In 2011, I got an invitation to join a friend to Svea. Svea is one of the few other inhabited places on Svalbard (in addition to Longyearbyen) – and is home to the biggest mining company on Svalbard, Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani.
I went to Longyearbyen and lived with my family, before flying from Longyearbyen to Svea and back. It was minus 38 degrees and amazingly beautiful. We went into the mine! Pictures can be seen here: http://forum.flyprat.no/showthread.php?t=80799