Basecamp Hotel

Let Your Arctic Story Begin

All year
16 rooms
/ 40 people
Eco Hotel
high season 2,600 low season 1,200 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 large screen television for the use of our guests.

Single room

Our single room has a single bed, private bathroom with shower, and wireless Internet connection. Breakfast and complementary coffee or tea are included in the price.

free wifi
all year around
1 person
breakfast included
ecological hotel
Starting from 1200 NOK
per night

Twin Room

Our twin rooms have either two single beds or one double bed, a bathroom with shower and wireless internet connection. Double beds are on request only. Breakfast and complementary coffee or tea are included in the price.

Free Wifi
All Year Around
2 persons
Breakfast included
Starting from 1790 NOK
per night

Triple room

Our triple rooms have two single beds with bunk beds above in real trapper’s style, a private bathroom with shower and wireless internet connection. Breakfast and complementary coffee or tea are included in the price.

free wifi
all year around
3 persons
breakfast included
ecological hotel
Starting from 2100 NOK
per night


Our family suite has a large living room and two bedrooms with twin beds. The other suite is a couple’s suite, with one bedroom and a living room. Both suites have private bathrooms with a shower, and free wifi. Breakfast and complementary coffee or tea are included in the price.

free wifi
all year around
4 persons
breakfast included
ecological hotel
Starting from 2600 NOK
per night

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.

Escape the town lights and busy life and join us for a unique Trapper’s Dinner at Trapper’s Station.

Tuesday & Friday
3 hours
All year around
2-course dinner
children 790
from 1,090 nok
Next departure 20th Nov 2018

There are three essential things that are vital to the citizens of Longyearbyen; a snowmobile, a rifle for polar bear protection, and a husky. The ones who do not have their own husky, will happily help with others.

We would like to invite you to spend your morning as a husky handler at Basecamp Trapper’s Station, situated 10 km outside of town. Our 90 Alaska huskies are not only excellent sled dogs, they are lovable fur-balls that can never get enough of cuddling. They will be more than excited by your visit and the time spent in our dog yard. Prepare yourself for a lot of fun and muddy paws prints!

Every day
Min. 2 / max. 5 partisipants
Hot drinks included
Trapper's station
Min. age 6
per person 550 nok
Next departure 18th Nov 2018

Treat yourself with new knowledge and join us in the footprints of history in Longyearbyen.

Min. 2 participants
No meals included
per person 550 nok

Accompanied by dogs and our experienced guides you will travel through the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen, where you can fully enjoy the silence and the magnificent arctic nature. Even though this is the shortest of our tours, the half day dog sledding will give you a taste of the magic which will have you coming back for more

Every day
4 hours
From snowfall-20.MAY
Min. 3 participants
hot drinks included
children 790
from 1,290 nok
Next departure 18th Nov 2018

Join us for a polar night adventure with snowmobile. Accommodation in a shared wooden teepee at Trapper’s Station.

Every day
1,5 days
From snowfall-28.FEB
Dinner & breakfast included
Trapper's Station
passenger 3,290
per driver 4,990 nok

Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen is a perfect getaway weekend destination for the polar night season. Quiet small town close to North Pole surrounded by arctic silence and northern lights.

every day
4 days
min. 4 participants
Basecamp Hotel & Trapper's station
per person 6,800 nok
Next departure 18th Nov 2018

Longyearbyen is a quiet small town close to the North Pole, surrounded by arctic silence and stunning scenery. Join us on an arctic adventure and celebrate the New Year under the northern lights.

5 days
Polar Night
Basecamp Hotel
per person in double room 10,990 nok

Where would be a better place to spend your Christmas holiday than in a small town with true wilderness right outside its doorstep? Close to the north pole together with polar bears and northern lights, we have created the perfect Christmas adventure for both children and adults. A week full of winter activities and true arctic adventures.

21.-26.DEC & 23.-28.DEC
6 days
most meals included
Basecamp Hotel
per person 10,990 nok

Dogsledding on Spitsbergen is a unique experience. There is only arctic silence around you. Only the panting of the dogs and the scraping of the sled runners against the snow break the complete silence. At this time of the year, you can see northern light throughout the day, so if you are lucky there might be some dancing on the sky on your lunch break.

Every day
2 days
min. 2 participants
All meals included
Min. Age 15
per person 9,990 nok
Next departure 1st Jan 2019

This is a trip for those who would like to have a special day on foot in the grand Svalbard nature. Normal physics and no prior knowledge of snowshoeing is required.

Mon, Wed, Sat
5 hours
From snowfall-31.JAN
hot drinks included
children 690
per person 890 nok
Next departure 19th Nov 2018

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
1.OCT - 31.JAN
Hot drinks included
children 490
per person 790 nok
Next departure 18th Nov 2018

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
From snowfall-15.FEB
Hot drink
passenger 990
per driver 1,850 nok
Next departure 1st Dec 2018

After more than two months the polar night is slowly losing its grip and the days grow longer. On clear days the sky has different blue colors mixed with pink and purple shades.

16.-17.FEB & 23.-24.FEB
2 days
Min. 4 participants
all meals included
Isfjord Radio
Min. age 15

passenger 6,990
per driver 9,990 nok
Next departure 16th Feb 2019


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