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Nybyen in the region of Svalbard is a town in Svalbard and Jan Mayen close to Longyearbyen, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Nybyen is now 01:01 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Arctic / Longyearbyen" with an UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: . Since you are here already, make sure to check out Nybyen, Longyearbyen and Haugen. We encountered 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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The Arctic Adventures of Dioxy - TRAILER

02:28 min ( November 22, 2011 by TheKairostudio)
Views: 1,631 - Rating: 5/5

In the polar city of Longyearbyern, Svalbard Islands, UNIS is planning the construction of a plant for capturing and storing CO2 underground. The animation is aimed to explain the project to a child a...

Swimming at Svalbard

05:05 min ( September 12, 2007 by Marko Tamminen)
Views: 30,208 - Rating: 4.64706/5

Swimming in the Isfjorden at Svalbard - cold as hell! Pictures at:

Day 1: Longyearbyen

03:55 min ( March 30, 2010 by Parker Liautaud)
Views: 3,399 - Rating: 3.66667/5

Doug interviews Parker about his first day in Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen the solitary Norwegian tow...

02:38 min ( December 08, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
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Preview of Beagui's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these videos...

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Interesting facts about this location

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 78.2, 15.59 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Churches in Norway, Culture of Svalbard, Longyearbyen

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 78.2, 15.59 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 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 78.2, 15.59 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 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

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 78.2, 15.59 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 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 78.2, 15.59 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Bays of Svalbard, Longyearbyen