Avalanche forecasts for Nordenskiöld Land in Svalbard

The Norwegian avalanche warning service provides regional avalanche forecasts for Nordenskiöld Land in Svalbard. Avalanche forecasts for this region will be published during the period from 28 January to 31 May.

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Information for foreign residents in Longyearbyen

An updated pamphlet with information to foreign citizens living in Longyearbyen is produced by The Longyearbyen Community Council, The Governor of Svalbard, Longyearbyen hospital, Svalbard Tax Office, Svalbard church and The Office for Social Insurance (NAV), in co-operation.

 

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The weather conditions on Spitsbergen under increased surveillance

According to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, the weather conditions on Spitsbergen are under increased surveillance. The public should find updated information online.

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Strong wind and snow on Spitsbergen

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute forecasts increasing wind and snow on Spitsbergen Friday, up to strong gale from east-southeast. There might be periods with hurricane during the night between Friday and Saturday.

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New procedures for visa applications

From 20 November 2015 new procedures for visa applications will be implemented by the Governor of Svalbard. All visa applicants will be required to meet in person at the Governor's office and provide their biometric data (10 fingerprints and a digital photograph) when applying for a Schengen visa.

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