Dog Team, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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. Perhaps they’re travelling from the nearby EISCAT radar station to the nearest town – the administrative centre of Svalbard, Longyearbyen? 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,…

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