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Eat, drink and be merry

Mary-Ann’s Vinterhagen is an experience in itself. Opened in 2004 our restaurant takes you into a world where the Arctic meets the Orient, where the summer midnight sun floods in through the all glass enclosure and where the amazing northern lights mysteriously dance in the winter.
Don’t be surprised if you suddenly see a reindeer or arctic fox outside the window or if a covey of grouse flutter by during dinner.
Locally sourced and seasonal is how we like our menu. We’re always happy to accommodate any allergies you might have, as well as to adapt to a vegetarian/vegan diet or kid-size portions. Let us know when you reserve a table and we’ll do our best to give you a gastronomical experience you won’t forget.

Vinterhagen Restaurant

The greenest place in Svalbard; our winter garden is where you can relax in the warmth of our floor-heated conservatory full of natural plants and trees, whilst taking in the Arctic landscape surrounding Longyearbyen.

Give your taste buds a treat and enjoy this open and pleasant atmosphere in the most unique bar and restaurant on Svalbard. Our specialty is Arctic food from the North of Norway such as reindeer and seal, a must try during your trip in the far North.

Finish the night with some drinks in our intimate Peisen Bar featuring a full wall mural by famous graffiti artist Guido van Helten.

Vinterhagen Restaurant: Wed – Sun 18:00 – 22:00
Peisen Bar: Wed – Sun 18:00 – 00:00
Call to make a reservation +47 79 02 37 02


Mary-Ann has collected items from when the mines were in use to fill this small museum-like room where we serve our buffet breakfast. Let your mind wander back to the old days of the miners in the tunnels and their pitch-black existence.

The name ´Shang-Po-Lar´originates from the mess hall of the mining settlement in Sverdrupsbyen in the 1930´s. The breakfast room was created to reflect how mining once dominated life on Svalbard; a perfect place to find inspiration for your own voyage of discovery in the area.

Take time during breakfast to enjoy the fascinating objects and photographs around this room before taking your food to our Vinterhagen restaurant where you can enjoy a spectacular view of our town as you eat.

Breakfast is served every morning between 07:00 and 10:00

Menu at Vinterhagen


Cured Char on toast *1, 4, 7
House-cured arctic char served
on toast with yogurt dressing

Roasted Veggie & Apple Soup (v) *6
Roasted vegetable soup topped with pine nuts

Artic Smoked Trio *9, 12
Home-smoked seal, whale and reindeer
served with a selection of dips



Reindeer Steak *1,7,9
with sauteed vegetables, game sauce,
lingonberries and mashed potatoes

Entrecote *7, 9, 12
with confit tomatoes, mushrooms,
garlic butter and sweet potato puree

Arctic Char Salad *4
Pan-fried fillet with home pickled veggies
and glazed carrots on honey dill dressing

Seal Steak *7, 9, 12
Served with sautee vegetables, red wine sauce,
slow roasted potato and braised leek


Vanilla ice cream *3, 7
served with mint and berries

Cheesecake *1, 3, 7
Passion fruit cheesecake served with berries
and sea buckthorn syrup

Pear & Blueberry Crumble *1, 3
Home-made crumble served
with vanilla ice cream




1. Gluten

2. Crustaceans
e.g. crabs, prawns, lobsters

3. Eggs

4. Fish

5. Peanuts

6. Soybeans

7. Milk

8. Nuts

9. Celery

10. Mustard

11. Sesame seeds

12. Sulphur dioxide & sulphites

13. Lupin

14. Molluscs
e.g. mussels, oysters, squid, snails

Vinterhagen Arctic experience sharing platter

Good food is so much more enjoyable when shared with your nearest and dearest, which is why our chef at Vinterhagen Restaurant is recommending family-style Arctic dishes perfect for sharing with loved ones. Stars of the show include a reindeer fillet with mashed potatoes, lingonberries and creamy game sauce, whale steak with braised shallots, garlic butter, tiger prawns and swede mash, seal steak with wok vegetables, red wine sauce and potatoes au gratin.

Our Sharing Menu is available for groups of 6 or more, 385kr per person.
Must be booked 24 hours in advance.

Vinterhagen Restaurant is located at Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg. Open 18-22. For more information and reservations, please contact +47 79 02 37 02 or email info@polarriggen.com