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Accommodation with special charm

We provide accommodation with special 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!

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The Perfect Surrounding

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!

Activities to do in Svalbard

Svalbard has more to offer than its majestic nature! Many different activities are to choose from which 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 one that will fit you.

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 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

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 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!

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star rating  A much cheaper option in Longyearbyen than the majority of hotels with very friendly, helpful staff. It's a simple place to stay but clean, comfortable with all necessary amenities. It's... read more

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