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Travel information

Travel information

How to travel to and around Svalbard

Travel Information

Get important information on how to travel to Svalbard, and how to travel between the settlements once you're here. Remember, there is only 40 km of roads in Svalbard, and there are no roads between the different settlements in Svalbard. To reach Barentsburg, Isfjord Radio, Pyramiden and Ny-Ålesund you will need to go by boat or snowmobile.

Below you will also find information on how to get around in Longyearbyen, opening hours for shops, museums and galleries, and information on the airport shuttle bus that runs from the Svalbard Airport Longyear, to all the hotels and other accommodation in town.

  1. How to travel to Svalbard
    To travel to Svalbard you need to fly via Oslo or Tromsø on mainland Norway.
  2. Airport Shuttle in Longyearbyen
    How to get from Svalbard Airport Longyear to the center of Longyearbyen and the hotels.
  3. Svalbard Guidelines
    We recommend you to read these important guidelines before coming to Svalbard.
  4. Get around in Longyearbyen
    Taxi and bus services in the world's northernmost town.
  5. How to dress in Svalbard
    When visiting the High Arctic, you need to dress accordingly both summer and winter.
  6. Safety in Svalbard
    Important information on how to be safe in Svalbard.
  7. How to get to the Russian settlements
    You can visit the Russian settlements by boat in summer or snowmobile in winter.
  8. Opening Hours
    Check out Longyearbyen's opening hours on shops, attractions and restaurants.
  9. Tourist Information Centre
    Book activities and get all the information you need at our tourist information.
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