Bradt Travel Guide Spitsbergen

Bradt Travel Guide Spitsbergen

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The Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen (locally referred to as Svalbard) is an antidote to modern-day life. Svalbard: The Bradt Travel Guide introduces ecotravelers to this fascinating part of the world; its intriguing land features, and the magical display of northern lights make it ideal for cruises, wilderness exploration, wildlife watching, and extreme sports. The guide is packed with essential information on travel preparations and local knowledge for those braving the Arctic elements. This guide features: gAll the islands of the region that make up Svalbard territory, including Franz Josef Land and the tiny volcanic island of Jan Mayen gNature and conservation, including polar bears, Arctic foxes, reindeer, and migratory birds gA survival guide to the Arctic with advice on getting outfitted for exploration gGetting there and traveling around, cruise options and internal travel by skidoos and sleds gA wide range of sports, including climbing, hiking, trekking, skiing, riding, and hunting gA background to the climate and geology of the regionHaving run a weather station on the island continuously since 1921, Norway took over sovereignty in 1930, with no real ... World War II to the present Jan Mayen turned out to be the only part of Norway which stayed completely underanbsp;...

Title:Bradt Travel Guide Spitsbergen
Author:Andreas Umbreit
Publisher:Bradt Travel Guides - 2005-05


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