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The fourth edition of this critically acclaimed guide introduces travellers to the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the neighbouring Norwegian island of Jan Mayen, and the Russian Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land. Fully updated throughout, it is packed with essential information for cruise passengers, wilderness explorers, wildlife enthusiasts, northern lights watchers and adrenalin junkies coming to participate in the islands' extreme sports, which include climbing, hiking, trekking, skiing, riding and hunting. There's also comprehensive advice on how to prepare for travel in the high Arctic.There are good connections with the mainland through regular, year-round flights and communications technology has improved immensely. The towna#39;s ... Hunters built a few cabins at the end of the century, using the fjorda#39;s shelter and navigability to ship out their pelts, down, etc to Norway. Growing interest ... Thus, tourism joined hunting as one of the first commercial activities in Spitsbergen before coal.

Author:Andreas Umbreit
Publisher:Bradt Travel Guides - 2009


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