A modern trapper´s hotel
In the center of Longyearbyen lies the home of the modern-day arctic trappers. The hotel is decorated in authentic trapper´s style down to the very last detail, and our staff will care for you on a personal level. The glass-roofed Cognac loft is a good place to relax, looking up in a sky filled with northern lights.
The interior of Basecamp Hotel is covered with driftwood, sealskin, maps, pictures and objects that illustrate the past and the present of life in the Arctic.
The rooms are all different, with comfortable beds, private bathrooms and no TVs.
From Longyearbyen we take you to our remote outposts in the wilderness. Let your arctic story begin!
/ 40 people
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.
Our single room in real trapper’s style has a single bed, private bathroom with shower, and wireless Internet connection. Coffee or tea are complimentary, and our tasty breakfast is included in the price.
Our twin rooms in real trapper’s style have either two single beds or a bunk bed, private bathroom with shower and wifi. Double beds are on request only. Enjoy our tasty breakfast and complimentary coffee or tea.
Our triple rooms in real trapper’s style have one single bed and a bunk bed, a private bathroom with shower and wireless internet connection. The price includes a tasty breakfast and coffee or tea are complimentary.
Our family room has two bedrooms with two separate beds in each room. In addition, there is a nice loft in the living room that your youngsters will love. The room has a private bathroom and wifi. Breakfast and coffee/tea are included.
The Basecamp Hotel suite is a couple’s suite, with one bedroom, a living room and a loft with two extra beds. The suite has a private bathroom with shower, and free wifi. Our tasty breakfast and coffee/ tea is included in your stay.
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 Basecamp Trapper’s Station. 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.
When experiencing the darkest season of the year some visitors’ states that the Arctic silence is a cosmos of colours. We leave the town of Longyearbyen behind and search for the mighty Northern light out in the wilderness. In company with eager huskies and competent guides. Sleep well at the cosy and rustic Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen.
Min. age 10
A wide fjord opens at 78°N on the west coast of Spitsbergen. Looking north you will see the distinct sailing mark Alkhornet. Looking south you will find Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, your home far away from home. Isfjorden is a gigantic fjord complex with cultural monuments from all Svalbard’s historical periods. Hop on our Polarcircle boat and explore the glaciers and characteristic mountains, bird- and wildlife that is conspicuous with great activity and traffic of nesting birds.
Min. 4 persons
Join your Isfjord Radio guide on one of our favourite tracks along the old radio poles of the station given three optional route and activity alternatives. The hike will be approximately 10-16 km long depending on route.
Min. 4 persons
Join us on an adventure under the sun that never sets. On this trip you participate in taking the huskies out for a run with wagon wheels, and you will get to spend time in the dog yard before and after the dog sledding. Find your adventurous spirit and enjoy the view of the Arctic countryside.
Min. age 6
This is the trip for those who wish to take a different hiking trip in the breath-taking nature in Spitsbergen. Join our experienced guide on a daytrip on the mountains around Longyearbyen
Explore dog sledding in Svalbard on this full day adventure. We will bring you out in the beautiful Arctic landscape where you can enjoy a popular and authentic nature experience. You will manage your own team of huskies and the sledge, and a part of the adventure is a proper outdoor expedition lunch.
Min. age 8
Join us for a dog sledding adventure across the beautiful landscapes in Svalbard. On this trip you are accompanied by your team of Alaskan huskies and an experienced arctic nature guide. This is the time to fully enjoy the beautiful arctic scenery close to Longyearbyen. At the same time you are introduction to dog sledding and will for sure come back for more.
Min age. 6
Gather some of your Arctic winter experiences on a daytrip to Templefjorden. Learn the principals of snowmobile driving and enjoy the excitement as you get the hang of it. Experience an easy-going adventure in a smooth and open terrain, just far enough from Longyearbyen. Be the lucky one to observe some of the characteristic wildlife and the great view of mount “Tempelet”.
Min. age 8
This is a hike for the adventurous souls! You are entering a frozen landscape hiding architectural secrets created by natures robust hands. The darkness of the polar night sweeps over us, while the snow and the moon illuminate the landscape more than you can imagine. Join us on a hiking experience out of the ordinary and explore inside the glacier.
Join us on a snowmobile adventure through the Arctic polar night. As soon as we drive away from Longyearbyen and into the darkness, our chances of observing the northern lights increases. When exploring Svalbard this time of the year you will see a faint light peeking over the snow-covered mountains, giving you the idea of a life in the south.
Min. age 8
We have gathered important travel information to make your planning easier. We look at the best time to visit, how to get here and what to pack. We also have a trip level indicator to explain difficulty levels of our adventures. And we have put together a rich and detailed arctic dictionary with all you need to know about an adventure at Svalbard.
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