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“A home at the end of the world”
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Isfjord Radio
Ranked #3 of 6 Svalbard B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Been there as part of a day snowmobile trip. Haven't stayed overnight, but I found the place to be amazing. The interior is tastefully decorated, and the view from the windows breathtaking. We had lunch there. The food was outstanding, and service from our host was friendly and efficient. Would definitely return next time I visit Svalbard.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

An Artic Fantastic In the wildernes. A great location away from anything but a wild nature. A crew that can compeat with anyone in any top hotel, service better than most, and with a food that is outstanding to describe it
modestly. A well designed interior with a combination of modern and rustic furniture, gives you a homely feeling. Spotlessly clean all over. How do they mannage this standard when all the provisions has to be shipped by boat or snowmobile, is just amasing. Just one complaint, they didn't have any decent vodka, hopefully that will be changed. Just remember you gun when wenturing outdoors.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2013 via mobile

This is a boutique hotel set in the wide snowy wastes of Svalbard. Once a strategic radio station it retains the dishes outside and odd bits of wiring inside to give it a special flavour. The hotel is comfy with excellent, albeit shared, showers and warm beds - all a perfect haven from the -18 degrees centigrade outside. Food is very good and interesting too. I liked the baked eggs with cheese and ham for breakfast along with toast and cloudberry jam. The staff are friendly and helpful and greet you on arrival carrying the obligatory gun in case of lurking polar bears. There really is nothing better than relaxing here with a glass of wine after a long day on the snowmobile looking out at the ice floes drifting across the ocean.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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5  Thank Backzapper
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Isfjord Radio

Address: Isfjord | PO.BOX 316, 9171, Norway
Region: Norway > Svalbard
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Svalbard
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated about 90 km west from Longyearbyen you can find our hotel Isfjord Radio. After a gratifying day of gliding over the glaciers, mountains, and frozen fjords by dogsled or snowmobile, or by an open boat safari across the Arctic Ocean, you’re home. This 1933 built solitude outpost for radio operators doesn’t look like much from the outside. As you enter, though, you’ll discover a different world. The contrast between the surrounding rough coastal landscape and the modern luxury hotel inside is a sight to behold. It is easy to forget where you are, but a quick dip in the Arctic Ocean will bring you back. Later in the evening, as you lay on your bed surrounded by the Arctic silence, you realize that it has been one of the best days of your life. Isfjord Radio is part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen, which operates day trips and expeditions from Basecamp Hotel and Trapper’s Station to Nordenskiold Lodge and Isfjord Radio. ... more   less 

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