LIVING IN SVALBARD, NORWAY
To celebrate the home entertainment release of the incredible new dark drama series, FORTITUDE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, here are some facts about the Arctic Islands of Svalbard, the stunning setting for the show. The chilling new thriller, FORTITUDE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON is available now on Blu-ray™ and DVD
Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Svalbard translates as ‘the land with the cold coast’ or ‘cold edge’.
During the winter, the sun stays below the horizon for 110 days straight and Svalbard is in complete darkness. The temperatures can range from – 12°C and – 16°C.
Over 3,000 polar bears and 2,670 humans live in Svalbard. Polar bear spotting is a vital job as they need to keep watch in order for researchers to carry out work.
Snowmobiles are one of the main modes of transport and one of the most popular attractions is the ice grottos. The glacier tours explore the incredible ice caves and canals.
Two of the main industries in Svalbard include coal mining and tourism. Gold and silver are not subject to customs and VAT regulations, making them cheaper.
Local cuisine use ingredients such as seal, whale, reindeer, grouse, duck, arctic char and sometimes polar bear meat. Surface water is drinkable due to the low temperatures and pure
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Svalbard is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights created by the cosmic rays, solar wind and magnetospheric plasma interacting with the upper atmosphere.
FORTITUDE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON IS AVAILABLE NOW ON BLU-RAY AND DVD