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Svalbard destinations

Svalbard destinations

Longyearbyen, Barentsburg, Pyramiden, Svea, Isfjord Radio and Ny-Ålesund

Destinations

There are several interesting small settlements to visit in Svalbard.

Longyearbyen the administrative center is a Norwegian small town with 2100 inhabitants from 51 nations. Barentsburg is the second largest settlement in Svalbard, with 450 inhabitants. In Pyramiden there are 4-8 people livind, depending on the season. Isfjord Radio is a hotel and gourmet restaurant out in Isfjorden, while Svea is an abandoned mining community 50 km south of Longyearbyen. Ny-Ålesund, the northernmost settlement in the world, is a research station on 79 degrees north.

In Svalbard, there are only 40 km of roads. Between Longyearbyen and the other settlements Barentsburg, Pyramiden, Ny-Ålesund, Svea and Isfjord Radio there are no roads and to drive a car between the settlements is not possible.

All of these settlements can be visited, and you will need to go by snowmobile in winter or boat in summer, on organized trips.

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  1. Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen, the administrative center in Svalbard. It's a tiny arctic Norwegian metropole with an international wide.
  2. Pyramiden – one of the world’s most fascinating ghost towns, according to National Geographic
    One of the world’s most fascinating ghost towns, according to National Geographic.
  3. Barentsburg
    A vibrant mining community in Svalbard with 450 Russian speaking inhabitants.
  4. Ny-Ålesund
    The world's northernmost settlement. A research station at 80 degrees north.
  5. Svea
    An old mining outpost surrounded by spectacular mountains.
  6. Isfjord Radio
    Isfjord Radio, hotel and gourmet restaurant at the end of the world.
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