Year of 2017

Hallwylfjellet at Adventdalen, Norway

Hallwylfjellet is one of nearly 200 mountains that make up the Svalbard archipelago, about halfway between continental Norway and the North Pole. The rugged Arctic landscape is covered in ice and snow most of the year. This peak, also known as Mount Baldhead, overlooks the Adventdalen, or the Valley of Advent, where one of the few human settlements on Svalbard is located; the communities on the Svalbard archipelago are the northernmost permanent settlements in the world.

Adventdalen is a 30-kilometre long valley that follows Adventdalselva on the island Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. The valley and the river flow into Adventfjorden and further into Isfjorden.