Field equipment and provisions

Longyearbyen
General field equipment can be rented from the following places in Longyearbyen:

Norwegian Polar Institute 
The University Centre in Svalbard
AWIPEV - for scientists collaborating with AWIPEV
Pole Position Spitsbergen - Arctic Logistics

See the table below for contact information to places where you can rent the following:

Item Store
Rifles*

- Ingeniør G. Paulsen (IGP)

- Sportsenteret

Flare guns

- Ingeniør G. Paulsen (IGP)

- Sportsenteret

- Svalbard Snøscooterutleie AS

Satellite phones

- Ingeniør G. Paulsen (IGP)

- Svalbard Snøscooterutleie AS

Emergency beacons

- Ingeniør G. Paulsen (IGP)

- Svalbard Snøscooterutleie AS

- Arctica AS

Snowmobiles

- Ingeniør G. Paulsen (IGP)

- Svalbard Snøscooterutleie AS

Freeze-dried food

- Ingeniør G. Paulsen (IGP)

- Sportscenteret

- Arctica AS

- Svalbardbutikken (Coop)

 

Groceries - Svalbardbutikken (Coop)
Hardware

- 78 Grader Taxfree (phone +47 79022403)

- Vedlikeholdsbutikken (phone +47 79023587)

*Please note that when renting rifles, you need to have a Norwegian Firearms Certificate, European Weapon Passport or other documentation proving that the person is authorised or permitted to carry a firearm in his or her home country. Persons who do not have a firearm certificate, must apply to the Governor of Svalbard for the right to rent a firearm.

 

Ny-Ålesund
In Ny-Ålesund, all food is provided by Kings Bay AS which offers full board facilities in addition to food supplies. There is no grocery store in Ny-Ålesund.

Please note that Ny-Ålesund is a radio silent area and all use of wireless equipment is prohibited, including mobile phones and wireless equipment in laptops.