Primarily an Arctic research town, Ny Alesund has a permanent population of about 35 people. This historic outpost is responsible for the pioneering work on aviation, signalling the starting point for exploration of the north pole using aviation.
Map of Ny Alesund
Trips that visit Ny Alesund
This comprehensive Arctic triumvirate encompassing Svalbard, East Greenland and Iceland offers the best of both worlds: some of The Arctic's best wildlife viewing with spectacular scenery, unspoiled fjords and gigantic icebergs. Plus, you may be lucky enough to see both…
Setting sail from Iceland’s capital, journey northwards across the Arctic Circle via little visited Jan Mayen before arriving in Svalbard where you’ll spend 6 full days exploring. Experience three very distinct islands in a single voyage with optional kayaking for…