The hotel was completed in March 1995 after a wing from the former Tråseth Hotel, The Americans’ sponsor hotel during the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, which was transported to Svalbard.
The service section containing the restaurant and lobby was designed by the Polish architect Krystjan Dolatowski. His inspiration taken from Hiorthfjellet gave rise to the design of the high ceiling, giving the restaurant an almost sacral atmosphere with mountains greeting you as you walk into the room.
High standard and varied facilities
The hotel has 95 rooms whereof 67 standard rooms, 27 junior suites (four-bed rooms) and 1 suite. All rooms are well equipped with on-suite, TV, coffee machine and mini bar.
The junior suites are located adjacent to the main hotel building, right in the centre of Longyearbyen. The building boasts a fantastic location with views over Adventdalen, Hiorthfjellet and Adventfjorden.
Junior suite facilities include:
- Coffee machine with complimentary capsules
100% satisfaction guarantee
In order to fully service our guests by answering questions, booking activities etc, the reception is open 24 hours.
The hotel has free WiFi for all guests.
Meeting & events
In our conference brochure you can find information on all our conference facilities and obtain ideas for exciting activities and excursions for you and your colleagues.
The hotel's restaurant, Restaurant Nansen, features a panoramic view of the Isfjord and Hiorthfjellet mountain. The restaurant has a varied and tempting á la Carte menu featuring arctic dishes like seal, reindeer, whale and arctic char. The number of seats in the restaurant is approximately 100 for à la Carte dining. We also have separate rooms for banquets and private dinners.
Barentz Pub & Spiseri
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen also offers Barentz Pub & Spiseri, which is the town's most popular meeting place. The pub – where both local residents and tourists meet in informal surroundings and often features live music on the weekends. In Barentz Pub & Spiseri you may also order meals like steaks, burgers and our popular pizza.
Commitment to the environment
Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen is actively involved in Rezidor’s Responsible Business Program. The hotel employees have, through dedicated classes, been made aware of their responsibility to protect the environment and have begun a series of environmental initiatives including recycling, charitable work and working environment improvements.