Basecamp Hotel

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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!

Free
wifi
All year
around
16 rooms
/ 40 people
Breakfast
included
Eco Hotel

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.

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
ECOLOGICAL HOTEL
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

Suite

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 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.

Travel in 2019: 20% discount when booking before 1.NOV

4-day northern lights adventure in Svalbard

When experiencing the darkest season of the year some visitors’ states that the Arctic silence is a cosmos of colours. In this 4-day adventure we will take you out exploring the polar night and combine the adventures with extraordinary accommodation. Spend a night at Basecamp Trapper’s Station and look out for the northern lights together with a 100 huskies. Join your arctic nature guide on a dogsledding adventure. Hike to explore the wonderful architecture inside the glacier. Sleep well at Basecamp Hotel, an authentic and unpretentious hotel at the heart of Longyearbyen.

Mon, fri
4 days
October-January
min. 4 participants
Basecamp Hotel & Trapper's station
Travel in 2019: 20% discount when booking before 1.NOV
Min. age 10
per person 6,000 7,500 nok
Next departure 4th Oct 2019

Where would be a better place to spend your Christmas holiday, than in a cosy small town close to the north pole, with true wilderness right outside your doorstep? Christmas time in Longyearbyen gives you a magical holiday feeling. Situated in the kingdom of the polar bears, where the northern lights illuminate the sky on clear nights. Let us give you the true holiday spirit with winter adventures under an immense, starry sky. Relax and find peace in the rustic atmosphere of Basecamp Hotel, your home far away from home.

December
5 days
Christmas
Min. 2 participants
most meals included
Basecamp Hotel
Min. age 8
per person 11,450 nok
Next departure 22nd Dec 2019

There are a few places in this world where you will leave a part of you behind. Svalbard is a place like that. Embark on a 5-day adventure filled with unique nature experiences, long breakfasts and Arctic inspired dinners. Find you holiday spirit surrounded by the driftwood walls of Basecamp Hotel and the tranquil atmosphere of the polar night. Celebrate the New Year’s in the northern most town in the world and enter January with motivation and reflection.

December
5 days
New Year's
Min. 2 participants
Basecamp Hotel
Min. age 8
per person 12,450 nok
Next departure 30th Dec 2019

Dance, sing, swim or embark on an adventure under the midnight sun. Experience magnificent Arctic inspired food and a different kind of spa adventure. Our destination is Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel which is situated at the outermost part of Isfjorden.

TUE, THU
6 hours
June-September
Min. 4 participants
Dinner included
Min. age 2
per person 2,990 nok
Next departure 19th Sep 2019

Experience magnificent Arctic scenery, bird- and wildlife, as well as a piece of history from Svalbard. Our destination is Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel which is situated at the outermost part of Isfjorden. Her you will experience majestic mountains, a rich wildlife in the summer and you can enjoy the view over the open Arctic Ocean. Hop on for an adventurous day in Isfjorden!

Every Day
8 hours
June-September
Lunch included
Isfjord Radio
Min. age 2
per person 2,250 nok
Next departure 19th Sep 2019

Join us on an open RIB boat fjord safari through the bright spring in Spitsbergen. In the wilderness it’s just you and surrounding mountains. Summer light revealing the treasures of the mountains and Arctic ocean. This is a half day excursions will take you to the birdcliffs by Bjørndalen and to historical Grumant.

Every day
5 hours
May-June
Min. 4 partisipants
Min. age 12
per person 1,590 nok

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

Selected dates
3 hours
All year around
Min. 8 participants
2-course dinner
Child 5-12 yrs 790
per person 1250 nok
Next departure 10th Jan 2020

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 dogsledding. Breathe in and enjoy the view of the Arctic countryside.

Every day
4 hours
May-Snowfall
Min. 3 participants
Warm drinks included
Child 6-12 yrs 790
Min. age 6
per person 1,090 nok
Next departure 18th Sep 2019

Dogsledding is an adventure where you travel through the beautiful landscapes in Svalbard accompanied by your team of Alaska husky dogs and your experienced guide. This is where you can fully enjoy the beautiful arctic nature close to Longyearbyen. A half day dogsledding adventure is the true way to learn how to mush your own dogsled and master the activity. It is the perfect introduction to dogsledding and will for sure have you coming back for more.

Every day
4 hours
From snowfall-May
Min. 3 participants
Warm drinks included
Trapper's Station
Child 6-12 yrs 790
Min age. 6
per person 1,450 nok
Next departure 1st Dec 2019

This trip gives you a full day of dog sledging in combination with visit to the ice cave. Accompanied by dogs and our experienced guides you will be transported through the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen, where you can fully enjoy the silence and the magnificent arctic nature.

Thur, Sat
7 hours
January-May
Min. 2 participans
Lunch included
Trapper's Station
Child 8-12 yrs 1,690
Min. age 8
per person 2,590 nok
Next departure 11th Jan 2020

A full day adventure in the heart of the Arctic wilderness. By open Polarcircle boats we raft into the deepest corner of Billefjorden. Here lies Adolfbukta and the majestic blue Nordenskiold glacier. The glacier is our destination and the experience is for sure one of a kind when entering this massive, frozen terrain.

Thur, Sat
12 hours
July-September
min. 4 participants
Lunch and dinner
Min. age 15
per person 3,590 nok
Next departure 19th Sep 2019

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

Mo,, wed, fri, sun
5 hours
May-October
Min. 3 participants
BISCUITS & WARM DRINKS INCLUDED
Min. age 10
per person 890 nok
Next departure 18th Sep 2019

This is a hike for the adventurous souls! South of Longyearbyen you will find Larsglacier stretching from the towering summits of Trollsteinen and Lars Hierta towards Longyear valley. As we hike up in the moraine masses in front of the glacier, you are entering a frozen landscape covering 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.

Wed, Sat
5 hours
November-January
Min. 3 participants
Warm drinks included
child 10-12 yrs 690
per person 890 nok
Next departure 2nd Nov 2019

Explore Longyearbyen’s surroundings together with your Arctic nature guide. Understand the synthesis of cultural history and elements of the raw and extreme landscapes of Svalbard. Let’s call it the gift of the polar night as we drive away from the city and leave the artificial light behind. The views become visible in the dark and from here on you will discover historical tracks in Advent valley, see landmarks witnessing about modern research and observe nature phenomena.

Tue, Fri
3,5 hours
October-January
Min. 4 participants
Warm drinks included
child 6-12 yrs 490
per person 790 nok
Next departure 1st Oct 2019

In the wilderness it is only you and the wildlife existing in the surrounding landscape. During the polar night we often wonder how many polar bears that invisible passes us in the dark, only to leave us curious. Our only proof is the observations of footprints. When exploring in the polar night you will see a faint light peeking over the snow-covered mountains, giving you the idea of a life in the south. Embrace feeling of driving through a picturesque postcard by embarking on a 4-hour snowmobile safari in Longyearbyen surroundings.

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
4 hours
From snowfall-February
Min. 3 participants
Warm drinks
Passenger 990
Min. age 8
per driver 1,890 nok
Next departure 1st Dec 2019

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

Mon,Thu, Sat, Sun
8 hours
February-May
Min. 3 participants
Lunch included
Passenger 1,900
Min. age 8
per driver 2,990 nok
Next departure 16th Feb 2020

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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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