I'm a hobbyist photographer and I've seen a number of photographs of a row of coloured houses and an area of cotton grass in front set in Longyearbyen. Can someone please say where it is, and if it is safe to walk to by myself?
Is it near a lagoon and/or dog kennels?
I've also read of a church in Longyearbyen - is it photogenic? :)
Any other recommendations for places I can safely walk to for photographic purposes?
Also - I love to pick up a souvenir of a trip. Typically something like a handmade carving - so in this case I'd be looking for a polar bear, arctic fox, walrus - an animal I hope to see on my cruise :) Is there anywhere in Longyearbyen to buy something like that? Or will I try my luck back in Oslo?