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Longyearbyen

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87,176,5

Barentsburg

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18,52,0

Ny-Ålesund

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7,36,0

Spitsbergen

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26,220,0

Moffen

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0,2,0

Bjørnøya

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Longyearbyen

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  • Airplane to Svalbard

    Longyearbyen Transportation

    The only way to get to Longyearbyen (asuming you're not allready on Svalbard) is by plane. There are currently two airlines flying to/from Longyearbyen, Norwegain and SAS. - Norwegian is considered the cheap airline, but you have to pay extra for bringing luggage that needs to be checked in. - With SAS one bag of 23 kg or less is included in the...

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  • Spitsbergen Hotel

    Longyearbyen Hotels

    P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen, 9170, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Polar Bears are real

    Longyearbyen Warnings and Dangers

    Polar bears are real and they are in the area outside of town. There are a bit more than 2,000 people on Spitsbergen Island and about 2,000 polar bears. We heard the advice that if you are out of town then you should be armed and proficient in its use. Some people like to kayak/camp. The locals take specific actions to minimize the threat from...

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Barentsburg

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Ny-Ålesund

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  • Join the Society of the Blue Nose

    Ny-Ålesund Things to Do

    To get to Ny Alesund you will cross the Arctic Circle and be eligible to be inducted into the Society of the Blue Nose. We sailed across on the Holland America ship, Prinsendam, and were inducted as we crossed the Circle. The ceremony is simple: everyone jumps into the pool. See pictures. Crossing also makes it possible in the summer months to see...

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  • See the Polar Ice Sheet while near Ny...

    Ny-Ålesund Off The Beaten Path

    This is so cool, literally. Air and water temperature were zero Celcius when our Holland America ship, Prinsendam, coupled Ny Alesund with a visit to the polar ice cap. The multi-year ice sheet is about nine or twelve feet thick, and it looks solid from a distance. The edge is frayed, as you can see in the pictures. Closeup it looks like a...

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  • Cruise to Magdalena Bay and see glaciers

    Ny-Ålesund Off The Beaten Path

    North of Ny Alesund is Northwest Spitsbergen National Park with the spectacular Lilliehook glacier. It is accessible for viewing from the water and is at the end of a fjord, Magdalena Bay. This is unique because you can see the extensive ablating which has occured in the last century. In some places the snout no longer reaches the water. We saw it...

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Spitsbergen

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  • Must Do: Snowmobiling

    Spitsbergen Things to Do

    We were up early in the morning for a (7 hours) snow mobile trip. A group of 6 of us met our guide at the Arctic Adventures office where we were outfitted with warm clothes, boots, long gloves, helmets, and goggles. We were driven out of town where the snowmobiles were waiting. We each had our own. I was a little nervous about driving it – we’d be...

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  • Must Do: Dog Sledding

    Spitsbergen Things to Do

    We were excited about our first excursion in Spitsbergen. We were going dog sledding. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the dog kennels a short distance out of town. My husband and I were going on one sled and the guide and a Norwegian lady were going on another. We were given heavy clothes and boots, the dogs were harnessed, we had a...

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  • French cusine in far North

    Spitsbergen Restaurants

    The environment, service and food - Just Great! You won't believe to have such high quality food in the far North. Every meal was fabulous to us, we tried deer meat, lamb, steak, fish, what else do one expect?

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