Research cruise with the coast guard ship KV Svalbard
The researchers follow algal bloom development in two fjords with contrasting oceanographic characteristics (Kongsfjorden and Van Mijenfjorden), and are sampling monthly in Van Mijenfjorden. After a splendid first day onboard, weather conditions became ...
Norway fines French Arctic adventurer
Norwegian authorities impounded his Arktika 2.0 vessel, a 15-metre sailboat carrying three people and seven sled dogs, last October in Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard. Elkaim claims to have decided to spend winter in a northeastern fjord of the ...
Greeley man helped design Svalbard World Seed Vault
“Svalbard has a big polar bear population,” George said ... It’s drilled hundreds of feet into the sandstone mountain, Longyearbyen, to protect it from outside forces. “It has all kinds of sensors involved in it,” George said.
Most important vault of them all
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen. In the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometers (810 mi) from the North Pole. Conservationist Cary Fowler, in association with ...
Svalbard's electric power could come from hydrogen
Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Today, Longyearbyen obtains its electric power and district heating from its coal power plant, the only one in Norway.
World’s Strangest Towns: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Longyearbyen town center, Svalbard, Norway. The colorful homes are a contrast against the grey-white scenery. (Photo by: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen/ Wikimedia Commons) According to Travel+Leisure, one of the world’s strangest towns is Longyearbyen ...
General: Most densely populated part of Svalbard. Longyearbyen is residence of the Norwegian administration (Sysselmannen = Gouvernour), services and infrastructure (airport, port, hospital, shops, hotels etc), science (Polar institute, university ...
A Journey to the Edge of the World in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
All photos by Alex Robertson Textor. Alex Robertson Textor, one of our first 24 Favorite Travel Bloggers, recently took a trip to the Norwegian Artic. When it's hot and summery everywhere else, it's still frosty there. Hang on a second, where were you?
Hotels in Longyearbyen, Svalbard
"Stayed for two nights on a mini-holiday trip. The hotel has an excellent interior, clean and well-furnished rooms, and a great breakfast buffet. The staff was friendly. It's farther from town than most other hotels (15 min walk) but not bad at all.
QTH Locator - JQ78tf. Svalbard. JW6VDA QSL. Total solar elcipse. Svalbard (Dutch: Spitzbergen) is Norwegian Islands in Arctic Ocean. Capital - Longyearbyen city. Time- UTC +1 Summer time UTC +2. Currency- Norwegian krone NOK. Phone calling code- +47.