Advent City

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Advent City in 1906

Advent City is an abandoned settlement located on the east side of Adventfjorden on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It served as a coal mining camp from 1904 to 1917 operated by Spizbergen Coal and Trading Company Limited of Sheffield, United Kingdom. A single mess was built the first year, and additional buildings followed in 1905, including a bakery and two streets. All remaining buildings were moved to Hiorthhamn in 1916 and 1917.[1]


  1. ^ "Advent City". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 

Coordinates: 78°16′19″N 15°36′54″E / 78.272°N 15.615°E / 78.272; 15.615