Video: Nobody is Allowed to Die in Longyearbyen

The Norwegian town of Longyearbyen is the northernmost settlement in the world, occupying a small  corner of the Svalbard. But life in this part of the world is incredibly different than just about anywhere else, right down to the fact that no one has been buried in the village for more than 70 years. It is a transient place, with people coming and going, and while it is home to more than 2100 people from 50 different countries, most don’t have any real ties to it. Find out what life is like in Longyearbyen in this interesting and revealing video. It will give you a glimpse into the challenges and joys of this unique place.

Kraig Becker