BBC Article – Norway’s northernmost frontier

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Archipelago

Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town, is the adoptive home to a surprising number of nationalities – 26 in total. (Press Association)

In the Arctic blizzard, there is nothing but white. White above, white below, white in every direction. It is impossible to know whether the view ahead stretches for 10 yards or 10 miles. Into this void, undeterred, run the six huskies pulling the little wooden sled, tongues lolling and tails flailing wildly. No glimpse can be seen of the sled in front, but the dogs are following the scent of their pack. In this strange and unknowable land, they are not afraid.


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