“IN THIS TOWN, WE ARE 2,304 CITIZENS, BUT WE COME FROM 51DIFFERENT COUNTRIES” HE SAYS. “WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT THIS PLACE IS THE COMBINATION OF PEACE, NO STRESS AND NO CRIME”.
In Svalbard there is virtually no such thing as a “local” inhabitant. Like Wiggo, who came from mainland Norway over a decade earlier, many have left behind more hectic lives for a chance to live in the icy north. It is an enticing mix of cultures, religions and beliefs that makes it uniquely colourful and inclusive.