Guides communicate through stories. Stories of old trappers, facts and shared experiences. For example: Spitsbergen has the greatest diversity of food crops in the world. Seeds from more than 860,000 food plants from all over the globe are preserved 120m deep in a mountain in a global seed vault, meaning Spitsbergen has the greatest diversity of food crops in the world. However, apart from willow trees with a maximum height of 30cm, no trees grow on the tundra. It is also a place where polar bears outnumber people, so inhabitants need to carry around guns outside for protection. Here you will encounter stories of guides, the adventures of old trappers and historical accounts of the whalers. Key locations include the research station of Ny-Ålesund, the old Russian mining town of Pyramiden and administrative center of Longyearbyen.