Magdalenefjord is an 8 km long and up to 5 km wide fjord between ReuschhalvÃ¸ya and HoelhalvÃ¸ya, Albert I Land, on the west coast of Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago. It is considered to be one of Svalbard's most beautiful fjords!
Magdalenefjord offers spectacular scenery: sharply-peaked mountains on all sides and several glaciers. The craggy, sharp-toothed Waggonway Glacier is a highlight, as is the golden sands of Gravneset; one of the largest cemeteries dating from the whaling period in the 1600's.
Cruise Season - Feb - Dec
Currency - Norwegian krone (NOK)
Language - Norwegian
Land Area - 62,049 kmÂ² (Svalbard)
Population - 3,000 approx (Svalbard)
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 47
Port Location - The port is located at Longyearbyen.
Transport Links - The Magdalenefjord can be accessed by boat from Longyearbyen.
Svalbard Airport Longyear (LYR) is the only major airport on Svalbard. It services daily Scandinavian Airlines (SAS Braathens) flights to TromsÃ¸ all year around, and there are additional flights as well as twice-weekly services direct to Oslo in the summer high season. The low-cost Norwegian carrier Norwegian.no operates several flights a week to Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger.
There are once-weekly boats to Tromso and daily services to Barentsburg with organised sight-seeing tours. There are also sporadic connections with the abandoned Russian settlement of Pyramiden with guided tours.