Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen

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Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Norway
Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Norway | © running out of countries

Longyearbyen: tourist information

Longyearbyen, the largest community on Svalbard, has a population of about 1100 people and about as many snowmobiles. Located in the Advent fjord at the entrance of the Advent valley, this community has an infrastructure fit for a much larger city. In the center of town you'll find the post office, bank, conference rooms, travel agencies, public library, cafes/restaurants, miners' bath, hospital, laundry, tourist information, supermarket, general stores, and the world's northernmost newspaper, Svalbardposten. There are various forms of lodging, from hostels to modern full-service hotels. Of course, there's nightlife too... During summer, most of the people you meet here will be tourists or young people working to accomodate the visitors. A very friendly and international atmosphere reigns. With fall, the miners and their families come back from the mainland to work in the coal mines through the dark portion of the year. In the summer of 1995, the University Studies at Svalbard (UNIS) opened, so now you can even be a student here. And, of course, Longyearbyen has its own international airport.


  • Country: Norway
  • Capital: Oslo
  • Government: Norway
  • State/Region: Svalbard
  • Time Zone: +1 GMT
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Latitude: 78.2231720
  • Longitude: 15.6267230
  • Est. Population: 1100
  • Currency: Norwegian Krone
  • Fire: Fire emergency phone: 110
  • Police: Police emergency phone: 112
  • Ambulance & Rescue: Ambulance emergency phone: 113
  • Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Norway
    Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Norway | © Polar Permaculture LLC

    Longyearbyen Cruise Port Schedule

    Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Norway
    Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Norway | © Dennis Ginsig

    Longyearbyen in the News

    Port rating and occupancy

    Port of Longyearbyen ranks 764th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.

    Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.

    The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Longyearbyen in the next 12 months is 0.

    According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Longyearbyen ranks 137.

    Weather in Longyearbyen

    Sep 25
    Min/Max temp: 25°F (-4°C) / 27°F (-3°C)
    Clouds (broken clouds), no wind
    Sep 26
    Min/Max temp: 23°F (-5°C) / 25°F (-4°C)
    Clear (clear sky), no wind
    Sep 27
    Min/Max temp: 23°F (-5°C) / 25°F (-4°C)
    Clouds (few clouds), no wind
    Sep 28
    Min/Max temp: 25°F (-4°C) / 32°F (0°C)
    Snow (light snow), small wind
    Sep 29
    Min/Max temp: 32°F (0°C) / 32°F (0°C)
    Snow (snow), strong wind
    Sep 30
    Min/Max temp: 23°F (-5°C) / 30°F (-1°C)
    Clear (clear sky), small wind
    Oct 1
    Min/Max temp: 25°F (-4°C) / 27°F (-3°C)
    Clouds (few clouds), small wind
    Oct 2
    Min/Max temp: 21°F (-6°C) / 25°F (-4°C)
    Snow (light snow), small wind

    Current water temperature in Longyearbyen now is 39°F (3.8°C)

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    Annual Weather

    Min/Max temp: 27°F (-3°C) / 27°F (-3°C)
    Min/Max temp: 25°F (-4°C) / 27°F (-3°C)
    Min/Max temp: 28°F (-2°C) / -148°F (-100°C)
    Min/Max temp: 34°F (1°C) / 37°F (3°C)
    Min/Max temp: 43°F (6°C) / 46°F (8°C)
    Min/Max temp: 48°F (9°C) / 52°F (11°C)
    Min/Max temp: 54°F (12°C) / 57°F (14°C)
    Min/Max temp: 52°F (11°C) / 57°F (14°C)
    Min/Max temp: 45°F (7°C) / 48°F (9°C)
    Min/Max temp: 37°F (3°C) / 39°F (4°C)
    Min/Max temp: -148°F (-100°C) / -148°F (-100°C)
    Min/Max temp: 28°F (-2°C) / 28°F (-2°C)
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