Tag Archives: Svalbardbutikken

A lot of lights: Svalbardbutikken proposes redesigned parking area with LED markers for car, taxi and bus spaces


Svalbardbutikken has no problem with an eye-catching distraction in front of its store. They’re just prefer it not be a competing supermarket.

Doomsday scenarios: Impending collision with Planet X, ‘flooded’ seed vault, toilet paper famine among Svalbard’s 10 strangest stories of 2017


“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe


We feel safe saying after 2017 we’re now living in an alternate universe.

HUNGER GAMES: Svalbardbutikken expansion, proposed Rema 1000 may see face-to-face concrete turf war


Longyearbyen’s only major supermarket is expected to get a major facelift and expansion beginning next year – and if a potential competitor has its way it may be tougher for folks to see those changes.

Steal-A-Meal: Living on ‘stolen’ bread crusts, cheese and waffles? It’s possible. Here’s the next-best legal thing


A week’s worth of thick-cut oats and raisins: 33 kroner. A week’s worth of tomato/pasta soup and bread: 32 kroner. A week’s worth of spaghetti, jars of marinara and pesto sauce, and brussels sprouts hey, they’re now haute cuisine when they’re roasted): 51 kroner.

Or, if that’s too extravagant, just buy one of those five-kilogram bags of jasmine rice for 40 kroner and indulge in a healthy third-world diet for a month.

And if even that is too profligate, there’s always the crusts and other stray pieces of fresh bread people leave behind in the slicer.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of May 23, 2017


Svalbardbutikken hires new staff due to empty shelves
Svalbardbutikken is hiring two additional managers to help keep goods in stock after the going through months of empty shelves in various parts of the store.

Wiped out? Svalbardbutikken increases prices, runs out of toilet paper; figuring out why reveals more madess


A packet of salmon fillets costing about 40 kroner a few weeks ago now costs more than 70. A whole frozen chicken selling for about 50 kroner now costs more than 90. And for a couple of days you couldn’t buy toilet paper at any price.

Boxed out: Stormy weather disrupts flights, ships for two weeks; mailboxes, grocery shelves largely empty


If visitors arriving for Polarjazz (or whatever) this week feel the shelves at the supermarket are a little thinly stocked, it’s a bountiful harvest compared to what’s been available much of the past two weeks.

ALERT: Svalbardbutikken closed Monday morning due to power supply failure; repairs expected by 1 p.m.


Svalbardbutikken remained dark during its scheduled 10 a.m. opening Monday due to a failure of the store’s main power system, but repairs are expected to be completed by about 1 p.m., according to Morten Helliksen, the store’s administrative director.


Random weirdness for the week of Dec. 1, 2015


Forget the polar bears – this seemingly meek creature (getting his well-deserved comeuppance from the hand of humanity) is Svalbard’s really deadly form of wildlife.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Nov, 3, 2015


LNS starting a treasure hunt for rubies in Greenland   
LNS is scheduled to start trial production is scheduled to start this month at the Aappaluttoq ruby mine in Greenland, which Administrative Director Frode Nilsen said could be worth billions of dollars.