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Funken Lodge, Spitsbergen (credit Agurtxane Concellon)

Funken Lodge, Spitsbergen

Guide price from £1,155 pp

Summary

Short description

Fine views and fabulous food at Longyearbyen's best hotel

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Midnight Sun | Natural world | Northern Lights

Located just ten minutes’ snowmobile ride from the centre of Longyearbyen, Svalbard’s largest permanent settlement, this ultra-chic lodge, formerly the Spitsbergen Hotel, enjoys enviable views over the town and the nearby Lars glacier. Indeed, it’s the perfect base for adventures into Svalbard’s Arctic wilds.

The lodge has 88 fully renovated en-suite rooms, with those on the upper floor looking tout across the town and its icy surrounds. All rooms come with TV, complimentary internet, coffee machines, bathrobe and slippers and full buffet breakfast; suites also have their own private sitting area, ideal for families and larger groups.

In Svalbard’s frosty climates, hearty and wholesome meals are the perfect way to set yourself up for days of adventure. And, the delicious breakfasts at the Spitsbergen Hotel are certainly testament to the theory. In the afternoons, freshly baked waffles are served by an open fire, and there's a pub, perfect for a celebratory drink and a light meal. Meanwhile, the more formal Funktionærmessen restaurant – our favourite Longyearbyen dining spot – offers a tasting menu and French-inspired cuisine as well as selection of dishes inspired by the Arctic.

Stay here on these holidays

The polar Northern lights in Norway Svalbard in the mountains

Svalbard Polar Night Adventure

4-day tailor-made break from £845 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Book now for travel 31 OCT - 31 DEC 2019 – Save up to £210 pp
Book by: 30 September 2019

Travel to the ultimate Arctic destination, Svalbard, on this action-packed winter holiday. A Northern Lights snowcat tour and a thrilling evening at Camp Barentz are included in the price.

Polar bear in Svalbard

Svalbard & Tromso

6-day itinerary from £1,375 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay between 01 AUG - 30 SEP and receive a free excursion! – Save up to £150 pp
Book by: 29 September 2019

This twin-centre break is a superb introduction to the Arctic region, pairing the fun of a stay in Tromso with high adventure in Svalbard, just a short hop from the North Pole.

Northern lights in Norway Svalbard in the mountains

Winter in Svalbard: Polar Nights & Northern Lights

4-day tailor-made journey from £995 pp incl. flights

Explore the wilds of Svalbard's Polar Night on this tailor-made break, which includes a half-day husky safari and a stay at the stunning Funken Lodge, Longyearbyen's finest hotel.

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Accommodation rating: Superior

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