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Svalbard

7.5 km (4.7 miles) N of Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 79°S 168°W

Accuracy: 40 m (131 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View east towards Blomstrandöya (formely halvöya) #3: View south towards Bröggerhalvöya and Ny-Ålesund #4: View west towards Kvadehuken and open sea #5: View towards confluence from a point 800 m near west of it #6: GPS recording near the closest position #7: World's most northerly post office 7 km S of confluence

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  79°N 12°E (visit #5)  

#1: View north towards Blomstrandbreen to the right

(visited by Henrik Sunden)

14-Sep-2011 -- After a zodiac visit at the confluence on 13 September 2011, the ship Origo would continue to Ny-Ålesund, which is almost due south of the confluence. However, to keep good distance from land, captain Ingemar Utbult decided to start going west, which took the ship within 40 m from the confluence. So I got a series of pictures in daylight conditions.

Ny-Ålesund states having the northernmost post office in the world. Well, it is unmanned, but you can put 79 degrees N postmarks on your letters and postcards before you put stamps on them and put them into the mailbox. Service is slow, however, since the mail I put in the box hasn´t arrived yet. This was written on 26 October.

Coordinator's Note: I have just spoken with the chairman of the board of the Ny-Ålesund/Kings Bay research facility: "The old post office building is only open during the summer, for the rest of the year the Kings Bay reception handles post office duties."


 All pictures
#1: View north towards Blomstrandbreen to the right
#2: View east towards Blomstrandöya (formely halvöya)
#3: View south towards Bröggerhalvöya and Ny-Ålesund
#4: View west towards Kvadehuken and open sea
#5: View towards confluence from a point 800 m near west of it
#6: GPS recording near the closest position
#7: World's most northerly post office 7 km S of confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)