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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%
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“seafood” (5 reviews)
“arctic char” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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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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11 - 20 of 96 reviews

Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

When staying in hotel, usually habit is to go out for a dinner. Longyearbyen works slightly differently and it is attempting to stay at the hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. Dinner works well and whale tartar is worth trying. Hotel breakfast in...More

Thank Juha M
Hurtigruten S, 1:a Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

Hi Juha, Thank you for your feedback! It is not everybody that dares to try the whale and im happy that you really enjoyed it. Its not everyday that you get to try something exotic. Next time I dare you to try our "Taste of...More

Reviewed July 17, 2017

We only ate breakfast here, and we were generally happy. The food was basically the same every day. It was good, but they weren't always the quickest at replacing items that had run out. That said, be careful if you are eating there on the...More

Thank Doug_from_Chicago
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We actually had two dinners in the restaurant - one before our trip and one after. Both were superb. The chef tries very hard and ,if continues, may well merit a Michelin star. Obviously service etc would need to match, which currently it doesn't. But...More

Thank Pernickity
Reviewed July 7, 2017

We had to wait over an hour from the time we ordered to the time our entrees came. This is unforgivible, and they were not even that busy. The only reason I didn't give them a 2 was the food was good. Regards, Oldebear

Thank OldeBear
Reviewed June 26, 2017

This is the main restaurant of the Radisson hotel. and as such wed didn't expect too much. How wrong we were. The food is absolutely superb, with the fish dishes amongst the best we have ever had anywhere. The service is great and the views...More

Thank markr2306
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

It is a a hotel restaurant but with a more the average cuisine. The serve local artic food as well as international dining. The views from the dining room are spectacular

Thank Geert221270
Hurtigruten S, Market coordinator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Dear Geert, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you found the view spectacular, and that you enjoyed the local Arctic food. Kind regards, Thora

Reviewed May 3, 2017

This is the place in Longyearbyen to enjoy an Arctic menu, that is, if you are into that. They offer reindeer, mink whale (i.e. a non threatened species) and seal. The cuisine could be considered international, perhaps even French style, but with a clear arctic...More

Thank ChrisHaenen
Hurtigruten S, Market coordinator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Dear Chris, thank you so much for writing a review. We are very pleased to hear that you found our staff friendly and professional. We hope to have you as our guest again. Thoar

Reviewed April 29, 2017

This restaurant has a truly spectacular view. I stayed at the hotel and had breakfast, lunch and dinner here; I always had a good experience. The menu is somewhat limited, but everything is very good and there's always interesting daily offers to be had. Staff...More

Thank amarcord83
Hurtigruten S, Market Coordinator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Dear Amarcord, we are so happy to hear that you also enjoyed our spectacular view! We are very pleased to hear that you had a good experience everytime you ate with us. Kind regards, Thora

Reviewed March 24, 2017

Good service ,exelent food, nice view. To a good price. The interior could be a little ore "cosy". :-)

Thank eyklo
Hurtigruten S, Market Coordinator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2017

Dear EyKlo, we are so happy to hear that the food and service was excellent :) We hope to see you again :) Thora

Reviewed November 1, 2016

On the Picuture abouve you can get a preveiw of the view you will experience during your mael or breakfast. The Breakfast probably one of the very best we ever have had. The dinner was absolutly within very higt international standard.

Thank John A
Spitsbergen T, Marketing Cooridnator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2016

Thanks for you very nice review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed Restaurant Nansen. Welcome back!

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Sandra B
July 16, 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
$12 - $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
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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