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Trygghamna
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Trygghamna

Trygghamna is a small settlement located in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, a region in the Arctic Ocean. It is situated on the western side of the Spitsbergen archipelago, which is part of Norway. The settlement is the northernmost permanent human settlement in the world, located at 78°50'N 19°00'E.

The settlement was founded in 1604 by Dutch whalers and was originally known as "De Nederlandsche Whaling Company". It was used as a base for whaling activities in the region until the early 20th century. In the early 1900s, the settlement was abandoned and it was not until the early 1980s that it was re-inhabited.

Today, Trygghamna is a small fishing village, with a population of around 100 people. It is home to a number of small businesses, including a fish processing plant, a general store, and a post office. The settlement is also the site of the world's northernmost weather station.

In terms of its historical significance, Trygghamna is best known for its role in the Svalbard Treaty of 1920. The treaty, which was signed by Norway, the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Italy, and Japan, granted Norway sovereignty over the archipelago and established the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The treaty also granted Norway exclusive rights to the whaling industry in the region, which had been a major source of income for the people of Trygghamna.

Today, Trygghamna is an important part of the Svalbard and Jan Mayen region, providing a unique insight into the history and culture of the area. The settlement is a popular destination for tourists, who come to experience the natural beauty of the region and to learn about the unique history of the settlement.

Excursion tips for a day in Trygghamna

As a tourist in Trygghamna in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, there is an array of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Take a boat tour around the area to get an up-close view of the stunning landscape and spot some of the local wildlife.
2. Visit the Svalbard Museum to learn more about the history and culture of the area.
3. Hike to the top of the nearby mountains for spectacular views and a chance to spot polar bears.
4. Go fishing in the nearby fjords and try your luck at catching some Arctic char or cod.
5. Take a kayak tour around the fjords to explore the area from a different perspective.
6. Visit the local shops to pick up some souvenirs and traditional handicrafts.
7. Go bird watching and observe some of the local species in their natural habitat.
8. Enjoy a meal of local delicacies in one of the restaurants or cafes in the area.
9. Take a snowmobile tour to explore the snowy landscape and spot some of the local wildlife.
10. Visit the nearby glaciers and take in the breathtaking views.

Experience Trygghamna 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 Trygghamna. 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 Trygghamna

Trygghamna in Svalbard and Jan Mayen has a polar climate, with cold, dry winters and cool summers. During the winter, temperatures can reach as low as -20°C and the days are short. In the spring, temperatures can reach up to 10°C, and the days become longer. In the summer, temperatures reach up to around 10°C, and the days are long and bright. The autumn is cool and wet, with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 5°C. Overall, Trygghamna has cold winters and cool summers, with short days in the winter and long days in the summer.

Cruise weather for Trygghamna

Our weather forecast for Trygghamna 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. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 4.7 °C
min: 4.2 °C
16.2 m/s
23.0 m/s
95.8 %
8.2 m
94.7 %
1,003 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 5.4 °C
min: 4.4 °C
15.5 m/s
20.9 m/s
93.1 %
12.4 m
93.0 %
1,010 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 5.7 °C
min: 4.1 °C
22.3 m/s
32.8 m/s
90.3 %
10.0 m
92.4 %
1,014 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 5.8 °C
min: 4.4 °C
20.5 m/s
27.4 m/s
35.1 %
20.9 m
80.0 %
1,016 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 6.3 °C
min: 5.5 °C
8.6 m/s
7.6 m/s
28.0 %
24.1 m
78.0 %
1,018 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 5.7 °C
min: 4.8 °C
9.0 m/s
8.6 m/s
33.2 %
24.1 m
80.1 %
1,015 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 8.4 °C
min: 5.3 °C
6.7 m/s
7.4 m/s
4.0 %
24.1 m
72.6 %
1,012 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 8.9 °C
min: 7.2 °C
14.0 m/s
18.0 m/s
19.9 %
24.1 m
66.6 %
1,011 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 9.9 °C
min: 7.9 °C
13.0 m/s
17.3 m/s
67.9 %
24.1 m
67.3 %
1,009 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 9.5 °C
min: 7.8 °C
15.8 m/s
20.5 m/s
80.5 %
24.1 m
65.6 %
1,007 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 7.5 °C
min: 6.1 °C
14.8 m/s
18.7 m/s
99.8 %
24.1 m
73.5 %
1,010 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 7.1 °C
min: 5.3 °C
11.2 m/s
12.6 m/s
67.0 %
24.1 m
73.1 %
1,009 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 6.7 °C
min: 4.7 °C
16.2 m/s
19.8 m/s
90.2 %
24.1 m
80.1 %
1,005 hPa
00:00:00
00:00:00

Cruises to Trygghamna

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Scheduled ship calls in Trygghamna, Norway
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Maritime AIS Data Trygghamna

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