Amazing Stories from Spitsbergen

We have plenty of them.

Afternoon tea in Barentsburg

Barentsburg, the next-door neighbour of Isfjord Radio and the only remaining Russian settlement on Svalbard, is like taking a trip...

A voyage of flavours

Smoked seal, whale, halibut with roe butter and reindeer sausage. Most of the meat here is hunted by one of the three trappers lef...

The City Abandoned at the world’s end

Three hours by plane to Svalbard, then three hours by open boat, and you find yourself in the northernmost abandoned city: you are...

St Olavs Rose

In summer 2013 Isfjord Radio was awarded the St Olav’s Rose – a hallmark of Norwegian Heritage.

An entire life as a trapper on the island of Svalbard

Trappers went north with dreams of the big catch, the free life, and adventure in the vast wilderness.

MODERNITY MEETS WILDERNESS

Longyearbyen is a strange mix of Arctic nature and modern technology. Here you can find both high speed internet and polar bears, ...

Be a musher your-self!

There is no better way to travel across the frozen tundra than on a husky-drawn sled. With no engine to interrupt the silence, the...

What is Gruve 3 Forest?

At Basecamp Masai Mara, in Kenya, trees has been popping up like mushrooms in rain – well almost. What is this about and what does...

Coal rush to Spitsbergen

If the gold rush to Alaska was a big step to the unknown, exploring Spitsbergen’s mining opportunities was a step even further. La...

Chasing Dreams

As a young man, free in the world and able to choose your own path, it is often a desire to earn bit of money to your back pocket,...

Dugnad – volunteer work

Dugnad is a Norwegian word, meaning the collective help from a group of volunteers. This has been strong basis of the work done at...

Work and holiday at Nordenskiöld

This summer we had a team of volunteers helping to renovate the lodge. It was a true work and holiday, with combination of hard la...