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Svalbard Kirke

Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47(0)79025560
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5th August 2018

On the outskirts of Longyearbyen, this is slightly different to your usual church and very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David R
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London, United Kingdom
Lovely space

Well worth a quick visit. The paintings near the altar are beautiful. Say a prayer in the world's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
swingspan
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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"beautiful church"
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"stuffed polar bear"
in 9 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 5 reviews
"lounge area"
in 5 reviews
"small church"
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"small donation"
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"coffee and tea"
in 2 reviews
"sunday service"
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"town centre"
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"hot drinks"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"honesty"
in 6 reviews
"religious"
in 8 reviews
"shoes"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On the outskirts of Longyearbyen, this is slightly different to your usual church and very peaceful. Worth popping into while.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a quick visit. The paintings near the altar are beautiful. Say a prayer in the world's northernmost church.

Thank swingspan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice friendly warm place to visit. Cozy hall with fireplace, stuffed polar bear and cake on Sunday mornings. Clean, bright multi denominational chapel. Also the ever present gift shop (just a counter really).

Thank Lynn R
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Apart from being the only chapel in this remite town, there is nothing special about it. See it if you pass, skip if you don't.

Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Nestled above the town of Longyearbyen the kirke is a pretty place of worship or a refuge from the outside cold and noise. Worth the walk and a simple cup of tea or coffee is available as a reward in the lounge. You don't have...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Beautiful church in the town of Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Welcoming to visitors and very peaceful (though it's the first church I've seen with a gun safe in the foyer... - necessary here where so many people carry guns because of the poar bear threat). Well worth...More

Thank Peter_guest
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

As common on Spitzbergen.. take off you boots when you enter.. in this little church as well. It has the look and feel of the Norwegian Sjomansskirken, that are scattered around the world, also in Rotterdam (the only one I know :-)) We visited with...More

3  Thank Jeroen XLphoto W
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Small and peaceful church, on top of a hill overlooking the town... Picturesque! Worth attending a service - great experience.

Thank BurnToExplore
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The Kirke/Church is up the hill over looking Longyearbyen. Been here twice on two visits. Very peaceful. Take your shoes off before entering the church.

Thank A.MACCA
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

At this time of the year, in Svalbard is 24 hours complete darkness. This northernmost church, in the northernmost city, regardless of how cold and dark outside it is, brings calm, warmth and unity. A visit to the church, enhance the feeling that Longyearbyen is...More

1  Thank office503
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