Friday, March 11, 2016
50th anniversary of union of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) with Norway 14.8.1975
Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. One of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas, it's known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes. The Northern Lights are visible during winter, and summer brings the “midnight sun” – sunlight 24 hours a day.
The stamps on this FDC depict (1.00) Mountains, (1.25) Miners and (1.40) a polar bear.