Thursday, August 19, 2010

Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen is the administrative capital of the Svalbard archipelago. It lies about half way between the north coast of Norway and the North Pole.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hammerfest, Norway

Hammerfest is a town in Northern Norway with a population of around 10,000. It claims to be the Northernmost city in the world; a title that is disputed by Honningsvåg Norway which is further North but does not have the population required to be classified as a city. In the summer months, Hammerfest is invaded by migrating reindeer.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Delta Junction, Alaska

This city of 1000 sits at the north end of the Alaska Highway, 100 miles south of Fairbanks. This envelope was hand cancelled in Delta Junction and machine cancelled in Fairbanks.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Teslin, Yukon

Teslin is a small community in the Yukon along the Alaska Highway (historical mile 804 to be exact). The nearby Nisutlin Bay Bridge is the longest bridge on the Alaska Highway.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Barrow, Alaska

Barrow is the Northern most city in the US: over 500km North of the Arctic Circle. The 4000 people that call Barrow home have no roads connecting them with the rest of Alaska. Air transport is the main way in or out.