While not all expeditions stop in Ny Alesund, those that do are often rewarded with some beautiful photo opportunities. Due to the town’s location in a fjord, with an impressive mountain range as a backdrop, even the 60+ buildings make for a great photograph. If you are able to wander quietly between the buildings, keep an eye out for Arctic foxes, as they are often seen hunting nearby. If you are visiting in the late summer, you may even be lucky enough to spot a few fox cubs out in the sunshine.
Surrounded by rich tundra, there are often reindeer seen in the area. Due to the fact they are not hunted, and often in the presence of humans from the town, you’ll likely find they are unfazed by your presence and will continue on about their business – usually sleeping or eating. Ask us about the best ships, dates and itineraries for visiting Ny Alesund.
The main attraction for bird lovers is the cliffs, home to numerous seabird colonies, with Brunnich’s guillemots, kittiwakes, and Glaucous gulls in overwhelming numbers.