

King Harald V of the Dano-German House of Glücksburg is the current King of Norway. Erna Solberg became prime minister in 2013 and was reelected in September 2017. Erna Solberg replaced Jens Stoltenberg who was the prime minister between 2000 and 2001 and 2005–2013. A unitary sovereign state with a constitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the Parliament, the cabinet and the Supreme Court, as determined by the 1814 Constitution. The kingdom was established as a merger of a large number of petty kingdoms. By the traditional count from 872, the kingdom has existed continuously for 1,145 years, and the list of Norwegian monarchs includes over sixty kings and earls. From 1537 to 1814, Norway was a part of the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, and from 1814 to 1905, it was in a personal union with the Kingdom of Sweden. Norway was neutral during the first World War. Norway remained neutral until April 1940 when the country was invaded and occupied by Germany until the end of World War II.

Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels: counties and municipalities. The Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties with both the European Union and the United States. Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the European Free Trade Association, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty, and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO, and the OECD; and a part of the Schengen Area.

Norway maintains the Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system, and its values are rooted in egalitarian ideals. The Norwegian state has large ownership positions in key industrial sectors, having extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, and fresh water. The petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). On a per-capita basis, Norway is the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas outside of the Middle East.

The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists. On the CIA's GDP (PPP) per capita list (2015 estimate) which includes autonomous territories and regions, Norway ranks as number eleven. It has the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of USD 1 trillion. Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world since 2009, a position also held previously between 2001 and 2006. It also had the highest inequality-adjusted ranking until 2018 when Iceland moved to the top of the list. Norway ranked first on the World Happiness Report for 2017 and currently ranks first on the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity, and the Democracy Index. Norway has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.

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Reaching 80 degrees north: Svalbard in all its Arctic glory

Our passengers say it’s impossible to describe the feeling of being on an expedition cruise in Svalbard. So we thought a video might work better.

Here in all the sound, color, and motion modern technology can afford are just a few of the highlights you might encounter on one of our “North Spitsbergen, In Search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice” voyages. These polar adventures not only fully immerse you in the Arctic world of glaciers, tundra, and blazing white pack ice, but also give you the chance to encounter some of the region’s most exotic wildlife: whales, walruses, seabirds, seals, and the kings and queens of the Arctic, polar bears.

We at Oceanwide Expeditions invite you to join us on one of these epic journeys. But until then, enjoy getting closer to the heart of the Arctic with this short video.

Nordic Series Chapter 5: Adventure of a Lifetime (Svalbard)

Iceland was my most remote place to visit. But now, Svalbard and Jan Mayen takes the 1st spot. Svalbard is the place where polar bear is more than human. There are about 3,000 polar bears while human population is just around 2,500. 78 degree North high up the latitude, close to the North Pole, raw Arctic tundra, 60% of Svalbard covered by glaciers, majestic mountains, blue sea ice, animals like polar bear to walrus to seal to polar fox, the cold breeze & extreme weather and the total wilderness make Svalbard is on a whole nother level. An adventure of a lifetime I’d say.

I’ve been to Iceland 2x and Norway 3x, so I’m guessing my recent trip to Svalbard was my last trip to Norway. I always love be in the Nordic region especially in the northern hemisphere. I feel a sense of belonging there. I love everything about Iceland & Norway; the nature, landscape, northern lights, weather, wildlife, people etc. But I guess its time to bid farewell. Nevertheless, you’re always have a special place in my heart.
*a few years later* Let’s go to Iceland & Norway again haha 😂 Goodbye for now!

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Svalbard! - 4k

A video showcasing the best sights of a 23 day trip around the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean. While traveling on the G Adventures ship the G Expedition, we saw some incredible scenery, amazing animals, and had some beautiful weather.

No drones/gimbals were used for this video. Just good-old-fashion hand-held footage.

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Droning around Svalbard

Had a chance to fly my drone around some beautiful locations in Svalbard.
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Norway travel , Norway's Top Attractions, Top 46 Most Beautiful Places In Norway

Norway is a sovereign state and unitary government whose region involves the western bit of the Scandinavian Peninsula in addition to the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are reliant domains and in this way not thought about piece of the Kingdom. Norway likewise makes a case for an area of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Until 1814, the kingdom incorporated the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland. It likewise included Bohuslän until 1658, Jämtland and Härjedalen until 1645, Shetland and Orkney until 1468, and the Hebrides and Isle of Man until 1266.
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Norway most beautiful places we're visiting lists bellow:
Oslo,
Bergen,
Tromsø,
Stavanger ,
Geiranger ,
Flåm ,
Geirangerfjord,
Trondheim ,
Trondheim ,
Ålesund ,
Lysefjord,
Sognefjord,
Kristiansand ,
Hardangerfjord,
Voss,
Lillehammer ,
Nærøyfjord,
Bodø,
Reine,
Narvik ,
Geilo ,
Odda,
Eidfjord,
Gudvangen ,
Åndalsnes ,
Oslofjord,
Aurland,
Røros ,
Myrdal ,
Stryn,
Honningsvåg ,
Rondane National Park,
Kirkenes ,
Hellesylt ,
Molde,
Hemsedal,
Senja,
Haugesund ,
Forsand,
Kristiansund ,
Drammen ,
Olden,
Jotunheimen,
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2 minute travel guide to Spitsbergen, Norway

The stunning arctic scenery and wildlife of Spitsbergen make it the crown of Arctic Norway.
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Norway (/ˈnɔːrweɪ/ (About this sound listen) NAWR-way; Norwegian: About this sound Norge (Bokmål) or About this sound Noreg (Nynorsk); Northern Sami: Norga),[10] officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign state and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.[note 1] The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the Kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Until 1814, the kingdom included the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland. It also included Bohuslän until 1658, Jämtland and Härjedalen until 1645, Shetland and Orkney until 1468, and the Hebrides and Isle of Man until 1266.

Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres (148,747 sq mi) and a population of 5,258,317 (as of January 2017).[12] The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.
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Svalbard & Spitzberg - Sailing Yacht Expedition to the North Pole

Amazing trip to the Arctic and the archipelago of Svalbard with Arctic Freediving!
A 10-day Sailing expedition along the coastline of Spitzberg with many breathtaking landscapes and animals. Walruses, polar bears, arctic foxes, seals and many more incredible wildlife under the famous midnight sun, living between sea calving glaciers and icebergs!
I also had the opportunity to visit Ny-Alesund, Barentsburg and Longyearbyen!

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【4K】EUROPE as you have never seen before 2019 | 101 Cinematic Minutes Aerial Film

The final 4K *extended* footage of my drone flights in Europe (Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Russia, Georgia, Aland, Switzerland, Armenia, Slovenia, Faroe Islands, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Spain and Sweden); project finished & uploaded on 2019-06-19 by One Man Wolf Pack UltraHD Drone Footage.

▶️ 1 Norway @0:00
▶️ 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina @21:59
▶️ 3 Montenegro @32:49
▶️ 4 Russia @49:46
▶️ 5 Georgia @1:07:01
▶️ 6 Aland @1:21:16
▶️ 7 Switzerland @1:24:42
▶️ 8 Armenia @1:28:35
▶️ 9 Slovenia @1:31:22
▶️ 10 Faroe Islands @1:34:20
▶️ 11 Svalbard and Jan Mayen @1:36:35
▶️ 12 Spain @1:38:27
▶️ 13 Sweden @1:39:49

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Europe Drone Flight: Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia. Since around 1850, Europe is most commonly considered to be separated from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas and the waterways of the Turkish Straits. Although the term continent implies physical geography, the land border is somewhat arbitrary and has moved since its first conception in classical antiquity. The division of Eurasia into two continents reflects East-West cultural, linguistic and ethnic differences, some of which vary on a spectrum rather than with a sharp dividing line. The border does not follow political boundaries, with Turkey, Russia and Kazakhstan being transcontinental countries. Europe covers about 10,180,000 square kilometres, or 2% of the Earths surface. [wikipedia // Google]

Among others, you will see following places by Drone (Keywords): Never seen before, Europe, 2 Hours, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Russia, Georgia, Aland, Switzerland, Armenia, Slovenia, Faroe Islands, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Spain, Sweden, Bosnia, Svalbard, Spitsbergen

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Svalbard Travel

Svalbard Travel - Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic, constituting the northernmost part of Norway. Located north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The group of islands range from 74° to 81° north latitude (and thus inside the Arctic Circle), and from 10° to 35° east longitude. Spitsbergen is the largest island, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya. The administrative centre is Longyearbyen, and other settlements, in addition to research outposts, are the Russian mining community of Barentsburg, the research community of Ny-Ålesund and the mining outpost of Sveagruva. The archipelago is administrated by the Governor of Svalbard.

The islands were first taken into use as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, after which they were abandoned. Coal mining started at the beginning of the 20th century, and several permanent communities were established. The Spitsbergen Treaty of 1920 recognizes Norwegian sovereignty, and the 1925 Svalbard Act made Svalbard a full part of the Kingdom of Norway. They also established Svalbard as a free economic zone and a demilitarized zone. The Norwegian Store Norske and the Russian Arktikugol remain the only mining companies. Research and tourism have became important supplementary industries, featuring among others the University Centre in Svalbard and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. No roads connect the settlements; instead snowmobiles, aircraft and boats serve inter-community transport. Svalbard Airport, Longyear serves as the main gateway.

The archipelago features an Arctic climate, although with significantly higher temperatures than other areas at the same latitude. The flora takes advantage of the long period of midnight sun to compensate for the polar night. Svalbard is a breeding ground for many seabirds, and also features polar bears, reindeer and marine mammals. Seven national parks and twenty-three nature reserves cover two-thirds of the archipelago, protecting the largely untouched, yet fragile, nature. Sixty percent of the archipelago is glacier, and the islands feature many mountains and fjords.
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