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Be like the locals

Be like the locals

Get on the inside of the world's northernmost town

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Be like the locals

There are thousands of people around the world who consider Longyearbyen as a home even though they certainly don’t live here. Some of them have lived in Svalbard for a while earlier in their lives, while others have visited this place many times and had magnificent experiences here. What they have in common is that most are the kind of person seeking for a sense of belonging when they visit new places. Longyearbyen is precisely the sort of place where it’s easy to belong. In Svalbard, people come and go from all over the world virtually all the time, and most of them only stay here a short time. The social structures are dynamic and the initiatives are many. Consequently, visiting guests can create a local life here for a short while too; naturally with respect for the town’s culture, but also largely on their own terms.

Be like the locals helps you to quickly get inside this remote, unique little community on the top of the world. We will put you in touch with people who have lived here a while and who have good stories, tips and experiences to share.

Be like the locals is designed for guests who don’t only want to visit Longyearbyen, but really feel like you are living in another place for a while. We give you the setting and opportunities to experience the world’s northernmost community from the inside. The rest is up to you.

 “The world belongs to those who take it.” – Author Anna Elisabeth Dickinson

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  1. Tips from a local, Lisa Djoenne
    Get inside information from a local in the world's northernmost town, Longyearbyen.
  2. Local favourite - hike to Plateau Mountain
    Popular hike that locals do all the time. Get the best view of Longyearbyen!
  3. What’s On
    Check out the cultural events happening in Longyearbyen throughout the year.
  4. Try out "The City Loop!"
    Try out the traditional "City Loop", a popular hike in town among friends.
  5. Saturday Steak at Huset!
    If you're thinking of visiting Longyearbyen, do as the locals! Go and taste "Lørdagsbiffen" at Huset Bistro.
  6. See what it is like to be an Arctic farmer with this full day tour that takes you behind the scenes.
  7. Experience Svalbard’s winter, magical natural wonders,ice cave inside a glacier, dogsledding and our cozy cabin.
    1. 13 Jan 20181 May 2018
  8. Say hey to the dogs of Svalbard
    Cold noses and wagging tails! Say hi to the cutest locals in Longyearbyen. There are almost 1000 of them!
  9. Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen, the administrative center in Svalbard. It's a tiny arctic Norwegian metropole with an international wide.
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