a VirtualTourist member from Macclesfield
Can you get from where the cruise ships let you off to the centre of Longyearbyen by bus or taxi? Its too far for me to walk, although I can walk around the town perfectly well (Provided I have the odd stop for coffee!)
And equally important, can we get a taxi/bus back???
We will be there 23rd June this year.
Thanks for any help and hints.
I am going in July and have been trying to suss the place out. As far as i Can tell Longyearbyen is tiny. I dont think you will be going that far, that you need to worry at all. There are taxis available at the airport i have read, so i dont see why there wouldnt be ones around the place. I can't tell where the harbour is, but i read somewhere that its at the centre of longyearbyen which would be handy!
"Today, the community offers a wide range of activities and facilities, including a swimming hall, a climbing wall, a big sports hall, a grocery store, four pubs, seven hotels, one church (Svalbard Church), several tourist shops, a cinema, one night club, and a squash court. There is also the University Centre in Svalbard, which represents four Norwegian universities and provides university-level education in Arctic studie". Wikipedia...of course
you will Need to walk about 20-30 minutes in order to get to town on a dusty road with some trafic of heavy mining-trucks maybe.
I dont remember any Taxis in Port, but maybe that is different nowadays !
and as your post was from 2011:
maybe you have done your cruise already and can tell us here now, how it was ??
may last time in Longyearbyen was lots of year ago ...