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Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen, Svalbard Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, live map, terminals, news

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Region
Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2019-09-19 17:31

min: 24 °F (-5 °C) / max: 29 °F (-1 °C) 29°F
-1.8°C
Wind: 307°/ 0.7 m/s  Gust: 0.8 m/sWind: 307°/ 0.7 m/s  Gust: 0.8 m/sVery Light
0.7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature29 °F / -1 °C
24 °F / -4 °C

Longyearbyen is a port and the largest town in Svalbard Norway, with population around 1100. The port is located on Spitsbergen island's west coast, halfway along Isfjorden's southern part,. This is former coal-mining settlement and currently the European Arctic's biggest scientific research center with over 100 scientists arriving here each summer.

Longyearbyen (Norway) cruise port

In Longyearbyen, cruise ship tourists will find bank, post office, library, conference facilities, travel agencies, restaurants, cafes, hospital, tourist information office, miners bath, supermarket, general stores, Svalbardposten (world's northernmost newspaper). Tourist attractions include Gallery, Svalbard Museum, cruise port, airport, friendly people, stunning scenery.

Cruising season runs between April and September. Port Longyearbyen is visited mainly by smaller-sized expedition ships from the fleets of Hurtigruten, Ponant, Scenic, Silversea, Hapag-Lloyd, Fred Olsen. Large cruise companies include MSC, AIDA, PrincessTUI. Season 2019's largest liner was MSC Preziosa (on June 23, port stay 8 am-10pm). For Longyearbyen is planned the construction of a new floating pier.

Svalbard Archipelago has all three islands - Spitsbergen (largest), Nordaustlandet and Edgeoya. The group is located north of Arctic Circle, midway between mainland Europe (Norway) and North Pole. Svalbard is among Norway's most popular cruise travel destinations - together with Norwegian Fjords (along the country's coastline). In Svalbard tourism have become an important industry, heavily supported (popularized) by "University Centre in Svalbard" and "Svalbard Global Seed Vault".

Svalbard islands were first used as whaling bases (17th and 18th centuries), then were abandoned. At the beginning of the 20th century started coal mining operations, and several permanent settlements were established. In 1925, Svalbard was officially incorporated into the Kingdom of Norway. Today, Norway's Store Norske and Russia's Arktikugol are the only mining companies there. Instead of roads, the only transportation between the settlements is via aircrafts, boats and snowmobiles. Svalbard Airport (at Longyearbyen) serves as main gateway.

The list of Svalbard settlements (all located on the Spitsbergen island) include Longyearbyen (main and largest), Barentsburg (Russian mining community), Ny-Ålesund (research station) and Sveagruva (aka Svea, Norwegian mining community). Svalbard is the world's northernmost settlement with a permanent civilian population. There are other settlements farther north, but they are all populated by rotating groups of researchers.

Port Longyearbyen cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
2 July, 2019
Tuesday
Compagnie du Ponant Cruises cruise lineLe Boreal
2 July, 2019
Tuesday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAluna08:0016:00
3 July, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
4 July, 2019
Thursday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineAmadea
6 July, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
7 July, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
7 July, 2019
Sunday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Eclipse
7 July, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Expedition
7 July, 2019
Sunday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 409:0020:00
8 July, 2019
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise linePacific Princess07:0018:00
9 July, 2019
Tuesday
Compagnie du Ponant Cruises cruise lineLe Boreal
10 July, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
11 July, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
12 July, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
12 July, 2019
Friday
Compagnie du Ponant Cruises cruise lineL'Austral
12 July, 2019
Friday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Cloud07:0017:00
13 July, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
14 July, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
14 July, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Expedition
15 July, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Polar Pioneer
16 July, 2019
Tuesday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineAlbatros
17 July, 2019
Wednesday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Eclipse
17 July, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
17 July, 2019
Wednesday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 509:0020:00
19 July, 2019
Friday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAluna08:0016:00
20 July, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
20 July, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
20 July, 2019
Saturday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Rotterdam08:0017:00
21 July, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
23 July, 2019
Tuesday
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBoudicca
24 July, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
24 July, 2019
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Expedition
25 July, 2019
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Polar Pioneer
26 July, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Roald Amundsen
27 July, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
27 July, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
28 July, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
28 July, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
31 July, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordstjernen
31 July, 2019
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise linePiano Land
31 July, 2019
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMS Expedition
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