Longyearbyen
in Spitsbergen of Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
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: 09:06 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Arctic/Longyearbyen
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
10:12 am and 2:09 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-44.033 and -176.367 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Ouwenga
References
This place on Wikipedia
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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 09:06 AM (Tuesday). 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).

In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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Hotels and Places to Stay

Spitsbergen Radisson Blu Polar Hotel

Address
0,2 mi
ROAD 500 P O BOX 554
9171 Longyearbyen
Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Svalbard Hotell & Lodge

Address
0,9 mi
Postboks 538
9171 Longyearbyen
Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Basecamp Spitsbergen

Address
0,1 mi
Postboks 316
9171 Svalbard
Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel

Address
1,8 mi
Svalbard Wildlife Eiendom AS
9171 Longyearbyen
Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Longyearbyen september 2012

Published: September 21, 2012
Length: 32:07 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Dan Celius

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

Published: June 30, 2013
Length: 40:39 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Sheila Simkin

http://www.TravelsWithSheila.com Longyearbyen has a limited choice of hotels and guesthouses which range from expensive to very expensive but what can you do? Fortunately, we only had to make...


HD video footage of Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Spitsbergen & Barentsburg

Published: September 07, 2014
Length: 11:34 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Alex van Es

This video is about Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Spitsbergen & Barentsburg.


Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Arctic 78° North, Summer

Published: July 13, 2014
Length: 31:55 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Nitin Iyer

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Arctic 78° North Northernmost permanent resident village on the planet. Summer - June, 2014.


The Small Town of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Above the Arctic Circle

Published: July 14, 2013
Length: 50:24 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Sheila Simkin

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,...


Spitsbergen Travel presents dog sledding

Published: November 15, 2013
Length: 48:19 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Spitsbergen Travel AS

Enjoy the amazing Polar landscape and untouched wilderness around Longyearbyen as you experience the traditional method of transport on Spitsbergen. Choose your own Arctic adventure ...


Zaćmienie Słońca w Longyearbyen 20.03.2015

Published: March 20, 2015
Length: 10:42 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Dawid Guzenda


[Nils Travels #6] Longyearbyen

Published: September 26, 2014
Length: 17:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Nils Tillander

Discover the capital of Svalbard with me : Longyearbyen!


Arctic dogsledding with Svalbard huskies, Longyearbyen

Published: January 06, 2014
Length: 55:28 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: l33g0

Great winter activities with wonderful Svalbard huskies. First you get to know the Alaska huskies, then a team of six huskies is selected for you. Then you first get the two lead huskies and...


Spitsbergen Travel presents ice caving

Published: November 15, 2013
Length: 31:01 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Spitsbergen Travel AS

Enter a crystal world of glacial ice, where the walls, roof and floor glitter in the beam of your headlight. The adventure starts with snowcat transport from Longyearbyen to the glacier, where...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

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.

Located at 78.22, 15.65 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Longyearbyen, Populated places established in 1906, Populated places in Svalbard, 1906 establishments in Norway, Port cities and towns in Norway, Company towns in Norway

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.

Located at 78.2227, 15.6519 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities and colleges in Norway, Longyearbyen, Education in Svalbard, Science and technology in Svalbard, 1993 establishments in Norway

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.

Located at 78.2199, 15.6195 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Churches in Norway, Longyearbyen, Culture of Svalbard

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.

Located at 78.1667, 15.6667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bays of Svalbard, Longyearbyen

Adventdalen

Adventdalen is a 30-kilometre long valley that follows Adventdalselva (Advent Valley River) on the island Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. The valley and the river flow into Adventfjorden and further into Isfjorden. The end of the valley is at Haugen in Longyearbyen, close to the University Centre in Svalbard. The valley originates from the mountains Slottet and Tronfjellet, under the glaciers Hellefonna and Drønbreen. It runs westwards tovards the Adventfjorden.

Located at 78.2122, 15.8 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Valleys of Svalbard, Longyearbyen

Hotellneset

Hotellneset ("Hotel Point") is a peninsula 1 to 2 kilometres (to mi) north-west of Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway, sticking out into Adventfjorden. It is the location of Svalbard Airport, Longyear and the port for shipping of coal from Longyearbyen. Above Hotellneset is Platåberget, which is the location for Svalbard Satellite Station.

Located at 78.25, 15.4917 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Longyearbyen, Peninsulas of Svalbard

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.

Located at 78.22, 15.65 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Longyearbyen, Blues festivals

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.

Located at 78.2, 15.59 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Longyearbyen, Populated places established in 1946, Populated places in Svalbard, 1946 establishments in Norway

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.

Located at 78.2083, 15.6067 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Valleys of Svalbard, Longyearbyen

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.

Located at 78.1983, 15.575 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of Svalbard, Longyearbyen

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.

Located at 78.21, 15.613 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Schools in Norway, Longyearbyen, 1920 establishments in Norway, Education in Svalbard

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.

Located at 78.273, 15.705 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Former populated places in Svalbard, 1917 establishments in Norway

Advent City

Advent City 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 1904 to 1917 operated by Spizbergen Coal and Trading Company Limited of Sheffield, United Kingdom. A single mess was built the first year, but additional buildings followed in 1905, including a bakery and two streets. All remaining buildings were moved to Hiorthhamn in 1916 and 1917.

Located at 78.272, 15.615 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Former populated places in Svalbard, 1906 establishments in Norway

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Longyearbyen: Port, Longyearbyen (source)

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Longyearbyen: Svalbard, Longyearbyen (source)

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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