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Ny Alesund + The most Northern Town

Main Street | Spitzbergen Isles, Ny Alesund, Norway
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Beautiful place, far in the north

I chose to visit this small city, mostly because it was the northermost place I could reach.It is... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Beautifull little town

Nice place to visit. Worth the trip. We stayed at the harbor one night. The amenities are nice... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Chateauguay, Canada
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Main Street | Spitzbergen Isles, Ny Alesund, Norway
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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 23 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
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Literally out in the middle of nowhere, Ny Alesund, Norway is in the Arctic Circle. Most tourists reach it by cruise ship such as on the beloved Prinsendam of Holland America Cruise Line. The Post Office there is the northernmost post office in the world....More

Thank frugalpooty
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016 Scenic cruising: Lilliehookfjord latitude 790 16’ N, longitude 110 41’ E, sunrise continuous sun, temperature 31F, 8:00am to 8:30am Ny Alesund latitude 780 55’ N, longitude 110 55’ E, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm We will be sailing south from polar...More

Thank Sar G
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We visited this northern community by cruise ship. What a privilege to be able to visit this location. It is truly unique and a once in a lifetime opportunity. I could not live here year round but give credit to those scientist who do.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Visited for a couple of hours from a cruise ship. Well maintained town which is now part museum part research station. You can send postcards from here after buying them at the gift shop of course!

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is a research centre for various nations. Not much here, souvenir shop, post office to get passport stamped. But the scenery, views are beautiful of the snow capped mountains and glacier. If travelled by boat or take a boat trip to see the icebergs...More

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William S
when will the tree be taken down.
13 May 2015|
Response from blueskies15-10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I do not know. Rgds