Picture StoryLongyearbyen, located about a thousand kilometers from the North Pole, is a former mining town and the Svalbard archipelago's biggest city. I took this picture in January 2020, right before the COVID essentially shut down travel. I remember that it was frigidly cold back then because of the tireless gusts of wind blowing the snow in my face. All the seasons offer different attractions, from Aurora Borealis spectacles, snowy twilight vistas through polar summer ideal for some wildlife photography. Create your own portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 700,000 members and followers.