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The road between the old museum and Huset is closed

There has been a landslide over the road by the churchyard i Longyearbyen. Road 300 between the old museum and Huset is therefore closed for all traffic. This also includes both sides of the road.

Technical problems with notification forms

Information to tour operators and individual travellers: Due to technical problems with our electronic forms for notification of travel plans, we ask you to use the following guidance/ form for your notification:

  • Tour operators: Guidance for tour operators
  • Individual travellers/ residents: Meldeskjema-Notification

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Avoid traffic at Midterhuken/Gåsebergkilen

The Governor of Svalbard strongly discourages traffic in the vicinity of Midterhuken/Gåsebergkilen until further notice. All traffic shall be avoided. This applies both to tourist operators and other visitors.

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The ban on residence in the Lia area is lifted

The Governor of Svalbard has decided to lift the ban on residence in the Lia area that was imposed on 22 December last year.

This means that the affected residents now have full access to their homes, and that residence in the area is no longer prohibited.

The Governor’s decision is based on avalanche expert assessments.

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Rabies detected in polar fox at Hopen

Rabies has been detected in a polar fox that attacked the dogs at Hopen Meteorological Station April 26.

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