Svalbard Shopping

  • Svalbard Arctic Sport
    Svalbard Arctic Sport
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  • Coffee and souvenirs
    Coffee and souvenirs
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  • Nybyen
    Nybyen
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Svalbard Shopping

  • Top quality sports gear for Svalbard

    This shop specializes in high quality mountain/hiking/climbing/kayaking/ expedition/extreme sports gear, but will also supply anyone who walks in for a raincoat or mittens for cold hands...The shop is linked to the Skandinavisk Høyfjellsutstyrs shop in Tromsø and Hemsedal. The emphasis is leaning toward heavy-duty gear on Svalbard.The prices are...

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  • Shopping for maps of Svalbard

    I described in another tip (in packing; "Maps for Svalbard") how to get hold of maps for Svalbard; what follows here is a mere summary of what i wrote there:* The online shop Kartbutikken.no , website: http://www.kartbutikken.no/produktlisting.php?kategori=212* The Norwegian Polar Institute at Tromsø.* The Museum Shop at Svalbard Museum,...

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  • Shopping in Svalbard

    Svalbard is not subject to customs and VAT regulations however due to transportation costs, most things are even more expensive than on mainland Norway. Fruits, vegetables and fresh goods are especially moe expensive as a result of the higher freight costs. In Longyearbyen, there are small and large shops selling everything from groceries and fresh...

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  • Birch bark containers

    Apart from one gift shop in the Busen complex in Longyearbyen, the best place to get excellent birch bark containers and other beautiful pieces of useful arts is directly from the carvers in Barentsburg. Barentsburg is the Russian/Ukrainan settlement some kilometeres out of Longyearbyen on the south side of Isfjorden.Mine workers make these items...

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  • Groceries/supermarket good

    I am a bit hesitant to categorise this as a department store, but it is close. This is the only place for decent grocery shopping in Svalbard, but they also stock a variety of household goods and have a liquor store and sports goods store as part of their operation.Open: Mon-Fri 10-20, Sat 10-18, Sun 15-18. Daily groceries and trekking food.

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  • World's northernmost liquor store

    Nordpolet is a derivation of "pol" (e.g. north pole) and "monopoly" (in this case: Norwegian Liquor Monopoly stores), this being the Svalbard name of the liquor store. A play of words hinting at its northern location.Not hit by much in terms of taxes you will find Continental prices on your favourite bottle of wine here. They do a roaring trade,...

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  • Tax free Svalbard

    Svalbard is an extra-territorial area, so that regular tax laws etc. are not in function, thus foods, clothing and other goods are cheaper here than on the mainland (the 24% VAT off, but long-distance freight added). The only hitch is that there are customs inspections on your return to Norway... So, check the rules. 24-25% off.Imports untouched...

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  • Good discounts sports clothes

    Sport 1 Svalbard is part of the Paulsen imperium of activities on Svalbard, and serves as a discount sports clothing store. The shop is known as "Paulsen".You will find cheaper sports clothing here than in the other sports goods stores on the island and certainly on the mainland. The range of goods is, however, limited, and you will not find much...

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  • Children's sturdy outdoor clothes

    Not purely children's clothing, but that's what has most value for visitors here. They do have some sweaters and things, too, among curtains and bedding.Open weekdays 10-18, Sat 10-14.Why the rabies-like name for this shop? I do not know... For rabid children? If the weather gets adverse or you wanted to gear up your children anyway, this is the...

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  • Philatelitic tidbits

    Post office at Longyearbyen.Open Mon-Fri 09:30-17, Sat 10-15 First and last days covers (some with cruel spelling errors, courtesy the Norwegian Post), nice stamps, good historical stuff for stamp collectors.Especially the last day's covers from various Arctic outposts are interesting.Nice stationary and postcards, too, among more mundane postal...

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  • Skis, guns & ammo, boots and Bergans...

    This shop, linked to the one across the corridor has an emphaisis on "manly" activities. This is the place to accessorize your snowmobile with gun racks, hunting knives, get your fat signal side arm, polar bear defense rifle, bona fide hunting rifles and shotguns and what not in that direction. The shop has also the only real selection of...

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  • Local seal fur clothing

    Located in the Longyearbyen Art Centre the main focus is nevertheless on producing local sealskin clothes, fur accessories, remaking and repairs of fur winter clothing. Rugged trappers' clothing and more luxury-style show clothes can be bought or ordered here as per request. Not a shop for BB, but certainly one that uses local resources in a...

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  • Broad range outdoor equipment store

    This shop is part of the Svalbardbutikken Co-op and is open Mon-Fri 10-18 and Saturday 10-14, closed Sundays.Good range of outdoors clothing, camping goods, sleeping bags, boots etc. Less extreme-oriented than Svalbard Arctic Sport. Generally good prices. Gun rental NOK 130/day for a more modern and light 7.62 rifle than the old mausers on offer...

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  • The Svalbard sweater

    There are just a few shops in Longyearbyen. You will soon find the ones that have the Svalbard Sweater.I bought mine at a sports clothes store in the Lompen Senteret, to the left as you walk in there. The Svalbard Sweater (Actually, it's Devold's Nansen Model) is a fairly regular sweater, but remains the traditional garment of Svalbard. Double...

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  • Alcohol

    Shops in Longyearbyen. In Barantsburg you can buy Russian souveniers. Svalbard is a tax free zone, hence that alcohol is much cheaper here than in the rest of Norway where it's very, very, very expensive.

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