Basecamp Hotel

Let Your Arctic Story Begin

All year
16 rooms
/ 40 people
Eco Hotel
high season 2,600 low season 1,150 nok
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Let Your Arctic Story Begin

At the heart of Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, lies the home of the modern-day arctic trappers.

See the walls, covered with driftwood, sealskins, maps, pictures, and objects that illustrate the past and the present of life in the Arctic. This is the basecamp for your expedition in Spitsbergen, decorated in authentic trapper’s style down to the very last detail.

Prepare your mind and body for the wilderness by relaxing in the glass-roofed lounge looking up at the sky filled with Northern Lights, or losing yourself in the stories of the arctic explorers. Wander around the world’s northernmost town, and dine next door at one of its best restaurants.

Once you’ve come this far, you have to go further. After a good night’s sleep in our unique trapper’s style room with a view of the mountains, you’re ready. Follow us to the arctic wilderness of Spitsbergen. You won’t be the same person when we return to Basecamp Hotel. You’ll be one of the few. Those who know the secrets that only the fjords, glaciers, and mountains of the Arctic whisper.

Basecamp Hotel has 16 rooms and can accommodate more than 40 people. Each room is individually decorated in traditional trapper style with driftwood, sealskin and slate. No two rooms are alike. In all our rooms there are comfortable beds and private bathrooms with showers. Our double rooms come with either two single beds or one double bed. In triple rooms we have bunk beds, in real trapper’s style. Double beds are by request only. Two of the rooms in Basecamp Hotel are suites, with separate bedrooms, lounge, and bathroom. From all the rooms you have a beautiful view over the town, towards the mountains surrounding the valley of Longyeardalen.

Keeping true to the style of the trappers there are no televisions in the rooms, but you are more than welcome to borrow some books from the lobby, and just enjoy the arctic atmosphere in your room. If you’re still energized after the evening’s program you can climb up to our “Northern Lights loft”, where we have a largescreen television for the use of our guests.

Basecamp Hotel

At Basecamp Hotel, our rooms have either single beds or one double bed with an additional bunk bed in real trapper’s style, a private bathroom with shower, and wireless internet connection. Double beds are by request only. Breakfast and complementary coffee or tea are included in the price. We have also two suites. One is a family suite, with a large living room and two bedrooms with twin beds, The other suite is a couple’s suite, with one bedroom with a cozy double bed.

Free wifi
all year around
1-4 persons
breakfast included
eco hotel
Starting from 1,150 nok
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Once you’ve come this far, you have to go further. After a good night’s sleep at Basecamp Hotel, you’re ready for new adventures. Follow us to one of our further destinations: Isfjord Radio, Nordenskiöld Lodge or North Pole Camp.  You won’t be the same person when we return to Longyearbyen. You’ll be one of the few, those who know the secrets that only the fjords, glaciers, and mountains of the Arctic whisper.  For shorte stays there are several interesting day trips starting from the reception daily. We recommend that you book your trip beforehand, to make sure there is enough room for the whole party. See below for a list of day trips in summer and winter.

We bring you out from Longyearbyen into the polar night and the search for the magnificent arctic light. The aim of this trip is to experience the arctic silence and the magical darkness, making the moon and stars shine so much brighter. And of course, we hope to see the Green Lady – Aurora, dance above us.

Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun
3,5 hours
Polar Night
Hot drinks included
490 child
per adult 790 nok
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Escape the town lights and busy life and join us for a unique Trapper’s Dinner at Trapper’s Station.

Every Tue & Fri
3 hours
All year around
2 course dinner
per person 1,090 nok
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Join us for a snowmobile trip through the dark polar night on Spitsbergen. In the wilderness it’s just you and surrounding mountains. Faint light peeking over the mountains gives you idea of the south, rest of the world is filled with the arctic polar night .

Every Day
4 hours
Polar Night
Hot drink
Passenger 990
per driver 1,850 nok
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Experience the true Arctic Treasures around Templefjorden area. Enjoy the excitement of snowmobile driving and experience the arctic wildlife like seals, arctic fox, reindeer and polar bear. Last but not least we will reach the majestic glacier front of Von Post in Templefjorde

On request
8 hours
Winter Season
Expedition lunch
passenger 1,800
per driver 2,990 nok
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