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Svalbarði and Svenningsen Chocolatier

Svalbarði and Svenningsen Chocolatier

In December Svalbarði received a message from Peter Svenningsen, an award-winning Danish artisanal chocolate maker. Peter specializes in making non-dairy water ganache chocolates and had heard of Svalbarði and its unique characteristics. As with drinks, water is a critical base ingredient for many chocolates and he was eager to see the difference Svalbarði could make.   Peter Svenningsen, Danish chocolatier   Two months later and the results are in. Peter has produced an initial batch of Svalbarði foundation chocolates. We'll let him speak for the results himself.   Peter's first batch of Svalbarði based water ganaches   Working with water for my ganaches, I was really...

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Svalbarði launching exclusively at Harrods!

Svalbarði launching exclusively at Harrods!

We are proud to announce the launch of Svalbarði Polar Iceberg Water at Harrods London, the most iconic department store in the world. Harrods stocks the best the world has to offer so they can deliver on their motto "Omnia Omnibus Ubique" - all things, for all people, everywhere.   Harrods Department Store lit up for the holidays in Knightsbridge, London   From the 15th to 17th of February we will be presenting Svalbarði exclusively in the prestigious Harrods Food Hall. You are invited to sample the water's unique taste and learn more about the origins of this limited-edition iceberg...

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Winter ice in Svalbard's fjords

Winter ice in Svalbard's fjords

The rapid decline in arctic sea ice has been widely noted. This trend is especially relevant in Svalbard, where the reduction has a particularly strong impact on polar bears. The bears depend on the ice for access to seals which are their main source of sustenance. Without enough ice, hunger increases and the population is threatened.     Sea ice around the northeast Svalbard island of Nordaustlandet   This year's winter in Svalbard has been especially tumultuous. Temperatures were well above normal for most of the fourth quarter of 2016, with rain and mudslides in October at a time when...

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Svalbard on the screen

Svalbard on the screen

Svalbard is one of the most unusual places on Earth and its spectacular scenery and challenging climate has attracted film makers from around the world. Several dramatic movies and fascinating TV series have been made on Svalbard. Here is a selection of some of the best.   Orion's Belt, 1985. An adventure thriller about three fishermen on a wilderness expedition who stumble upon a concealed Soviet surveillance station. The film is often the first thing that comes to mind for Norwegians of that generation when they hear the word Svalbard. Versions were made in both Norwegian and English.https://youtu.be/ML33S-UOiaI    ...

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How to survive the long polar night

How to survive the long polar night

"I could never survive that long in the dark." So say many an outside friend of Svalbard's people. From October to February, the sun disappears below the horizon. And unlike almost any other northern community in the world - including the far north of mainland Norway or the North Slope of Alaska - Svalbard doesn't even enjoy a dose of twilight. It is as dark as midnight at noon. And yet, many Svalbardians will tell you this is their favorite time of the year.      Why yes, it is lunchtime.   Don't underestimate how magical Longyearbyen can be in...

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Resources for monitoring global warming

Resources for monitoring global warming

Nary a day goes by without another story on the effects of climate change in the Arctic. While scientists agree the average temperature of the planet is steadily creeping up, the Arctic is warming far more quickly - as much as two or three times faster.   The pace of temperature increases in Svalbard has ramped up since 1980   The impact is being felt strongly in Svalbard where it has now been 6 years since the average monthly temperature has been at or below normal. This autumn we experienced severe flooding in October at a time the ground should have...

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