The rooms at Svalbard Hotell Polfareren possess an authentic Arctic feel thanks to the wood panelling and polar-themed artwork that adorn the walls, two touches which combine well with the contemporary Nordic design used throughout.
Svalbard Hotell Polfareren has an enviable central location in Longyearbyen, Svalbard’s largest settlement. From here you’ll be able to access all of the town’s attractions and also enjoy wonderful views of Adventfjorden, the bay that Longyearbyen is built alongside.
Accommodation & Facilities
The first choice to make when booking yourself into one of the newest accommodation options available in Svalbard is simple: hotel or lodge? If choosing the latter, you’ll enjoy your own home away from home in a well-appointed two-bed or three-bed apartment. Decorated in a bright and modern style, they’re a fantastic and very comfortable base from which to explore Longyearbyen, complete with bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedrooms, television, dishwasher and washing machine. Hotel-dwellers can choose from five room types, including the luxurious Polar Bear Suite, well suited for viewing the Northern Lights which mostly appear to the south. Within the hotel is an upmarket restaurant and stylish lobby area for socialising either before or after outdoor expeditions.
Guests here can opt to stay in the main hotel building, where the Polfareren restaurant is located, or in one of the self-catered apartments that make up the lodge. Polfareren serves up refined, modern cuisine that draws on Norwegian influences – try the seal, reindeer or Arctic char for a truly authentic Svalbard dish! Alternatively, the lodge apartments all come with well-equipped kitchens and are perfect for travellers wanting to make their own meals while holidaying here.
Simply being in a destination this far north is an adventure in itself, and exploring Longyearbyen’s snow-covered streets for the first time is always a magical experience. Traditional Nordic facades lend a splash of colour to the spectacular polar scenery that surrounds the town, and there are reminders of Longyearbyen’s past as a pioneering mining settlement around every corner. Two museums – one dedicated to Svalbard and one to North Pole expeditions – allow you to immerse yourself even further in the history of the land. More adventurous visitors can tour the surrounding area via boat, kayak, ski, snowmobile, mountain bike, or simply on foot.
Although children are welcome at Svalbard Hotell Polfareren and those under 3 years old stay for free, the expedition ship you will be travelling on during your safari here may not be suitable for them. Speak to one of our Destination Specialists for more information.