There is something very special about the Christmas season and the atmosphere in Longyearbyen. The streets are lit up by beautiful Christmas lights and the northern lights dance in the sky both day and night. You can do your giftshopping tax-free and in the restaurants you can have a feast with delicious Christmas food. Longyearbyen can offer Christmas joy to everyone of all ages. Among other things, the children can visit Santa Claus in Mine 2 and deliver their wishlist in Santa's mailbox.
Let the northern lights ring in the holiday season and take the family on a magical Christmas experience in Longyearbyen.
Our favourite Christmas involves hunting for the northern lights, by dog sledding, snowcat or by foot; enjoying cozy, warm evenings at our boutique hotel Funken Lodge; and dining with a delicious Christmas meal in one of our restaurants with the city's best views -- relax and enjoy the tranquility.
Holiday celebrations at Longyearbyen Church on Christmas Eve are also a very special experience, which gives you the feeling that you are celebrating Christmas at the North Pole!
We look forward to helping you book the ultimate Arctic experience. When contacting us, please let us know:
Send an e-mail to Hurtigruten Svalbard
or call +47 79 02 61 00.
DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS December 23
Decoration of the Christmas tree
CHRISTMAS EVE December 24
Classical porridge lunch
Aperitif and Christmas dinner
... and maybe Santa is coming?
SECOND CHRISTMAS DAY December 26
Christmas brunch at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel from 1 pm–3 pm and 3:30 pm–5:30 pm. NOK 425,-
THIRD CHRISTMAS DAY December 27
”Belated Christmas Party” at Barentz Gastropub!
NEW YEAR'S EVE December 31
Aperitif and New Year's dinner
We have made a special program for our guests arriving in December and are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you!
Start to plan your Christmas activities now.
See you under the northern lights at 78 degrees north!
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