Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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Longyearbyen provides you with easy access to nature–-the Longyear Glacier, for instance, can be found just outside the neighborhood of Nybyen–-but that's not the only reason to explore Svalbard's administrative center, research hub, and tourism magnet. This was a coal mining town until the industry moved to nearby Svea, but the old mines still exist and can be visited, as can historic structures like the Svalbard Church.

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