Bar In Norway Where Polar Bears Look Through The Window Goes On Sale

by : Julia Banim on : 20 Sep 2020 12:25
Bar In Norway Where Polar Bears Look Through The Window Goes On SalePA/Svalbar/Facebook

Many of us enjoy a cold pint, and you probably can’t get much colder than the pints at Svalbar.

One of the most northerly pubs on Earth, Svalbar is located in Longyearbyen, Norway, just 650 miles from the North Pole. It is so far north that polar bears have been known to have a cheeky peek through the window – although they don’t get served.


Now, Svalbar, which has been keeping locals and tourists refreshed for 10 years, is up for sale, and can be yours for €1 million (£900,000).

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Svalbar on Svalbard.

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Owner John-Einar Lockert told the Mail Online:

You must like excitement and have a good portion of adventurous spirit to run a bar on Svalbard. It is an exciting place to run a bar and we have a flourishing night-life and culture scene.


The bar is located on a route that’s patrolled by polar bears, and they have previously expressed interest in the popular local watering hole.

John-Einar revealed:

The polar bear came to the bar last year, during the night. He walked past the bar and looked in the window.

It was a cold night and he was probably looking for a warm place to have something to eat. He could smell the food.

It was lucky that we were closed. Everyone is welcome in the bar, but the polar bears must stay outside.

Geplaatst door Svalbar op Zondag 28 oktober 2018


Those wanting to live in the area will reportedly need to have certain skills, including being able to shoot a gun as protection against polar bears, as well the ability to ride a snowmobile, which is the only way to get about during the long, dark winter months.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Life, Norway, Now, Polar Bears


Mail Online
  1. Mail Online

    New owner wanted for one of the most northerly bars in the world, where polar bears look in through the windows and darkness endures for more than 100 days a year