Photo Friday: Magdalena Fjord: Svalbard Archipelago
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Photo Friday: Magdalena Fjord: Svalbard Archipelago

If you look near the top of a globe — inside the Arctic Circle between 74° and 81° north latitude — above continental Norway — you will find a small mass of islands known as the Svalbard archipelago.

The Svalbard archipelago is the northernmost part of Norway.  Just over 15,000 square miles in size, Spitsbergen is the largest island of Svalbard.

The island of Spitsbergen is known for polar bears, coal mining, the midnight sun, the Global Seed Vault and a plethora of glaciers, mountains and fjords.  

Scenic cruising in Magdalena Fjord

Near the northern part of the Spitsbergen is the Magdalena Fjord – a glorious place to view from the deck of a cruise ship in August.

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