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Longyearbyen Destination Guide

Discover Longyearbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Longyearbyen in the region of Svalbard with it's 2,060 inhabitants is a place located in Svalbard and Jan Mayen and is the capital of this country.

Considering your mobility, these larger cities could be interesting to check as well: . Since you are in the region already, make sure to check out Nybyen, Longyearbyen and Haugen. Map of the area of Longyearbyen in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Local Time

Current time in Longyearbyen is now 06:39 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Arctic / Longyearbyen" with an UTC offset of 2 hours.


Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning -4°C / 24 °F
Evening -2°C / 29 °F
Night -1°C / 31 °F
Rain 2 l/sq m
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 997 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 1 km/h (1 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 92% of sky
General Conditions Snow
-3°C / 26 °F Snow

Sunday, 22nd of October 2017
Light snow, calm, scattered clouds.
Light snow Day: -10°C (14 °F)
Night: -9°C (16 °F)
Monday, 23rd of October 2017
Snow, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
Snow Day: -1°C (31 °F)
Night: 1°C (34 °F)
Tuesday, 24th of October 2017
Snow, light breeze, broken clouds.
Snow Day: -2°C (29 °F)
Night: -6°C (21 °F)

Video Collection

Atterrissage à longyearbyen au Svalbard

Au dessus de Longyearbyen et Atterrissage au svalbard début Février 2015

26:39 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: March 21, 2015 by Christian s

Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen Arctic Circle Cruise

44:45 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: July 01, 2012 by Arturo Escobosa


The Small Town of Longyearbyen Spitsber...

Http://www.TravelsWithSheila.com Longyearbyen has a population of a little over 2000 but is still Svalbard's largest populated area in the high Norwegian Arctic. There is an airport, school,

20:07 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: July 14, 2013 by Sheila Simkin

Zaćmienie Słońca w Longyearbyen 20 03...

32:36 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: March 20, 2015 by Dawid Guzenda


Longyearbyen Svalbard July 2013

A return visit to Longyearbyen. Very different conditions from our previous visit in 2010. Sailed, again, on Marco Polo

27:22 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: August 26, 2013 by ScotHol

Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen, Svalbard

11:49 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: September 10, 2012 by Dan Celius


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Interesting facts about this location

Adventfjorden

Adventfjorden (Advent Bay) is a 7 km long and 4 km wide bay on the southern side of Isfjorden, on the west coast of Spitsbergen. The name is a corruption of Adventure Bay, which was probably named after the Hull whaleship Adventure, which resorted to Isfjorden in 1656. The fjord was originally known as Klass Billen Bay. At the head of Adventfjorden is Adventdalen.

Tags: Longyearbyen, Bays of Svalbard
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Coordinates: 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi from center.

Dark Season Blues

The Dark Season Blues festival is an annual event in late October at 78 degrees north in Longyearbyen in Norway, and marks the beginning of the dark season when daylight and the sun is about to leave Svalbard for four winter months. The first Dark Season Blues festival was arranged in 2003, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. It started out as a small intimate festival, and presented 15 bands spread on 17 events in 2010.

Tags: Longyearbyen, Blues festivals
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Coordinates: 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Hiorthhamn

Hiorthhamn is an abandoned settlement located on the east side of Adventfjorden on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It served as a coal mining camp from 1917 to 1921 operated by De Norske Kullfelter Spitsbergen. The settlement was named for the company's director, Fredrik Hiorth. Muskox were introduced in the area from Greenland in 1929, and the camp took the name Moskushamn in 1938. It reverted to its original name in 2002.

Tags: Former populated places in Svalbard, 1917 establishments in Norway
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Coordinates: 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi from center.

Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway. As of 2008, the town had a population of 2,040. Longyearbyen is located in the valley of Longyeardalen and on the shore of Adventfjorden, a bay of Isfjorden located on the west coast of Spitsbergen. Since 2002, Longyearbyen Community Council has had many of the same responsibilities of a municipality, including utilities, education, cultural facilities, fire department, roads and ports.

Tags: Port cities and towns in Norway, Populated places in Svalbard, Populated places established in 1906, Longyearbyen, Company towns in Norway, 1906 establishments in Norway
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Coordinates: 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Longyearbyen School

Longyearbyen School is a combined primary and secondary school located in and serving Longyearbyen, Norway. The school has about 270 pupils and 45 teachers.

Tags: Schools in Norway, Longyearbyen, Education in Svalbard, 1920 establishments in Norway
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Coordinates: 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Longyeardalen

Longyeardalen is a valley and ravine located in Svalbard, Norway. It runs up as a side valley of Adventfjorden, a bay of the island of Spitsbergen. Longyeardalen is located between the mountains of Platåberget and Gruvefjellet. The town of Longyearbyen is located in the lower portions of the valley, which is named for the American industrialist John Munroe Longyear. The river of Longyearelva runs through the valley.

Tags: Valleys of Svalbard, Longyearbyen
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Coordinates: 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Longyearelva

Longyearelva is a river which runs through the valley of Longyeardalen, passing through the town of Longyearbyen and draining into Adventfjorden on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It is named for the American industrialist John Munroe Longyear.

Tags: Rivers of Svalbard, Longyearbyen
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Coordinates: 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi from center.

Nybyen

Nybyen is a small settlement located on the southern outskirts of Longyearbyen, on the island of Spitsbergen, in the Svalbard archipelago of Norway. The name is Norwegian and translates as New Town.

Tags: Populated places in Svalbard, Populated places established in 1946, Longyearbyen, 1946 establishments in Norway
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Coordinates: 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Svalbard Church

Svalbard Church is located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway and is part of the Church of Norway and the world's most northern church. Built of wood, it was inaugurated in 1958. There was an older church that was destroyed during World War II. There is a minister and two other employees. There is no other church on Svalbard, but there is a Russian Orthodox chapel in Barentsburg. The minister visits other communities on Svalbard: Svea, and Ny-Ålesund.

Tags: Longyearbyen, Culture of Svalbard, Churches in Norway
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Coordinates: 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

University Centre in Svalbard

The University Centre in Svalbard is a Norwegian state-owned limited company that provides university-level education in arctic studies. The universities of Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim are represented on its board. The centre is known as UNIS and forms part of the University of the Arctic. It is led by a director appointed by the board for a three-year term.

Tags: Universities and colleges in Norway, Science and technology in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Education in Svalbard, 1993 establishments in Norway
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Coordinates: 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.