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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: Mon – Sun 18:00 – 22:00
Peisen Bar: Mon – 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 and lunch. 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 1930s. 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

Lunch is served from Monday to Friday between 11:30 – 13:00

Menu at Vinterhagen


Whale nest *1, 4, 6, 7
Marinated minke whale on cheese basket
topped with cherry tomato

Arctic Smoked Trio *4, 7, 9, 10, 11
Home-smoked seal, whale and reindeer served with house pickles and
homemade knekkebrød

Baked Camembert *1, 3, 5c, 7
Topped with honey and served with pear &
walnut jam and homemade brioche

Seafood Chowder *1, 4, 7, 8
Hearty cream base with arctic fish and onion bread


 Dry-Aged Entrecôte *7, 11
Served with sauteed mushrooms, garlic butter
and mashed potatoes

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

Whale Steak *
Served with celery root puree, mixed vegetables, black garlic butter and peach jam

Tamarind Duck *1, 6, 7, 13
Duck breast served with roasted fennel, apple puree, tamarind sauce, and
mashed sweet potatoes

Glazed Atlantic Salmon *4
Smoked salmon glazed with maple syrup served with cherry tomato and
roasted potatoes

Vegetarian or Vegan Option 
Ask the waiter for our weekly option


Cloudberry mousse *1, 3, 5a, 7
served with vermouth berries, pistachio and rosemary crumble

Vinterhagen Cheeseke *1, 3, 5b, 5c, 7
Our signature Brunost Cheesecake with lingoberriy coulis and nuts

Rhubarb profiterol *1, 3, 5, 7
Light as air profiterole balls filled with rhubarb jam and meringue

Vanilla Ice Cream*1, 3, 5, 7
served with honeycombs and chocolate sauce




1. Gluten wheat

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

3. Eggs

4. Fish

5. a)Peanuts b)almonds c)walnuts

6. Soybeans

7. Milk

8. Celery

9. Mustard

10. Sesame seeds

11. Sulphur dioxide & sulphites

12. Lupin

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

Vinterhagen Arctic experience

Good food is so much more enjoyable when shared with your nearest and dearest, which is why our chef at Vinterhagen Restaurant is recommending a 3-course Arctic menu to enjoy with friends.  Stars of the show include a reindeer fillet, seal or cod with mashed potatoes, lingonberries and creamy game sauce.

Our 3-course Arctic menu is available for groups of 10 or more.
Must be booked 24 hours in advance.

Vinterhagen Restaurant is located at Mary-Ann’s Polarrigg. Open 18:00-22. For more information and reservations, please contact +47 79 02 37 02 or email info@polarriggen.com