This is a trapper´s home, and where our 100 Alaskan huskies live. You will see and learn how it was to be a trapper in the old days, and you can spend the night in our wooden Teepee hut.
Decades ago trappers came north with dreams of freedom and the big catch. Soon they would have to cope with the dangers and isolation of the arctic in the quest for their dreams.
We will serve a meal that will take you back to the trapper´s daily lives, and to times of celebration when they would prepare a real feast.
At the bonfire, we will tell stories about how the trappers made a living from winter hunting. The you spend the night in a Teepee, with a 100 huskies watching over you. The next day you are are ready for dog sledding.
wooden teepee for sleeping
Reindeer skins, warm sleeping bags, fire in the oven and howling dogs outside – this is the true Trapper’s Station just like the old days. Trapper’s Station offers unique possibilities for accommodation and dining.
Welcome to our Gamma, wooden teepee type hut, for a real trapper’s dinner or an expedition style sleepover.
Trapper’s Station also have a secondary station, for our staff to sleep in. Many of the trappers back in the old days had several secondary stations that were a couple of days’ walk from their main station, using them when on hunting trips to seek shelter from the harsh weather.
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.
min. 4 participants
Basecamp Hotel & Trapper's station
Travel in 2019: 20% discount when booking before 1.NOV
Min. age 10
Dog sledding 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. It is the perfect introduction to dog sledding and will for sure have you coming back for more.
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.
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.
Step outside Longyearbyen and open the door to the Arctic wilderness. Get the real feeling of what Svalbard is about. Mush your own husky team, set your expedition camp and care for your dogs for five days. We head vest to Isfjord Radio. After two long days outdoors a stay in this boutique hotel will ensure that you have the energy needed for the journey back to Longyearbyen.
Experience magnificent Arctic scenery close up- join us on our unique dog sledge expedition to the west coast of the Isfjorden. During the expedition you will experience the wild and beautiful nature of Spitsbergen.
“West coast or death” These words represent the toughness of the arctic nature and the rough conditions also at Spitsbergen. However, when we leave Longyearbyen, fortunately we do not need to set our own lives at stake. Basecamp Spitsbergen is proud to offer you one of the most challenging dog sledge trips on the archipelago in a well-planned and safe way.
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.