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Town in the middle of nowhere

Ny Alesund is really in the middle of nowhere. There is a post office that can only send and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
iainatsea
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The most northern town in the world

A definite must must see, train, glacier and mountain back drop. Great museum and North Pole... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Curtis S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ny Alesund is really in the middle of nowhere. There is a post office that can only send and receive mail when ships pass by. Most of the town's residents are scientists studying, geology, weather or the wildlife. It is in a dramatic setting that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A definite must must see, train, glacier and mountain back drop. Great museum and North Pole expedition history that it very informative. 3 hours is plenty as there is not that much to do. Send a postcard from the most northern Post office in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit on a cruise liner to Alesund which is a very picturesque little town. Took a trip up the Rauma railway from here. The weather might have been better but you cannot blame anyone for that!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Markeverett
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Not really a town more a collection of scientific stations, with several nations represented. It's named after the Norwegian town of Alesund, the hometown of the company that founded the original coal mine and is located in Kongsfjorda (Kings Fjord) at 78.56N 11.56E. Ny Alesund...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We visited alesund during our cruise to norway. We took city train..lovely route up hill.the roads are narrow and the view is breathtaking. Like bergen.takes about one hour. About 20 crowns.the city is smaller than Bergen. The train goes every 30 minutes . The old...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Rafael L
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This community was first a coal mining town. It was abandon, along with the train that still sits there. It is now a polar bear research station. There is a small free museum. There is a "food" stand, and some souvenirs. Some people walk with...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank ranles76
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Mon Jul 24. A pleasant morning here with good weather and beautiful scenery. This one time tiny mining and whaling settlement is now a research center...and learning to profit from a little tourism. Along with a museum, there is one shop (sells everything from hardware...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Mogarian
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Booked a boat trip from Longyearbyen and the journey is 4 hours each way and 2 hours in Ny-Alesund. Stopped at walruses colony on the way and at the glacier on the way back. I was lucky because it was sunny and the sea was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 660rodrigoi
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This being the northernmost town probably carries the most appeal to nearly everyone. That being said it is actually quite quaint and the place carries a ton of history. Plus a substantial part of climate change research is done here. So for sure an interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank georgh753
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Visited New Alesund in connection to a cruise on Svalbard. It was very good too see that we can have multiple nations and nationalities living together on a small place like this. It is a former coal mining area, but now a mecca for scientists...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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