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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visitors today sofar: 




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

clearing snow

street sale

diving at work

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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click here for all inhabitants present.
Geir Mathiassen

Geir Mathiassen

Erik van Ommen

Erik van Ommen

Margje de Jong

Margje de Jong

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20120720, 14:00
road maintenance
20120619, 20:00
noordse stern nesten
20120626, 00:00
24 uur daglicht
20130606, 20:00
world champions

Latest message from our station log book
Rienk Fokkema - We are back from Storholmen! Managed to check all the nests despite some rain. About 20 nests hatched. Some goose families on the sea starting their voyage to the village.

posted 27-06-2017 at 16:08

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 105 sightings of 36 individuals. Most observed is gxnh, seen 15 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


Mechanic workshop

Mechanic workshop