Svalbard Restaurants

  • A bit up to the left, in a door, another door left
    A bit up to the left, in a door, another...
    by Saagar
  • Kroa  - a place to enjoy
    Kroa - a place to enjoy
    by Saagar
  • Seal meat
    Seal meat
    by Saagar

Svalbard Restaurants

  • Vegetarians - go home!

    There is very little in the way of vegetarian food on offer in Svalbard's eateries. The closest may be Kafe Busen which has a salad bar. This is very, very far from any tofu or veggieburger... In the Svalbard shop you will find vegetables etc. for your own cooking, but you will soon discover that vegetables and milk - and fresh produce - are the...

  • The Pub I never got into

    I never managed to get into this establishment - if was full all the times I tried! Hardly standing room! Because I have really tried to get in, I collected this info about the place:Karls-Berger Pub was established by a Dane, and is obviously named after a certain brew from the sandbank down in Skagerak. The Dane apparently gave up on the...

  • My choice in Longyearbyen

    Of all the eateries in Longyearbyen, Kroa at Basecamp Spitsbergen takes my prize. It has that mix of simplicity, rough decor reminicent of the place you are, unsnobbish service and mix of locals, students and visitors. And the food, of course! They have one item called the chef's special/catch of the day or whatever, and it is normally an Arctic...

  • Some of the most expensive food you will...

    Regardless of where you eat in Svalbard (except if you are on an expendition cruise) is EXPENSIVE. I paid $3 for a banana and $3.50 for an apple. So make sure to budget extra (double) for food. Everything here is expensive without exception.If you are a vegetarian (like me) your food selection is limited to cheese, bread and occasional vegetables...

  • A House with a history

    Huset used to be the mining community's r&r facility and meeting place. Always a place that served food, it also continues to be a cultural centre. It is also just about the only place where local people may dress up for an event or dinner.Despite this the place is entirely informal and lively.Here you can sample Arctic food that you wouldn't...

  • Arctic food

    In our search for local food, Arctic menus etc., we came across MAry Ann Riggen, which is actually a gisesthouse with a good restaurant kitchen. They provide Arctic items on the menu - but was closed when we tried. Moral is: call first! I provide the phone number below...

  • Polar fare

    OK, your VT food category "Arctic" doesn't really fit in here.But if you take Arctic raw materials (reindeer, seal, whale, arctic char, deep sea red fish, salomon, goose etc. etc.) and turn them into edibles for an international clientele you will get it. The restaurant prides itself for it's international kitchen.Great view of the isfjorden...

  • Meet or see locals, have food

    Locals in Longyearbyen meet here for a chat and a coffee during the day, huddle here during blistery weather, and the local workforce have their dinners here.The food is very standard Norwegian fare, low on excitement. This place used to be the canteen/cafeteria of the mining workforce, and has retained the name from that time, Kafe Busen and the...

  • Polar bear meat - unique chance!

    Not for vegetarians, even if you may have your polar bear meat slice with ruccola salad...At least 4 restaurants in Longyearbyen serve polar bear meat if you ask for it. it doesn't normally feature on the regular menu. Due to the price (toward NOK 2000 per kg) it is not a good idea as a main dish... Also, it is not particularily healthy in large...

  • Huset's wine cellar

    There would be no way of knowing except by some reviews and word by mouth:Huset has one of the best wine cellars in Europe, certainly the best one in Northern Europe, with a selection of 30.000 bottles. First of all, an anachronism: houses built on the permafrost do not have cellars, but Huset does. Probably heated, not cooled as most caves...The...

  • Svalbard's only dedicated coffee shop

    This is the only place in Svalbard for dedicated coffee lovers beyond the standard Norwegian tar. They have fresh bakery goods every day, too. Never went there, but judging by the success indicator parked strollers and baby cots outside it must have a certain attraction for Longyearbyen's ladies. They pass as a wine bar, too, and get rave reviews...

  • The Polar Hotel's pub

    This is the Radisson SAS version of Svalbard life. However, they try to be informal and attract locals in for the evening , too. There is occasional live music, pub quiz competitions and champions league football TV events.Open 16-02 every day. The outdoor section stops serving at midnight. When I was there it was -20C and people were sitting...

  • The Snow Cave Bar

    Definitely worth a visit, this pub and/or bar is carved out of a snow buildup behind Funken Hotel. It is run by Funktionærmessen Restaurant of said hotel, and staffed by youthful bartenders in full polar style down jackets. No wonder, because ot's cold to spend long nights here. But extremely fun for a short while. It is catacomb-like with small...

  • Pizza polaris - or Ultimo Thule Pizza?

    Going budget, going local or simply fed up with hard to chew polar bear, reindeer, seal and whale? This pizza outlet will be your rescue!Or, too lazy; the weather is too bad, or you do not like the hotel food? Call them for service!They charge NOK 39 for taking the pizza to your door: Mon-Thu 15-03; Fri-Sat 15-05, Sun 15-24. Any pizza in contrast...

  • at least a warm meal...

    Also in terms of restaurants Svalbard is a bit more tourist friendly then 20 years ago.Several places are offering food and drinks.Check the web for details:

  • One of Norway`s finest kitchen....

    At a cold place like Svalbard, is nice to eat your dinner at a warm place like Kroa. The food is quite sensationale. Really good, and the meny has everyting you possible can dream om....

  • Well there's not much to...

    Well there's not much to choose from :-). We stayed in the northernmost hotel in the world, the local Radisson SAS. As our trip was during easter, we got a good discount from the room price.The hotel is beautiful and has a great view towards the mountains. Breakfast is very good but the restaurant is really expensive otherwise. We ended up eating...

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