The Norwegian Polar Institute has been tasked with hosting all official visits to Ny-Ålesund. To facilitate planning and development of a programme for official visits, a request should be sent as early as possible.

Contact address for official visits:

Following a formal request, the Norwegian Polar Institute – in close dialogue with relevant Norwegian government ministries – will plan the visit in collaboration with Kings Bay AS, and with the research institutions that will have a role in connection with the visit. 

In addition to contacting the Norwegian Polar Institute directly, international actors submitting a request for an official visit to Ny-Ålesund should also contact the Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs through their embassy in Oslo. 

What is an official visit?

An official visit could for instance involve political leadership of a government ministry, parliamentary committees, or representatives of the leadership of research institutions or research agencies.

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