Svalbard (Spitsbergen): With Franz Josef Land and Jan Mayen


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This stunningly gorgeous, seriously remote Arctic archipelago is about as far from civilization as you can get in Europe. Permafrost freezes the ground up to half a kilometre in depth, while winter temperatures can drop to over 40 below zero. But Svalbard's glorious mountains, majestic fjords and sprawling valleys are the perfect setting for adventurous journeys out to the back of beyond - by snowmobile, snowshoe or Siberian husky. Much of David Attenborough's BBC documentary Frozen Planet was shot on and around Svalbard. ...

Svalbard (Spitsbergen): with Franz Josef Land and Jan Mayen 2013, Bradt Travel Guides, Buckinghamshire

ISBN-13: 9781841624594

5th Revised edition