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In Longyearbyen there are several places that are worth a visit, like Gallery Svalbard, Svalbard Church, The North Pole Expedition Museum, Svalbard Museum and WildPhoto Gallery.

Svalbard Art Gallery displays permanent and temporary exhibitions. The permanent collections are: historical maps, books and banknotes in the Svalbard Collection, Paintings by the Norwegian painter Kåre Tveter, and lithographs in the Recherche Collection. The temporary exhibitions are themed around contemporary art related to Svalbard.

Svalbard Church is open at all hours and  offer service every Sunday. Every Tuesday there is coffee and waffles for sale in the church lounge, where you can sit down and have a talk with the local people.

Svalbard Museum, Norway’s arctic museum, farthest north, received the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2008 competing against 59 other museums around Europe. The exhibition presents fragments of Svalbard's 400-year history and describes factors that help support life and the activities taking place here, which together reveal the close relationship between sea and land, nature and cultural history. In Svalbard Museum you can also find Kunsthall Svalbard which is a part of Northern Norway Art Museum.

We also recommend you visit the North Pole Expedition Museum (earlier known as Spitsbergen Airship Museum). The purpose of the museum is to impart the history and importance three airships have had in the Arctic: America, Norge and Italia.

At WildPhoto Gallery the photographers Ole Jørgen Liodden and Roy Mangersnes are presenting 30 of their best images from Svalbard. The gallery’s opening hours varies, so if you want to make sure that they are open when you plan to visit you can email them –

A very characteristic building is located on Skjæringa, the funicular center. In earlier times the transportation of coal in Longyearbyen took place by the funicular system. This center was the junction for the transportation between the different mines.

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  1. Longyearbyen

    Brewery Visit & beer tasting
    During the visit, you will hear about how Svalbard Brewery became a reality and how former coal miner and pilot Robert Johansen got the idea about establishing his own brewery on Svalbard. You will get to see the...

  2. Longyearbyen

    Svalbard Brewery was established in 2011 and served it's first beers to locals and visitors in August 2015.

    Svalbard Brewery, established in 2011, brewed its first beer in August 2015. Six years of efforts to change the law from 1928, which...

  3. Longyearbyen

    Kunsthall Svalbard is a vibrant art arena in Longyearbyen for historical and contemporary art of the highest caleibre. The Kunsthall is run by Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum in Tromsø, and offers an annual program of exhibitions from the museum. The...

  4. Longyearbyen

    Have you ever been in a coalmine before? Join us today and dig deep in the history of Longyearbyen, the miners, all the coal dust and their life in the mountains.

    The Mining history is important for the existence of Longyearbyen, where this...

  5. Barentsburg

    Red Bear Pub & Brewery serves tasty Russian specialities and locally brewed beer in a nice and child friendly restaurant.

  6. Longyearbyen

    The Gallery and Longyearbyen Arts & Crafts Centre is in the same building, situated in Nybyen. Galleri Svalbard houses both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, amongst them the Kåre Tveter collection and the Svalbard collection. The...

  7. Longyearbyen

    The blue light The Svalbard nature offers unique sceneries. These mighty impressions can only be captured - and reflected through genuine art.

    Painter Olaf Storø lives permanently in Longyearbyen and stays here most of the year. He visited...

  8. Longyearbyen

    Welcome to WildPhoto Gallery, the northernmost photo gallery in the world at 78,22°N. Here the internationally acclaimed wildlife photographers Ole J Liodden and Roy Mangersnes are presenting collection of 30 FineArt prints from their best Svalbard...

  9. Longyearbyen

    The museum recounts the heroic efforts made by pioneers to reach the North Pole at the turn of the last century. The purpose of the museum is to impart the history and importance of the North Pole expeditions have had in the Arctic. It is a point...

  10. Longyearbyen

    Svalbard Museum is a museum of natural and cultural history. Our ambition is to provide broad and comprehensive knowledge of history and nature in the Arctic. Svalbard Museum presents a modern exhibition in a traditional form, with models,...

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