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In Norway's Svalbard Islands lies the small town of Longyearbyen, a beautiful artic town which has outlawed death. It is not a new law but has been practiced for years! Since 1950 no one allowed to die in the town. If someone gets terminally ill they are flown off to the mainland area and they are ...
The Arctic town of Longyearbyen in Norway's Svalbard Islands has taken the very unusual step of outlawing death. Since 1950, no one has legally been allowed to die in the town. Even if you've lived there all your life, if you are terminally ill you will be flown off the island to live out the rest of your days.

In mid-December a violent storm hit the region, and residents were ordered to evacuate homes in avalanche-threatened areas of Longyearbyen--the archipelago's main city, located near the vault. The precaution was taken after other avalanches struck the area, including one in December 2015 that ...
THESE stunning snaps from the remote Norwegian town of Longyearbyen make it look something straight out of a fairytale. But behind the pictures lies a somewhat bizarre law which the 2,000 residents in the town have to follow - it is illegal to die there. Longyearbyen, a tranquil town in the middle ...
LONGYEARBYEN, the capital of the remote Norwegian island of Svalbard, can look like an Arctic wonderland of snow and midnight light shows. But behind the pictures lies a somewhat bizarre law which the 2000 residents in the town have to follow -- it is illegal to die there. Dying has been banned on ...

Located just 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) from the North Pole, Longyearbyen is a small mining town that is the administrative center of Norway's Svalbard Archipelago. Surrounded by the Arctic Ocean, in a land where the sun doesn't rise for months and the colorful Northern Lights dance across the ...
A car passes by a sign warning of polar bears in Longyearbyen, Norway on Feb. 25, 2018. (Xinhua/Liang Youchang). Photo taken on Feb. 25, 2018 shows the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) in Longyearbyen, Norway. (Xinhua/Liang Youchang). A fence is put outside of a kindergarten to avoid ...
Q Last year we had a wonderful cruise from Longyearbyen around the west and north of the Svalbard archipelago then across to Greenland and down its eastern coast. I would like to go back to Spitsbergen and visit some of the old settlements such as Pyramiden or Barentsburg, and then go to Nuuk and ...
LONGYEARBYEN /Norway/, November 3. /TASS/. The area of search on the Spitsbergen coastline was expanded after Russian rescuers and ...
LONGYEARBYEN /Norway/, October 31. /TASS/. Russian rescuers, who returned to Longyearbyen after examining another stretch of ...
LONGYEARBYEN (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Russian Emergencies Ministry Il-76 aircraft landed with rescuers and necessary ...
In August, 1996, a Russian Tu-154 aircraft from Vnukovo Airlines crashed in Operafjellet during approach to Longyearbyen airport. All 141 ...
For more than 10 years, Bilicz has been hospital manager and head nurse at Longyearbyen Hospital, the northernmost hospital in the world ...
After arriving in Longyearbyen, Svalbard's administrative centre, and speaking to scientists, a priest and local residents, the film makers learned that the climate on the far northern islands not only makes it difficult to bury the dead. "We went to the northernmost city in the world to find out about a rumour that ...
Longyearbyen, the largest settlement on Svalbard, can feel temporarily crowded during the summer, such as when the AIDAluna called on July 21 with some 2,100 passengers, considering Longyearbyen is a small town with a few concentrated sights. Earlier this month, the local newspaper, ...

Rescuers at the site where an avalanche has passed road 228 in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. ... Over 200 people have been evacuated in Longyearbyen, the capital of Norway's Arctic Svalbard Archipelago, after an avalanche crashed through the town, demolishing two buildings. The islands' governor ...
Longyearbyen, on the island of Spitzbergen, is just 650 miles from the North Pole. A few other settlements deep within the Arctic Circle are closer to the top of the world: Eureka and Alert in the far north of Canada, and the imaginatively named Nord in Greenland. But they are research stations which tick ...
Q Last year we had a wonderful cruise from Longyearbyen around the west and north of the Svalbard archipelago then across to Greenland ...
A combination photo shows the different phases of the total solar eclipse as it occurred over Longyearbyen on Svalbard, Norway on March 20, ...
This weekend, the largest vessel ever to make port call to Longyearbyen, MSC «Preziosa» - vessel with capacity of more than 4,000 people.
Ekspedisjonen Polar Row ledet av islandske Fiann Paul, med norske Tor Wigum, waliseren Jeff Willis, amerikanske Carlo Facchino og indiske ...
Strolling past the coal miner statue on Longyearbyen's pedestrian thoroughfare, I count three Svalbard reindeer grazing among the patches of ...
Longyearbyen, the largest settlement on Svalbard, can feel temporarily crowded during the summer, such as when the AIDAluna called on July ...
A total solar eclipse is seen in Longyearbyen on Svalbard, Norway, on March 20, 2015. The earliest recorded total solar eclipse in human ...
Explore the options for a maritime component to the already existing schemes, such as the Canadian Rangers or Longyearbyen Red Cross.
The trio will be leaving for Oslo, Norway on April 4 and will be based at Longyearbyen, Svalbard Island for a week to undergo a process of adjustment and final preparation.
They voted the gold by an overwhelming margin to Svalbaroi Polar Iceberg Water from Longyearbyen, Norway. A pair of New Zealand waters won the silver and bronze - Waiheke Imperial was second and Antipodes, third.
MALANGTODAY.NET - Longyearbyen merupakan ibukota Kepulauan Svalbard, Norwegia. Longyearbyen memiliki peraturan unik yang melarang para warganya menguburkan jenazah.
... through 1,5 meters thick ice can remain out at sea up to six weeks at a time. The new icebreaker will replace the 1978-built "Lance" - a former fishing and sealing vessel that was rebuilt as a research vessel in 1992.
Longyearbyen adalah ibukota bagi Kepulauan Svalbard. Kepulauan Svalbard sendiri merupakan salah satu kepulauan di sebelah utara dari daratan utama Eropa dan berada di Samudra Arktik.
At 12:15 p.m. on March 8, the people of Longyearbyen gather together to celebrate a specific event: the first glimpse of the sun since November.
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - The small Ohio community of Montpelier has won the top prize for U.S. tap water at an international tasting contest.
The two voyages are a 25 day sailing from Oban, Scotland to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, June 13 to July 6, 2017 and a 25 day Aberdeen, Scotland to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen June 23- July 16, 2017. There are currently between 22,000 and 31,000 polar ...
Rescuers at the site where an avalanche passed road 228 and hit at least one building, in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.
Its closest neighbor is Longyearbyen, housed by the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago. This is just some 810 miles away from the North Pole.
Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping ...
A general view of the entrance of the international gene bank Svalbard Global Seed Vault, outside Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, Norway, on February 29, 2016.
It's so cold in Longyearbyen, it's illegal to be buried here and residents are required to carry a high-powered rifle in case of polar bear attacks.
No-one was hurt, but residents of residents of Longyearbyen, Svalbard, have still been left asking what went wrong, after two apartment buildings were severely damaged (pictured above) Tuesday morning when an avalanche ripped through a ...
... but residents of residents of Longyearbyen, Svalbard, have still been left asking what went wrong, after two apartment buildings were severely damaged (pictured above) Tuesday morning when an avalanche ripped through a neighbourhood that officials ...
More tons of snow, ice, dirt and rocks thundered down on a residental area of Longyearbyen on Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard on Tuesday.
In April 2015, Rogozin made big headlines in Norway when he suddenly posted a photo on twitter of himself outside the terminal building at Longyearbyen airport on Norway's Svalbard archipelago. Norway protested since the Deputy Prime Minister is ...
Malte Jochmann was in his kitchen in Longyearbyen when an avalanche hit on 19 December 2015. His house was one of 11 that was literally lifted off of its base by a wall of snow.
Arctic temperatures have finally started to cool off after yet another winter heat wave stunted sea ice growth over the weekend. The repeated bouts of warm weather this winter, which have stunned even seasoned polar researchers, could push the Arctic ...
He has chosen to spend several months at a time in the UNIS laboratory at roughly 78 degrees north in Longyearbyen. Heijkoop is collaborating with other researchers, including several from NTNU, to test ice that has cyclic - or regular - stresses ...
New for 2017 will be the inclusion of a pre-cruise hotel night in either Reykjavik, Iceland, or Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, depending on the itinerary.
Arctic temperatures have finally started to cool off after yet another winter heat wave stunted sea ice growth over the weekend. The repeated bouts of warm weather this season have stunned even seasoned polar researchers, and could push the Arctic to a ...
Poseidon is the only company offering dedicated cruises from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, to this archipelago of 191 uninhabited, volcanic, mostly glaciated islands that since 2012 have been part of the Russian Arctic National Park.


 

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