Frozen north

Philippine Tatler - - LIFE -

In Longyear­byen, the largest set­tle­ment on Nor­way’s re­mote Sval­bard ar­chi­pel­ago, there’s an un­usual law: “No one is al­lowed a lock on their front door,” ex­plains Hong Kong-based pho­tog­ra­pher

Stephen King. “The rea­son for that is if a po­lar bear comes into town, you need to be able to run into the near­est house and hide.” Such prox­im­ity to raw na­ture may be nerver­ack­ing, but it’s ex­actly what Stephen went in search of, and it’s what makes Sval­bard the per­fect des­ti­na­tion for trav­ellers look­ing to ex­plore one of the planet’s last un­touched wilder­nesses. Here, Stephen shares some of his stun­ning pho­to­graphs from his cruise around the Arc­tic ar­chi­pel­ago, and a few valu­able tips on trav­el­ling in Sval­bard— in­clud­ing how to stay safe when a bear is about

Pho­tog­ra­phy stephen king Words Oliver giles

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