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Svalbard Spitsbergen

Taste of Svalbard - Arctic Tapas

  • Postboks 635, Spitsbergen
  • +4746276000
  •  /  km From You

For the first time in a long time heals the Svalbard! Join us on a tour of Longyearbyen where you get an insight into the food and beverage traditions here in the north, as well as hear stories about what has been eaten and drunk in Svalbard through time.

For full information, please go to: arctictapas.com

Join a trip in Longyearbyen, where you get an insight into the food, arts and beverage traditions in the north. You will also hear stories about how Svalbard and Longyearbyen have developed over the years. The tour starts with pick up at most hotels, in our proprietary restaurant bus. After pick up, the bus will then take you to Svalbard Church, the Gallery, Polar Permaculture, Spitsbergen Hotels Champagne Cellars, and end your trip in downtown Longyearbyen's chocolate factory.

Along the way you will be served two samples of new beer that is produced locally here in Longyearbyen. This is accompanied by three tapas dishes from Arctic Tapas. 

When we arrive at the Gallery, you will be served a glass of champagne while you get a tour of the Gallery. We also visit the cinema, and the arts and crafts center, where local artisans hire a workshop and exhibit their work. 

Polar Permaculture will tell and show you how it is possible to grow herbs and vegetables in the Arctic climate, based on food waste from Longyearbyen. There will also be served herbs and vegetables from the garden, which is combined with other Arctic flavors during the season. 

At Spitsbergen Hotel we get an insight into how the management in Svalbard used to live. We also take the trip down to the old North Pole where you get a glass of wine while we hear about the culture of drinking and the rules for alcohol consumption in Svalbard. 

The last stop of the trip is at the "Frues", the city's popular cafeteria. Here you can taste homemade chocolate, which surely melts on the tongue!


The price includes

The bus tour to the attractions of Longyearbyen, with several small tasting A glass of wine and champagne at the Galleri and Spitsbergen hotel. Our bus driver is their guide during the trip, and in all places we visit, a host is ready to welcome you.

The tour is arranged the following times:

March to October: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 3 pm.

October to March: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 pm.

Meeting: At your hotel.

Exit: The tour ends at the center at our last stop, at the chocolate cafeteria "Frune, in Longyearbyen's center.


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  • Easy

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  • Guided trips
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

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Opening hours

Sep 21, 2016 – Dec 20, 2018:
Daily: 3:00 PM–6:00 PM
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