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  Björnoya - the bear island
by globetrott

Favorite thing: We passed by Björnoja whenever we had a cruise to Spitzbergen. Bjornoya is uninhabited nowadays except for 8 people living there in a permanent weather-station, but it used to be an important trading-place during the time of whale-hunting with big ships in 1850 - 1910

Fondest memory: You better be careful and always have a rifle or gun handy, when taking a walk "on the wild side " in Bjornoja, of course you would never kill the bear, but such a rifle might help you a lot to persuade the bear to search for some other " dinner "

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 31, 2006
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“in all 7 continents: veni - vidi - and took lots of pictures”

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