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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 to any allergies you might have, as well as adapting 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: 17:00 – 22:00
Peisen Bar: 17:00 – 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 - available from August


Gahkku med souvas *1, 7
Smoked reindeer, salad, onion, lingonberries
served with home-baked Sami flatbread

Baked chevre cheese *1, 7
Salad, cloudberries, honey
served with home-baked Sami flatbread


Reindeer Filet *7,9
served with sautee vegetables,
game sauce, berries and mashed potatoes

Seal steak *7, 9, 12
served with gratinated potatoes, wok vegetables,
red wine sauce and lingonberries

Whale steak *2, 7, 9
served with braised shallots, tiger prawns,
garlic butter and swede mash

Entrecôte *7,9,12
served with fries, roast vegetables
and garlic butter

Pan-fried Arctic trout *1, 2, 7, 12
served with mashed potatoes, tiger prawns,
wok vegetables and white wine sauce


Ostekake *1, 3, 7
served with cloudberries

Vanilla ice cream *3, 7
with litchi, mint and blueberries


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