With approximately 2,000 inhabitants, Longyearbyen is Svalbard‘s largest settlement and administrative centre. As the only incorporated town on the Svalbard archipelago, Longyearbyen features all the trappings of a modern community: a hospital, primary and secondary school, university, sports centre with swimming pool, library, culture centre, cinema, bank, airport, and a small variety of museums, shops, restaurants, and hotels.
One of the world’s northernmost towns, Longyearbyen is situated on the western coast of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, on the southern edge of Adventfjorden, a fjord which continues inland to the beautiful valley of Adventdalen. Owing to its location far north of the Arctic Circle, Longyearbyen is in polar night from October 28th to February 14th, and in polar day from April 19th to August 23rd.
Explore Longyearbyen and Spitsbergen
Whether you’re a first time visitor to the Arctic or a seasoned traveller to this extreme latitude, we offer an array of unforgettable adventures in Longyearbyen and its surrounding areas in Spitsbergen:
For excursions and planning visit: www.svalbard.nordicvisitor.com
To many people, the phenomenon “Mileage Run” is much unknown. If you aren’t member of an airline-related forum, you have probably never heard of it. Mileage runners’ goal is to earn elite status as quickly and cheaply as possible. According to the glossary on WebFlyer.com, a mileage run is, “A series of flights taken in a very short amount of time, solely for the purpose of accumulating frequent flyer miles, with a blatant disregard for the destinations.” Mileage run is considered as art in motion and there are always things to learn about.
If you want to be a mileage runner you should first identify how many miles or segments you need to reach your desired elite level and determine if it will be easiest to earn via miles or segments. For example, Scandinavian Airlines program Eurobonus offers its first elite level, Silver, at 20 000 points or 20 segments. To archive EuroBonus highest level, Gold, you need 50 000 points or 50 segments. If you’re not sure what segments mean Webflyer has defined it as, “A section or ‘leg’ of a continuous itinerary,” To be more specific, a segment has one flight number and one boarding pass.
A Mileage run requires a lot of planning and it’s all about the routes. As a Mileage runner you don’t want to fly nonstop to your destination, you want connections and routing that no one wants. You should consider international routes. Generally, the farther you go with a good fare, the price per mile goes down.
I hope this short description gave you a better picture of what Mileage Run is. If you want to get started with it, I recommend you take a look at these websites.
Mileage runs tools:
Marseille, France was previously considered a creepy port no one would visit. The dirty houses, noisy cars, the smell of rotten fish and much of the crime are gone.
Today is Marseille a pure idyll!
Renovation of the city began with the World Cup in Marseille in 1998 and after that there has been put a lot of money and effort down to change the city’s image. For instance, the promenade in front of the magnificent Notre Dame are hosed and swept every morning.
Marseille is today a popular tourist city and has a lot of culture to offer. The city is this year the official European Culture City and that’s for no reason, because the city is absolute beautiful. Marseille kept its multiethnic and North African soul and stands out from other French cities. People living here a considered very friendly and unfussy.
Marseille-Marignane Airport os located 27 km outside citycentrum and you can get there easily with taxi or bus. There are few intercontinental flights to the airport, but there are many flights to huge airports such as Frankfurt Airport, London Heatrow, Schipol and Paris-Charles De Gaulle.
There are many myths about which days and times you should buy Airline tickets, to get the best deal. Sometimes it can be really challenging to find the cheap Airline tickets and I know the frustration.
Here’s is a list of tips on when to buy and when to travel to increase your chances of a good deal:
– If you can travel off-season, there is a high chance to find significantly lower fares.
– Last minute deals are rarely good.
– There are highest chances to find cheap tickets between 8-12 weeks prior to your trip.
– If you’re travelling in the summertime you should but tickets 3 months in advance to get the best rates.
– Sunday is usually the most expensive day to travel.
– Saturday is the usually the cheapest day to travel.
– Follow the Airline you might consider on social media, they have sometimes good deals for a very short time.