20220823 ptarmigan



20220815 kings bay veteranklubb

kings bay veteranklubb


20220815 selfies with friends

selfies with friends


20220810 kingsbay summer staff

kingsbay summer staff


20220617 drone flight to glacier

drone flight to glacier


20220731 watering to create deeper permafrost

watering to create deeper permafrost


20220806 artic tern feeds on lepidurus

artic tern feeds on lepidurus

The Netherlands Arctic Station

located on Spitsbergen in the northernmost village of the world, managed by the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen.
Postal address:
NL Arctic Station, P.O.Box 1, N-9173 Ny-Ålesund, Norway
0031 50 7200 449 (Skypein number) or 0047 7902 6852

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logo of the station sponsor

The two houses in the middle make the station  

tour the website
university of groningen
sees.nl expedition
arctic tern crowdfunding

stories about our activities with photo's and video's
people in the station, inhabitants of the village
background information about a specific theme
management, history, safety, daily life, check lists en sponsors
maps, aerial pictures, inhabitants, webcam, buildings, history, weather, village walk and official website
 sightings and other data
marked barnacle geese, marked foxes and installations
 messages in our log

latest message posted 17-08-2022 at 11:03

17/8 polar bear on Storholmen
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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


garbage handling


Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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

Jakob Weiset

Christer Amundsen

Christer Amundsen

Roar Blomstrand

Roar Blomstrand

Selection of weblog pages with video's

Click on the picture to see the page with video
20110702, 10:00
walk to breakfast
20110707, 09:55
20120728, 14:00
floating ice
20100804, 11:39

Latest message from our station log book
Maarten Loonen - 17/8 polar bear on Storholmen

posted 17-08-2022 at 11:03

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 2503 sightings of 337 individuals. Most observed is glbv, seen 60 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


DASAN / Rabot station

DASAN / Rabot station

Pumpstation at Tvillingvatnet

Pumpstation at Tvillingvatnet