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Svalbard. Photo: Shutterstock
Svalbard. Photo: Shutterstock

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Crime writer and former polar explorer’s guide to Svalbard

Crime writer and former polar explorer Monica Kristensen has a deep connection to Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic. Here is her guide.

The quiet zone

The scenery is beautiful and the silence magical on the Foxfonna glacier.

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The view over Longyearbyen. Photo: Shutterstock

The history

Visit the Svalbard and the Airship Museums in Longyearbyen, the main settlement.

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The ice island

Kvitøya, or White Island, is the remotest island of the Svalabrd archipelago.

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Raindeers in Svalbard. Photo: Shutterstock

Amsterdam Island

The site of an old Dutch whale factory.

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The mine

Visit the old marble mine, Ny-London, established in 1911 by an English company.

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