Nothing more than mountains and pointed peaks, or how Svalbard was discovered and what came out of it

The archipelago was probably known of already by the Vikings. Brief mentions of “cold shores” in the area, which is now instantly associated with Svalbard, appeared for the first time in 12th-century Nordic sagas. The thing is, though, that no evidence has ever been found to confirm that the Vikings…

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Sørkapp Marine Litter Cleanup for beginners

Have you ever heard of Zew Północy (or Call of the North) – a Polish magazine whose every single issue bursts at the seams with all things Scandinavian? If you haven’t, you’ve got some serious catching up to do, especially that the November issue (#35, 2019) features a neat article…

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Project for a centenary

This spring, Sørkapp Marine Litter Cleanup project received the patronage of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Poland. Despite the fact that the Embassy does not normally offer its patronage to initiatives carried out outside Polish borders, an exception was made in our case. The reason behind this exceptional treatment was…

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Awfully Rotten Cabin & Co., Part Two

In the previous post we explained, among others, where the Awfully Rotten Cabin (or Kapp Horn Hytte, as it’s usually referred to in official records) came from, how it’s changed over the years and what stands behind its shabby, yet still irresistible charm. Today we’ll introduce you to building trends…

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Awfully Rotten Cabin & Co.

Today we’re going to tell you a little more about the Awfully Rotten Cabin, or Kapp Horn Hytte (which is how it’s referred to in official records). What stands behind these names is the trapper’s cabin in Palffyodden, which will soon, for three weeks, turn into our headquarters and after…

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Hornsund – a patch of Poland in the Arctic

Zew Północy Magazine (#21, 2015) published a series of texts about Poles in the Arctic. On pages 4–6, you can read what Adam Nawrot from the forScience Foundation had to say about Polish polar pioneers and the history of the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, Svalbard. In his article, you…

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