Longyearbyen Gigapan


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This Gigapan is made out of 84 images with a 300 mm lens.

See more images of Longyearbyen here.

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Northern Lights over Longyearbyen

This panorama shows a time-lapse of the northern lights over the mountains and Longyearbreen to the south. I shot the timelapse images right before I shot the images for the 380×180 panorama.

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See more images of the Aurora here.

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Polar night approaching


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Photo taken 3 days after we entered the polar night. Read more about polar night here.

More pictures here.

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Arctic tern attack


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I was forced to wash my clothes after shooting this scene. The overly aggressive arctic terns was striking my head while bombing me with droppings.

More Svalbard birds here.

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Freezing!

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Icy morning at Hotellneset. The temperature was -27 degrees C, and with the wind chill factor around – 42 (-43 F). You can see Advent bay and Longyearbyen in the distant.

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The light returns

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The solar return is approaching. In the meantime, we are enjoying the stunning blue light.

More pictures from the twilight period here.

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Pastel tones

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Lovely pastel tones on the sky over Longyearbyen and the Advenfjord today. We’ve had our last sunset of this year, the sun are below the horizon all day. This picture was taken at noon on October 28 2012.

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Svalbard globale frøhvelv) is established in the permafrost in the mountains of Svalbard. It is designed to store duplicates of seeds from seed collections around the globe.

Read more about Svalbard Global Seed Vault here.

See more photos of the vault here.

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Longyeardalen (Longyear Valley)


Longyeardalen is located between the mountains of Platåberget and Gruvefjellet. The town of Longyearbyen is located in the lower portions of the valley, which is named after the American industrialist John Munroe Longyear. The river of Longyearelva runs through the valley. At the top of the valley you will find the Longyear glacier which is about 4.5 km long.

See more photos of Longyeardalen here and from Longyearbyen here.

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Autumn in Longyearbyen


It is rare that there is no snow in the end of September. The picture was shot September 24, 2011, on the way up to Platåfjellet. Longyearbyen lay next the bay of Adventfjorden, a branch of Isfjorden.

See more photos of Longyearbyen here and from the autumn here.

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