Experience the magic of the Polar Night

Come and experience the magical polar night. 

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Hello 2023!

The peak season is just around the corner. Secure your accommodation in Longyearbyen with us- the best rates on our website. And check out our early-booker deal!

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8 Reasons to visit Svalbard in the dark season

Are you thinking of visiting the northernmost inhabited town in the world, but still needs a little more convincing? Here are reasons why you should definitely come and visit Svalbard during the dark season!

Accommodation with personal charm

We provide accommodation with personal charm. Gjestehuset 102 is located in Nybyen, at the top of the Longyear Valley, 2 km from the city centre.

The guesthouse, built in 1946, formerly known as the “millionaires’ mansion”, was home to the best and most experienced miners. 

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!

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Perfect Surroundings

Gjestehuset 102 is a great spot to start your adventures for summer and winter trips.

We are surrounded by glaciers, mountains, coal mines, fjords, and wildlife!

A lucky guest can spot polar foxes and reindeer, just by taking a look out 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.

In spring and summer, you can fully enjoy our endless days’ thanks to the midnight sun shining 24/7  from Mid-April till the end of August. 

Let us be part of the greatest adventure of your life!

Activities to do in Svalbard

Svalbard has more to offer than just majestic nature! The many different activities to choose from will surely satisfy your adventurous soul. Activities that relate to the unique history of the whole archipelago, and up to modern times. Whether you are the very active type or the opposite, there is surely something that will suit you.

Our guests are offered reduced rates when booking activities from our preferred partners 

Our Rooms and Facilities
Gjestehuset 102 is a two-floor building, with 30 cozy 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!

Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions

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The nature in Svalbard

The nature in Svalbard is beautiful, majestic, attractive, and demanding. An encounter with this Arctic wilderness makes an impression on those 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

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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Gjestehuset 102 Winter Specials

There might not be too many activities to do in the dark season compared to the other seasons, but if you stay with us at Gjestehuset 102, you’ll find peace and fun at the same time.


Gjestehuset 102 is a budget accommodation located in Nybyen, about 2 kilometers from the center of Longyearbyen. From 1946 the guesthouse housed coal 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 and pleasant.

Welcome to Gjestehuset 102, your home away from home!

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