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10 Best Places to Visit in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

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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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Droning around Svalbard

Had a chance to fly my drone around some beautiful locations in Svalbard.

Best Dronie - Svalbard | Short Drone Video

My best dronie so far was taken on Svalbard , Longyearbyen, with the snow the mountains and a glacier behind me. Maybe this is the northernmost dronie ever taken? Anyway, this is just a little sneek peek for what I have done the last week. I was way north. 78.4 degrees north. Big svalbard movie coming soon. But first I am taking the summer off. But will release some short videos these weeks.
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Greenland vs Iceland (Similar or Different?)

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It's true: Greenland and Iceland should really switch names, because they are polar opposites!!!

Greenland is covered in ice and Iceland is covered in greenery. The people, culture, cuisine and lifestyle between the two places could not be any different -- pretty much everything is opposite except for the nature.

As I reminisce on this final day of our AMAZING Hurtigruten expedition, I want to take a moment to compare and contrast Greenland and Iceland. We spent the first week was in Greenland, and the past 3 days sailing the Western coast of Iceland to the towns of Stykkishólmur and now Reykjavík.

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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.
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Svalbard

In July of 2019 I took the droner's trip of a lifetime to Svalbard.

❄ARCTIC RIB boat SAFARI - Longyearbyen, SVALBARD - Clark Trips 2019

Amazing RIB BOAT SAFARI discovering the wildlife and landscapes of the Arctic Ocean!

Glaciers, cliffs, mines, abandoned cities like Grumant (a Russian settlement), thousands of birds... And the most exciting thing was that we met a puffin!

The RIB boat safari was the best adventure activity of the trip and we recommend it to everyone! We have no words to describe how incredible it was... It has been one of the best and funniest activities we have ever done!

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¡Increíble RIB BOAT SAFARI descubriendo la vida salvaje y los paisajes del Océano Ártico!

Glaciares, acantilados, minas, ciudades abandonadas como la de Grumant (un asentamiento ruso), miles de aves... ¡Y lo más emocionante fue que nos encontramos con un frailecillo!

¡Este safari en barco RIB fue la mejor actividad de aventura del viaje y lo recomendamos a todos! No tenemos palabras para describir lo increíble que fue... ¡Ha sido una de las mejores y más divertidas actividades que hemos realizado!

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An airport is a location where aircraft such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and blimps take off and land. Aircraft may be stored or maintained at an airport. An airport consists of at least one surface such as a runway for a plane to take off and land, a helipad, or water for takeoffs and landings, and often includes buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminal buildings.

Larger airports may have fixed base operator services, seaplane docks and ramps, air traffic control, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. A military airport, in the US, is known as an airbase or air station.

A seaplane base is an area of open water used regularly by seaplanes or amphibious aircraft for landing and taking off.

The terms aerodrome, airfield, and airstrip may also be used to refer to airports, and the terms heliport, seaplane base, and STOLport refer to airports dedicated exclusively to helicopters, seaplanes, or short take-off and landing aircraft.

In colloquial use, the terms airport and aerodrome are often interchanged. However, in general, the term airport may imply or confer a certain stature upon the aviation facility that an aerodrome may not have achieved. In some jurisdictions, airport is a legal term of art reserved exclusively for those aerodromes certified or licensed as airports by the relevant national aviation authority after meeting specified certification criteria or regulatory requirements.

That is to say, all airports are aerodromes, but not all aerodromes are airports. In jurisdictions where there is no legal distinction between aerodrome and airport, which term to use in the name of an aerodrome may be a commercial decision.

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LONGYEARBYEN Northernmost Arctic Town | Gjestehuset 102 Hostel 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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If you are looking for Svalbard accommodations, here's a full list of hotels and hostels in Svalbard:


And check out these cool Svalbard adventures that you can book before your visit!
Longyearbyen: Northern Lights Hunt by Snowcat
Longyearbyen: Northern Lights Evening with Dinner
Longyearbyen: Northern Lights Hunt by Electric Snowmobile
Longyearbyen: Historic Coal Mine Tour at Gruve 3

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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.

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▶️ 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina @21:59
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▶️ 7 Switzerland @1:24:42
▶️ 8 Armenia @1:28:35
▶️ 9 Slovenia @1:31:22
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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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JAN MAYEN ISLAND DXPEDITION 2011

Arctic Svalbard's Beauty & Wildness

Lindblad-National Geographic guests on an Arctic Svalbard expedition hike the spongy, green tundra, walk among huge colonies of birds, and see the spectacular ice of the region. Video by Sarah Culler.

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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Tourism in Norway - Best Tourist Attractions

Tourism in Norway - Best Tourist Attractions

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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The Beauty of the Northern Countries (Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, etc)

A tribute to the beauty and culture of Greenland, Denmark, The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Finland including Åland, and Norway... including Svalbard, Jan Mayen, and the traditional territories of the indigenous Sami people. (The flag I display for Svalbard and Jan Meyen is not at all official.. it was simply a proposed flag. These islands usually display the Norwegian flag, as they are part of Norway, but I wanted to create a distinction for the purpose of the organization of this video.)

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A Closer Look at Norway



This Video is about a beautiful part of the world. I do not want the comment section to be filled with debates about what is Scandinavian, what is Nordic, whether the Finns were viking and so on. It makes me sad to see such arguments.

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Exploring Changthang: The Northern Plateau - Lakadh

In 2014, I had the privilege of exploring the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh, India. Here's a compilation of my journey through this high altitude cold desert in the mighty Himalayas.

Changthang literally translates to the North Tibet Plateau.

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