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Welcome to our arctic basecamps across Svalbard.


Welcome to our Hotels at Svalbard

We run five basecamps on Svalbard, and offer a wide selection of arctic adventures. 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.

Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel

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.

Arctic sailing with S/V Linden

How about sailing through the arctic oceans, immersed in the majestic polar landscape, with the sleepy sounds of creaking wooden ship? Just around the corner from North Pole lies the special gathering of arctic islands – the Svalbard Archipelago. The only way to move around these icy islands is on the sea – just like the ancient explorers did.

North Pole Camp

North Pole Camp offers modern camping in the arctic wilderness. After a day travelling like a Polar Explorer, arriving at the North Pole Camp for a steady dinner, a few drinks and storytelling takes you to another world in a no man’s land.

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.


Arctic swim

As fresh as it gets

There is nothing quite as refreshing as the air up in the arctic region, but even the air can't compete with an arctic swim. Get y...

Waking up at Isfjord Radio with a special kind of drop-in guest

It is seldom we have drop-in guests at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, but this morning we had a surprise! A polar bear had found h...

Be inspired: Sample Menu from Isfjord Radio Kitchen

When you are staying at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, you are in for a real treat.  In the evening, we are gathering around the d...


Reindeer, arctic char, ptarmigan and bearded seal. The hunting history in Svalbard dates back to the 16th century. Even today ther...

The feeling of an Arctic spa

Looking through the big wall-to-wall window, all you can see is the wide horizon over Arctic Ocean. Somewhere out there is the coa...

Afternoon tea in Barentsburg

Barentsburg, the next-door neighbour of Isfjord Radio and the only remaining Russian settlement on Svalbard, is like taking a trip...

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