more than travel
A trip to Svalbard is full of spectacular contrasts. In the dark, we turn our eyes to the adventurous northern lights and get even closer to each other around the fire. When the sun returns, we take the scooter over snow-covered plains and fjords, where the outposts Isfjord Radio and Nordenskiöld Lodge await with comfort and lots of hospitality. In the summer, skis and scooters are replaced with mountain boots and a boat, and we encounter an intense wildlife under the sun that never goes down. Svalbard is raw, honest and infinitely beautiful – a very special natural universe for the huge, but close experiences.
We are in the heart of Mother Nature. And it is rough, magnificent and always present no matter what time of year you visit us. In the small, but vibrant Longyearbyen, there is always life and spacious hospitality, while the pristine wilderness offers unique nature experiences.
WILD and TASTy
A trip to Svalbard is a wonderful taste of our northernmost outpost. Local hunters pick up the main ingredients, while we ourselves trawl the beach and plains for exciting accessories. From gourmet at Isfjord Radio to simpler cooking on a wood-burning stove at Nordenskiöld Lodge. The taste of Svalbard is exciting, often short-lived, and amazingly tasty.
This year we have extra space for our Norwegian guests, who are taken well care of according to the current COVID-guidelines and our principle of great hospitality. Basecamp Explorer facilitates the personal experience in the far north, on top of the world.
more than travel
The Basecamp Explorer Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with the local community in the Masai Mara to protect nature. Together with Basecamp Explorer Kenya, we are one of the most innovative and renowned tour operators in sustainable tourism.
Our isolated and unique base battles are the perfect starting point to experience Svalbard’s wild and untouched nature. Throughout the year, we arrange trips and expeditions for individual travelers, and we tailor programs for groups and companies. Our guests get an authentic and unique experience, and are active participants when we are on tour. Together we get the good feeling of mastery in the Arctic, and together we contribute to better conditions in Kenya. Read more about our projects below.