Norway: Longyearbyen – the city where dying is “forbidden”


Imagine if you were forbidden to die in your hometown. Impossible? That is exactly the case in Longyearbyen on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. Where forbidden is not quite the right word, as the tourism officer Ronny Bruvoll TRAVELBOOK says: “Of course you can die, but there is no way to be buried here.”