Covid-19 information

While the general advise is to avoid international travel, that isn’t always possible. If you do need to travel, there are a set of rules and restrictions that apply, both when travelling to Norway, and while in Ny-Ålesund.

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Rental of firearms

Carrying out field work outside of Ny-Ålesund, you are required to bring with you appropriate means for frightening and chasing off polar bears – typically a flare gun, and a rife. Familiarise yourself with the new rules and regulations for firearms rental, and the application process that you must go through well in advance of arrival in Ny-Ålesund in order to be able to rent a rifle.

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Researchers’ Guide

We have compiled all the information you need to make your stay in Ny-Ålesund successful – from the first development of your project, booking your stay and preparing for field work, to actual work on site, and the follow-up after.

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