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Restaurant Nansen

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Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
+47 79 02 34 50
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“arctic char” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Restaurant Nansen
1. Breakfast
"we had continental breakfast and buffet-dinner: sated!"
tizianaitaly5
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2. Breakfast view
"Excellent range of foods with a wonderful view to enjoy"
BusyTravellers_12
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3. Restaurant
"The chef utilises local produce and knows how to cook it"
Pernickity
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the fanciest place was ate in town - and we were in our socks!! Excellent food, got to eat SEAL, Whale and certainly reindeer.More

Thank BeerPig
Hurtigruten S, 1:a servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, That is what I love about this island! You can pretty much turn up as you are and have a wonderful evening with lovely food and wine. I hope that we will see you sometime soon so we can treat you to our new...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had dinner in the restaurant, and the Food was excellent and the service was very good. Very good wine recomandation.

Thank lise467
Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Hi lise467 Thanks for your nice review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal in Restaurant Nansen, the meal and the wine :-) Welcome back to the Arctic! Anne

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hesitant to eat here because it looks like just any hotel restaurant, but wow - the food was fantastic, the wine was great, and the serving people were really friendly and attentive. The room is fine - its just that from the entry...More

Thank FamilyTraveler235
Hurtigruten S, 1:a servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, I am happy to hear that you had an amazing evening at Nansen with good food, wine and service. I do hope that we will see you again next year after the hotel has undergone some renovation to show you our "new" restaurant. /...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attentive service in a very nice setting. Although the menu is limited I think anyone can find something to eat. The food is prepared very well and presented beautifully.More

Thank Alice M
Hurtigruten S, 1:a servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alice, Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us at Nansen. I hope that we will see you again when the sun is back so we can show you the amazing views as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I needed a fine dinner And yes scallops was perfect Then the taste of the artic Ok now it was dark but in summer the vieuw has to be splendid Last night got in same restaurant chrismas diner The best of the best Super nice...More

Thank Jef v
Hurtigruten S, 1:a servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jef, I am so happy that you enjoyed both the food and the service and thank you for your amazing review! I will be sure to let all the staff now that you appreciated both them and the food during your stay here. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place to eat if you are in Longyearbyen. Romantic, cozy, impressive architecture, awesomely built caissons. The place is great and so is the seasoning. The food has very high standards. The menu offer an ample selection and the smorgasbord for breakfast is excellent.More

Thank drogilmour
Hurtigruten S, 1:a Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your review! I am happy that you had an amazing time during your stay with us! Hope we will see you again once the light comes back so you get to see the amazing view from the restaurant, it...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the breakfast which is very rich. I would especially recommend the smoked salmon. We also had a very good business lunch here. Besides the food, the restaurant has very nice design and offers beautiful views.

Thank Kuajaz_Huajaz
Hurtigruten S, Leder  at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear you like Restaurant Nansen with its nice view and delicious food. We hope to see you back soon! Anne-Kari

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Well worth having the buffet breakfast at this hotel. Excellent range of foods with a wonderful view to enjoy. Don't miss it.

Thank BusyTravellers_12
Hurtigruten S, 1:a Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi, I am happy that you enjoyed our tasty breakfast and the stunning view. Next time we see you, I hope that you will try out our amazing dinner as well. / Camilla

Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had the Friday seafood buffet which was really nice. Lots of shrimps, crabs, salmon, etc... Everything was good and the seafood was well prepared to be easy to open and eat. We enjoyed the evening.

Thank chrisg710
Hurtigruten S, 1:a Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Chris, Thank you for your review! I`m happy that you had a wonderful evening full of good food and drinks. Maybe next time we see you we can treat you to our artic menu with exotic seal and whale. / Camilla

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and wine. If you manage to get a seat close to the window you can enjoy a beautiful view to the fjord while eating reindeer, whale, seal and other delicious typical norwegian food. A place you should visit - also when you only...More

Thank Chris4526
Hurtigruten S, 1:a servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Chris, I`m happy that you enjoyed a wonderful evening at Nansen with delicious norwegian food and wine and I agree - the view is stunning! I hope that we will get to see you again here at Svalbard. The view is even more spectacular...More

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Sandra B
17 July 2015|
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Response from SpitsbergenTravelCSR | Property representative |
Hi! Unfortunately Restaurant Nansen is not open for lunch. We can definitely recommend Barentz Pub & Spiseri in the same building, or Rabalder Café & Bakeri which is close by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$51
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 34 50
Description
Come in a suit or a snowmobile suit. Come as you are! Experience fantastic meals with an Arctic twist.
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