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Restaurant Nansen

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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Contemporary, Fusion
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Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 34 50
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11:00 - 23:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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.

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Spitsbergen T, Marketing Cooridnator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this review

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

Troms, Norway
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Had a nice family dinner at resturant Nansen to celebrate my mothers birthday. I ete a three cours dinner and the food was very tasty and held a high class, and the service was excellent as well. This restaurant is worth a visit of you are in Longyearbyen.

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Spitsbergen T, Marketing Coordinator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed the birthday dinner- and evening :-) Anne More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

They served fantastic breakfasts! A wide variety of choices from European to American breakfast items, hot or cold. Great way to start the day.

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Spitsbergen T, Marketing Cooridnator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this review

Thanks for you very nice review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our breakfast, it's good to start the day in Arctic, with a breakfast in Restaurant Nansen! Anne More 

padova
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

we had continental breakfast and buffet-dinner: sated! we had tasty fresh salmon, mackerel , char, reindeer, and all local food we could ask for! and it was cheap

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Spitsbergen T, Marketing Cooridnator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed Restaurant Nansen. More 

Los Angeles
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383 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had breakfasts here as part of staying at the hotel, and also one seafood buffet and one ala carte dinner. The seafood buffet was particularly mammoth, varied, and delicious, including salmon, halibut, lobster, shrimp, and mussels. The desserts included two kinds of mousse and cakes. It was very good value. At the ala carte dinner, I was brought an... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had the buffet dinner. (Be sure to use book online for the "summer buffet" or use your discount card if you are staying at a Spitsbergen Travel hotel for a discount.) I wouldn't have paid that much for dinner at home, but for Norwegian food prices, it was on the high end of cost, but ok. Some items were... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The dinner buffet was very good with lot of choices. The serve vegetarian food as well. A la carte and dinner buffet cost almost same in this restaurant. Stuff were super friendly as well. Here I ate, Arctic Char, smoked Whale meat, Sweet pickled salmon etc. It was perfect for me as I wanted to try everything. Seal meat was... More 

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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant, housed by Radisson Blu Polar Hotel, has massive Windows overlooking the Icefjord. It is famous in Svalbard for its NOK 475 buffet, often serving whale, seal and reindeer (not when I visited), plenty of fish and crustaceans, variety of yams, followed by a range of sweets and cheeses. But I tried their set menu with 4 courses for... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is the poshest of two restaurants in the Raddison Blu hotel in Longyearbyen. I chose the fixed summer menu and this was a truly excellent four courses of fish soup, salmon, duck and chocolate fondant - supported by a good wine list and excellent, all female service.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A range of food including traditional Norwegian food. The staff introduced all the food to us upon arrival. The environment is really good. a tranquil & spacious place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$47
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9171, 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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