New student homes opened in Longyearbyen on Svalbard

LongyearbyenPhoto: Tore Meek / NTB

On Sunday, Norway’s Arctic student organization opened the new student housing in Longyearbyen on Svalbard.

The new homes were built as a replacement for homes that were located in a landslide-prone area, where two people died in a landslide in 2015, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes.

Due to complications resulting from the thawing permafrost in the archipelago, the construction project has cost NOK 400 million.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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