Svalbard/5 update information

20/09/2014 23:38

Written by Bradt Travel Guides

Chapter 2

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 2: Practical information

Getting there and away

By air

[Updated 13/9/2016] p.93 Brace yourself for a bumpy landing at Longyearbyen airport where the runway is not especially smooth.

Chapter 5: In Svalbard

Getting around

By boat

[Updated 13/9/2016] p.149 When going ashore by tender boat outside of settlements, cruise ship passengers must keep wearing their life jackets in case of rapid evacuation due to polar bears.

Chapter 6: Svalbard's Settlements and Stations 


What to see and do

[Updated 13/9/2016] p.172 Svalbard Museum has an excellent selection of books about Svalbard.



[Updated 13/9/2016] p.173 The steam train has been removed for restoration.

The most northerly greenhouse in the world is now empty.

Other practicalities

[Updated 13/9/2016] p.175 There is a very clean and hygenic portable toilet block located close to the harbour.

What to see and do

[Updated 13/9/2016] p.175 The shop has a good selection of Svalbard-related books including the superb Geoscience Atlas of Svalbard, edited by Winifried K. Dallman.

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