CITY/REGION: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
MEETUP PLACE: Radisson Blu Polar Hotel
DATE: 11-13. november 2022
TIME: 12. november, 10:00 am local time
Next year in november I will celebrate 10 years on Postcrossing and for that occasion I plan to travel north, far far north - to Longyearbyen on Svalbard. Come and join me for a postcrossing meetup. This will, probably, be the worlds northernmost postcrossing meetup.
As the forum messages become quite long, I decided to make a fb group. If you are joining this meetup, please join the fb group: The Worlds Northernmost Postcrossing-Meetup / 11-13.11.22 in Longyearbyen | Facebook
REQUESTS FOR DIRECT SWAPS:
NB! For those who like to arrange direct swaps - please do contact us in October/ early November 2022. I think I speak for most of the contestants, that we will not answer your request at this time, as it is still a year to go to our meetup. (Update: 03.11.2021)
The “main-event” will be on Saturday, November 12th 2022. I hope that we can make a short tour through Longyearbyen, buying some postcards and then having lunch at our hotel and writing postcards there. It would definitly be nice to do an organized activity as well - but please have in mind that those cost A LOT up there in the north.
I have booked a table for lunch at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel from 12.00pm to 3.00pm for having some lunch and signing postcards. There will be 3 different lunch-menues (1-course for NOK245, 2-course for NOK395 or 3-course for NOK415). Every participant has to choose one of those menues.
There will be 2 different meetup cards, one with houses from Longyearbyen and the other one with northern lights For those who like to have the cards in advance, I will only send them within Norway (due very high postage fees). Postcrossers from abroad will get their postcards when we meet on Svalbard (or maybe at Oslo Airport).
hotel or flight booked | hotel and flight booked:
- ScandinavianTraveler (NO) +1
- pefawm (NO)
- KAS (NO)
- articgirl64 (NO) +1 |
- Katrin1778 (DE) - confirmed by fb-message
- baguetta (NO)
- littlehobbit (DE) + 1
- chrisskywalker (DE)
- Inger71 (NO) +1 |
- LeishaCamden (NO)
- friedgold91 (GB)
- Francy85 (IT)
- Zastia (CH)
- cutetaiki (ID)
- Regndroppar (FI)
- amy666 (CH)
- emma010704 (SE)
- mihneaR (RO) +1 |
- ainu (DE)
- kroete68 (DE)
- nniiina (FI)
- STARSIREWERTSEN (NL)
NOT CONFIRMED AS OS MAY 15TH:
- Ilolilit (SE) +1
- Ikhrtwg (DE)
- soundstorm (NL)
- Star-Mix-1982 (GB)
- insp3ktor (AX)
- mondkind (DE)
- Kulturnerd (NO)
As per now, the participation list is full (to meet possible covid-restrictions in november).
I know that many things are unpredictable these times, but since this is a special meetup with many people interested in, we need to plan it good I therefor ask everybody on the participant list to confirm that they come or not within April 30th 2022, as the restaurant wishes information about our total amount of people early. I can however, extend the deadline a bit for a few users. Please contact me however within April 30th to let me know.
There are in total only 95 rooms in the hotel. They also offer a sauna, outdoor jaccuzzies and a restaurant and pub. Wifi is available all over the hotel (OBS! To get a Svalbard postcrossing ID, you have to change your country to Svalbard. Travel Mode will not work, since Svalbard has a Norwegian IP address). There are both airport shuttle busses and taxis available. Those have to be booked through the hotel.
Due to current situation, restrictions regarding travelling and meetings may acure. We will follow all guidelines from the authorities. At the moment there aren’t any special restrictions, but they can be re-introduced at a later point.
Please check the rules which apply for travelling to Norway from your country: Travel to Norway - regjeringen.no
MICROSOFT FORMS - ONLY FOR PARTICIPANTS!!!
All who have confirmed their participation, please have a look at those two forms, which I created to prepare our meetup - one is about some general information and food allergies and the second one is the order form for meetup-cards. In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email@example.com
Meetupcard order form: