Welcome to our arctic hotels across Spitsbergen


Welcome to our Hotels at Spitsbergen

We run five eco-lodges and hotels on Spitsbergen, and offer many arctic adventures based on ecological principles. Furthermore, our operations are defined by beautiful scenery and outdoor adventures.

Basecamp Explorer arrived on Spitsbergen in 1998. At the beginning we set up our first hotel the way the trappers would have, using driftwood, tar paper and recycled materials. Since then we have continually and successfully expanded our presence in Spitsbergen. Thus, today we have four more hotels and lodges around Spitsbergen. In addition to offering unique world-class destinations, we have created a unique adventure

We welcome you warmly to join us in our ecological expeditions and hotels. You get to experience the rarest nature in the world, and you can do it with a clear conscience. Most of all, together we have taken one step closer to change the course of global warming.

Basecamp Hotel

At the heart of Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, lies the home of the modern arctic trappers. See the walls covered with driftwood, sealskins and objects that illustrate the past and present of life in the Arctic.

Hotel Isfjord Radio

This 1933 built solitude outpost for radio operators doesn’t look like much from the outside, but as you enter you’ll discover a different world. The contrast between the rough landscape and the modern hotel is a sight to behold.

Nordenskiöld Lodge

On the moraine shore of the icy fjord, at the edge of the blue glacier, stands our hidden expedition lodge. Switch off your phone. There’s no use for it here, out in the total solitude of Spitsbergen.

North Pole Camp

North Pole camp is a mobile tented camp offering modern camping in the arctic wilderness. After a long day travelling like a Polar Explorer, arriving to the camp for a good dinner, few drinks and storytelling takes you to another world.

Trapper’s station

Home of the Arctic trappers and 90 Alaskan huskies, raring to take you for a ride through the Arctic scenery. The Trapper’s Station is a precise replica of the original hunting communities on Svalbard.

Afternoon tea in Barentsburg

The hotel, and only restaurant in town, has a story of its own. Red colours and dark wood with old furniture. Wait...

A voyage of flavours

If you are visiting Isfjord Radio at dinner time, you are in for a wonderful surprise. There are no words to describe it - you...

The City Abandoned at the world’s end

It is the very definition of creepy: abandoned homes, buildings, and schools, still with furniture, clothing, and schoolbooks ...

St Olavs Rose

The Rose is awarded to celebrate especially distinguished places that have succeeded in combining development and protection i...

An entire life as a trapper on the island of Svalbard

The primary goal for the Norwegian trappers was to catch as many arctic foxes and polar bears as possible, and to sell the fur in ...


Longyearbyen is a combination of modern houses and old mining structures. You can see children walking to and from the school alon...

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