Danger! – Polar Bear Sign

Did you know?

The sign warning for Polar bears in Svalbard is the only one attention sign in the world, that has a black background, so that the white bear can stand out!

Bear sign

We were indeed excited at the sight of the sign, however did not see any bears in the month of May, as it was spring here and the bears have moved up north. All we saw were reindeer, arctic dogs, foxes, ducks, and other birds!

Read more about our Svalbard visit in my other post

With love for the DP Weekly Photo  Challenge 🙂

Svalbard – nearly on top of the world

Oslo – Tromsø – Longyearbyen – Pyramiden – Oslo

We visited Svalbard (formerly known by its Dutch name Spitsbergen) for a week and it was as magical as ever. Being the northernmost human settlement in the world with a permanent civilian population it offered us the comforts of the modern world and the wilderness at the same time.

Panoramic 4
Longyearbyen town

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