Moving to Svalbard

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1. Posted by Pip1993 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi I'm looking for people who have relocated to Svalbard, it's something I'm very interested in and I'd love to pick your brains!! Thanks, Pip

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1287 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

That's an unusual idea. I think people generally only move there for work. The government is trying to normalise life there but Longyearbyen has long been a company town where guys are there as employees with the mining company and just last a few years. Things like offering secondary schooling there are helping keep families there but it's still really a workplace.

Are you in mining? Have you been to Svalbard?