Europe for Visitors - Home
Home  Main Index Tour Europe by Ship About Us

Longyearbyen Photos

From: Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard


The Svalbard Museum moved to new quarters in the Svalbard Science Center in April, 2006. To reach the museum, walk from Longyearbyen's shopping district to the Radisson SAS Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, then continue down the road to the museum's entrance.

The museum shares a large, modern building with the Norwegian Polar Institute and UNIS (in English, the University Centre in Svalbard). UNIS, which belongs to the University of the Arctic, has about 100 undergraduate students and masters' candidates. It offers specialty courses in Arctic biology, geology, geophysics, and technology.

UNIS students are required to pass an "Arctic Survival and Safety" course that teaches such skills s snowmobile driving and the use of inflatable boats.

<< Previous photo

Next photo >>

Longyearbyen tourist information:
Introduction Restaurants
History, background Shopping
Sights, excursions Arrival and departure
Cruises, boat trips Planning tips, Web links
Hotels, guesthouses, camping Photos with captions

Related articles:
Bird Cliffs of Spitsbergen - Fuglefjellet boat trip
MS Nordstjernen - Spitsbergen Adventure Cruise


"Best of the Web"
- Forbes and The Washington Post


Our most popular topics:

  • Europe (Index)
  • Paris
  • Venice
  • Rome
  • Germany
  • Cruises in Europe

Partner ad:

Auto Europe Car Rental

Need a car for a longer trip?

Short-term Car Leasing
If you live outside the EU, a tax-free Renault or Peugeot tourist car lease can be cheaper than renting for visits of 21+ days. Minimum driver age is 18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include insurance.


More travel advice: