There are thousands of islands in the world, but few people know that one of them isbound for America: the barrier island. Set aside the fact that it is technically not a "island", but a "contiguous area of the island" (1,287.5 sq. km.). The island is in the Pacific Ocean, 65.8 km. From Indonesia to the island is 6,500 km. The closest inhabited islands are Bali and Java, and the largest island is Sumatra. There are also hundreds of islands in Africa. But few people know that one island is located 650 km from Australia and there is a small volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Small wonder that thousands of people call it Svalbard. Here, the climate is similar to, but not exactly like, that of the Australian. In the northern part of the island, the climate is harsher and dry, with a high incidence of tropical diseases. The southern part is arid and semi-dry. There are also many animals and plants native to Antarctica. Because of this, the island is "tailored for human habitation". Besides, there are only 257 people on Earth who can't breathe on Svalbard. Luckily, they are all living on the highest peaks of the island: the climbers are not very tall or strong, and the temperatures here can drop to -80 °C. Living on the topsIt's hard to imagine, but the Svalbard islands can be accessed by air and sea, as well as underwater. Living on the tops of the island requires more work for a single person than on the bottom. You have to:Sit on a chair. There is a ladder. It is very comfortable to do this. It is also advisable to take frequent air baths. There are trees on the island with good views. You need to choose where to sit to avoid getting burned. The climate is the same as that on the bottom. In winter, the temperature can drop to -20 °C, and in summer to +4 °C. The Svalbard islands can be accessed by helicopter. Living on the topsIt's time to think about what to bring to the table on a trip to the islands. I will mention that there are some characteristics of the islands that are particularly pleasant (to me) and that I really liked during a trip to Svalbard. In my opinion, these characteristics are as follows:Svalbard: The climate is perfect for long-term planning. There are no extremes climatic zones. In winter, the air temperature is +16 °C, in summer to +22 °C. During the rainy season, the temperature can reach +28 °C. In winter, the humidity is very low, so the frequency and amount of precipitation depends on the demand. In summer, the air temperature is about 22 degrees