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To be a community in the Arctic - Longyearbyen

To be a community in the Arctic - Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen is the main town of Svalbard and Svalbarði's home base. With around 2000 residents, three quarters of the human population of Svalbard (we are fond of pointing out the polar bears outnumber the people) lives in this tight-knit community. The only other significant population centers are the smaller century-old Russian town of Barentsburg and the scientific research station of Ny Ålesund.   Students on a school outing look out over Longyearbyen from the top of Plateaufjellet mountain   Like a village, everyone in Longyearbyen seems to know everyone and wears multiple hats. A person might be a teacher at...

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Reindeer are shrinking on Svalbard

Reindeer are shrinking on Svalbard

At this time of year there’s nothing more festive than the sight of reindeer in the snow. The population of wild Svalbard reindeer has expanded to about 1400 from 800 in the 1990’s. However, despite this increase, scientists say arctic reindeer are becoming lighter due to the impact of climate change. Speaking at the British Ecological Society annual meeting in Liverpool, researchers revealed that as summers and winters have warmed, reindeer on Svalbard have become smaller and lighter. Over a period of 16 years, the adult reindeer weight has declined by 12% - from 55kg for those born in 1994 to just...

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The new Svalbarði gift tubes are here

The new Svalbarði gift tubes are here

You may have noticed that since our launch, Svalbarði has only been available without our unique gift tube. We knew when we first began this project that we had something very special to share with the world. We wanted every one who would receive it to know what a gift from nature it is. Our design team at Studio h in London worked hard to produce packaging that would convey this message in addition to the bottle itself. That packaging has now arrived just before the Christmas and New Year holidays and comes with every purchase, whether a single bottle or...

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Svalbarði in Norway's largest food magazine

Svalbarði in Norway's largest food magazine

Norway's largest newspaper Aftenposten also publishes its top food magazine. "Mat fra Norge" or "Food from Norway" has as its name suggests a focus on locally sourced food products. Ahead of the Christmas season they came up to Svalbard to meet with various local food producers, with articles published in the last two editions of the year.     Caption: Gourmet in the Dark! Longyearbyen in Svalbard doesn't get as much as a sunbeam in the winter, but many of the city's restaurant kitchens shine in competition with the northern lights. Come on a culinary tour in this little island...

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Svalbarði is online!

Svalbarði is online!

We are proud to announce that Svalbarði's expanded website and online store is now up. Browse through to learn more about the Taste of Snow in Air. The iceberg gathering process in the the Arctic fjords. The award winning bottle and cap. Svalbarði's epicurean qualities. The people who have worked hard to bring a piece of Svalbard to you.     Our online store launches with the availability of two-packs or individual 750ml bottles. With the ability to subscribe to receive regular monthly deliveries straight to your home or office globally. Shipping is always by air direct from Svalbard so you receive your bottle fresh...

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