When sending freight to Ny-Ålesund, always prepare for the return sending as well. This relates to customs issues in your home country, as well as freight handling issues in Ny-Ålesund itself.

When packing, use only reusable packing and filling material and prepare for using it on the return sending. Never use polystyrene flakes or similar, which will be blown by the wind.

Hazardous goods should not be sent at all. Contact Kings Bay AS and ask them to provide any hazardous substances you might need.

For freight via AWI:

Please contact Silke Henkel and Marcus Meierdierks (email: fracht (at) for further information, and see AWI's general freight handling infos.

For freight via IPEV:

Please contact Pauline Boucher (+33 2 98 05 6517) and Dominique Fleury (+33 2 98 05 6542).

  • Container via AWI

    next container from Bremerhaven:

    -  submission deadline for freight papers 12 APR 2024

    -  latest delivery to harbor storage 19 APR 2024

    -  arrival in Ny-Alesund  around 6 JULY 2024

  • Container via IPEV

    Container from Brest/IPEV:

    -  deadline for delivery of boxes to IPEV 22 FEBRUARY 2024

    -  arrival in Ny-Alesund 22 MARCH 2024

  • Boat Freight

    Cargo ships to Ny-Ålesund normally start in Tromsö. There are connections nearly every two to four weeks from May till November. There is irregular cargo ship service during winter, depending on demand and ice conditions.


    Ship operator is Bring Logistics Norway, and a ship schedule for 2024 is found here

  • Air Freight

    Between any international airport and Longyearbyen, air freight is handled as everywhere else in the world. But there are no special air freight planes between Oslo and Longyearbyen, and therefore the weight and size of the colli is more limited. Air freight must be labeled with the recipients address in Ny-Ålesund, the stations name and it should have the information "via Svalbard Airport Longyearbyen (LYR)"


    In addition to the air freight costs to Longyearbyen, further costs arise for the transport Longyearbyen - Ny-Ålesund, which can not be invoiced by your air freight agent.

  • Couriers / Parcels

    Contact the station leader [stationleader (at)] before sending any parcels to AWIPEV.

    Although sending by mail is in general recommended, additional fees for parcel handling arise in Longyearbyen when sending freight by agents or couriers like DHL, FedEx, TNT, UPS, DeutschePost service (Weltpaket), DB Schenker, US Postal Service, La Poste (Collissimo, Chronopost), etc...

  • Frozen Samples

    If your project involves bringing back frozen samples, make sure you bring the appropriate empty boxes / dewars to AWIPEV.  Indications about regulations and shipment preparations are provided in that document here.

  • Dangerous Goods

    More information and a dangerous goods declaration form can be obtained from AWI (in German), and in general on the IATA dangerous goods pages.