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Ny Alesund + The most Northern Town

Main Street | Spitzbergen Isles, Ny Alesund, Norway
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The last piece of land

This community was first a coal mining town. It was abandon, along with the train that still sits... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A half day cruise stop.

Mon Jul 24. A pleasant morning here with good weather and beautiful scenery. This one time tiny... read more

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Main Street | Spitzbergen Isles, Ny Alesund, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday

This community was first a coal mining town. It was abandon, along with the train that still sits there. It is now a polar bear research station. There is a small free museum. There is a "food" stand, and some souvenirs. Some people walk with...More

Thank ranles76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mon Jul 24. A pleasant morning here with good weather and beautiful scenery. This one time tiny mining and whaling settlement is now a research center...and learning to profit from a little tourism. Along with a museum, there is one shop (sells everything from hardware...More

Thank Mogarian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a boat trip from Longyearbyen and the journey is 4 hours each way and 2 hours in Ny-Alesund. Stopped at walruses colony on the way and at the glacier on the way back. I was lucky because it was sunny and the sea was...More

Thank Rodrigo I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This being the northernmost town probably carries the most appeal to nearly everyone. That being said it is actually quite quaint and the place carries a ton of history. Plus a substantial part of climate change research is done here. So for sure an interesting...More

Thank Georg H
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Visited New Alesund in connection to a cruise on Svalbard. It was very good too see that we can have multiple nations and nationalities living together on a small place like this. It is a former coal mining area, but now a mecca for scientists...More

Thank Lennart B
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I chose to visit this small city, mostly because it was the northermost place I could reach.It is actually a very beautiful place and I enjoyed the boat trip and the nature on the way (in spite of not seeing any polar bear on the...More

Thank georgiana13
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nice place to visit. Worth the trip. We stayed at the harbor one night. The amenities are nice, but there's not a lot of hot water in the shower. Still, the place is very intersting to visit. The cook in the main building is also...More

Thank Ihajoa
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was fun to visit Ny Alesund, a northernmost place where most of researches live from all across the globe. Very harsh landscape and climate, nothing actually around. But the feeling to be so close to north Pole is amazing. We wanted to have a...More

Thank IngaKr
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Svalbard, a small island in the north of mainland Norway, A freedom place that hundreds countries people can go there without visas. Last winter, I went there from Oslo, When I arrive there, it's purely night without any sun shine. In there, I lose the...More

3  Thank Victor L
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went this past summer in Svalbard, on our sailboat, up to 80th degree of latitude north, and we passed by Ny Alesund. We stayed there one night, nice pier, small town, but especially there was a very nice cook in the cafétéria of the...More

Thank hiker82
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William S
13 May 2015|
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