Funken Lodge - Champagne Cellar - Ragnhild Utne
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Champagne Tasting

Join an exclusive champagne tasting in a historical setting: Svalbard's first liquor store. We have made a deep dive in the cellar, and found some particularly exciting and good bottles, which we want to share with you.

Champagne Tasting in Historical Settings

In the basement of Funken Lodge hotel, you will find the old liquor store ("Det Gamle Nordpolet"). The only time the miners were allowed to come up to the executive quarters was to collect their weekly quota of alcohol.

Today, the old store from 1954 has been set up for wine and champagne tasting. Here you can sample very exclusive drops. The selection of almost 100 types of Champagne is perhaps Norway's largest, and includes a number of producers. There are also several truly rare bottles - including vintage Champagne that cannot be found anywhere else in Norway.

The sommelier will tell you about the various Champagnes you will taste, and the taste buds will be both challenged and expanded. The atmosphere is intimate, and you have the opportunity to ask questions and get recommendations from the sommelier. We want to create good conversation around the good bubbles, and what better place than at Svalbard's first liquor store? Welcome!

Champagne Tasting


NOK 895,- per person


The tasting is available at 5:00 pm and lasts 1 hour.


Min. 2, max. 8 people. Larger groups can be booked on request. In this case, another room will be used.


The event includes a tasting of three different champagnes and canapés.


Booking must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Contact Funken Lodge on tel. +47 79 02 62 00 or email