Thank you . Fascinating!
Svalbard is “Treaty Country”, and governed by Norway. You need a passport as you are leaving the Schengen when you go there.
I used to live in the northernmost town in the world. Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Living at 78 degrees north, means that you have to deal with midnight sun for 4 months, and the total absence of sunlight for 2 months, called Polar Night, when the sun is 6 degrees or more below the horizon all the time. I did not mind the dark season at all – I actually enjoyed it. But – of course it was nice when the light started to return, first in the form of a short period every day with this intense blue light, and later with actual daylight.
Sun diagram of Longyearbyen – showing the seasons of the sun. Until I find the English version, the Noregian one just has to do.
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