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P.b. 150, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 13 00
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cosy bar and good food

This is the most cost place in the village. Good selection of beers and good food. For Friday and Saturday - you need to book a table...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ulf J
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  • Families with children
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New Orleans, LA
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My brother and I ate dinner here one night while we were in Svalbard. The atmosphere is nice...a cozy-like cabin with attractive decor. However, the food was average. My brother had a burger and I had the lamb sausage with potato salad, and there just wasn't much flavor to them.

Thank Pamela N
Mexico City, Mexico
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is very well located especially if you are staying at the Basecamp Hotel. Staff is nice and food is delicious. Cosy and warm. Huge portions!

1 Thank Georgi_Tsvetanov
Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kroa is attached via hallway to the lodge at which I stayed, Basecamp Explorer, so I discovered it originally via that hallway. And what a find. I ended up eating most of my meals there while in Longyearbyen and was totally impressed by the food, staff, and ambiance. It is busy, which i liked, as it was a good vibe.... More 

1 Thank danielyyz
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most cost place in the village. Good selection of beers and good food. For Friday and Saturday - you need to book a table...

1 Thank Ulf J
Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has a great atmosphere, it was in fact quite busy! The service was friendly and I'd happily dine there again. We had a burger and a ham-and-cheese toast - both were very nice. The beer nøgne ø IPA was the cherry on top.

1 Thank Sanprodigy
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kroa is probably the best restaurant in Longyearbyen. We've been there twice and we were absolutely delighted. We had the burger, the whale, the reindeer-soup and the special duck dish. We can also recommend the chocolate fondant as dessert. The atmosphere is really comfortable, the waiters are really friendly and motivated. Prices are cheap for Norway and OK for Svalbard.... More 

1 Thank Max I
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is great, the service is great, beer choice was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Being a vegetarian, I ordered pizza. It wasn't great. The toppings were okay, but the base looked straight out of the freezer. The restaurant has plenty of meat choices, which is fair enough for the majority, and is obviously very... More 

Thank Martin T
Barcelona, Spain
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129 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as you get in, you understand this is THE place to be in Longyearbyen. Menu is classic and nice, and the place is full of people. Reservation-needed-full on weekends apparently. We were lucky and our waitress helped finding a table without reservation. We were also very positively surprised when they told me they would not charge me for... More 

Thank Nico C
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Kroa for dinner with two other colleagues. We took the suggestion of the chef, which consisted on a very tasty Codfish dish (with a sausage... strange mix, but more than acceptable). The waitress was very kind, and made us many suggestions. We appreciated it very much. The place is very charming, and decorated in a very "local"... More 

1 Thank Ivan B
Menlo Park
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Candlelit rustic restaurant in the BaseCamp Hotel. We had burgers that were huge and delicious. Fresh fries. Nummm. The service is good but subdued. Good beer choices for so far north! Even had an NA Clausthauer for me.

1 Thank Leslie C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.b. 150, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 13 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 130
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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