"There is NO townsquare in Longyearbyen" Top 5 Page for this destination Longyearbyen Favorite Tip by globetrott

Longyearbyen General: 23 reviews and 27 photos

  Longyearbyen,the capital of Svalbard / Spitzbergen
by globetrott

Favorite thing: Do not expect a regular town-square or a system of streets in the city of Lonyearbyen - it is all a bit different, and it all serves the purpose to be able to survive the hard , cold and almost dark wintertime as good as possible. Cars and ski-doos will be parked unlocked somewhere behind the houses, thieves would not be able to get far with them anyway...

Fondest memory: I saw great pictures of the lighted town of Longyearbyen in wintertime, when the sun never rises for several months. It might be depressive, when you have to live that way for several months, when you come just as a visitor for a few days it might be very romantic and interesting !

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 14, 2006
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