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Approaching Longyearbyen on Spitzbergen in the midnight sun
Svalbard - the black mountains of the north

July 29th 2011
Svalbard – the black mountains It took me half a day to figure out what was 'wrong' in Svalbard – obviously it is a desolated mountain kingdom, but it is black, barren mountains – crna gora of the north – Birgitte put words on the missing pjeces – not a tree, not a bush – nothingness. Black, gray, white. And no life – except 8 species of birds, and supposedly a pola ... read more
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Norwegian Flag Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with De... ... read more
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