Arctic

Isfjord Radio, Svalbard

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Type: Unique

Grade: Superior

Introduction

With no road connection to Longyearbyen 90km to the east, the only way to reach Isfjord Radio during winter is by snowmobile or husky or by boat in the summer.


Until a few years ago, this remote radio station was an important telecommunications link between the Norwegian mainland and the inhabitants of Svalbard. The station is now run as accommodation that focuses on quality and comfort. Its exotic location allows you to experience the quiet magnificence of Svalbard's nature!


This 1933 built solitude outpost for radio operators doesn't look like much from the outside. As you enter, though, you'll discover a different world. The contrast between the surrounding rough coastal landscape and the modern luxury hotel inside is a sight to behold. It is easy to forget where you are, but a quick dip in the Arctic Ocean will bring you back.


Just like the original residents of the outpost, decades ago, you'll gather around the table for dinner, a journey of tastes from the Arctic: smoked seal, whale, halibut with roe butter, and reindeer sausage. Most of the meat here is hunted by one of the three trappers left in Spitsbergen, then prepared in Isfjord Radio's modern kitchen by top chefs to a standard that would please even the toughest food critic.


Hotel Features

  • 22 rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Free wifi