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Brewery in Barentsburg

Red Bear Pub & Brewery

The locally brewed beer (using pure glacier water) is the big attraction here, but they also serve meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner 150/250/200kr), and they do a rather quaint 'Sweet Saturday' with homemade ice cream, …
Museum in Barentsburg

Pomor Museum

This simple, appealing little museum outlines (in Russian only) the historical Pomor trade with mainland Russia, plus Russian mining and history on Svalbard. Especially worthwhile are the excellent geological exhibi…
Chapel in Barentsburg


The small wooden Orthodox chapel above the football pitch commemorates the twin disasters of 1996 (a plane crash) and 1997 (a mine explosion).