Juva Cabin - the Jewel of Svalbard

Type:Wilderness lodge

Brentskaret, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 61 00

Juva Cabin in daylight on a wintery day
  • Juva Cabin in daylight on a wintery day
  • The lounge in Juva Cabin
  • Group of friends eating breakfast at Juva Cabin
  • Two skiers next to the sauna at Juva Cabin
  • Two friends relaxing in the lounge
  • People enjoying a stay in the sauna in the evening
  • Northern lights above the sauna
  • Northern lights above Juva Cabin


Modern comforts meet the wilderness
Helge Ingstad once wrote that the reason a man would choose the lonely and risky life of a trapper has ‘to do with the primitive nature of mankind, and our need for freedom’. 

At Juva Cabin, you can experience the freedom in the spectacular landscape of Svalbard, without the primitive aspect. The cabin is equipped with comfortable beds, a warm fireplace, lounge room, kitchen, indoor toilet and, last but not least, a brand new sauna, providing you a wilderness experience in comfort.

Juva Cabin
The cabin is strategically placed in a magnificent scenery. The view from the lounge room window will take your breath away, and with mountains on all sides you are just a little stroll away from the cabin and up a hill to catch an unforgettable sunset. Be surrounded by untouched wilderness and varied landscape. You will be far away from the light pollution of Longyearbyen, which gives you a clearer night sky, and better chances to get a glimpse of the Northern Light. The cabin is the perfect place for skiing trips or wilderness safaris. You will get closer to the wildlife than in Longyearbyen, and be able to experience Svalbard at its most beautiful.

While sitting in the hot sauna with an ice cold beer, enjoying the northern lights dancing over the mountains to the south, you might not have thought about just how different this is from the trappers’ life in the 1800s. The trappers had neither saunas nor good beds to sleep in. However, they had the same views, the same northern lights, and perhaps they had the same feeling of simple satisfaction when they looked out over the snow, despite their more rustic accommodations. 

Why don’t you try one of our expeditions, that takes you to the Juca cabin?
On this 3 day adventure with dog sledge, you will experience the best of the arctic; Ice cave visit, overnight stay in a trappers cabin and at the juva cabin. And of course lots of mushing!

The cabin can be hired for private groups of 4 – 10 guests. We also have several tours which include accommodation at Juva Cabin. A perfect start point for a groups of friends on a private backcountry trip, a unique team-building tour, or a very different board meeting.

Booking requests may be sent to: info@hurtigrutensvalbard.com

A guide is always included on all tours to Juva Cabin.


General facilities

  • sauna


  • Bed accomodation
  • Food
  • Toilet
  • Wellness



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