In summer 2013 Isfjord Radio was awarded the St Olav’s Rose – a hallmark of Norwegian Heritage.
The Rose is awarded to celebrate especially distinguished places that have succeeded in combining development and protection in modern ways. The Rose is a symbol of what binds together Norway’s unwritten history and its present – it embraces the global perspective and the historical landscape, both literally and metaphorically. The symbol of St Olav’s Rose stands for the combination of development and protection in modern society.
For Basecamp, Olav’s Rose is the final stamp on the development plans we started with Halvor Bakke in 2007. From that time on, our aim was to tell the history of the station in modern times. We wanted our guests, such as you today, to be able to feel the history hidden inside the walls and explore the ancient Arctic with a modern touch. Our goal was to combine the old and the new in an innovative way, and we think that the hallmark of the St Olav’s Rose – now hanging on the wall of Isfjord Radio – shows that we have succeeded! We hope you will enjoy Isfjord Radio, with all your senses!