Longyearbyen, the Svalbard's "capital"

12/02/2001

Longyearbyen, on Spitzbergen island, is the Svalbard's main administration center and has excellent facilities, for both tourists and residents, considering the latitude. Excursion to Svalbard museum and hikes in the town under the beautiful noon light of mid-February.

Longyearbyen, Svalbard Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Longyearbyen, Svalbard Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Longyearbyen, Svalbard Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Longyearbyen, Svalbard Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Altough it is noon, the sun is still under the horizon and the sky is full of beautiful pastel-colors. Only after four days the first sun's beam will reach the highest mountain's tops.

 

Longyearbyen, Svalbard
After a couple of hours, the town slowly falls into a deep, magical blue light.

 

Northen lights in Longyearbyen Northen lights in Longyearbyen
Aurora borealis, Longyearbyen Aurora borealis, Longyearbyen
Soon is night... but not black ! The sky is filled by millions of stars, northen light (aurora borealis) and by some falling star !

 

Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Longyearbyen, Svalbard Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
Longyearbyen at night. The yellow lights from the public illumination, reflect on the snow and on the mountains.

 

Snowstorm in Longyearbyen Svalbard museum
The weather changes often and quickly on Svalbard. The following day the wind, the snow and the blowing snow, makes difficult just to walk.

 

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