Dog Team, Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Tuesday, 31st July 2007 by Alex Turnbull
Could these be the shadows of one or more dog sleds following old tracks through the snow on Svalbard, the northernmost part of Norway?
Unfortunately these are only medium resolution images1 (which disappear in Google Maps if you get too close), but zooming right in on Google Earth certainly seems to add weight to the theory.
Actually Longyearbyen is interesting too, as it’s the world’s northernmost town2 and therefore has the world’s northernmost of quite a few things, including the world’s most northern bank, ATM, hospital, library, night club, bus station, taxi rank, tourist office, supermarket, school and not not forgetting pub!
Oh yeah, they’ve also got the world’s most northern permanent airport with scheduled flights – Svalbard Airport.
Thanks to Harry.