Research Station Specific Guidelines
Research Station Specific Guidelines developed in cooporation with individual research stations.
INTERACT Station Specific Guidelines convey information that visitors should be aware of in an easy to-understand way. The Guidelines can be used to enhance the general knowledge of the area.
Founded and owned by Kings Bay AS, Ny-Ålesund was originally established as a mining community in 1916, though
from the 1960s research has been the main activity. Traces from the coal mining period are still visible to this day
The station is located at the end of a fjord called Kangerluarsunnguaq (in Danish: Kobbefjord) which means
“The little fjord”. The fjord is part of Nuup Kangerlua – the largest fjord system in West Greenland.