Travel ban is lifted on Road 100
Based on avalanche expert assessments from NGI, the Governor has decided to lift the travel ban on the upper side of Road 100 today, 7 April, from 12:00 noon.
Maintains the travel ban on the upper side of Road 100
The Governor has decided to maintain the travel ban on the upper side of Road 100 until further notice.
Introduces a travel ban on the upper side of Road 100
Based on avalanche expert assessments from NGI and the weather forecast, the Governor has decided to introduce a travel ban on the east side (upper side) of Road 100 from the old hospital and all the way up to and including upper side of Nybyen. The travel ban will apply from Wednesday 5 April at 19:00.
Opening hours at Easter
The Governor has the following opening hours during Easter week:
The Norwegian Customs Service takes over responsibility for the VAT refund form in Svalbard
From 1 April 2023, there will be a change in routines for stamping VAT refund forms in Svalbard.
Man killed in scooter accident
An American citizen died on an organized snowmobile trip today.
Open days at Fredheim
Hilmar Nøis wanted the trapping station Fredheim in Sassen to be a memory of the winter trapping in Svalbard. The Governor of Svalbard in collaboration with the Svalbard Museum is opening Fredheim to permanent residents on three Saturdays this spring.
Application for temporary facilities for summer 2023
Permission from the Governor is required for all temporary facilities to be used for camping for the public for a week or more this summer. The deadline to apply is 11 April 2023.
Temporary change to regulation on motor traffic in Svalbard
The Governor of Svalbard has decided to temporarily change the regulation on motor traffic in Svalbard. The changes will apply until 1 June 2023. The background for the regulation is the need to protect habitats and avoid disturbance of ice-dependent species.
Published 3/1/2023, Last edited 3/14/2023
Sysselmesterens time 2023
The Governor of Svalbard would like to invite guides and tour operators in Svalbard to the annual "Sysselmesterens time" event. The event will be held at UNIS on Tuesday the 14th of March, 18:00 – 20:00.