About Barentsburg

ABOUT BARENTSBURG

Barentsburg is a town of Arctic stories written by Dutch explorers, Pomors, Norwegian trappers, American and German merchants, adventurers, Soviet builders of communism, and Russian miners. Each era of the town growth was marked by the stories representing the spirit and soul of the Arctic. 

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Pyramiden

HOTEL BARENTSBURG

WI-FI
free

46
rooms

24/7
reception

60 km
from airport

breakfast
included

all year
around

discount
for locals

We honor traditions of the Russian hospitality and always pay attention to details: in each room, you will see engraved and branded mugs, Russian chocolate, accurate towel folding. ​Reception is available 24/7 and we are always here to help you. 

 

Hotel Barentsburg with a capacity of 46 rooms including 5 SUITE/FAMILY rooms and 41 TWIN/DOUBLE rooms.

On the first floor, there are a reception desk, a bar, a restaurant, a sauna and a meeting room for business arrangements. 
 

The hotel area is always in a stable WI-FI zone.

HOSTEL POMOR

WI-FI
free

30
rooms

78
beds

60 km
from airport

perfect for
large group

all year
around

It is currently one of the coziest and the most functionary hostels on Svalbard. And surely one of the best hostels on the price to quality ratio.

 

Its room capacity includes 30 TWIN and TRIPLE rooms.

Total number of places: 78

On each floor, there are a kitchen, 4 toilets, and 4 shower units.

Hostel Pomor

WHAT TO DO

EAT & DRINK

Red Bear Bar & Brewery

BREWERY & RESTAURANT

KRASNIY MEDVED

WI-FI
free

80 pax
capacity

cozy
atmosphere

first brewery
on Svalbard

juicy

burgers

party
place

13:00 - 01:00
MON - day off

all year
around

Krasniy Medved is the first brewery on Svalbard that was open in 2012. There are only two breweries on the archipelago and the second one was open in Longyearbyen in 2015.  Since 1928 there have been “a dry law” on Svalbard meaning that you could buy an only limited volume of hard alcohol. Until 2014 it had been forbidden to produce alcohol drinks including beer stronger than 2.5 degrees so the first beer in Krasniy Medved was brewed in less than 2.5 degrees. 

THE NORTHERNMOST FISH RESTAURANT

RIJPSBURG

WI-FI
free

40 pax
capacity

interiors of 
a schooner

fresh fish menu

breakfast for hotel guests

08:00 - 23:00
MON - day off

all year
around

Our menu includes dishes made with the fresh Arctic fish species: cod, haddock, wolffish, Arctic char, salmon, and herring. Besides, we catch cod, haddock, wolffish, and the Arctic char ourselves in waters near Barentsburg, and the product is completely prepared with our own hands. During the fishing season from June to October, you can choose the meal cooked with “24-hour catch” meaning that the period between catching and cooking is not more than 24 hours.

Our principles in the kitchen are freshness, simplicity, and traditions. 

Rijpsburg, The Northernmost Fish Restaurant
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ICEBREAKER BAR KRASIN

WI-FI
free

35 pax
capacity

interiors of 
icebreaker

aquavit bar

soviet arctic cocktails

08:00 - 23:00
MON - day off

all year
around

Icebreaker Bar Krasin is our tribute not only to the icebreakers, but to all the vessels and sailors that worked in the Arctic and particularly on Svalbard. And with no doubt it is our desire to share those stories and introduce the traditions.

The idea of the interior came from the Icebreaker Saloons. It's some sort of collective image of the era of 50-60s that we got inspiration from. The design is based on the real interiors of Icebreakers Krasin and Lenin, and combined with the sea view from the window the only difference from a real Icebreaker Saloon is the lack of the ship motion.