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8 August 2022 / ArcticToday / Krestia DeGeorge

Polar bear shot dead after attacking tourist on Svalbard

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

A French woman is hospitalized and a polar bear is dead after the bear attacked the woman on the Norwegian Arctic archipelago Svalbard Monday morning. The woman, who was wounded in the arm by the attacking polar bear, was one of 25 people staying at a tent camp in Nordfjorden on the northern shores of Isfjorden.

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