The worldâs northernmost city â and Svalbardâs only town with more than a handful of inhabitants â Longyearbyen is the base for tourism in Svalbard. We took a Maxi Taxi guided tour and learned these fun facts about Longyearbyen:
Longyearbyen might just be one of the strangest and simultaneously most delightful towns in the world. Here are 14 facts about the capital of Svalbard, an Arctic territory of Norway, to know before you travel there. One fun fact: it may be far off the beaten path, but the Internet is super-fast.
On Top of the World in the North Pole - Longyearbyen Norway - Longyearbyen is 78 degrees north of the top of the world. It has the most northern civilian population of 2642 people and 3500 polar bears. So there are more polar bears than people!
Svalbard, Norway - Featuring some of the world's most dramatic scenery, this country is easily considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Get a glimpse of The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Norway at TheCultureTrip.com
me in Spitsbergen. These are the top tourist attractions in Svalbard. There is more than just Longyearbyen and you really should consider a visit. Winter or Summer - travel to Spitsbergen anyway! Click for more information.