Longyearbyen on the island of Svalbard, in the Arctic Circle, is the world's northernmost town and is shrouded in darkness for 110 days of the year. What's it like for the people who live there?
Sub-zero temperatures and a lack of light make the roads around Longyearbyen treacherous. Add to that the risk of avalanches, crevasses, glaciers and even polar bears and it’s easy to see why there’s real danger for the 2,400 inhabitants as they go about their daily business.
“Darkness makes you realise how small you are.”
“I like going away from the town in the dark season. Makes me feel alive."
“I’m just trying to grow food for the town. In complete darkness, at -20Cº.”