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Arctic sauna - SvalBad

Take a time-out and find inner peace at SvalBad, our floating, wood burning sauna. Here you can enjoy the view of Hiorthfjellet or, if you're lucky, see the northern lights during the polar nights. If it gets too warm in the sauna, you can take a refreshing bath outside in the arctic waters of Adventfjorden.

Experience something different with SvalBad

Let the peace wash over you and relax in our floating sauna located in Adventfjorden, Svalbard. Enjoy good conversations with friends and strangers, or simply enjoy the silence and the spectacular view of our bay and the Hiorth mountains. Welcome!

Sustainable history

SvalBad is a floating sauna in Longyearbyen harbor, Svalbard. 

The floating pier and the sauna is constructed with reclaimed building materials from old buildings (from Longyearbyen and Svea) and is a local collaboration between The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, LPO Architects and Longyearbyen. There is literally local history in SvalBad’s walls – and a great example of local circular economy!

Private booking or Drop-in

Book the whole sauna for up to 14 people in a group, or buy a drop-in ticket and share the sauna with up to 10 people (or just yourself, if you’re the only drop-in booked!)

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Practical information
- We accept bookings for a maximum of 14 people.
- Bring two towels, one to sit on, and one to dry yourself off.
- Bring water for consumption
- Wooly socks is your best friend after a refreshing bath! Bring some!
- The age limit for using SvalBad is 18. Children over the age of 10 can use SvalBad when accompanied by a parent or a guardian.
- In case of cancellation due to bad weather, the ticket will be refunded.
- In a closed party it is acceptable to bring 1-2 units of alcohol per person such as beer or wine. Avoid bringing bottles and glasses that can break easily. Avoid bringing coloured drinks that can leave marks on the wooden interiors. Bring your waste/empty bottles with you when you leave!

Meeting place: On shore by the floating pier to the right of Bykaia. Please let us know if you are delayed to your booking.

Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS


Arctic sauna - SvalBad

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