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Spitsbergen / Svalbard

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Norway
Best of: Island, Wildlife
Spitsbergen (Svalbard) is the northernmost tip of Europe and, a few military bases aside, its settlements are the northernmost permanently inhabited spots on the planet. Svalbard's visitors come mostly to experience Arctic nature at its rawest and most powerful. The islands feature untouched glaciers and craggy mountains, but also polar bears, caribou, a peculiar short legged reindeer, polar foxes, whales, seals and walruses. [More Details]
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