Svalbard is a group of islands situated at 76 to 80 degrees north, close to the arctic ice.
Most of the islands is arctic wilderness, dominated by mountains, fjords, glaciers and arctic wildlife, but there are a few settlements.
The main settlement is the town of Longyearbyen with daily planes from Norway. The 1500 citizens is occupied by coal mining, tourism and scientific or educational work.
Svalbard is Norwegian, but there is also a Russian mining town called Barentsburg, and a Polish research station.
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