Daily life

Fishing for fun

Operations engineer Hans Erik Fjeld of Norwegian Polar Institute likes fishing. With a new rod, a well-equipped tackle box, a few beers and his tobacco pouch, the 25 year old from Skien enjoys some qu...
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Super scouts

It is a Ny-Ålesund tradition that scouts come to town, working for room and board for a few, intense summer weeks. The scouts are truly industrious, working from 8 am - 8. pm all weekdays, spending wh...
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Summer stories

As summer arrives in Ny-Ålesund, the number of workers in town multiply. Summer workers of all professions come here for a month, two months, or even more. Some even stay on for years! And work is alm...
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Copycats

In an attempt to copy the iconic September 1932 picture of construction workers having their lunch break, perched on a beam 69 floors above Manhattan, the guys from Maintenance posed happily on top of...
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The best view in town

Harbourmaster Dag Lennart Andersson and his deputy Nils Ole Nilsen undeniably have one of the best views in town from their office windows. Many would agree that it's probably one of the better office...
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The stone crushers at Tvillingvann

Per Magne (65) and Daniel (20) create a fast-working and synchronized father-and-son team at the quarry at Tvillingvann. The combined noise of the three-armed mobile screening machine, the wheel-loade...
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Green and clean

During summer, the signal red cleaner's van is being replaced by a much greener alternative; bicycles! Cleaner Aud Gåre Pedersen shows off her bicycling skills - and her pimped bicycle; having switche...
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Hip-hip hooray!

The Norwegian constitutional bicentenary on May 17th was celebrated in true Ny-Ålesund style. The day started as early as 0630 a.m., when Ny-Ålesund Slag & Blæs in a traditional fashion and defyin...
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