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 has a single bed, private bathroom with shower, and wireless Internet connection. Breakfast and complementary coffee or tea are included in the price.
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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.
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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.
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Our suite is a couple’s suite, with one bedroom and a living room. The suite has a private bathrooms with shower and free wifi. Breakfast and complementary coffee or tea are included in the price.
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. 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 an adventure in the deep valley or inside the glacier. Sleep well at the rustic Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen.
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.
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.
A winter adventure with dog sledge is an incredible way to experience Svalbard. Embark on an authentic trip where you travel with dog sledges through the Arctic landscape. A 1-day mini expedition is your place to shine as a musher for a day.
Join us for a dog sledding adventure across the beautiful landscapes in Svalbard accompanied by your team of Alaskan huskies and your experienced guide. This is the time to fully enjoy the beautiful arctic nature close to Longyearbyen. It is the perfect introduction to dog sledding and will for sure have you coming back for more.
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.
Embark on a drive towards Adventdalen where you will experience what is shrouded in Svalbard’s wintry darkness. Travel away from the city lights and admire a sky that city dwellers never see. Learn more about northern lights and the dark season in Svalbard. Join us to Mount Breinosa and enjoy the view over the landscape so dark, hostile and unforgiving.
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”.
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.
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. Breathe in and enjoy the view of the Arctic countryside.
This trip gives you a full day of dog sledding in combination with a visit to the ice cave. Accompanied by a team of huskies and our experienced guides you will glide silently across the beautiful landscape of Spitsbergen, where you can fully enjoy the silence and the magnificent arctic nature.
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.
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.