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Polar bears in Hior­th­hamn near Lon­gye­ar­by­en

After the remar­kab­le seri­es of polar bear visits to Lon­gye­ar­by­en in Decem­ber and Janu­a­ry, it had been rela­tively calm for a while. But yes­ter­day (Satur­day) after­noon, two polar bears were seen in Hior­th­hamn, oppo­si­te Lon­gye­ar­by­en, just 3.5 kilo­me­tres across Advent­fjord. A mother and a first-year cub were wal­king across the tun­dra towards Advent­da­len.

Polar bears near Longyearbyen

Polar bears in Hior­th­hamn near Lon­gye­ar­by­en
(pho­to taken from a distance of 3.5 kilo­me­tres).

The Sys­sel­man­nen was soon on sce­ne with a heli­co­p­ter to make sure the bears would not come too clo­se to Lon­gye­ar­by­en.

Polar bears near Longyearbyen: helicopter

The polar bears in Hior­th­hamn were soon accom­pa­nied by the Sysselmannen’s heli­co­p­ter.

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