About Basecamp Spitsbergen
Basecamp Spitsbergen offers adventures in a unique environment on Spitsbergen. At 78 degrees North, climate change is no more theory, And the island trappers’ culture is not just history: it is still very much alive.
Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen runs five eco-lodges on Spitsbergen, and offers many Arctic adventures based on ecological principles. Our operations are largely defined by beautiful scenery and outdoor adventures. Also encounters with polar bears and other rare Arctic wildlife are very much possible.
WHEN DID WE START?
Basecamp Explorer arrived on Spitsbergen in 1998. We set up our first lodge the way trappers would have; using driftwood, tar paper, and recyced materials. Since then we have continually expanded our presence in Spitsbergen, offering unique world-class destinations.
Despite its history of coal mining and trapping, Spitsbergen is primarily pristine wilderness. One of the most fragile ecosystems in the world. Hence it is important for us as a tourism company to take care of the fragile Arctic nature.
We welcome you warmly to join us on our ecological expeditions. You get to experience one of the most remarkable natural environments in the world, And you can do it with a clear conscience. Together we have taken one step closer changing the course of global warming. Furthermore we encourage you to leave a positive footprint!