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Flight, harbour and fuel

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Ny-Ålesund Harbour

Ny-Ålesund harbour welcome you all to visit our small harbour

Ny-Ålesund has modern harbour facilities with a 73 meter long quay and a maximum water depth of 8 meters. The pier is accessible from May to October under normal ice conditions. Cargo ships to Ny-Ålesund normally depart from Tromsø in northern Norway with connections to Ny-Ålesund every two to four weeks between May and October. In winter the cargo ship service to Ny-Ålesund is irregular and fully dependant on the ice conditions and demand.

Cruise Calls

Ny-Ålesund Port

78° 56′ North    11° 56′ East


All harbour bookings should be made by e-mail:

Last minute bookings, made less than 48 hours prior to arrival, should in addition be confirmed by the harbour authorities at telephone +  47 790 27 200

(only weekdays 08:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:30, local time)

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Diesel is stored in two tanks with a total capacity of 1080 m3. It is possible to buy fuel for small boats and snowmobiles.

Ny-Ålesund Airport


Ny-Ålesund airport, Hamnerabben, is located at 78°56′N 11°56′E  and is owned and operated by Kings Bay AS. it consist of a 808-meter long and 30-meter wide gravel runway. Ny-Ålesund airport is open only for traffic with prior agreement.

There are scheduled flights from Svalbard Airport, Longyearbyen to Ny-Ålesund Airport 2 times a week in winter and 4 times a week in the summer. Charter flights are also available on request. The airplane, operated by Lufttransport AS, is a Dornier 228 with up to 19 seats. Tickets are only sold by Kings Bay AS. There is no access for tourists.

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Flight Schedule

All bookings and reservations to and from Ny-Ålesund are issued by Kings Bay, not Lufttransport. Check-in in Longyearbyen is 45 min prior to departure time. Check-in in Ny-Ålesund is one hour prior to departure time (departure time from LYR). Maximum luggage, including hand luggage, is 20 kilos per passenger. More luggage require approval from Kings Bay (email:

Official visit?

The Norwegian Polar Institute is the point of contact in Ny-Ålesund for questions regarding official visits to the research station.

Lufttransport is located next to Longyearbyen Terminal building