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Tourist information

The tourist information in Longyearbyen is located at the end of the walking street in the city center, direction Nybyen.  Read more >>

Opening hours guide

Opening hours for cafees, restaurants, museum, galleries and shops etc. in Longyearbyen.  Read more >>

Welcome to the High Arctic of Svalbard!

One of the world’s largest areas of untouched nature awaits you on 78 degrees north.  Read more >>

Passport / ID control

The regulations concerning entry to and residence in Svalbard are different from the regulations on the Norwegian mainland. Although the Norwegian mainland is part of the Sche  Read more >>


There is a free wifi connection at the cafè Fruene in Lompensenteret, as well as in the library on the 1st floor in Lompensenteret. The library also provides a pc for public...  Read more >>

Hiring firearms

Firearms may be hired at Sportscenteret AS and Longyear 78 grader. Read more about the rules for hiring a firearm here  Read more >>

Airport shuttle

There is an airport shuttle corresponding to all arrivals and departures. The airport shuttle stops at every accommodations for. Ask the receptionist at your hotel for the tim  Read more >>


Despite Svalbard being so close to the North Pole, the archipelago has a relatively mild climate compared to areas at the same latitude.  Read more >>

Your safety on Svalbard

Svalbard’s nature is astonishingly beautiful – but also very unpredictable and full of surprises.  Read more >>

Tax free shopping in Longyearbyen

Did you know that all of Svalbard is a tax free sone?  Read more >>

Post – and bank services

You will find a post office and a bank in the pedestrian area in the city center. The post office performs all postal services, and in addition to that, you can buy the...  Read more >>

Governor’s office

The Governor and the Governor’s office is the police authority in Svalbard. You will find more information on the Governor’s site:  Read more >>

Cultural heritage

The Svalbard Environmental Act establishes that all traces of human activity from before 1946 are protected. This applies both to permanent cultural monuments such as sites, g  Read more >>