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Frozen! Journey to the real land of ice and snow

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LONGYEARBYEN, Svalbard- If it weren’t for the red flags marking the tundra trail to the glacier, some of us — passengers on the Hurtigruten cruise ship MS Fram, sailing out of Longyearbyen, on Spitsbergen — might have been tempted to strike out alone.

But as newcomers are relentlessly reminded here in the Svalbard Archipelago, where white is the new black, polar bears are the Big Dogs. More numerous than homo sapiens (3500 to 2670) and a protected species, ice bears (as they’re locally known) have the run of these islands, 24,209 square miles read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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