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Longyearbyen Travel Guide: 87 reviews and 176 photos


Longyearbyen, the largest community on Svalbard, has a population of about 1100 people and about as many snowmobiles. Located in the Advent fjord at the entrance of the Advent valley, this community has an infrastructure fit for a much larger city.

Dogsleding/sled trip

There is a long tradition of dogsledding on Svalbard. The silence, the teamwork between man and dogs, and the grandeur of the scenery surrounding us, left an indelible impression on our memory.

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  • In a nutshell:A very friendly and international atmosphere reigns.
  • Last visit to Longyearbyen: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 18, 2003
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  • May 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    very interesting Fotos !

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    May 27, 2006 at 11:18 PM

    Isn't that church a great place? We stayed at the 102 as well and enjoyed the food at the Huset just as you did! Great page!

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    Dec 2, 2005 at 6:51 AM

    Planning a trip there next summer. Thanks for the great tips!

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2003 at 3:08 AM

    Had to re-visit and see your latest updates. The snowmobiling looks like a blast....what a great 3 days you had. Beautiful pics! Compared to nature we seem so insignificant.

  • Jul 21, 2003 at 5:28 PM

    Seems like you had great time and enjoyed winter activities : ) Fantastic pics!

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    Jul 19, 2003 at 6:08 PM

    I really like your pictures! Hope you'll come back someday. Why not come back during the winter when it's completly dark and see the northern light?


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