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Longyearbyen in the region of Svalbard with it's 2,060 inhabitants is a place in Svalbard and Jan Mayen and is the capital of this country.

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Current time in Longyearbyen is now 11:25 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Arctic / Longyearbyen" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: . Since you are here already, make sure to check out Nybyen, Longyearbyen and Haugen. We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Svalbard Day Two: In and above Longyearb...

04:14 min ( May 25, 2012 by Robert Watkins)
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All around and above Longyearbyen. Part two of a video diary from one week on Svalbard as Winter approaches. See pictures from this trip here:

Longyearbyen festforestillingen i kultu...

07:31 min ( May 19, 2012 by Claudia Antonsen.)
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Longyearbyen festforestillingen i kultu...

02:41 min ( May 19, 2012 by Claudia Antonsen.)
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Longyearbyen festforestillingen i kultu...

03:03 min ( May 19, 2012 by Claudia Antonsen.)
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Interesting facts about this location

Dark Season Blues

The Dark Season Blues festival is an annual event in late October at 78 degrees north in Longyearbyen in Norway, and marks the beginning of the dark season when daylight and the sun is about to leave Svalbard for four winter months. The first Dark Season Blues festival was arranged in 2003, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. It started out as a small intimate festival, and presented 15 bands spread on 17 events in 2010.

More reading: Dark Season Blues homepage
Located at 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Blues festivals, Longyearbyen


Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway. As of 2008, the town had a population of 2,040. Longyearbyen is located in the valley of Longyeardalen and on the shore of Adventfjorden, a bay of Isfjorden located on the west coast of Spitsbergen. Since 2002, Longyearbyen Community Council has had many of the same responsibilities of a municipality, including utilities, education, cultural facilities, fire department, roads and ports.

More reading: Longyearbyen homepage
Located at 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1906 establishments in Norway, Company towns in Norway, Longyearbyen, Populated places established in 1906, Populated places in Svalbard, Port cities and towns in Norway

Svalbard Church

Svalbard Church is located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway and is part of the Church of Norway and the world's most northern church. Built of wood, it was inaugurated in 1958. There was an older church that was destroyed during World War II. There is a minister and two other employees. There is no other church on Svalbard, but there is a Russian Orthodox chapel in Barentsburg. The minister visits other communities on Svalbard: Svea, and Ny-Ålesund.

More reading: Svalbard Church homepage
Located at 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Churches in Norway, Culture of Svalbard, Longyearbyen

University Centre in Svalbard

The University Centre in Svalbard is a Norwegian state-owned limited company that provides university-level education in arctic studies. The universities of Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim are represented on its board. The centre is known as UNIS and forms part of the University of the Arctic. It is led by a director appointed by the board for a three-year term.

More reading: University Centre in Svalbard homepage
Located at 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1993 establishments in Norway, Education in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Science and technology in Svalbard, Universities and colleges in Norway


Adventfjorden (Advent Bay) is a 7 km long and 4 km wide bay on the southern side of Isfjorden, on the west coast of Spitsbergen. The name is a corruption of Adventure Bay, which was probably named after the Hull whaleship Adventure, which resorted to Isfjorden in 1656. The fjord was originally known as Klass Billen Bay. At the head of Adventfjorden is Adventdalen.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 78.22, 15.64 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Bays of Svalbard, Longyearbyen