Get into the Christmas spirit next to The North Pole

You will find the wilderness right outside the door where reindeer wander freely in the streets. In one of Longyearbyen's closed mines (Mine number 2), Santa Claus also moves in on 1 December and children have the opportunity to deliver their wish list in the red mailbox just below the mine. A highlight for the local children.
On the first Sunday in Advent, every year, the whole town get together and walkes through the town and towards Mine number 2, to welcome santa. Everyone carries their own torch and light up the streets. This is an eventful evening and the whole event ends in the city center where the local orchestra plays, the Christmas three is beeing lit and everyone sings Christmas carols.

Perfect for children

Christmas program for Radisson Blu Polar Hotel

The day before Christmas, 23 Desember
• Breakfast from 07:00 - 10:00
• Christmas movie for the kids
• Decoration of the Christmas tree 18:00
• Christmas movie in Barentz Gastropub

Christmas day, 24 Desember
• Frokost serveres fra 07:00 - 11:00
• Christmas movie for the kids
• Christmas porridge served in restaurant Nansen
• Christmas service in Svalbard Church 16:00
• Traditional Christmasbuffet fra 18:00 - 22:00
• PS! We have invited Santa Claus

1.Christmas Day, 25 Desember
• Breakfast from 07:00 - 11:00
• Christmas movie for the kids

Boxing day, 26 Desember
• Breakfast from 07:00 - 11:00
• Barentz pub - football all day long

Christmas program at Funken Lodge

The day before Christmas, 23 Desember
• Breakfast is served between 07:00 - 10:00
• Decoration of the Christmas tree at 18:00

Christmas day, 24 Desember
• Christmas porridge served in Funktionærmessen from 12:00-14:00
• Christmas service in Svalbard Church 16:00
• Apertiff 19:30
• Christmas dinner at 20:00
• PS! We have invited Santa Claus

1st christmas day,25. Desember
• Christmas lounge at Funken Bar 18:00 - 00:00

Have this year's Christmas party at one of our restaurants

Whether you like it laid back and would rather go in a wool sweater or if you like to dress up and enjoy fine dining, we can satisfy your desires. We offer Christmas dinners and various menus at Restaurant Nansen, Funktionærmessen Restaurant and at Camp Barentz. Read more about our Christmas table offers, menus and prices at this page.

See our package offers for December:

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Pre-Christmas Magic at Funken Lodge
Travel date: 1 November - 20 December, 2021. Price from NOK 3.550,- per person
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Christmas at Funken Lodge
Celebrate Christmas on Svalbard! Package trip, 22-27 December, 2021. Price from NOK 10.599,- per person
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New Year's Celebration 2021/22 at Radisson
SOLD OUT. Celebrate the new year in the worlds northern town! Travel date: December 29, 2021 - January 3, 2022.
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