Svalbard Brewery
Svalbard Brewery
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Monday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
About
During a visit at Svalbard Bryggeri you will hear about how Svalbard Bryggeri became a reality, how former coal miner and pilot Robert Johansen got the idea about establishing his own brewery on the northern most settlement, Longyearbyen Svalbard, and what would be required to implement the dream. You will taste five different beers brewed on 2000-year-old glacier water from Bogerbreen.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • slarson127
    Dover, New Hampshire302 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The northern most brewery on the planet
    We were part of a small group that enjoyed flights of beer. The guide was funny, personable and knows breweries. She poured 6 types of beer and all good, some great, the Stout maybe not so much. That could just be me. Highly recommend a visit when you are in Longyearbyren Svalbard.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Stivey
    Morristown, New Jersey53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit the world’s northernmost brewery!
    Fun experience. Very informative. They give information on the history of the brewery which is very interesting due to the owner having to change local laws. The beers are tasty and you get information about all of them and how they’re made. The sustainability is also great here. They also have a little gift shop.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 5, 2024
  • Elin B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing beer tasting experience
    As the organizer, leading a group of around 30 people, I can attest that this experience goes above and beyond the ordinary. Our host was nothing short of exceptional, delivering surprising humor that kept everyone engaged. It was a fantastic experience, even for non-beer drinkers. The combination of a captivating story, outstanding beer, and a host with an extraordinary sense of humor, delivered with a twinkle in their eye, made it truly memorable. A solid 10 out of 10 ⭐️ rating!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written April 28, 2024
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David W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
We booked the beer tasting. We were only two people in the tour/tasting. Brianna was the best host we've had ever! She's super nice and fun to hang out with. She told us a lot of interesting stuff about the origin of the brewery as well as some background info on the founder. This was our best experience in Longyearbyen by far, thank you so much!!! We enjoyed it a lot!
Written April 19, 2021
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junior1707
Schorndorf, Germany45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you are lucky, Brianna (from) Montana is guiding you through the evening. Nice stories to tell but it all depends on the Story Teller as well.

A shame that they didn´t have the Rav Lager. So i had to try different OTHER beers. The tasting ended after one hour 10 Minutes, the tour itself ... it´s been a while that we had so much fun.
Written February 28, 2020
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JohnBonza
London, UK219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
This was an enjoyable experience. We were informed of the history of the brewery and it’s Norwegian founder. We tasted five of the brewery’s regular beers (pretty good). What I think was missing was a tour of the actual brewery itself, rather than see it through a glass window. Shame about that, but still a nice evening.
Written May 26, 2022
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Stivey
Morristown, NJ53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Fun experience. Very informative. They give information on the history of the brewery which is very interesting due to the owner having to change local laws. The beers are tasty and you get information about all of them and how they’re made. The sustainability is also great here. They also have a little gift shop.
Written February 5, 2024
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slarson127
Dover, NH302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We were part of a small group that enjoyed flights of beer. The guide was funny, personable and knows breweries. She poured 6 types of beer and all good, some great, the Stout maybe not so much. That could just be me. Highly recommend a visit when you are in Longyearbyren Svalbard.
Written August 26, 2023
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Tobias R
London, UK1,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We went there just for the bar because the tours were all booked. Didn't matter. It is a lovely small brewery and the tasting room is very nice. They have almost all their beers on tap and you can chose between a taster (5 beers I believe), small glass and a pint. Lovely way to taste all of their beer. You can purchase some merchandise while you are there. Our seating was for 2 hours. A massive group arrived after us so we couldn't stay longer unfortunately.

Great experience and for me a must do when you are there.
Written September 22, 2022
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Ken D
Portland, OR1,411 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great brewery with solid beers all around. In fact, these were the best beers I had in almost two weeks in Norway. The fact that it is the world's northernmost brewery made the experience even more memorable. The tap room at the brewery has limited hours, but has friendly service and is very popular with the locals (for good reason).
Written August 29, 2022
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DNP
Copenhagen, Denmark56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
The tour as others have mentioned is really just a tasting, but it takes place in a bar overlooking the equipment so you're killing two birds with one stone. It was a really fun experience thanks to the high energy host Brianna and the fact that the beer is awesome. Thoroughly recommended as a way to spend a couple of relaxing hours after an excursion.
Written August 31, 2020
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Phil W
Felixstowe, England9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
The trip is not really a tour but a talk & tasting.There is no food included. The talk was very good & we tasted 5 beers. We were told the history of the owner & how he persisted to get the law changed so he could open his brewery.We were also told about each of the beers we were tasting.
You can see everything from the tasting room so no tour was needed.
It is a bit far out but was only 20 minutes walk from Radisson Blu.
A bit pricey but everything is in Norway
Written June 13, 2019
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Hi, Thank you for that nice feedback! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tasting and talk :) Best regards
Written July 15, 2019
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Aimee Rivers
Copenhagen, Denmark14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Svalbard Brewery is not big, you can easily see the entire brewery from above, viewing from a visitors room with a huge window. So, instead of the guided tour that you might expect from a brewery, instead we sat at tables and drank generous sized samples of several of their beers whilst being entertained by the fascinating life story of founder Robert Johansen, as well as the history and future ambitions of the northernmost brewery in the world. A really enjoyable evening.
Written June 17, 2019
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Hi! Thank you very much for that nice review! We really appreciate it :) Best regards
Written July 15, 2019
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