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Church helps mining community evolve in dark, warming Arctic

Independent Record 31 Jan 2023
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — The warm glow of Svalbard Kirke’s lights gleams on the mountain slope from where the church stands over this remote Norwegian Arctic village, cloaked in the polar night’s constant darkness ... Tourists take pictures with a stuffed polar bear upon arriving to Longyearbyen airport, Norway, Friday, Jan.
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Church provides winter light in Arctic mining town where sun never rises

The Oregonian 29 Jan 2023
Trond Johansen was 17 when he arrived in Longyearbyen in 1971 on a plane chartered by the mining company that landed on an ice field – the airport would be built a few years later ... Tourists take pictures with a stuffed polar bear upon arriving to Longyearbyen airport, Norway, Friday, Jan.
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A village’s only church helps its mining community evolve in the dark, warming Arctic

The Los Angeles Times 27 Jan 2023
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway —  ... Trond Johansen was 17 when he arrived in Longyearbyen in 1971 on a plane chartered by the mining company that landed on an ice field — the airport would be built a few years later ... Tourists take pictures with a stuffed polar bear upon arriving to Longyearbyen airport in Norway this month.
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Svalbard Airport To Restrict Arrivals In 2023

Forbes 02 Jan 2023
Charter traffic has doubled at Svalbard Airport Longyearbyen since 2019. Now the airport has imposed a daily limit on the number of flights allowed to land on the Arctic archipelago ... .
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Tiny police force keeps a lid on Norway’s Wild West

Taipei Times 30 Jun 2022
AFP, LONGYEARBYEN, Norway ... station in Longyearbyen, Norway, on May 6 ... Besides, where can a thief run to when there are only 40km of roads and the only connection with the outside world — beyond a very long boat journey — is the small airport on the outskirts of Longyearbyen?.
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Arctic police make sure far north doesn't go too Wild West 

Hong Kong Standard 30 Jun 2022
Besides, where can a thief run to with only 40 kilometers (25 miles) of roads and the only connection with the outside world -- beyond a very long boat journey -- is the small airport on the outskirts of Longyearbyen. .
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Svalbard: The World’s Northernmost Airport With Scheduled Flights

Simple Flying 13 Jan 2022
Far up north, nestled between the polar night and the midnight sun sits the single runway of Svalbard Airport, Longyear ... Svalbard Airport Longyear sees perpetual daylight throughout the summer months ... The world’s northernmost settlement with a population of over 1,000 people is Longyearbyen (2,368 to be exact).
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Unique view into the 'new Arctic': International MOSAiC expedition successfully completed

Phys Dot Org 13 Oct 2020
Bremerhaven/Leipzig ... Also at Dr ... In September 2020, the German research aircraft Polar 5 and Polar 6 of the AWI were the first foreign aircraft to take off from the airport Longyearbyen for several measurement flights from Spitsbergen to the central Arctic to study the atmosphere in the context of MOSAiC since the corona lockdown ... Explore further ... DOI.
photo: AP / Martin Meissner
The little polar bear baby Nanook makes the first steps with her mother outside their cave at the compound at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018.
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Man killed by polar bear on Norway’s Arctic Svalbard islands

AOL 28 Aug 2020
The man was rushed to the hospital in Longyearbyen where he was declared dead by doctors, deputy governor Soelvi Elvedah said. Longyearbyen is the main settlement in Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago, which sits more than 500 miles north of the Norwegian mainland ... Longyearbyen ... Longyearbyen. Polar bear sign in Longyearbyen.
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First ever Arctic bank robbery goes south

Arab News 22 Dec 2018
OSLO. A man has robbed a bank on the northernmost settlement in the world — a remote Arctic island in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard — but was caught hours later, authorities said on Friday ... The capital, Longyearbyen, has around 2,000 inhabitants and practically everyone knows each other. The airport is the main means of leaving the settlement.
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Cold case: world’s northernmost settlement sees first bank robbery

The Observer 21 Dec 2018
Locator ...A man with a gun seized a sum of money,” he added. The suspect was arrested soon after in the centre of Longyearbyen, the capital. The doomsday vault ... Suzanne Goldenberg ... Longyearbyen has about 2,000 inhabitants and most people know one another. The airport is the main means of leaving the settlement ... .
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Climate change forces adjustments on Norway's Arctic Svalbard

Xinhua 17 Sep 2018
17 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of apartments in the Arctic town of Longyearbyen will have to be taken down and cottages moved due to climate change on Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, newspaper Aftenposten reported Monday ... In the long term, short winters may affect the local airport, which is close to the sea.
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The realm of the polar bear: Here’s what it’s like to explore the remote wilds of Svalbard by boat

Metro UK 16 Sep 2018
Svalbard Airport, 3 km northwest of Longyearbyen, is the northern-most airport in the world – the area seems to be home to most northerly everything, the local brewery holds the title as does the town’s department store ... The G Adventures Realm of The Polar Bear eight-day sailing expedition from Longyearbyen to Longyearbyen starts from £2969.
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In search of another Amsterdam – to the north pole and back

The Guardian 29 Sep 2017
the Dutch capital ... To reach it, a crew flies into Longyearbyen – the biggest town in Svalbard and the world’s northernmost commercial airport ... Amsterdamøya ... Only later does the Gamle Mårøy’s roaring diesel engine recall reality, as she slices through the waves on the long journey back to Longyearbyen ... But Svalbard’s mining days are long gone ... .
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Haute, but oh so cool: A conclusion to the arctic adventure

The Galveston Daily News 27 Sep 2016
Editor’s note. This is part four of a four-part series. Two more excursions to go ... On Saturday, our last full day, we anchored early that morning in Ny Alesund ... Dinner this evening was bittersweet ... The next morning, we debarked via zodiac in Longyearbyen for our charter flight back to Oslo. We overnighted in Oslo at the airport Radisson Hotel on July 3.

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