Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Port information

Longyearbyen, Svalbard
AIDAluna in Port Longyear on her first call of the season (c) Visit Svalbard / Eva Britt Kornfeldt

Longyearbyen, Svalbard

The Port of Longyearbyen is the main logistic point for the cruise industry and for cargo to the different settlements on Spitsbergen. The port is located close to the city centre and Longyearbyen airport with regular flights to Tromsø and Oslo. In a few years, Longyearbyen and the Port of Longyear has developed into a driving force for research in the high Arctic. A large number of research vessels and research projects are using the logistic services Longyearbyen can offer. Skilled local businesses can offer support and services to most challenges mariners face up here above 78 degrees north.
The cruise pier Bykaia is located 1,5 km from the town center. A new floating pier with a terminal building for passenger traffic will be ready by 2021.This pier will be 120m long and 35m wide.

We welcome you to Longyearbyen!

Port attractions

  1.  Isfjord Safari to the Bird Cliffs

    Svalbard's unique wildlife is best seen from a boat. Every summer thousands of migratory birds return to breed in the mountains by Longyearbyen. www.visitsvalbard.com/se-og-gjore/aktiviteter/batturer
  2.  Dogs of Svalbard

    A true Arctic experience, mush the dogs in full speed, cuddle the puppies and experience life in the dog yards in Longyearbyen. www.en.visitsvalbard.com/inspiration/various/meet-the-dogs-of-svalbard
  3.  Kayaking in Adventfjorden

    Glide silently through the water and enjoy the magnificient Arctic landscape. Combine with hikes in the majestic mountains around Longyearbyen. www.en.visitsvalbard.com/things-to-do/activities/kayak
  4.  Fossil hunting and hiking on the tundra

    Combine a hiking trip with fossil hunting in the morena and search for 600-million-year-old plant fossils which make a great souvenir. www.en.visitsvalbard.com/things-to-do/activities/hiking
  5.  Local life and living

    Everyday life in Longyearbyen is quite civilized, but in some aspects dramatically different from life on the main land. www.en.visitsvalbard.com/featured-items-pages/be-like-the-locals
  6.  Wildlife watching and photo safari

    Within the town of Longyearbyen you can often spot a range of exotic wildlife like migratory birds, the Svalbard reindeer, the Arctic fox, the bearded seals and the belugas.

Port views

AIDAluna on the first call of the season
Fred. Olsens Black Watch in Longyearbyen
Holland America Lines Prinsendam in Longyearbyen
Visit Svalbard / EvaBritt Kornfeldt
Visit Svalbard / EvaBritt Kornfeldt
Visit Svalbard / EvaBritt Kornfeldt
Visit Svalbard / EvaBritt Kornfeldt
Visit Svalbard EvaBritt Kornfeldt
Port Longyear / Kjetil Bråten
Visit Svalbard / Eva Britt Kornfeldt
Visti Svalbard / EvaBritt Kornfeldt
Visit Svalbard / Jarle Røssland
Visit Svalbard
Visit Svalbard / EvaBritt Kornfeldt

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Port facts

Nautical information

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no bridges
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Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
✔ Open loop
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Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
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Useful Information
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Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Kjetil Bråten, Port Director
9171 Longyearbyen
+47 79 02 21 50


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Page last updated: 2023-11-08 11:47


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