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Kvitøya (English: "White Island") is an island in the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, with an area of 682 square kilometres (263 sq mi). It is the easternmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. The closest Russian Arctic possession, Victoria Island, lies only 62 kilometres (39 mi) to the east of Kvitøya.  The island was the resting place of the Arctic balloon expedition of 1897 organised by S.A. Andree.

Svalbard is one of the most northern islands you can travel to and worth every part of the long journey. The most northern town in the world is in Svalbard and lies on the parallel. Yukon even swam in the frezzing ocean!

Northern Norway map of driving route over mountainous terrain, bridges, and tunnels from Evenes Airport (EVE) to Reine in the Lofoten and Vesteralen Islands, Nordland county, Norway, Europe (from Google.com).

Northern Norway map of driving route over mountainous terrain, bridges, and…

The beauty and imagination of mapping: detail of a map of austerdalsbreen glacier, 1901, Norway, via cocoroachchanel

The beauty and imagination of mapping: detail of a map of austerdalsbreen glacier, Norway, via cocoroachchanel

Kart, Norheimsund...

Kart, Norheimsund...

The Viking-age Fylki (Petty kingdoms) in Norway before the unification.  by jkvatterholm:   Important! This is the “de jure” regions so to say. A petty king might have power in 2 or 3 of them, or they might be divided in various ways. The fylki are mostly a kind of administrative grouping, and they survived into the time of medieval Norway and beyond. The fylki had in the beginning mostly a þing each, but some went for further cooperation made bigger multi-fylki þings

The Viking-age Fylki (Petty kingdoms) in Norway before the unification. by jkvatterholm: “ Important! This is the “de jure” regions so to say. A petty king might have power in 2 or 3 of them, or they might be divided in various ways. The fylki are.

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