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Restaurant Nansen

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Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 34 50
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“arctic char” (5 reviews)
“mussels” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9171, 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 91 reviews

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the breakfast which is very rich. I would especially recommend the smoked salmon. We also had a very good business lunch here. Besides the food, the restaurant has very nice design and offers beautiful views.

Thank Kuajaz_Huajaz
Hurtigruten S, Leder  at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear you like Restaurant Nansen with its nice view and delicious food. We hope to see you back soon! Anne-Kari

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had dinner in the restaurant, and the Food was excellent and the service was very good. Very good wine recomandation.

Thank lise467
Hurtigruten S, Marketing Coordinator at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Hi lise467 Thanks for your nice review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal in Restaurant Nansen, the meal and the wine :-) Welcome back to the Arctic! Anne

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Well worth having the buffet breakfast at this hotel. Excellent range of foods with a wonderful view to enjoy. Don't miss it.

Thank BusyTravellers_12
Hurtigruten S, 1:a Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi, I am happy that you enjoyed our tasty breakfast and the stunning view. Next time we see you, I hope that you will try out our amazing dinner as well. / Camilla

Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had the Friday seafood buffet which was really nice. Lots of shrimps, crabs, salmon, etc... Everything was good and the seafood was well prepared to be easy to open and eat. We enjoyed the evening.

Thank chrisg710
Hurtigruten S, 1:a Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Chris, Thank you for your review! I`m happy that you had a wonderful evening full of good food and drinks. Maybe next time we see you we can treat you to our artic menu with exotic seal and whale. / Camilla

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and wine. If you manage to get a seat close to the window you can enjoy a beautiful view to the fjord while eating reindeer, whale, seal and other delicious typical norwegian food. A place you should visit - also when you only...More

Thank Chris4526
Hurtigruten S, 1:a servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Chris, I`m happy that you enjoyed a wonderful evening at Nansen with delicious norwegian food and wine and I agree - the view is stunning! I hope that we will get to see you again here at Svalbard. The view is even more spectacular...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

When staying in hotel, usually habit is to go out for a dinner. Longyearbyen works slightly differently and it is attempting to stay at the hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. Dinner works well and whale tartar is worth trying. Hotel breakfast in...More

Thank Juha M
Hurtigruten S, 1:a Servitør at Restaurant Nansen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Juha, Thank you for your feedback! It is not everybody that dares to try the whale and im happy that you really enjoyed it. Its not everyday that you get to try something exotic. Next time I dare you to try our "Taste of...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

We only ate breakfast here, and we were generally happy. The food was basically the same every day. It was good, but they weren't always the quickest at replacing items that had run out. That said, be careful if you are eating there on the...More

Thank Doug_from_Chicago
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We actually had two dinners in the restaurant - one before our trip and one after. Both were superb. The chef tries very hard and ,if continues, may well merit a Michelin star. Obviously service etc would need to match, which currently it doesn't. But...More

Thank Pernickity
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We had to wait over an hour from the time we ordered to the time our entrees came. This is unforgivible, and they were not even that busy. The only reason I didn't give them a 2 was the food was good. Regards, Oldebear

Thank OldeBear
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is the main restaurant of the Radisson hotel. and as such wed didn't expect too much. How wrong we were. The food is absolutely superb, with the fish dishes amongst the best we have ever had anywhere. The service is great and the views...More

Thank markr2306
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Sandra B
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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$48
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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 9171, 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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