Bradt Travel Guide Spitsbergen

Bradt Travel Guide Spitsbergen

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The Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen (locally referred to as Svalbard) is an antidote to modern-day life. Svalbard: The Bradt Travel Guide introduces ecotravelers to this fascinating part of the world; its intriguing land features, and the magical display of northern lights make it ideal for cruises, wilderness exploration, wildlife watching, and extreme sports. The guide is packed with essential information on travel preparations and local knowledge for those braving the Arctic elements. This guide features: gAll the islands of the region that make up Svalbard territory, including Franz Josef Land and the tiny volcanic island of Jan Mayen gNature and conservation, including polar bears, Arctic foxes, reindeer, and migratory birds gA survival guide to the Arctic with advice on getting outfitted for exploration gGetting there and traveling around, cruise options and internal travel by skidoos and sleds gA wide range of sports, including climbing, hiking, trekking, skiing, riding, and hunting gA background to the climate and geology of the region1 90 1 -02: Baldwin-Ziegler The US millionaire Ziegler hoped to stake his place in the history books by financing expeditions that would lead to breakthroughs in polar exploration. For his first North Pole expedition from Franz Josef Land, he chose Baldwin as his leader. ... the spirits and created severe logistical problems regarding their return journey from this remote northern land to, at least, the south ofanbsp;...

Title:Bradt Travel Guide Spitsbergen
Author: Andreas Umbreit
Publisher:Bradt Travel Guides - 2005-05

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