Spitsbergen


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Spits·ber·gen

 (spĭts′bûr′gən)
An island of Norway in Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean east of northern Greenland. Discovered by Willem Barents in 1596, the island became part of Norway in 1925.

Spitsbergen

(ˈspɪtsˌbɜːɡən)
n
(Placename) another name for Svalbard

Spits•ber•gen

(ˈspɪtsˌbɜr gən)

n.
a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, N of and belonging to Norway: a major part of Svalbard. 23,641 sq. mi. (61,229 sq. km).
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Noun1.Spitsbergen - islands in the Svalbard archipelago to the east of northern GreenlandSpitsbergen - islands in the Svalbard archipelago to the east of northern Greenland; belonging to Norway
Svalbard - a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean
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Spitsbergen

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Only 30km of tarmac connects the far-flung Arctic community of Longyearbyen with the rest of the world, living year-round at 78-degrees north in the Svalbard archipelago and, as I embark on a winter adventure across main island Spitsbergen, I've quite literally come to the end of the road.
Only 30km of tarmac connects the far-flung Arctic community of Longyearbyen, living year-round at 78-degrees north in the Svalbard archipelago, and as I embark on a winter adventure across main island Spitsbergen, I've quite literally come to the end of the road.
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MORNING Wake on a classic tall ship, sailing within the beautiful wilderness of Spitsbergen, 600 miles from the North Pole.
Traveling in a former sealing ship, the Terningen, they camped on Bjornoya (Bear Island), because it had an "enormous population of sea-birds, especially Guillemots," on 13-23 June 1921; on Prins Karls Forland, off the west coast of Spitsbergen north of Isfjord, on 30 June-10 July; and near the great Nordenskjold Glacier at the head of Klaas-Billen Bay on 19 July-16 August.
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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seedbank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres from the North Pole.
Rocks of Spitsbergen Island (Svalbard), 2014, is one of her listings of the elements that compose buildings, cities, or, as is the case here, islands.
Spike Reid, 29 at the time, was in charge of a group of 13 people, mostly teenage students, and describes how they set up camp on the edge of a glacier in Spitsbergen, an island in Norway's Svalbard archipelago.
Take here are more polar bears than people living in Spitsbergen - this is the terrifying fact you will be greeted with just a few hours after landing at the town's main airport in Longyearbyen.