In the cellar of Funken Lodge, you can find Det gamle Nordpolet. This is where the miners and office staff collected their quota of alcohol. The only reason the miners had for entering this
building was to collect their drinks for the week. The alcohol store was one of the few places where people met on neutral ground, in what was otherwise a town of strict class boundaries.
In recent times, the old alcohol store from 1954 has been renovated for wine and champagne tasting, and you can test some quite exclusive drops. The cellar boasts over 70 varieties of Champagne, making it possibly Norway’s largest selection. The collection includes a large range of producers, in addition to many quite exceptional bottles – including grand vintages not found any where else in Norway.