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Ny Alesund + The most Northern Town

Main Street | Spitzbergen Isles, Ny Alesund, Norway
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Great Litle Town

Not really a town more a collection of scientific stations, with several nations represented. It's... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Cliff J
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London, United Kingdom
Wonder of norway

We visited alesund during our cruise to norway. We took city train..lovely route up hill.the roads... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Rafael L
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Main Street | Spitzbergen Isles, Ny Alesund, Norway
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Not really a town more a collection of scientific stations, with several nations represented. It's named after the Norwegian town of Alesund, the hometown of the company that founded the original coal mine and is located in Kongsfjorda (Kings Fjord) at 78.56N 11.56E. Ny Alesund...More

Thank Cliff J
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We visited alesund during our cruise to norway. We took city train..lovely route up hill.the roads are narrow and the view is breathtaking. Like bergen.takes about one hour. About 20 crowns.the city is smaller than Bergen. The train goes every 30 minutes . The old...More

Thank Rafael L
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This community was first a coal mining town. It was abandon, along with the train that still sits there. It is now a polar bear research station. There is a small free museum. There is a "food" stand, and some souvenirs. Some people walk with...More

Thank ranles76
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Mon Jul 24. A pleasant morning here with good weather and beautiful scenery. This one time tiny mining and whaling settlement is now a research center...and learning to profit from a little tourism. Along with a museum, there is one shop (sells everything from hardware...More

Thank Mogarian
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Booked a boat trip from Longyearbyen and the journey is 4 hours each way and 2 hours in Ny-Alesund. Stopped at walruses colony on the way and at the glacier on the way back. I was lucky because it was sunny and the sea was...More

Thank Rodrigo I
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This being the northernmost town probably carries the most appeal to nearly everyone. That being said it is actually quite quaint and the place carries a ton of history. Plus a substantial part of climate change research is done here. So for sure an interesting...More

2  Thank Georg H
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Visited New Alesund in connection to a cruise on Svalbard. It was very good too see that we can have multiple nations and nationalities living together on a small place like this. It is a former coal mining area, but now a mecca for scientists...More

Thank Lennart B
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

I chose to visit this small city, mostly because it was the northermost place I could reach.It is actually a very beautiful place and I enjoyed the boat trip and the nature on the way (in spite of not seeing any polar bear on the...More

Thank georgiana13
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Nice place to visit. Worth the trip. We stayed at the harbor one night. The amenities are nice, but there's not a lot of hot water in the shower. Still, the place is very intersting to visit. The cook in the main building is also...More

1  Thank Ihajoa
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was fun to visit Ny Alesund, a northernmost place where most of researches live from all across the globe. Very harsh landscape and climate, nothing actually around. But the feeling to be so close to north Pole is amazing. We wanted to have a...More

Thank IngaKr
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