Funken Lodge

Stay in a modern, luxurious boutique hotel in one of the last wildernesses of the world.

© Agurtxane Concellon / Hurtigruten Svalbard

Luxury in Longyearbyen

With modern comfort in historic surroundings, Funken Lodge offers a unique accommodation option in Svalbard. You will stay at the top of “the Hill”, and have great views of Longyearbyen and the Lars- and Longyear glaciers. The hotel was built in 1947 but has been totally refurbished in a luxurious and relaxing Scandinavian design. In the lobby you can enjoy the fire place and a large selection of books in the library Funken Lodge combines Arctic luxury and true adventure adventure, and is a home away from home making it the perfect place to start your Polar adventure!

The hotel has 88 rooms, of which there are 59 double rooms, 10 twin rooms, 14 single rooms, four suites and an accessible room. All rooms are equipped with a coffee machine, bathrobe and slippers as well.

On the second floor at Funken Lodge you will find Funktionærmessen Restaurant. Inspired by an international cuisine and using only the best ingredients, the restaurant offers a truly spectacular dining experience. The menu is based on a “sharing” concept and includes King crab from Finnmark, dry-aged meat and reindeer from Svalbard within the delights on offer. Combine beautiful food with the stunning panoramic views of the city, the Longyear glacier and the Hiorth mountain, and you will enjoy a truly memorable experience.

Enjoy a little bit of luxury in the on-site Champagne cellar! Here you can enjoy exclusive wine and champagne tasting in a room, where miners and officials picked up their metered quotas of alcohol! The champagne menu is extensive and includes a number of producers, as well as several very rare bottles. This is the ultimate aperitif before enjoying a delicious meal at Funktionærmessen Restaurant. The tasting includes three selected champagnes, canapées and well-versed staff to explain both the vintages and the location to you.

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Why choose us


Tailor-made Design

Our expert Adventure Artists have first-hand knowledge of all of our destinations and can create bespoke itineraries to suit your every taste and requirement whilst providing personal tips and advice for your once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.


Authentic Experiences

Whether you choose to learn all about the Sami lifestyle in the Arctic Circle or head into the rainforests of Costa Rica to see the native wildlife you are guaranteed to have a real, honest experience with hand-picked suppliers and guides. They will bring these experiences to life with genuine passion to fully immerse you in your chosen destination.


Responsible Travel

Ensuring that we are looking after our planet is at the top of our priority list. Partnering with key players in conservation such as WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) means that our holidays are always giving back too.

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Our experienced and enthusiastic Adventure Artists are waiting to create your very own itinerary. Whatever you are looking for, we can help.

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