Svalbard archipelago - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Svalbard archipelago


Missing Russian chopper found on Arctic seabed, 8 presumed dead

Oct 29, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Mil Mi-8 chopper has been missing since Thursday while en route to Barentsburg from Pyramiden

RUSSIAN HELI. This file picture taken on May 5, 2011 shows the Russian helicopter which crashed, in the hangar of the base Kapp Heer at Barentsburg, Svalbard. AFP Photo

Extreme diving: Crucial to Arctic research

Aug 16, 2015 - 2:09 PM

To find answers in the Arctic researchers rely heavily on divers who brave the icy waters to gather samples

TEMPERATURE CHECK. Scientific divers work in the icy waters of the Kongsfjorden, near the scientific base of Ny Alesund, on the Spitzberg island of the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard archipelago, on July 22, 2015. Dominique Faget/AFP

Scientists and bears: uneasy Arctic neighbors

Aug 09, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Encounters between humans and polar bears on Norway s stunning Svalbard archipelago are rare but people are always on the lookout

WARNING. A picture taken on July 23, 2015 shows a warning sign reading 'stop, polar bear danger, do not walk beyond this sign without your firearm', at the entrance of the scientific base of Ny Alesund in the Svalbard archipelago. Dominique Faget/AFP