Taste Svalbard

Taste Svalbard

Welcome to the world's northernmost culinary festival!

Taste Svalbard 5. - 9. October

Welcome to the world's northernmost food and drink festival in Longyearbyen!

The Taste Svalbard 2022 festival will be held between October 5. - 9. You can find more information and the festival programme further down on this page. 

Through this weekend you can learn more about Svalbard's exciting history and utilization of our unique local produce. We have courses, demos and lectures.
We invite you to a variety of culinary experiences, from street food to elegant 6 course dinners!

 Check out the festivals's Facebook page for more information: SmakSvalbard festivalen

Read: The Guardian - 10 of the best autumn food festivals in Europe and the UK 

  1. Hot dogs and pieces of meat on a grill
    Svalbardbutikken invites you to a free barbeque in connection with the opening of the tent for this year's TasteSvalbard Festival
    1. Children from the Cultural school on a stage
      Longyearbyen Cultural School marks the opening of the Taste Svalbard festival with song, dance and music in the festival tent
      1. Meat on a kitchen counter being seasoned
        Are you curious about reindeer hunting and want to learn more about dismembering reindeer? Join us when the chef from Isfjord radio, Rogier Jansen, demonstrates how it's done!
        1. Farmhamna
          Farmhamna invites you to an exciting lecture about their life as trappers in Svalbard!
          1. Students preparing food on a table inside a festival tent
            Welcome to try a lunch made with local ingredients by the students from Longyearbyen's school!
            1. Head chef Joshua Wing at Restaurant Polfareren
              Welcome to a lecture in sausage making with head chef Joshua Wing from restaurant Polfareren!
              1. A burger and chips on a wooden serving plate
                Join us for battle of the burgers! We have created three mini burgers in honor of Longyearbyen and the arctic nature.
                1. A plate of king crab and a tall drinking glass
                  Welcome to a 5 course fine dining dinner around King crab from the Barents sea at Funken Lodge!
                  1. Grouse meat and other ingredients in bowls and on a cutting board
                    Do you want to learn how to make a proper dinner with grouse? Learn from Huset Restaurant's chef!
                    1. A hand holding a bowl with food inside
                      Head Chef Joshua Wing have invited guest chefs from local restaurants to compose tonight's menu at Restaurant Polfareren.
                      1. Chairs and tables indoors at Vinterhagen restaurant
                        Welcome to an evening with an exciting 5-course menu consisting of international dishes made using Arctic ingredients at Vinterhagen Restaurant!
                        1. Prepared wraps ready to be served on a cuttin board with a person in the background
                          Join Taste Svalbard's festival tent in the city centre of Longyearbyen
                          1. Different types of sea food on a plate
                            Enjoy delicacies from the sea at Stationen!
                            1. A piece of meat with garnish laying on a table with salt spread on top of it
                              Welcome to a smoky night at Restaurant Nansen!
                              Visit Svalbard Eco-Lighthouse

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