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
10:00 AM: We meet in front of Radisson Blu hotel and take a walking tour through Longyearbyen and make a stop at the local shop to buy more postcards and stamps (if needed), souvenirs or snacks.
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM: We eat and write postcards at Radisson Blu hotel/ restaurant Nansen. During the meetup, the local newspaper wants to visit us. Make sure to bring flags, postcards, stamps, and all the other nice postcrossing stuff for a great picture
After 04:00 PM: We are having a walk to the local shop again to deliver our postcards
After that, there is time for activities
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)
- Zastia (CH)
- cutetaiki (ID)
- Regndroppar (FI)
- amy666 (CH)
- emma010704 (SE)
- mihneaR (RO) + Bluriel (RO) |
- ainu (DE)
- kroete68 (DE)
- nniiina (FI)
- Minttuinkeri (FI)
- tpuchalski (US)
As per now, the participation list is full (to meet possible covid-restrictions in november).
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. There are both airport shuttle busses and taxis available. Those have to be booked through the hotel.