Stay at the world’s northernmost full service hotel in the heart of Longyearbyen. The hotel was completed in March 1995. One of its wings was the hotel for the American sponsors during the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, and afterwards transported to Svalbard. The hotel has been completely renovated in 2015, in a pure Arctic style with references to the Polar explorers.
The hotel has 95 rooms whereof 67 standard rooms, 27 junior suites (four-bed rooms) and 1 suite. All rooms are well equipped with en-suite bathrooms, TV, coffee machine and mini bar. The service section containing the restaurant and lobby was designed by the Polish architect Krystjan Dolatowski. His inspiration taken from the mountain Hiorthfjellet gave rise to the design of the high ceiling, giving the restaurant an almost sacral atmosphere with mountains greeting you as you walk into the room. The hotel’s restaurant, Restaurant Nansen, features a panoramic view of the Isfjord and Hiorthfjellet mountain. The restaurant has a varied and tempting à la Carte menu featuring Arctic dishes like seal, reindeer, whale and arctic char. The hotel’s pub Barentz Pub & Spiseri is where both local residents and tourists meet in informal surroundings and often features live music on the weekends. In Barentz Pub & Spiseri you may also order meals like steaks, burgers and our popular pizza.Distances:
Hotel rooms in Scandinavia are generally furnished with twin beds, which can be moved together to form a double bed or placed separately (some hotels have double beds though). Unless otherwise specified all rooms have private bathroom facilities, which are often equipped with a shower instead of a bath. Please note that single rooms are generally smaller than doubles. Purpose-built triple or family rooms are likewise unusual in Scandinavian hotels. Whilst it is possible for 3 persons to share a room, this will normally be formed by a double room with an extra bed. As a result space may be restricted.
Unless otherwise clearly specified a standard room/cabin is included in the tour price.