December 2018

28
Dec

A milestone in Norwegian history: the Svalbard Treaty

What role do the Svalbard Islands play in Norwegian history? Until not long ago, less than a hundred years, let’s say, it was a no-man’s land, occupied by a few Russian or Norwegian whalers, a couple of scientists and a handful of miners. We will look back over the highlights in the history of the Svalbard Islands to discover what

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21
Dec

Characteristics of the killer whale

Protagonists of films and documentaries, killer whales are the victims of a bad reputation that does not do them justice. This marvellous marine mammal is often depicted as a cruel and merciless assassin of humans or other marine animals, but the reality is quite different: let’s disprove this myth. The most sensitive animals in Norway First of all, very few

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6
Dec

A few facts about the walrus

With their immaculate tusks and long whiskers, the walrus is the great hero of the Arctic fauna and is a symbol of the icy solitude. Together with the seal, the whale and the polar bear, the opportunity to see a walrus is an excellent reason to take one of the boats that coast the Svalbard Islands. The Svalbard Islands Nobile

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6
Dec

Christmas in Norway, how they celebrate in the Svalbard Islands

A very magical and poetic time of the year. Just like in a fairy story, this is how Christmas in Norway could be described. In this Scandinavian country, it is known as “Jul”. The celebrations for the most eagerly-anticipated tradition of the year last a few days longer than elsewhere. Christmas in Norway is a period rich in ritual and

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