in Spitsbergen of Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
- Svalbard Airport, Longyear (3 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 78.223 and 15.647 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 78° 13' 24" and E 15° 38' 48"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Krone - NOK
- Spoken languages:
- Norwegian, Russian
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 11:33 AM (Thursday)
- Timezone: Arctic/Longyearbyen
- UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 1:00 am and 1:00 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -44.033 and -176.367 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Delve into Longyearbyen
Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen (Svalbard) with it's 2,060 habitants is a city located in Svalbard and Jan Mayen. It's the capital of this country.
Current time in Longyearbyen is now 11:33 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Arctic / Longyearbyen with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 1 airports closer to Longyearbyen. The closest is airport we know is Svalbard Airport, Longyear in Norway in a distance of 3 mi (or 5 km). Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
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Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: -11°C / 12 °F
|Morning Temperature||-11°C / 12 °F|
|Evening Temperature||-13°C / 9 °F|
|Night Temperature||-12°C / 11 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1038 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from West|
|Cloud Conditions||Overcast clouds, covering 97% of sky|
|General Conditions||Overcast clouds|
Friday, 9th of December 2022
-9°C (16 °F)
-10°C (13 °F)
Light snow, light breeze, overcast clouds.
Saturday, 10th of December 2022
-13°C (9 °F)
-14°C (8 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.
Sunday, 11th of December 2022
-10°C (13 °F)
-7°C (19 °F)
Light snow, gentle breeze, broken clouds.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Videos from this area
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Longyearbyen september 2012
Longyearbyen bathed in sunshine. Soon the sun goes down and the dark days come back again. Copyright Dan Celius 2012.
The Radisson Blu Polar Hotel in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
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The Small Town of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Above the Arctic Circle
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Spitsbergen Travel presents dog sledding
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Arctic dogsledding with Svalbard huskies, Longyearbyen
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Spitsbergen Travel presents ice caving
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Attractions and noteworthy things
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Longyearbyen School is a combined primary and secondary school located in and serving Longyearbyen, Norway. The school has about 270 pupils and 45 teachers.
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
لونغياربين, Lonqyirbyuen, Горад Лонгйір, Лонгийър, Longyearbyen, Лонгьир, لانگیربین, Longyearbýur, לונגיירבין, LYR, ロングイェールビーン, ლონგირი, 롱위에아르뷔엔, Longjyrbienas, Longjērbīene, Лонгјир, Лонгйирбюен ош, Лонгйир, லாங்யியர்பியன், ลองเยียร์เบียน, Лонгїр, لانگایربین, 朗伊爾城