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Ny-Ålesund
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Ny-Ålesund

Ny-Ålesund is a small village located in the Svalbard archipelago, part of the Norwegian archipelago of Jan Mayen. It is located on the island of Spitsbergen, the largest island in the archipelago. Ny-Ålesund is the northernmost permanently inhabited settlement in the world, with a population of around 30 people.

Ny-Ålesund was first established in 1916 as a mining town. It quickly became a major center for coal mining in the region, and was home to the first coal mine in Svalbard. During World War II, the town was occupied by German forces, who used it as a base for their operations in the region. After the war, the town was redeveloped as a research station.

Today, Ny-Ålesund is an important research center, with several research stations and laboratories located in the town. It is home to the world's northernmost post office, and is the only settlement in Svalbard with a permanent population. The town is also a popular tourist destination, with tourists visiting to take in the unique Arctic scenery and learn about the history of the region.

Ny-Ålesund is also home to a number of important historical events. In 1926, Roald Amundsen and Umberto Nobile launched the airship Norge from Ny-Ålesund, becoming the first people to reach the North Pole by air. In 1968, the Apollo 8 crew conducted a training mission in Ny-Ålesund, making it the first place on Earth to be visited by humans from another world. In 2006, the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) was established in Ny-Ålesund, making it the first site in the world dedicated to monitoring the global atmosphere.

Excursion tips for a day in Ny-Ålesund

Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard and Jan Mayen is a unique destination for tourists, offering a variety of activities to explore its stunning landscape and learn about its history. Here are some of the top things to do in Ny-Ålesund on a day trip:

1. Visit the Svalbard Museum and see the exhibitions about the region’s history, wildlife, and culture.

2. Take a guided tour of the town and learn about the history of its settlement.

3. Go on a wildlife expedition and observe the Arctic wildlife in their natural habitat.

4. Take a boat tour around the fjords and admire the breathtaking views of the landscape.

5. Go on a hike and explore the stunning glaciers and mountains.

6. Visit the Ny-Ålesund Science Park and learn about the scientific research conducted in the area.

7. Go dog sledding and experience the thrill of the Arctic wilderness.

8. Go snowmobiling and explore the remote regions of the archipelago.

9. Take a kayaking trip and explore the fjords and their wildlife.

10. Spend the day fishing and enjoy the tranquility of the Arctic waters.

Experience Ny-Ålesund 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 Ny-Ålesund. 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 Ny-Ålesund

Ny-Ålesund in Svalbard and Jan Mayen experiences a polar climate, with long, cold winters and short, cool summers. In the winter, temperatures average around -10°C, while in the summer they are around 5°C. The area receives very little precipitation, with most of it falling as snow in the winter, and the snow cover can last up to 8 months of the year. The sun is only visible for a few hours a day in the winter, while in the summer the midnight sun gives near 24-hour daylight.

Cruise weather for Ny-Ålesund

Our weather forecast for Ny-Ålesund 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: 4.9 °C
min: 3.1 °C
14.8 m/s
13.7 m/s
75.3 %
12.0 m
88.6 %
1,012 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 7.0 °C
min: 4.7 °C
20.9 m/s
18.7 m/s
98.9 %
0.1 m
98.7 %
1,010 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 6.9 °C
min: 3.8 °C
27.4 m/s
41.8 m/s
97.4 %
0.1 m
98.3 %
1,010 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 4.5 °C
min: 3.8 °C
24.1 m/s
36.4 m/s
87.3 %
6.1 m
96.3 %
1,012 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 4.5 °C
min: 4.2 °C
19.4 m/s
23.0 m/s
99.8 %
0.0 m
98.2 %
1,014 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 5.1 °C
min: 4.5 °C
19.0 m/s
19.7 m/s
98.4 %
0.1 m
98.8 %
1,017 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 6.0 °C
min: 3.8 °C
15.5 m/s
13.7 m/s
86.3 %
4.4 m
95.9 %
1,015 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 5.4 °C
min: 4.5 °C
9.6 m/s
8.9 m/s
98.4 %
0.9 m
98.7 %
1,013 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 4.8 °C
min: 4 °C
12.6 m/s
11.5 m/s
89.8 %
1.8 m
98.3 %
1,016 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 6.5 °C
min: 4.8 °C
12.6 m/s
11.5 m/s
96.4 %
11.6 m
94.3 %
1,012 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 7.1 °C
min: 5.1 °C
19.4 m/s
17.3 m/s
95.7 %
0.1 m
99.0 %
1,010 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 7.7 °C
min: 6.2 °C
21.2 m/s
19.1 m/s
67.7 %
13.8 m
89.5 %
1,010 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 7.5 °C
min: 5.9 °C
18.0 m/s
16.1 m/s
92.0 %
0.3 m
98.4 %
1,010 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 6.4 °C
min: 5.1 °C
16.9 m/s
14.8 m/s
93.3 %
0.0 m
99.5 %
1,012 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00

Cruises to Ny-Ålesund

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Scheduled ship calls in Ny-Ålesund, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 LE LYRIAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
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 Ny-Ålesund

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