20140218 expedition Jan Mayen

expedition Jan Mayen

20140220 tern migration

tern migration

20140220 mother goose

mother goose

20140220 return of the terns

return of the terns

20130915 research at university groningen

research at university groningen

20130913 documentary trailer

documentary trailer

20130706 feeling alive

feeling alive

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 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


train garage

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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

Grun Oftedal

Geir Mathiassen

Geir Mathiassen

Sébastien Barrault

Sébastien Barrault

Selection of weblog pages with video's

Click on the picture to see the page with video
20130602, 13:00
shooting practice
20090625, 14:00
eidernests at leirholmen
20120813, 16:00
willemijn meets bearded seal
20090624, 11:00
lactating fox

Latest message from our station log book
Ronald Visser - Back from outing, after 400 height meters it was enough for today ;-)

posted 28-09-2013 at 17:04

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 3508 sightings of 425 individuals. Most observed is ofip, seen 85 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.




The barracks

The barracks