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Restaurant Nansen

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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Vei 500 2 | P.O.Box 554, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 34 50
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Having dinner after a very active day. Service was very good and efficient. Scenery from the restaurant was excellent. But the food was below expectations. King crab soup was strong but missing the taste of the crab. Halibut was spiced to death. And finally: double espresso was cold. I'm sorry, nothing better to say.

1 Thank 654sirpak
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

The service trailed but the food was tasty and nicely presented. The wine choices were good and the ambience was upscale. Surprised by the quality of the food in a good way.

Thank AmanJunkieBoston
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We went here to try some local specialities like whale, seal and crab. The restaurant was lovely and the fact that everyone took their shoes of at such a nice restaurant just made our experience in to a memorable evening. The whale was absolutely amazing and so was the little taste of seal that we got to try. When you... More 

Thank Emma A
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Food was good here (although we didn't like taste of the Arctic - I think there is a reason why whale and reindeer haven't made it more internationally). The service was good, the room has a good view over the fjord but try to sit nearer the Windows - the part near the door feels like you are in a... More 

Thank Benenden2
United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Great food, somewhere to go for a special meal whilst you are on Svalbard. We had the "Taste of the Artic" which had Reindeer as the main staple of the dish, it was very tasty and considering the beautiful view of Svalbard in this restaurant and the food itself it was reasonably priced for what we got, considering the price... More 

Thank Claire B
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Located at Radisson Blu Hotel Spitsbergen. A great place to taste new dishes with a taste of Arctic. You can pick from a la charge or set menu. High quality vines at great prices (compared to inland Norway). A recommendation is to try the reindeer or the taste of Svalbard (different sorts of food based on locale ingredients. The restaurant... More 

Thank Erlend J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We tried a few arctic delicacies here - all were quite good and it was fairly reasonably priced for the food and the view.

1 Thank Sarah P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

They have whale meat and rein deer meat for the adventurous. The food menu is adequate just don't expect a very varied cuisine. Burgers are nice. Food is pricey for that standard.

Thank sambo_20142014
Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Really nice and well done food, and special for this area! Tasty and delicious served, and in this area you have a wonderful view to the nature through the big windows!

1 Thank eaaLongyear
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

We were not very impressed with the breakfast buffet. Very minimal choices and presentation very basic. They could do better than this if they wanted to.

Thank Cyrus3325

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$47
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
Come in a suit or a snowmobile suit. Come as you are! Experience fantastic meals with an Arctic twist.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?