Activities and meals according to the program.
Transport to and from your hotel/guesthouse in Longyearbyen for all activities.
Accommodation in double room at Basecamp Hotel.
Personal spendings, drinks with meals, private equipment, travel insurance and airport transfer.
Single room supplement of NOK 850 at Basecamp Hotel.
MORE THAN TRAVEL
As part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen’s efforts to be climate neutral, we add an additional CO2 and environmental investment of NOK 250 per guest. This is donated in its entirety to do good projects contributing to a sustainable future in our destinations.
Clothing and equipment
For your first night at the Basecamp Trapper’s Station, you will only need a minimum of personal items. Bigger luggage can be stored at Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen.
Keep warm for the whole northern lights show. If you go inside to warm up, you can bet the northern lights dance across the sky the seconds you are inside. In Norway, we have a saying “there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes.” We dress in layers and always use wool. Our packing tips:
- Spacious shoes with room for two layers of woolen socks. Air is the best insulation!
- Two layers of woolen underwear as base layers.
- A woolen sweater, fleece jacket or light down jacket and pants are excellent mid layers.
- The outer layer shall protect you from the strong cold wind.
- On cold winter days, a thicker down jacket or parka will make you the winner in crisp air.
- Warm buff for your neck, warm and windproof or lined hat, warm and windproof mittens or gloves.
- If you want to take photos it is essential to have a pair of thinner gloves to care for your fingers.
Good to have with you is indoor shoes or extra woolen socks, leisure wear and casual clothing for dinner, toilet articles, a backpack of around 35 liters for personal belonging, snacks and water during the day trips.
The adventure program can be tailor made to families with a min. number of 4 persons and min. age 6 years. This trip is not suitable for persons suffering from back pains or pregnant women. This is due to safety for your safety and well-being, and Basecamp Explorer can unfortunately not to take responsibility for health problems that arise as a result of neglecting this advise.
The northern lights at Svalbard can appear on a clear sky from September to March. The biggest challenges you will meet are the weather and the solar activity during your stay. Both factors are unpredictable and more time at the destination will increase your chances to see the northern lights. We can never guarantee that you will see the lights, but you are for sure looking forward to a different kind of holiday.
Because of different capacity in Basecamp Hotel and for the different activities, we may change days for the listed adventures. This is to make sure that you get to participate on all the excursions.