"Huset” is one of Longyearbyen’s most
legendary buildings. During the dark season you see it lit up at the top of the
valley, the towns beacon for culture and community. The infamous house was
built in 1951 and Initially served the purpose of a village hall. The name “Huset”
came from the people as it was collectively known as the definitive “House”.
There has been serving of fine liquors, beers and wines since it was first
permitted in the '50s.
Most of the city's institutions, including schools, hospitals and post offices, have been stationed within “Huset”. Today “Huset” is famous for its wine cellar and kitchen. Since the '80s, a wine cellar has been growing and developing to become Scandinavia's largest, gaining exquisite recognition around the world. With over 20,000 bottles, it is sure to win the affection of the most accomplished wine lovers.