Almost 60% covered by glaciers and ice caps, and surrounded by sea ice, the Svalbard Archipelago lies approximately 1,000 km from the North Pole and covers nearly 62,000 km² of the Barents Sea, one of the richest seas in the world.
The fauna has been ravaged by mankind in a very short space of time. Thankfully, this landscape of icebergs, mountains and frozen fjords is now protected by the seven national parks, six nature reserves and sixteen bird reserves established over the last few decades.
This protection has seen the return of the larger wildlife; colonies of birds, seals, walruses, whales, reindeer and arctic foxes now inhabit the wild coasts of this artic archipelago where there are more polar bears than permanent human inhabitants.
That’s why more and more ships cruise these waters each year, bringing tens of thousands of tourists to the sites described on this map, a map that’s a superb résumé of this pearl of the far north, a place as fragile as the ice and as formidable as the high mountains and high seas that forged it.
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