Spitsbergen Stories

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WE DO MORE THAN WE TELL

This page is dedicated for the great stories.

Our own Basecamp Foundation was established alongside the commercial side, Basecamp Explorer. Since the beginning we have partnered closely with the Maasai people to develop models for conserving nature and empowering the local community. Over the years we have established and supported community programs aimed at enhancing capacity, raising awareness, improving living conditions and wildlife development.

As fresh as it gets

Arctic swim

There is nothing quite as refreshing as the air up in the arctic region, but even the air can't compete with an arctic swim. Get y...

Waking up at Isfjord Radio with a special kind of drop-in guest

It is seldom we have drop-in guests at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, but this morning we had a surprise! A polar bear had found h...

Be inspired: Sample Menu from Isfjord Radio Kitchen

When staying at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, you are in for a real treat. In the evening, we gather around the dinner table – a ...

OUR ARCTIC FOOD PHILOSOPHY

Bearded seal, ringed seal, arctic char and cod from the ice cold sea. Reindeer, ptarmigan and geese from the modest tundra and the...

The feeling of an Arctic spa

Looking through the big wall-to-wall window, all you can see is the wide horizon over Arctic Ocean. Somewhere out there is the coa...

Afternoon tea in Barentsburg

Barentsburg, the next-door neighbour of Isfjord Radio and the only remaining Russian settlement on Svalbard, is like taking a trip...

The City Abandoned at the world’s end

Three hours by plane to Svalbard, then three hours by open boat, and you find yourself in the northernmost abandoned city: you are...

St Olavs Rose

In summer 2013 Isfjord Radio was awarded the St Olav’s Rose – a hallmark of Norwegian Heritage.

An entire life as a trapper on the island of Svalbard

Trappers went north with dreams of the big catch, the free life, and adventure in the vast wilderness.

MODERNITY MEETS WILDERNESS

Longyearbyen is a strange mix of Arctic nature and modern technology. Here you can find both high speed internet and polar bears, ...

Be a musher your-self!

There is no better way to travel across the frozen tundra than on a husky-drawn sled. With no engine to interrupt the silence, the...

What is Gruve 3 Forest?

At Basecamp Masai Mara, in Kenya, trees has been popping up like mushrooms in rain – well almost. What is this about and what does...

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