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Set in the Skjæringa area of Longyearbyen, Mary-Ann's Polarrigg is built with old rigs. Central Longyearbyen is a 4-minute walk away and the airport bus stops right in front of the hotel. This place was amazing. Truly an experience staying in old mining barracks. The staff was fabulous and the food was wonderful. The proprietor Mary-Ann was lovely and really interesting to talk to - you learn a lot about island life.
Located in Longyearbyen and with Svalbard Church reachable within a 9-minute walk, Svalbard Hotell | The Vault provides a ticket service, non-smoking rooms, a bar, free WiFi and a shared lounge. The breakfast was great. Was a comfy bed as well.
Featuring open-air hot tubs on the common terrace, Radisson Blu Polar Hotel is the northernmost full-service hotel in the world, located in Longyearbyen. The breakfast was extensive and delicious, room was very clean, beds comfy. Would highly recommend this hotel.
Centrally located in Longyearbyen, Basecamp Hotel is a traditional trapper's lodge-style property just 15 minutes’ drive from Longyearbyen Airport. The airport bus stops right outside. The character was unique oozing original charm. It also felt cozy and the atmosphere made us feel so at home.
Centrally located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard Hotell Polfareren offers 24-hour reception, free WiFi internet access, a terrace and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs. Very clean and cozy place, perfect for a couple.
Located in Longyearbyen, within 0.8 mi of Svalbard Church, Haugen Pensjonat Svalbard offers accommodations with free WiFi. Built in 1985, the property is within 1.3 mi of Svalbard Museum. Helpful hosts, clean, good location, big and functional common space with well equipped kitchen.
This hotel is located on the island of Spitsbergen, in Norway’s Arctic Archipelago, Svalbard. It offers stunning views, free WiFi and free afternoon treats. Access to a relaxation area is also free. Excellent breakfast. Helpful staff.
Located in Longyearbyen, 1.3 miles from Svalbard Church and a 9-minute walk from Svalbard Museum, Apartment in Longyearbyen offers free WiFi and air conditioning.
Gjestehuset 102 offers accommodations in Longyearbyen. Guests at this small hostel can buy snacks and drinks. You can rent bicycles, and explore the town center which is located about 1.6 mi away. Clean, private, warm, and comfortable! Wonderful facilities, delicious breakfast, and just a short walk into town. We loved the view and the staff was very helpful and nice!
This guest house offers budget accommodations on the Arctic Ocean island of Svalbard. Communal facilities include a kitchen and TV lounge. Love the hotel, the cleanliness and the staff
Amazing nature excursions, quiet, lots of shopping for clothes and hiking gear that is hard to find elsewhere, good food (17 restaurants! in this tiny town, including Japanese sushi, Thai food, French, Scandinavian, etc.)
Very interesting town - more to see than I expected! Recommend the polar exploration museum - very well done, quite educational. Check out the bay for wildlife including birds, many right in front of you. Saw a few reindeer downtown - walking the road! I did not get to the dog sledding kennels, but those who did loved the adventure. Stayed here for a day before I left on a cruise around Svalbard, wish I had added another day.
Whilst very expensive, not to be unexpected as part of Norway and 600 miles out in to the Arctic ocean !, Longyearbyen is pretty well resourced for such a small town. The only thing missing is a cinema, which I believe is going to happen in the near future. However that is not the real reason you would visit, with a great diversity of outdoor activities to enjoy (unless your boat trip gets cancelled at short notice ) and amazing scenery that is right out of the planet earth documentaries. Thankfully on my last day the cloud cover broke long enough to get my midnight sun photo and yes it stays light at 3am as well. Last advice, make sure you are well financed, and take advantage of the restaurants and bars as well as the adventuring, it is expensive, but the memories and photos will be priceless
Pyramiden is a can't miss experience -- a ghost town with interesting history and natural beauty at every turn of the voyage and excursion.. The two hour taxi tour with a funny driver is illuminating on many levels and gives the traveler a quick connection to the locals and the landscapes in which they live. The residents are straightforward, smart people who are proud to live here on the edge of the world. Those of us from elsewhere will carry Svalbard within our thoughts and memory banks for a long time to come. Every restaurant I ate at as a single traveler, I was treated cordially by the staffs, and the food was so tasty! The Svalbard Inn has great burgers! The Svalbard Museum had wonderful exhibits and chronological history set up thoughtfully for its visitors. A world-class painter is in town --Olaf Storo, Morten Flygel's jewelry is among the world"s best, Check them out! You'll love their work.
stunning landscape. great experience being in the northern most town. unique settings. great adventurous stuff to do.....dog sledge, snow scooters, cruise to pyramiden, great restaurants, nice people. loved it. Fruen is great to get cafe food. Kroa for burgers and pizza. the svalbard seed vault is a must see for its "idea"
Really interesting place, so far away from everything, yet civilised. Good options for bars and restaurants considering how small and remote it is. Important to book activities to see areas away from the city.