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Discover Barentsburg in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Barentsburg in the region of Svalbard with its 576 habitants is a town located in Svalbard and Jan Mayen - some 23 mi or ( 37 km ) South-West of Longyearbyen , the country's capital .

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Local time in Barentsburg is now 05:44 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Arctic/Longyearbyen " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: and Longyearbyen. When in this area, you might want to check out Longyearbyen . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Barentsburg ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Баренцбург 78 ° северной широты - Barentsburg 78° Nord

3:55 min by kadege59
Views: 7986 Rating: 4.90

www.flickr.com Баренцбург - русское поселение добыче угля на Шпицбергене - Barentsburg - Russische Kohlebergbausiedlung auf Spitzbergen - Russian coal mining settlement on Spitsbergen ..

Barentsburgh

2:09 min by MarjaKonimaki
Views: 3208 Rating: 5.00

Barentsburg (Russian: Баренцбург) is the second largest settlement on Svalbard, with about 400 inhabitants, almost entirely Russians and Ukrainians. The Russian-owned Arktikugol has been mining coal h ..


Spitzbergen Journey

8:06 min by pillenesen
Views: 2919 Rating: 5.00

My journey with the cargo vessel M/S Norbjørn, Tromsø - Bjørnøya - Longyearbyen - Ny Aalesund - Tromsø, august 2009. ..

Spitsbergen; Midnight sun reindeer hunting.

5:42 min by torgeirp
Views: 2138 Rating: 5.00

The Svalbard reindeer is a small subspecies of Rangifer tarandus. Males are significantly larger than females and have larger antlers. Males weigh approximately 65 kg in spring and 90 kg in autumn, wh ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Barentsburg

Barentsburg is the second largest settlement on Svalbard, with about 500 inhabitants (2007), almost entirely Russians and Ukrainians. The Russian-owned Arktikugol has been mining coal here since 1932.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 78.07 14.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 1920s establishments in Norway, Barentsburg, Company towns in Norway, Norway–Russia relations, Norway–Soviet Union relations, Populated places established in the 1920s, Populated places in Svalbard

Grønfjorden

Grønfjorden is a 16km long fjord, separated from Isfjorden to the north by Festningsodden in the west and Heerodden in the east. It lies within the western portion of Nordenskiöld Land. On its eastern shore is the mining community of Barentsburg, the second largest settlement on Spitsbergen.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 78.05 14.18 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Fjords of Svalbard

Finneset

Finneset is a peninsula located on the east side of Grønfjorden on Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway. It is located 2 kilometers south of Barentsburg. A whaling station was located there until 1905. From 1911 it became the site of the first wireless station in the Arctic, named Svalbard Radio from 19 September 1925. It was also a meteorological station operated by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Both services moved to Longyearbyen on 1 September 1930.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 78.03 14.23 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Former populated places in Svalbard, Peninsulas of Svalbard

Svalbard Radio

Svalbard Radio is a coast radio station established in 1911 at Finneset in Svalbard, Norway. In 1930, it moved to Skjæringa in Longyearbyen and since 1975 it has been co-located with Svalbard Airport, Longyear. It has been remote-controlled from Bodø Radio since 2006.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 78.03 14.23 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: 1911 establishments in Norway, Coast radio stations in Norway, Communications in Svalbard, Longyearbyen

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Barentsburg