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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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A fantastic place, Svalbard, the most northern place i have ever been.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Travelling to places like that make people think how nice is a place without human touch!Mind tha bears and the birds,try not ruin this oasis of nature!

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Historic and fascinating. This is where Amundsen began his polar expedition, and remains a research centre where the delicate balance of the arctic environment is monitored and protected. Arctic terns nest in the streets, and the occasional polar bear passes through (which is why no-one locks their doors. You just might have to take cover!).

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Hollywood, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

It's a research site, so don't expect much. There's a small store where you can buy souvenirs, a post office where you can get your passport unofficially stamped, a very small museum, and a dog kennel where the huskies are housed. Surrounded by snow capped mountains and glaciers, beautiful but isolated. At least we can say we have been to... More 

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