Prices, surcharges and customs regulations for Svalbard

For letters you pay domestic postage and you must also fill in customs documentation for all consignments containing gifts/goods of value. You can obtain the self-adhesive form from Posten.

Some parcel services to and from Svalbard are subject to a fixed surcharge. The price does not apply to packages sent internally on Svalbard.
See price list for parcels to/from Svalbard

Customs rules for Svalbard

In customs terms, Svalbard is regarded as a foreign country and therefore the regular customs regulations for import and export apply.

  • For all letters containing more than one standard letter and which have a value, you must complete a self-adhesive form that you can obtain from Posten. You enter the sender, recipient and specify the contents on this form.
  • For packages to Svalbard, you use a Norgespakken and not a parcel abroad. In addition, customs documentation is required – fill out this customs invoice, which you print and attach it to the consignment. You will also receive customs invoice at Posten.

If you need to send from a company – see

Consignments to Svalbard must undergo export customs clearance when (reason):

  • The value of the contents exceeds NOK 5000
  • For temporary export, for example, when something is to be sent abroad to be repaired and will be returned after repair.
  • When re-exporting, for example, something is to be returned to a foreign country following a refund claim.

Posten can declare your packages to Svalbard. See Customs clearance in the price list.

Coverage area

The price surcharge applies to all package products shipped from/to these postal codes:


9170 Longyearbyen
9171 Longyearbyen
9173 Ny-Ålesund
9174 Hopen
9175 Sveagrua
9176 Bjørnøya
9178 Barentsburg

These products of Posten and Bring get the surcharge:

Business Parcel Door to Door
Business Parcel Door to Door Return
Business Parcel Express – Over night
Business Parcel Express – Over night Return
Business Parcel Postoffice
Business Parcel return
Business Parcel
Parcel Bulk return
Business Pallet
PickUp Parcel
PickUp Parcel Bulk return
PickUp Parcel return
To Door
Serviceparcel Return
Norgespakken with CoD