With modern comfort in historic surroundings, Funken Lodge combines Arctic luxury and adventure. You stay at the top of “the Hill” and have great views of Longyearbyen, the Lars- and Longyear glaciers. If the walls could speak, it would probably tell you about countless parties and deep conversations in even deeper chairs. The hotel has undergone a major renovation, and new stories are ready to be told.
The hotel was originally built as an accommodation and dining area for employees of Store Norske Spitsbergen Coal Company. It was also the company’s official representational building. Its interior and architecture made it Longyearbyen’s grandest construction. The hotel is preserved and decorated using its history. It’s well worth walking through the corridors and public areas to look at the historical photographs and pictures, old maps and newspaper stories.
The hotel has 88 rooms, of which there are:
All rooms are equipped with a coffee machine, bathrobe and slippers.
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 dining experience like no other in Longyearbyen. The menu is based on a “sharing” concept, and consists of generous portions that can be split between friends.
King crab from Finnmark, dry-aged meat and reindeer from the neighborhood are among the culinary delights. The grill is a key element in the preparation of the meal, and after tasting the food you will think the chef has been practicing a little bit of magic in the kitchen. Combine it with the stunning panoramic views of the city, the Longyear glacier and the Hiorth mountain, and you have an award-winning dining experience.
Funktionærmessen Restaurant has a renowned history, and the place as always been associated with high quality. It was here that the mining company’s functionaries had their meals, enjoying the panoramic views. The restaurant has a new menu and interior, but the history, the view and the good quality is the same.
Welcome to the hotel’s cozy lounge and beautiful polar library. Here you can make a deep dive into Arctic literature and return to Nansen and Amundsen’s time. Perhaps you’ll get inspiration for your own Arctic adventure?
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.
We offer all our guests free WiFi. In addition, we have a computer available in the reception you can use for free.
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+44 (0)20 3761 7078
349 Royal College Street
London NW1 9QS, UK