From Fly-Tipping to Polar Bears: Life on the World’s Most Northerly Newspaper

Eirik Palm, editor in chief of the Svalbard Posten, hadn’t provided me with directions to find his office, but in Longyearbyen, you just ask around. A friendly woman walked me to the door and I was waved in by a man wearing a woollen jumper. It was a bright June day with the temperature at 3C, and the sun hadn’t set in two months.


At 78 deg N, and well inside the Arctic Circle, the Svalbard Posten is the world’s most northerly printed newspaper.

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