Overlooking the small town of Longyearbyen, the Spitsbergen Hotel has its historical roots as the headquarters and officers’ mess for the early coal mining company that operated on Svalbard in the 1940s.

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Now fully refurbished and modernised, the hotel retains the character and feel of a gentlemen's club, with its library, fireplace and billiard table ideal for drinking whiskey and plotting Arctic explorations.

The rooms and corridors are decorated with historic photographs, old maps and newspaper clippings. Facilities include a sauna and a cosy bar.

Why we love it

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The hotel's Funktionærmessen restaurant is the best in town, with views to match.

Harriet, Original Traveller


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Other places to stay in Svalbard

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel

Radisson Blu Polar Hotel

The Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, once of Lillehammer (see the Original Thinking), is now Svalbard’s premier hotel, and the most northerly full-service hotel in the world. The rooms offer a level of comfort similar to what you might expect on mainland Europe.

Basecamp Hotel

Basecamp Hotel

A different style of hotel entirely from the Radisson and Spitsbergen hotels, the Basecamp Hotel (formerly the Trapper's Hotel) is a more traditional style lodge in the heart of Longyearbyen.

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