August 2018

31
Aug

Longyearbyen and fun in the Svalbard Islands

If you have decided to spend a wonderful, exciting holiday within the Arctic Circle, you couldn’t do better than visit Longyearbyen which, with a little more than 2,000 inhabitants, is the liveliest and most populated town in the Svalbard Islands. The Svalbard archipelago has always fascinated travellers from all over the world, who, for centuries, have been attracted to these

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24
Aug

How are inhabitants of the North Pole educated? In discovery of UNIS

If you think that average annual temperatures of 40 degrees below zero, splendid polar bears, deserts of ice and nights and days that last six months could stop the inhabitants of the North Pole from having the right level of education, you’d be wrong. Even in the Arctic Circle, in fact, schools exist and function so well that every year

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17
Aug

Curious facts about polar bear cubs and features

Everyone has, at some time, stopped to look at a video of a white bear cub, one of the largest mammals, moved by their delightful cuteness. The white or polar bear, scientific name Ursus maritimus of the family Ursidae, is found in all arctic regions – from Canada to Russia, including Greenland, Norway and Iceland – but is confined to

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10
Aug

How to dress and equip yourself in polar environments

Polar environments, thanks to the beauty of the unique landscape and the particular features of the fauna, have always captured the imagination of adventurers and tourists worldwide who, year after year, decide to visit these places to spend a truly unforgettable time. Polar environments offer the possibility of coming into contact with pristine nature where tundra and taiga in winter

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3
Aug

Features of the Arctic Fox and other curious facts

2,650: is the estimated number of bears that live in the Svalbard Islands. It’s a number that makes you smile when compared to the number of humans, which is little more than 2,000. In this freezing environment, animals rule the roost. But what other species might we expect to meet within the arctic circle? Let’s discover more about seals, walruses,

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1
Aug

Air pollution: PolarQuest2018 and the Svalbard Islands brand

PolarQuest2018, a geographical and scientific exploration around the Svalbard Islands, began on 22nd July. It started from Isafjordur in Iceland, the sailing boat NanuQ is currently crossing is the ​​Greenland Sea towards the archipelago of the Svalbard Islands where it should arrive on the 1st August. The main objectives of the mission are to search for the remains of the

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