Longyearbyen travel guide

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You're Going to Love Longyearbyen

The edges of our world produce the most interesting destinations and spirited cities; such is true of Longyearbyen, a city of around 2000 people that's part of a larger group of islands that make up Svalbard. Longyearbyen's beauty lies in its warm residents, unique wildlife, Arctic phenomena and the theater of snow-capped mountains that protects the thriving city. Embark on an Arctic adventure of your own!

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When to Visit Longyearbyen

How much you love winter will determine the best time to travel for you. Summer is from around June to August and temperatures are 39°F to 43°F. Winters begin from September and last until May, with the temperature dropping to 10°F to 3°F

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Where to Stay in Longyearbyen

Those who like to stay in style will enjoy the Radisson BLU Polar Hotel Spitsbergen. There is also the charming B&B Spitsbergen Guesthouse in Nyben. Budget travelers will like Longyearbyen Camping sites.

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How to Get Around Longyearbyen

The Cost of Living in Longyearbyen

Shopping Streets

Everything you need in one location - that's how shoppers like it in Longyearbyen. The Lompensenteret is the city's shopping mall, and opposite is the sole supermarket Svalbardbutikken.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk is 28kr and a dozen eggs cost 48kr.

Where to Eat in Longyearbyen

If the Arctic adventures have whet your appetite, stop by Kroa at Basecamp Spitsbergen. Meals range from 95kr for a small soup to between 119kr-260kr for generously portioned mains.