Funken Lodge

Funken Lodge

With modern comfort in historic surroundings, Funken Lodge offers a unique Svalbard experience. Situated on "The Hill", it gives you great views of Longyearbyen, the Lars- and Longyear glacier. The hotel was constructed in 1947. Now we are rebulding it and we are looking forward to welcome you to our new hotel, February 2018.

Spitsbergen Hotel becomes Funken Lodge

In the autumn of 2017 and winter 2018 we make extensive changes. We take back the history and make the hotel modern with lots of comfort. We welcome you to a new visit in new surroundings!

A historical hotel

The hotel was originally built as an accommodation and dining area for employees of Store Norske Spitsbergen Coal Company. It was also the company’s official representational building. Its interior and architecture made it Longyearbyen’s grandest construction. The hotel is preserved and decorated using its history. It's well worth walking through the corridors and public areas to look at the historical photographs and pictures, old maps and newspaper stories.


A little tase of the new rooms.

Our history in numbers

  • 1947 - The hotel is completed. The architect was Jacob Olav Martin Hanssen, who is famous for drawing the Colosseum Cinema in Oslo.
  • 1953 - Extension added
  • 1953 - An avalanche ruined the newly added space
  • 1991 - Hurtigruten Svalbard buys Funken from Store Norske. It is fully refurbished, now it has 21 rooms
  • 1994 - The new and larger hotel opens - contains 20 double rooms with bath
  • 1997 - The old part of the hotel is being renovated
  • 2000 - Extension with restaurant section. Now has 88 rooms and conference unit
  • 2007 - The hotel is undergoing a modernization
  • 2018 - The hotel is completely renovated. The place takes back its legitimate name, and Funken Lodge is baptized.

Funktionærmessen Restaurant

Funktionærmessen Restaurant has a fantastic view of the town, the Longyear Glacier and Hiorthfjellet on the far side of the Adventfjord. We are proud that Funktionærmessen Restaurant is ranged as the 19th best restaurant by the White Guide Nordic!

You will discover a carefully planned selection of wines and dishes that tempt you with both taste and appearance.


Our new lounge.

Det gamle Nordpolet

A Champagne tasting at det gamle Nordpolet is the ultimate aperitiff before enjoying a delicious meal at Funktionærmessen Restaurant. The tasting includes three selected champagnes, canapées and well-versed staff to explain both the vintages and the location to you.

Free WiFi

We offer all our guests free WiFi. In addition, we have a computer available in the reception you can use for free.

Book your Arctic Adventure

We offer exciting adventures for the whole family all your around. Read more about our different types of adventures.

Call +47 7902 6100 or book your trip

Book online, or contact the hotel directly:

Funken Lodge
P.O. Box 548
9171 Longyearbyen
Tel. 79 02 62 00


88 rooms:
59 double rooms
10 twin rooms
14 single rooms
4 suites
1 accessibility room
All our rooms are equipped with bathrobes, slippers and coffee machine


call us +47 79 02 61 00
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HURTIGRUTEN SVALBARD AS, P.O. Box 548, N-9171 Longyearbyen
Telephone.: +47 79 02 61 00 | 951 251 579