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Restaurant Nansen

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Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
+47 79 02 34 50
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Restaurant Nansen
1. Breakfast
"we had continental breakfast and buffet-dinner: sated!"
tizianaitaly5
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2. Breakfast view
"Excellent range of foods with a wonderful view to enjoy"
BusyTravellers_12
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3. Restaurant
"The chef utilises local produce and knows how to cook it"
Pernickity
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the hotel restaurant in the Radisson Blu in Longyearbyn. Like many hotel restaurants it finds it hard to lift itself above being a breakfast room. Tables and chairs are very cheap and basic and it is a huge space. However, it has these...More

Thank mukdennnis
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is the restaurant within the Radisson Blu hotel, and it’s absolutely beautiful. We were primarily served by Tatiana, who was extremely helpful, topping us up with bread and veggies as much as we liked. And the fish! Perfect! Flaky cod, tasty veggies, totally yummy....More

Thank MandyVet
Hurtigruten S, 1: Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi Mandy, Thank you for taking your time to write a review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our artic restaurant and that you had a wonderful time being served by Tatiana. I will make sure to let her know that you really...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018

The hotel was very comfortable, the staff friendly, the meal of fish that I ate was the best EVER. The kitchen also coped very well with my Vegan daughter's requirements. The only thing I could find to complain about is that the hotel could do...More

Thank sjwills2014
Hurtigruten S, 1:a servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to write us an review! I will make sure to tell the kitchen that you really enjoyed the food you got served! I do hope that we will get the chance to see you again.. Maybe...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

If you are looking for good food, this a good place. If you want a quaint or intimate meal this is one big room with a great view. Not private Service was good they explained the menu well. They also have a fabulous breakfast buffet.More

Thank Kathleen H
Hurtigruten S, 1: waiter at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Hi Kathleen, Thank you for taking your time to write an review! I am happy that you had a lovely evening here with us at Restaurant Nansen and that you really enjoyed the food and service! I hope that we will have the pleasure to...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The food is so incredibly delicious it cannot be described with words, it has to be experienced. The reindeer was perfectly cooked. And the halibut (catch of the day) was incredible.More

Thank mattiasskog
Hurtigruten S, 1:Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi Mattias, Thank you for taking your time to write a review, we really appreciate it! It is so wonderful to hear that you really enjoyed your evening here at Nansen with amazing food! I do hope that we will have the chance to serve...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Had my breakfast here while staying in the hotel.Opted for a dinner once. Tried their Reinsdyr dish 385 NOK .It was recommended from others.It was not to my tasteMore

Thank stoyanov2013
Hurtigruten S, 1:Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. I absolutely agree with you about the view, it is truly breathtaking! And it is only going to get better once we start to get sunset. It is one of my favorite things up here, just sitting outside at...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Just what you would expect in a full breakfast bar from a Radisson. Top notch. Large room with large windows with a spectacular view.More

Thank darbrkm
Hurtigruten S, 1:Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi, Thank you for your feedback! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I am happy that you really enjoyed your stay and the breakfast here at Nansen. If you are planning on coming back I recommend taking a trip during the dark...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for breakfast during our stay. Very good selection of breakfast cereals, druit, yoghurt, hot food and continental. We also visited of an evening and again a good selection on the menu.More

Thank A.MACCA
Hurtigruten S, 1: Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review. It is just as the saying goes, a good day starts with a lovely breakfast! I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope that we will see you again. Maybe during the summer so...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018

Our second time in Svalbard and we were looking forward to dining in Nansen. We were not disappointed. It’s just a really good restaurant. Uses local meat and fish, of course, and uses it with care and skill. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Logophiliac
Hurtigruten S, 1: Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review. It makes me happy that you had a wonderful 2nd visit to our restaurant and I do hope that it will be a 3rd and a 4th visit. :D / Camilla

Reviewed 14 February 2018

We ordered the special four course meal, with locally sourced grouse, whale and reindeer. The food was delicious, the wine the waiter recommended also. And the waiter was humorous and skilled.More

Thank AasneOeH
Hurtigruten S, 1: Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi Aasne, Thank you so much for your kind words, we do really appreciate them! I am going to let your server and kitchen know that they did an amazing job by giving you a wonderful evening! I do hope that we will have the...More

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Sandra B
16 July 2015|
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Response from SpitsbergenTravelCSR | Property representative |
Hi! Unfortunately Restaurant Nansen is not open for lunch. We can definitely recommend Barentz Pub & Spiseri in the same building, or Rabalder Café & Bakeri which is close by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$47
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 34 50
Description
Come in a suit or a snowmobile suit. Come as you are! Experience fantastic meals with an Arctic twist.
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