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Charming and peaceful

This is the northernmost church in the world, which is reason enough to visit if you are in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Propaganda_Machine
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Trstenik, Croatia
5th August 2018

On the outskirts of Longyearbyen, this is slightly different to your usual church and very... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
David R
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the northernmost church in the world, which is reason enough to visit if you are in Longyearbyen. I first came here several Christmases ago and we returned this trip in polar night, with the outdoor Christmas tree once again illuminating as a visual...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018

On the outskirts of Longyearbyen, this is slightly different to your usual church and very peaceful. Worth popping into while.

Thank David R
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Well worth a quick visit. The paintings near the altar are beautiful. Say a prayer in the world's northernmost church.

Thank swingspan
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Nice friendly warm place to visit. Cozy hall with fireplace, stuffed polar bear and cake on Sunday mornings. Clean, bright multi denominational chapel. Also the ever present gift shop (just a counter really).

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Apart from being the only chapel in this remite town, there is nothing special about it. See it if you pass, skip if you don't.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Nestled above the town of Longyearbyen the kirke is a pretty place of worship or a refuge from the outside cold and noise. Worth the walk and a simple cup of tea or coffee is available as a reward in the lounge. You don't have...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Beautiful church in the town of Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Welcoming to visitors and very peaceful (though it's the first church I've seen with a gun safe in the foyer... - necessary here where so many people carry guns because of the poar bear threat). Well worth...More

Thank Peter_guest
Reviewed March 19, 2018

As common on Spitzbergen.. take off you boots when you enter.. in this little church as well. It has the look and feel of the Norwegian Sjomansskirken, that are scattered around the world, also in Rotterdam (the only one I know :-)) We visited with...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Small and peaceful church, on top of a hill overlooking the town... Picturesque! Worth attending a service - great experience.

Thank BurnToExplore
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

The Kirke/Church is up the hill over looking Longyearbyen. Been here twice on two visits. Very peaceful. Take your shoes off before entering the church.

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