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Polarjazz 2023 – Package Deal at Funken Lodge

Travel period: February 2-5, 2023

For jazz enthusiasts all over the world, Svalbard is the ultimate travel destination in the beginning of February. The world's northernmost jazz festival is held every year in Longyearbyen, and this year the festival takes place on February 2-5. We have put together a special package that includes 3 nights at the Funken Lodge hotel, dinner and a snowcat tour to an ice cave in one of the nearby glaciers.

This package includes:

  • 3 nights at Funken Lodge
  • Breakfast each morning
  • One 3 course dinner at Funktionærmessen Restaurant
  • Snowcat tour to the ice cave in Longyearbreen


NOK 5.995,- per person in a shared double room
NOK 8.995,- per person in a single room


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Polarjazz 2023

Welcome to Longyearbyen and the 2023 edition of the Polarjazz festival. This music event has been held every year since 1998 and is highly popular both among locals and travellers from all around the world. During the course of four days you can see local, Norwegian and international jazz artists create wonderful musical experiences. The concerts are played in different locations in town, such as the church, culture house – even at one of the kindergartens!

In the beginning of February, daylight is slowly coming back after a long and dark polar night. This period of twilight is locally known as the "blue hour", as the sky has a special blue colour that reflects beautifully in the white snow landscape. It creates a truly magical setting for the music event.

See the full programme and book your concert tickets at

Stay at Funken Lodge

With modern comforts in historical surroundings, Funken Lodge offers a unique Svalbard experience. The cosy atmosphere creates a tranquil base to relax in after eventful days in the Arctic. Find a snug spot in front of the fireplace, and gain new inspiration from our library filled with polar literature. Or perhaps a cocktail from Funken Bar will give you a chance to reflect on polar adventures and expeditions? All of the rooms are delicately furnished, and the friendly staff will ensure that you have a delightful stay.

Funken Lodge also houses its own Champagne cellar and a newly refurbished wine cellar. Here you can book private tastings.

Enjoy a 3 course dinner

With focus on exceptional ingredients and exemplary service, the team at Funktionærmessen Restaurant welcomes you to a culinary experience. Here you will be served a lovely 3 course menu, made only with high quality produce. The restaurant's wine list is impressive and the sommelier will help you find the perfect bottle for your preferences and meal.

Snowcat tour to an ice cave

A hidden, frozen world appears when you descend into the ice cave. This is something that must be experienced when on Svalbard. This package includes an ice cave tour with a snowcat. A snowcat is a comfortable vehicle for getting out into the Arctic wilderness. The trip goes up onto the Longyear glacier, located right behind Longyearbyen. It is not a long drive, but this beautiful tour gives you fantastic a view over town and the majestic mountain Hiorthfjellet on the other side of the fjord.

The entrance to the ice cave is difficult to find for anyone other than the guide, but in the middle of all the white there is a small opening. A staircase leads down to the magical world of ice and snow. You will get equipped with powerful headlights, and in a row you light up the narrow hallway in front of you. The ice cave changes from year to year, but usually one can walk a few hundred meters into the cave before the path stops (or it becomes too difficult to force). In several places, the corridor opens up like a large cathedral of snow and ice, which is incredibly fascinating.

Cancellation policy

A booking cannot be canceled and/or refunded. Names can be changed for a fee of NOK 300,- per ticket, up to 1 month before departure.

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