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!
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.