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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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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