Longyearbyen VacationsSvalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
Dreaming of a vacation in Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands? Look no further than Longyearbyen. It has something for everyone including Pyramiden at Svalbard and Norway. Even better, vacations to Longyearbyen don't need to be expensive. We compare hundreds of flight and hotel options to find you the best deal …

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Reviews of Longyearbyen

JT
JTSanta Monica, California, USA
20/09/2015

After dealing with the soft-skinned lifestyle of Souther California, this was a welcome getaway. Want to go some place quiet, cold, and remote, then this is your place. If you like to spend time in a spa and never leave your hotel, then go some place else; you'll hate it here. Not much to do, unless you like the great outdoors(!). I plan to return.

Travel + Leisure
Travel + LeisureNew York City, New York State, USA
20/02/2013

There is no dying allowed in this remote Arctic town—well, you can die, but you can’t be buried here. You heard that right: no body has been buried in the local cemetery in almost a hundred years. Why? The perpetually frigid temperatures prohibit corpses from properly decomposing. Following the influenza epidemic of 1917, Longyearbyen banned burials in the town’s graveyard. The local polar bear population rivals the human one, and it’s not abnormal for the townspeople to shoot a bear in self-defense (hunting is illegal). Even after a polar bear takes its last breath in this mining town, it must also be sent away for its final resting spot.

Ulysses McSirob
Ulysses McSirob
18/06/2012

Wonderfull place to be. Visting the old russian mines. Going around the numerous islands and see the king of this part of the globe ;the polar bear. A magnificent animal. The north side of the island is quite sescluded and difficult to reach, aside from the expensive costs.

Maan @Travel Binge
Maan @Travel BingeParanaque, Philippines
11/10/2013

Truly a North Pole adventure!