Saturday Nov 30
On top of the world
I was seven when I got my first globe. On it, semi-concealed by the Arctic axis, was one of the places that fascinated me most: Svalbard.
Photos From an Arctic Outpost Where Landscapes Are Alien and Dying Is Forbidden
Aurora Borealis lights the sky above the Adventdalen valley. This eight-minute exposure reveals the nearly parallel motion of the stars, due to Svalbard's proximity to the North Pole.
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Photos: Northern Exposure
After meeting passengers from all over the world outside the tiny Longyearbyen airport in Svalbard, Norway last October, we embarked on our Arctic adventure on the beautiful wooden schooner, Noorderlicht, built in 1910.