Is Svalbard open for tourism?

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Is Svalbard open for tourism?

The Tourist Information is now open: The phone is open from 09:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday, and from 10:00 to 17:00 from Saturday to Sunday.

Is Longyearbyen worth visiting?

But despite the significant costs involved and the time it takes to get there, Svalbard is 100% worth a visit. The scenery is spellbinding, and the islands offer you the chance to enjoy experiences that few other destinations can offer.

What country owns Longyearbyen?

The largest island is Spitsbergen, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya. The largest settlement is Longyearbyen….

Sovereign state Norway
Svalbard Treaty 9 February 1920
Svalbard Act 17 July 1925
Administrative centre and largest town Longyearbyen 78°13′N 15°39′E

Can anyone go to Svalbard?

Foreigners do not need a visa or work and residence permits from the Norwegian authorities to travel to Svalbard. However, foreign citizens with a visa requirement for the Schengen Area must have a Schengen visa when travelling to and from Svalbard via mainland Norway.

Did Svalbard get Covid?

The COVID-19 pandemic in Svalbard is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached Svalbard on 6 October 2021.

Does Norway have Covid restrictions?

In February 2022, all COVID entry requirements were lifted for all travellers to Norway. It is now super easy to travel to Norway, and we have lots of space! Spectacular outdoor adventures, unique places to stay and fun things to do await! Other restrictions have also been lifted.

What is forbidden in Longyearbyen?

“No dying allowed on the premises.” Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town in the Svalbard archipelago, doesn’t exactly have a warning sign like that – but perhaps it should. See, death has been banned here since the 1950s. If someone’s suspected to be close to dying, they have to be flown back to the mainland.

Do I need cash in Svalbard?

It is a good idea to bring cash or a credit card as back up. Most major credit and debit cards, such as Visa / Mastercard are accepted by hotels – however cash is preferred in supermarkets and shops. On all ships, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex) are often accepted.

Do people in Longyearbyen speak English?

The official language is Norwegian. However, nearly everyone speaks English. In Barentsburg Russian and Ukrainian are spoken.

Can I live in Longyearbyen?

Thanks to the Svalbard Treaty, foreigners don’t need a visa or any kind of permit to live and work in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Its capital, Longyearbyen, is home to about 2,000 people hailing from about 50 countries and is the northernmost town in the world.

Can I move to Longyearbyen?

Everybody may live and work in Svalbard indefinitely regardless of country of citizenship. The Svalbard Treaty grants treaty nationals equal right of abode as Norwegian nationals. Non-treaty nationals may live and work indefinitely visa-free as well.

Does Svalbard have a hospital?

For more than 10 years, Bilicz has been hospital manager and head nurse at Longyearbyen Hospital, the northernmost hospital in the world located just 800 miles from the North Pole on the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. He has responded to everything from childbirth to polar bear attacks.

How long can I stay in Svalbard?

Everybody may live and work in Svalbard indefinitely regardless of country of citizenship. The Svalbard Treaty grants treaty nationals equal right of abode as Norwegian nationals.

Can we go to Norway now?

Covid and travelling to Norway. You can travel to Norway without having to worry about anything more than having a good time! No testing, no face masks, no hassle. Welcome!

Is Norway open to US citizens?

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes. Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? The remaining entry restrictions, i.e. the duty to complete entry registration and to produce a negative test prior to arrival, are being removed.

Is the US dollar strong in Norway?

Norway. The Norwegian krone has lost 27.8 percent of its value against the US dollar. Norway is easily among the most beautiful countries in the world, and its fjords are like a trademark. The rugged scenery and massive inlets are magnificent.

How much does it cost to live in Longyearbyen?

The cost of living in Svalbard is approximately the same as in the rest of Norway. Stipulated costs for accommodation and food is approximately NOK 10 000 per month. All travel expenses to and from Longyearbyen must be paid by the student.

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