Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We are entering the Christmas season and yesterday's polar bear tracks near the town are a reminder that there may be polar bears in the area, so everyone going out on a trip during Christmas must take precautions.

Published 12/22/2023

The Governor of Svalbard has the following opening hours during Christmas:

23.-26. December: Closed

Wednesday 27 December: 10:00-14:00

Thursday 28 December: 10:00-14:00

Friday 29 December: Closed

Normal opening hours 10:00-15:00 from Tuesday 2 January.

The Governor wishes everyone on Svalbard a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!