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Welcome to Gjestehuset 102

We provide accommodation with peculiar charm. Gjestehuset 102 is located in Nybyen, at the top of the Longyear Valley, 2 km away from the city centre.
The guesthouse was formerly the “millionaires’ mansion”, arranged for the best and most experienced miners, built in 1946. In 1999, Barrack 102 became Gjestehuset 102, currently hosting the happiest visitors in town. Gjestehuset 102 has 61 beds (7 singles, 19 doubles and 4 four-person rooms). We do not offer a luxury stay, but a 5-star experience in the Arctic!
Gjestehuset 102 is a great spot to start your adventure for trips both summer and winter since we are surrounded by 2 glaciers, mountains, coal mines, fjords and wildlife! A lucky guest can manage to find polar foxes and reindeer hanging around, just by taking a look through the window. Get speechless during the dark season, where you can experience the starry skies, or see the Northern Lights dancing towards the south a beautiful phenomenon we can see both day and night here in Longyearbyen.
Let us be part of the greatest chapter on your life!

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Our rooms and facilities

Gjestehuset 102 is a two-floor building, with 30 cosy rooms. There are 7 single rooms, 19 double rooms and 4 four-bed dormitories where you will  always sleep tight and wake bright. Comfortable bathrooms with showers are available on each floor. No matter the room you stay in, you will get free internet access.
Breakfast is served on the 1st floor, and at any time you are free to spoil yourself cooking in our kitchen, equipped with all facilities for self-catering, so you can feel like home.
Gjestehuset 102 is fully licensed to sell alcohol. There are two TV rooms waiting for you to relax and chill out.
During the summer you can rent one of our bikes and enjoy the ride all the way down to the centre of this fascinating town.
Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any further questions!

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The nature in Svalbard is beautiful, majestic, attractive, and demanding. An encounter with this Arctic wilderness makes an impression on people who experience it. The team at Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions AS makes the conditions favorable so that you as a whole can actively take part in Svalbard nature-based adventures.

Nature-based adventures become even more amazing when the whole person is involved. Consequently, the team at Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions AS wants to make the conditions favorable so you as a guest plays an active part in the expedition. In this way, we believe you gain a more amazing experience of the Arctic wilderness, you get a better understanding of being on an expedition in Svalbard and you learn more. We want you to have such a great adventure that you return to Svalbard for another expedition with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions AS.

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Our Offers

  • Long-term Rent

    Aside from hostel accommodation, we also offer monthly rent at our apartment, the Guidebolig and in the hostel itself.

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  • St. Valentine’s Affair

    20% off and a free bottle of wine for couples

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  • Dark Season Campaign

    Only 2695,- NOK per person

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  • Ski Marathon 2020

    Advance reservation for Svalbard’s biggest event of the year!

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    In order to give our big thanks for staying again with us, Gjestehuset102 is happy to offer a 10% reduction and a special privilege for all of our returning guests!

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Gjestehuset 102 is a budget accommodation located in Nybyen, about 2 kilometers from the center of Longyearbyen. From 1946 till 2001 the guesthouse was the home of the miners. In 1999 the building known as Barrack 102 became Gjestehuset 102. We have 61 beds (single rooms, double rooms and four-person quads). We offer lodging with character, casual atmosphere, history and soul. The standard is simple but pleasant.

Welcome to Gjestehuset 102, your home away from home!

About us

The owner of Gjestehuset 102 is Arne Kristoffersen.
Arne is a miner, who started working in 1980 right in Mine 3. He is proudly one of the most experienced miners in town. He spent his first winter in Sverdrupbyen, where Mine 1b is located, and then moved to Nybyen, where Barrack 7 (now Gjestehuset 102) was established for the best qualified mine workers in town.
Arne bought the Barrack in 1999, nowadays considered as a cultural heritage site in Svalbard, and created the possibility to host people from all over the world, and share his special home, knowledge, story and love for this town to all our guests.
Currently, Arne is working in Mine 7, and as you may realize, he is still making history up here!


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