20170625 air attack

air attack


20170625 arctic fox puppies

arctic fox puppies


20170625 drawing birds

drawing birds


20170624 mid-summer party

mid-summer party


20170624 panorama town

panorama town


20170619 hallo jumbo

hallo jumbo


20170607 egg for fox

egg for fox

The Netherlands Arctic Station

located on Spitsbergen in the northernmost village of the world, the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen has a research facility.

Postal address:
Netherlands Arctic Station, P.O.Box 1, N-9173 Ny-Ålesund, Norway
0031 50 7200 449 (Skypein number, with voicemail) or 0047 7902 6852

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logo of the station sponsor

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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
marked barnacle geese, marked foxes and installations
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http://www.sees.nl http://www.rugsteuntstern.nl  
Videos made by the University of Groningen about the largest Dutch polar expedition and a crowdfunding project to study migration of terns
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

amundsen mast

amundsen villa


Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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click here for all inhabitants present.
Børge  Moe

Børge Moe

Saga Svavarsdottir

Saga Svavarsdottir

Kjetil Sagerup

Kjetil Sagerup

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20110724, 16:00
ossian sars
20140723, 20:30
flowers that catch insects
20110702, 10:00
walk to breakfast
20140715, 09:30
water taxi

Latest message from our station log book
Margje de Jong - Mari, Suzanne, Rienk and I are back. We had a nice stay at the hut and it was great to see the kittiwakes and tiny fox puppies at the bird cliff! The first goslings are now walking near the house!

posted 26-06-2017 at 14:31

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 90 sightings of 31 individuals. Most observed is gxnh, seen 12 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.




Marine laboratory

Marine laboratory