Experience the magic of the Polar Night
The joy of the sunny summer days the midnight sun brings is over- but hey, there is joy in the peaceful and magical polar nights too! There is still light during the day, which gets shorter until the official polar night in mid-November when it gets dark 24/7.
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Closer to Nature
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Are you thinking of visiting the northernmost inhabited town in the world, but still needs a little more convincing? Do you have some questions or concerns on how it’s like to fly at 78 degrees north? Now here comes the reasons why you should definitely come and visit Svalbard during the dark season!
Much to one’s amusement, there are still quite a few you can do during the dark season. Here are 10 things you can do in the polar night.
Thinking of visiting Longyearbyen this dark season? Wondering how it feels to be on the most northerly inhabited town where the sun does not rise up? Stay with us for a more affordable visit!
We want to make our guests’ holiday even more special. Here comes this year’s Julekalender- 25 days of Christmas giveaways. The main giveaways are a daytrip for 2, and a 3-night accommodation!
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!
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
Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions
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 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.
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!