|A sign on the dock at Ny Ålesund
informing all visitors of what is expected of them
and of the terns that can and will attack you if you
get too close to their nests.
It's not a very friendly sign to be honest, surely a
"Welcome to Ny Ålesund" wouldn't hurt before
starting with the list of what you should and
While tourism isn't promoted in Ny Ålesund and
the potential conflict with research is obvious I
think a small courtesy would be welcome especially
as the high landing fees charged to tourist ships
bring in useful income.
More than 20,000 tourists visit Ny Ålesund
78° 55' N 11° 56' E
copyright Paul Ward