Svalbard Church

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  • Address: Postboks 533, Longyearbyen 9171, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +47-79025560
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

With a history dating back to 1921, the Svalbard Church is the northernmost church in the world and is a lovely little place not only for a memorable prayer. Svalbard Kirke is the only church in Svalbard, but there is a Russian Orthodox Chapel in Barentsburg.

In July 1921 the construction of the church started and it was completed within 50 days, consecrated on 24 August 1921. However, when the Second World War came to Svalbard, the church was destroyed in 1943. The building of a new church started in 1957 which was consecrated on August 24, 1958.

The warm and cosy church is homely and serves all people indiscriminately. The church has a common area where one can enjoy tea or coffee at NOK 20 as they revel in peace. You can also play Christmas songs on the piano at the holy place! The new Svalbard Church holds objects of historical importance such as:

  • The old altar candlesticks of silver, which were a gift from King Haakon and Queen Maud.
  • A baptismal bowl.

Svalbard Church is built on the model of a sailor church. 

  • The entrance near the altar maybe locked. Try the other entrance from the side building.

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  • Svalbard Church Address: Postboks 533, Longyearbyen 9171, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Svalbard Church Contact Number: +47-79025560
  • Svalbard Church Timing: 24-hrs
  • Svalbard Church Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Svalbard Church(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Svalbard Church: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 93.02% of people who visit Longyearbyen include Svalbard Church in their plan

  • 34.62% of people start their Svalbard Church visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Svalbard Church

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Svalbard Church

People normally club together North Pole Expeditions Museum and Svalbard Museum while planning their visit to Svalbard Church.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Been to a lot of churches and this is different. Nice comfy and quite place to sit and reflect. Good view of the city from the outside

  • The coziest church I have ever visited. It offers slippers (since you have to take off your shoes), a fireplace, a polar bear, and a cabinet to store your rifle. It's also the northernmost church in the world. Open 24/7 since time is relative at Svalbard.

  • A great place to drop-by and pray. Lutheran Church and a peaceful place. There is a polar bear inside the church!

  • The most northern church in this globe. Peaceful place to pray. A good spot to see aurora. I saw it when walked out of the church. The entrance is a little bit hidden

  • Nice view from this place

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