Mary-Ann Dahle had a dream of welcoming guests from all over the world to a cosy, warm and history-laden place to spend the night. Starting from scratch, she carefully collected memorabilia and literal pieces of history from the very northernmost of Norway – the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard – to create an original environment free from the hassle and stress of everyday life. If she succeeded? Just ask the guests who have returned over the years. Clearly, being in Svalbard’s largest settlement of Longyearbyen has it perks -and we are not just talking breathtaking nature. At Polarrigg you can visit the northernmost spa, get massage or treat yourself to a manicure.