17 days in Spitsbergen Itinerary

17 days in Spitsbergen Itinerary

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Longyearbyen

— 16 nights
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
You've now added Pyramiden to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Svalbard Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gruve 3, and get outside with Spitzbergen Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Longyearbyen day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Longyearbyen is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you will find days in Longyearbyen are much colder (10°C), and nights are slightly colder (6°C). You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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Spitsbergen travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Safaris · Hiking Trails
Spitsbergen is the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway. Constituting the westernmost bulk of the archipelago, it borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea. Spitsbergen covers an area of 37673km2, making it the largest island in Norway and the 36th-largest in the world. The administrative centre is Longyearbyen. Other settlements, in addition to research outposts, are the Russian mining community of Barentsburg, the research community of Ny-Ă…lesund, and the mining outpost of Sveagruva. Spitsbergen was covered in 21977km2 of ice in 1999, which was approximately 58.5% of the island's total area.The island was first used as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, after which it was abandoned. Coal mining started at the end of the 19th century and several permanent communities were established. The Svalbard Treaty of 1920 recognized Norwegian sovereignty and established Svalbard as a free economic zone and a demilitarized zone.

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