The land of the polar bear

  • The land of the polar bear

    Spitsbergen, the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway, has a few nicknames, none of which make it sound like a very welcoming place: it is sometimes called the “cold coast”, or the “sharp mountain”. But these titles should not dissuade you from visiting. Although the peaks you’ll find around the 80th parallel north are sharp, they are part of the exceptional panorama of the Three Crowns massif in King's Bay. Here, beauty truly transcends inhospitality. 

    Spitsbergen is also the kingdom of this untamed lord of the Arctic. The fascinating Ursus maritimus (the Polar Bear) is the only mammal capable of getting out of the waves… to immediately start galloping. Magnificent spectacle – somewhat complicated when it occurs in the streets of Longyearbyen, the capital of the "Spitz"!

    Ultimate show when the white hunter wreaks havoc among a horde of seemingly placid walruses. It then becomes the battle of the chiefs, tapered canines against ferocious claws. White against brown. Wild and beautiful.

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