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Ny Alesund + The most Northern Town

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Address: Main Street | Spitzbergen Isles, Ny Alesund, Norway

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Beautiful place, far in the north

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... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
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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 way)

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Chateauguay, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 very helpful. If you are armed, the walked to the airship mooring mast worth the... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 stamp in passport, but they do not provide that any more. Travelling to and back... More 

Thank IngaKr
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Svalbard, a small island in the north of mainland Norway, A freedom place that hundreds countries people can go there without visas. Last winter, I went there from Oslo, When I arrive there, it's purely night without any sun shine. In there, I lose the theory of time, one time, I look my watch before fall asleep, it's 8:00. In... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went this past summer in Svalbard, on our sailboat, up to 80th degree of latitude north, and we passed by Ny Alesund. We stayed there one night, nice pier, small town, but especially there was a very nice cook in the cafétéria of the research center. We went to see him to order some food and he went through... More 

Thank hiker82
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5 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Literally out in the middle of nowhere, Ny Alesund, Norway is in the Arctic Circle. Most tourists reach it by cruise ship such as on the beloved Prinsendam of Holland America Cruise Line. The Post Office there is the northernmost post office in the world. Lots of people send postcards since it is the northernmost post office; the international stamp... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016 Scenic cruising: Lilliehookfjord latitude 790 16’ N, longitude 110 41’ E, sunrise continuous sun, temperature 31F, 8:00am to 8:30am Ny Alesund latitude 780 55’ N, longitude 110 55’ E, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm We will be sailing south from polar caps to Lilliehook fjords & Ny Alesund located northwest corner of Spitbergen island. Lilliehook is... More 

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madison, wi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We visited this northern community by cruise ship. What a privilege to be able to visit this location. It is truly unique and a once in a lifetime opportunity. I could not live here year round but give credit to those scientist who do.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Visited for a couple of hours from a cruise ship. Well maintained town which is now part museum part research station. You can send postcards from here after buying them at the gift shop of course!

Thank Lynne S
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326 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is a research centre for various nations. Not much here, souvenir shop, post office to get passport stamped. But the scenery, views are beautiful of the snow capped mountains and glacier. If travelled by boat or take a boat trip to see the icebergs floating past from the glacier. Amundsen ( Norwegian hero ) did do his flight from... More 


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