- Arrival in Longyearbyen according to your own itinerary.
- Recommended attractions:
- Svalbard Museum
- Svalbard Church
- North Pole Expedition Museum
- Accommodation in Longyearbyen.
Arrival in Longyearbyen according to your own itinerary. From the airport, you can either take the airport shuttle bus or a taxi to get to town (not included, takes about 10 minutes). Settle in at your hotel, and – depending on your arrival time - enjoy the rest of the day exploring Longyearbyen. Longyearbyen, the “capital” of Spitsbergen with about 2000 permanent residents, is a unique little town: it is dominated by its Arctic environment, but it is surprisingly cosmopolitan with art galleries, pubs, long wine lists at restaurants, stores and a mini-mall. It used to be an industrial town though, and reminders of its history and heritage, for example from the coal mining time, can be seen everywhere. We recommend a visit to Svalbard Church, the northernmost church in the world, and the interesting Svalbard Museum whose exhibits cover the history, climate, geology, wildlife and exploration of the archipelago.
Longyearbyen offers surprisingly many and diverse restaurants, for example the fine dining restaurant Huset or cosy Kroa. Accommodation in Longyearbyen.