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Kongsfjord
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Kongsfjord

Kongsfjord is a fjord located in the Svalbard and Jan Mayen archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. It is situated off the coast of Norway, between the Norwegian mainland and the island of Spitsbergen. The fjord is approximately 20 km long and is surrounded by steep mountains, glaciers and islands.

Kongsfjord is an important area for research, as it contains some of the most unique and remote ecosystems in the world. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including polar bears, seals, whales, and seabirds. The area is also known for its large colonies of walruses, which can be seen from the shoreline.

Kongsfjord has been a site of human activity for centuries. The area was first discovered by the Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz in 1596. Since then, it has been used as a fishing and whaling port, as well as a trading post and base for exploration. During World War II, the fjord was the site of a German base, which was destroyed by Allied forces in 1944.

Today, Kongsfjord is a popular tourist destination. It is home to several scientific research stations, as well as an international airport. The area is also known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains, glaciers and islands.

Kongsfjord is a unique and beautiful area, with a rich history and diverse wildlife. It is an important area for research and exploration, and a popular destination for tourists.

Excursion tips for a day in Kongsfjord

As a tourist in Kongsfjord in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, there are plenty of exciting activities to do in a day. Here are some of the most popular activities:

1. Take a boat tour and spot some of the local wildlife, including polar bears, walruses, and whales.

2. Explore the glaciers and fjords of the area by kayak or canoe.

3. Hike through the tundra and take in the breathtaking views of the Arctic landscape.

4. Visit the local museum and learn about the history and culture of the region.

5. Go fishing for Arctic char and other species in the nearby waters.

6. Go birdwatching and spot some of the Arctic birds, such as the Arctic tern, snow bunting, and king eider.

7. Go on a dog sledding tour and experience the thrill of gliding across the snow.

8. Take a snowmobile tour and explore the remote areas of the island.

9. Visit the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and learn about the importance of preserving crop diversity.

10. Enjoy a relaxing day at one of the many hot springs in the area.

Experience Kongsfjord with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Kongsfjord. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Kongsfjord

Kongsfjord in Svalbard and Jan Mayen experiences a cold and harsh climate throughout the year. In the winter, temperatures can drop to as low as -30°C, with high winds and snowfall. In the spring, temperatures gradually begin to rise, with some periods of rainfall and snow showers. Summers are short and cool, with temperatures rarely rising above 10°C, and there is a lot of fog and rain. During the autumn, temperatures begin to drop again, and there is often a lot of snowfall. In general, the climate in Kongsfjord is cold and unpredictable, with temperatures rarely rising above 10°C.

Cruise weather for Kongsfjord

Our weather forecast for Kongsfjord helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 5.8 °C
min: 4.8 °C
15.5 m/s
16.2 m/s
76.6 %
11.0 m
89.4 %
1,011 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 7.2 °C
min: 5.3 °C
22.3 m/s
22.7 m/s
84.8 %
0.2 m
96.9 %
1,012 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 7.8 °C
min: 5 °C
31.0 m/s
49.3 m/s
94.1 %
0.1 m
98.3 %
1,012 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 5.6 °C
min: 4.9 °C
14.0 m/s
18.0 m/s
97.9 %
0.1 m
98.3 %
1,011 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 5.7 °C
min: 4.6 °C
22.0 m/s
32.0 m/s
93.6 %
0.2 m
96.1 %
1,012 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 5.9 °C
min: 4.8 °C
22.7 m/s
34.2 m/s
99.2 %
0.1 m
97.5 %
1,015 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 7.8 °C
min: 4.9 °C
13.1 m/s
12.2 m/s
34.1 %
15.9 m
85.4 %
1,015 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 7.6 °C
min: 5.4 °C
12.2 m/s
13.3 m/s
99.6 %
3.7 m
96.6 %
1,016 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 5.4 °C
min: 5 °C
20.9 m/s
31.0 m/s
95.1 %
1.4 m
97.5 %
1,018 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 5.0 °C
min: 4.1 °C
22.7 m/s
31.7 m/s
99.7 %
0.1 m
97.3 %
1,020 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 4.9 °C
min: 3.8 °C
15.2 m/s
17.3 m/s
78.5 %
0.9 m
96.4 %
1,024 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 5.3 °C
min: 4.7 °C
6.5 m/s
6.5 m/s
65.2 %
13.0 m
91.2 %
1,021 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 5.2 °C
min: 4.7 °C
5.8 m/s
5.4 m/s
60.4 %
9.2 m
90.2 %
1,017 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 5.4 °C
min: 4.7 °C
2.9 m/s
3.2 m/s
61.5 %
22.5 m
87.6 %
1,018 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 5.0 °C
min: 4.1 °C
10.8 m/s
12.2 m/s
66.8 %
11.6 m
87.9 %
1,017 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00

Cruises to Kongsfjord

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Scheduled ship calls in Kongsfjord, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jun. 13th 2025 Friday, 13th of Jun. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 20th 2025 Friday, 20th of Jun. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 21st 2025 Saturday, 21st of Jun. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 27th 2025 Friday, 27th of Jun. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Jul. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Jul. 2025 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Jul. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Jul. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 25th 2025 Friday, 25th of Jul. 2025 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am

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Maritime AIS Data Kongsfjord

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