Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway When a town is situated on an island in the icy white Arctic, a little color is much appreciated. The brightly painted homes of Longyearbyen are illuminated by a backdrop of snow-dotted imposing mountains. For an archipelago hostile to the growth of flowers and trees, a colorful town reminds visitors that life still thrives.
A Visual Tour of the Research Base At the End of the World: Square building with the word 'Pyramid' printed on it. In Barentsburg, an abandoned Russian settlement in Svalbard, the collection of remote islands in the far north of Norway. By Reuben Wu.
The mining outpost of Barentsburg, shown September on Norway& remote Svalbard islands. The Soviet Union (later Russia) has been operating the mines here since Currently it is home to around 500 residents, almost entirely Russian and Ukrainian.