Brewing Beer At The Top Of The World In Longyearbyen, Svalbard

The Svalbard archipelago is a true Arctic wilderness. Yet despite the fierce winds, freezing temperatures and the presence of the polar bear, around 2,500 people call the town of Longyearbyen their home.

With coal mining almost over, tourism has become increasingly important to maintain the settlement beyond science and research. In recent years, the world’s northernmost craft beer brewery has become an unintended tourist attraction.

If you visit Longyearbyen, you can’t miss Svalbard Bryggeri. Tourists pass the old port facility on the bus from the airport and its beers are served in every pub, bar and restaurant in the town.

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