20141116 polar bear research

polar bear research


20140801 first moult catch

first moult catch


20140801 bear around our house

bear around our house


20140731 the effect of grazing

the effect of grazing


20140731 path formation

path formation


20140730 Kjaersvika



20140726 hunting fox

hunting fox

The Netherlands Arctic Station

located on Spitsbergen in the northernmost village of the world, Ny-Ålesund, which is an international research base.

Postal address:
Netherlands Arctic Station, P.O.Box 1, N-9173 Ny-Ålesund, Norway
0031 50 7200 449 (Skypein number, with voicemail)


visitors today sofar: 




logo of the station sponsor

Scroll down for a selection of all information
The two houses to the right form the station  

webcam panorama
university of groningen
facebook messages
station logbook

stories about our activities with photo's and video's
people in the station, inhabitants of the village, messages in our log
background information about a specific theme
management, history, safety, daily life, check lists en sponsors
maps, aerial pictures, inhabitants, webcam, buildings, history, weather and a village walk
barnacle geese with coloured rings and foxes with eartags
choose information from various years or search for keywords


<---tour the website

Crowdfunding project to study migration of Arctic terns from Spitsbergen to Antarctica
below a random selection of information in this website

Video's about places in Ny-Ålesund as hotspots in STREETVIEW

Click on the picture to start the video, click on the text to go to the location

boat house of the camebridge spitsbergen expedition

street sale

launching a balloon with ozone probe

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

Click on a photo for more information about this person,
click here for all inhabitants present.
Hasse Carlson

Hasse Carlson

Selection of weblog pages with video's

Click on the picture to see the page with video
20110722, 19:00
counting geese in the fjord
20090703, 14:00
bore holes
20110707, 09:55
20100804, 13:30

Latest message from our station log book
Maarten Loonen - Heerlijk drie dagen thuis en dan: Jan Mayen here I come.

posted 07-08-2014 at 17:35

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 2423 sightings of 450 individuals. Most observed is gtua, seen 32 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


Zeppelin atmospheric station

Zeppelin atmospheric station

Amundsen house

Amundsen house