Ny-Ålesund (nü´-ô´ləsŏŏn) [New Alesund], town, on Kongsfjorden, NW Spitsbergen island, Svalbard. It is a coal-mining settlement. Ny-Ålesund was (1926) the base of polar flights by Richard Byrd, in an airplane, and by Roald Amundsen, who, with Lincoln Ellsworth and Umberto Nobile, flew from there to Alaska in the dirigible Norge.
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