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Svalbard Kirke

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Address: Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Phone Number: +47(0)79025560
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Coffee stop

On a day trip from cruise ship, walked round town & found Svalbard Kirke, a delightful building with the modern Church at one end & coffee shop at the other

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Judy M
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a day trip from cruise ship, walked round town & found Svalbard Kirke, a delightful building with the modern Church at one end & coffee shop at the other

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essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A lovely little church which provides a homely contrast from the harsh realities of life and work in an arctic climate. The entrance hall with its cloakroom and grandfather clock leads upstairs to a warm, cosy, colourful lounge area where the congregation can meet and relax. This leads to the church itself. Church staff are friendly and welcoming to visitors.... More 

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Thank EssexDiane
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Lovely little church built a bit along the design of a boat. Has an area at the back where the congregation can socialise, which is a good idea.

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Thank Fiona1110
Taarnby, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I am always paying This place a visit and Lighting a candle there when I am in Longyearbyen.And if I am there on a Sunday,I love to take part in the service too.The Church is always open,and offers a place to relax in both mind and soul..

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Thank Thomas B
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

How can you not visit this church? 1, It is the northernmost church in the world. 2, It is open 24/7. 3, There are no crowds - you may well be the only one in the church. 4. This must be the only church in the world with a stuffed polar bear. 5, They provide you with croc-like slippers to... More 

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Thank MonyetS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The world's most northerly church - open all the time -- for those reasons alone it's worth a look - the day I went I was the only person there - it's understated and homely and if you are taking a walk around the town you should definitely pop in - they provide crocs for you to wear when inside.

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Thank Will P
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The walk up to the church took about 15 minutes from where the cruise ship docked. Lovely little church, tea or coffee was available with an honesty box, there was also free wifi and clean toilets. Was a great place to sit for half an hour to collect your thoughts, great place.

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Thank amazonlady1
Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is really a very small but interesting chruch. It is quite clear when you visit the church that is an integrated part of the city life

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Thank Hoff-dk
Gottmadingen, Germany
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The church is open 24/7, 365 days, and offers a place to rest and sort your thoughts. I was very grateful for the peaceful location.

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Thank 66Norbert
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Quite a short walk from the downtown which should not take longer than 10 minutes to walk up. Should the northernmost church in this world.

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