Gjestehuset 102

Type:Bed & Breakfast

9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 90 03 03 21

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Gjestehuset 102 seen from outside at dusk with a mountain in the background
  • Gjestehuset 102 seen from outside at dusk with a mountain in the background
  • A guest relaxing with a book and a cup of tea in the TV room of Gjestehuset 102
  • A made bed in one of Gjestehuset 102's single rooms with two plush bears on the bed
  • A double room at Gjestehuset 102 with twin beds
  • Bunk beds in a four-person room at Gjestehuset 102
  • Cheeses laid out on plates for breakfast
  • Common area and dining space in one of the self-catering kitchens at Gjestehuset 102
  • A self-service kitchen at Gjestehuset 102
  • A guest cooking food in one of Gjestehuset 102's self-service kitchens
  • A guest getting a cup of tea in Gjestehuset 102's coffee and tea room
  • A bathroom at Gjestehuset 102
  • An employee and two guests talking together in the tea- and coffee room at Gjestehuset 102


Gjestehuset 102 is located in the heart of Nybyen, surrounded by glaciers, mountains, coal mines and wildlife. 

Located in the upper part of the Longyear Valley, Nybyen is the first pass over the valley, established in 1946, ready to house 72 miners, 5 barracks were erected with 32 double bedrooms where the workers of Mine 2B were lodged. During the winter, people were transported on sledges pulled by wildcats. As it used to be, the best miners were spoiled and motivated, so at the end of 1948, the neighbourhood offered all the facilities, such as a lighthouse, boiler room, bathroom, laundry, a store, and something that could not be missing – a canteen, our famous Storemessa! 

Above all Nybyen barracks, Barrack 102 was equipped best, fully meeting the needs of the workers. Each room had its own sink, everything was close by, the entrance to the mine right on the side of the mountain, and Huset is on the other side of the bridge. The lucky miners who lived here were the most experienced, therefore, the veterans who got the best salary. Later, these workers were better known as rich miners, and barrack 102 was renamed "Millionærheimen" or "The home of the millionaires", as a nickname. 

It was 2001, when Barrack 102 became Gjestehuset 102 and began to host adventurous travellers, students, researchers, explorers, journalists and scientists from around the world. This place will allow you to enjoy the whole town, starting from the top, making stopovers and photographing every single corner, until the shores. 

Do not hesitate to contact us and stay at Gjestehuset 102.

Leave your Arctic experience in good hands, be at home away from home!

Suggested prices

Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Bed & BreakfastNOK400.00 1 day

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Prices may be subject to change.


Conference facilities

  • meeting facilities.

Credit cards

  • Credit cards accepted

Food and drinks

  • breakfast

General facilities

  • open all year
  • smoking only allowed outdoors
  • wireless Internet

Kitchen and household

  • kitchen available


  • English
  • Norwegian

Licensed premises

  • fully licensed


  • Bed accomodation
  • Food
  • Toilet

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