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Set in the Skjæringa area of Longyearbyen, Mary-Ann's Polarrigg is built with old rigs. Central Longyearbyen is between 6-8 minutes walk away and the airport bus stops right in front of the hotel. Guests can choose between private and shared bathroom facilities. Guests have access to a shared kitchen. The on-site restaurant Vinterhagen Restaurant serves Arctic-inspired dishes. Drinks can be enjoyed at Peisen Bar. Breakfast is served each morning at the Shang Po-lar dining room. Relaxation options include a common dining area and TV room. WiFi access is available throughout the property. We also have The Game Room, complete with a pool table, foosball, darts and bar. A laid-back space to enjoy music and games in a great atmosphere. The game room is also available to hire for private functions. Mary-Ann's Polarrigg's staff can book various trips for guests with the possibility to see the wildlife of Svalbard.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian

FREE parking!

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Room Type
Number of guests
2 twin beds
1 twin bed
1 bunk bed
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Elizabeth
    The staff are pleasant and helpful. The rooms are clean (and warm - very important!). The included buffet breakfast was excellent, with many choices. The restaurant was one of the better restaurants in town, and the food was exceptional. We also...
  • Ross
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location kind of in middle of Longyearbyen made everything easily accessible walking. On-site restaurant was convenient, and having a desk in room was nice. The pick-up system for airport transfers was really simple. The decor was really...
  • Andrew
    Direct bus from the airport and closeness to the Main Street in Longyearbyen made it very convenient.

Managed by Mary-Ann's Polarriggen

Company review score: 9.4Based on 1,333 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

We all are passionate about Svalbard. We would like to give you the best possible service plus wide knowledge about the place and the region. If you have any questions or someting is bothering you - never hesitate to contact us. It's our pleasure to be here for you!

Property info

Mary-Ann's Polarrigg gives you the real Svalbard experience. Created in 1999 by founder Mary-Ann Dahle, the hotel was transformed from its previous life as miners barracks carefully and lovingly into what we have today. Many items throughout the hotel are from the old coal mines in the area including the red miners' bus which stands outside the bar area and serves as a smoking shelter complete with fairy lights. The hotel offers self-catering kitchen with all necessary equipment. Free wi-fi and tea/coffee are always at your disposal. Our restaurant, Vinterhagen, is the greenest place in Svalbard, where you can relax in the warmth of our floor-heated conservatory full of natural plants and trees, whilst taking in the Arctic landscape surrounding Longyearbyen. Our speciality is Arctic food from the North of Norway such as reindeer and seal, a must-try during your trip in the far North. On occasion, we also offer a taste from cultures around the world during our 'World Kitchen' events. Finish the night with some drinks in our intimate Peisen Bar featuring a full wall mural by famous graffiti artist Guido van Helten.

Neighborhood info

Mary-Ann's Polarrigg is located in a quiet area 5 min walking distance from the city center. Eating breakfast or having dinner you can watch reindeer and polar foxes who are almost always walking around the building!

Languages Spoken


Area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Vinterhagen
    • Cuisine
      Local • European
    • Open for
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Amenities of Mary-Ann's Polarrigg
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski storage
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Thai

House rules

Mary-Ann's Polarrigg takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Debit card Mary-Ann's Polarrigg accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Please note that The Game Room is open every Friday and Saturday from 19:30 – 02:00.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Mary-Ann's Polarrigg

  • Mary-Ann's Polarrigg has 1 restaurant:

    • Vinterhagen

  • The prices at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Mary-Ann's Polarrigg is 1,000 feet from the center of Longyearbyen. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg include:

    • Single
    • Twin
    • Family

  • Yes, Mary-Ann's Polarrigg is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Mary-Ann's Polarrigg offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Skiing
    • Game room
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Darts
    • Themed dinners
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Horseback riding

  • Check-in at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Mary-Ann's Polarrigg can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian