10 reasons to choose Basecamp
1. THE MOST UNIQUE DESTINATIONS ON SPITSBERGEN
When you travel with Basecamp Spitsbergen you get to experience the most unique destinations and products on Spitsbergen or even in the whole world! We have the most unique hotel in Longyearbyen - Trapper's Hotel is decorated with driftwood, seal skin and slate and shows the true rustic luxury. We have the world’s only ice bound hotel-ship in Templefjord- the Ship in the Ice. We have the northern most commercial expedition lodge on Spitsbergen – Nordenskiöld Lodge. We have the world’s class remote boutique hotel – the Isfjord Radio that gives you the true feeling of arctic luxury. We have the original Trapper's Station with true arctic atmosphere in Bolterdalen with our 80 Alaskan huskies. Choose one or all the destinations – we will tailor make the best solution for you!
2. WITH A TOUCH OF MADNESS...
We will add a pinch of madness to our trip so that you can experience the true arctic experience and have memories for lifetime. Basecamp was the first company on Spitsbergen than ventured out with own dog sledge for each customer. We aimed to give the customers the true feeling of trapper and the life at the arctic. After us, many companies have followed the suite. More than 10 years ago we decided to freeze a ship in the ice to offer our customers the Frozen Adventure. Many though it was pure madness, but it has turned out to be a shining success. To accommodate a remote radio station and to turn it to a real boutique hotel with high class dinners and beautiful decorations was truly an act of a madness – that turned out to be another success! Today you can enjoy the fully renovated radio station and really feel the arctic Luxury around you. Making drinking water from snow, delivering eggs with snowmobile sledge and living around the remote station with polar bears is a daily routine at Isfjord Radio. When you join one of our trips you will see and experience what a touch of madness can do at the arctic
3. PERSONAL SERVICE
When you book your company event via Basecamp Spitsbergen you will be guaranteed to get personal service at all levels from us. Because we are relatively small company we can concentrate on your needs. You will have one contact persons who will plan the program with you, do all the needed booking for you, answer any questions you might have and help you with the packing list and other preparations. Your contact person will sit down with you once you have arrived to Longyearbyen to make sure everything is in order and you have everything you need. After this you can just relax and let our professional hotel staff and guides to take care of the trip for your group!
4. WE ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHOICE
We at Basecamp Spitsbergen strive to increase a positive effect on the world we live in. Our aim is to leave a positive foot print! Tourism in general is one of the big CO₂ emitters in the world and especially air traveling causes big carbon footprints. Our aim as a sustainable tourism company is to change the future of tourism so that instead of polluting the earth the tourism will in fact help to stop the global warming by reducing the carbon footprint and greenhouse effect. Our main project towards this goal is the tree planting in Kenya, Africa. We invite all our guests to join the project! By planting trees you will reduce the carbon foot print of your air travel as well as your motorized transport on the archipelago. In addition our ecological destinations use as little resources as possible and use ecological products, to make your carbon footprint even smaller.
5. JOIN THE BASECAMP FAMILY
We are proud to invite you to join our Basecamp Family. Since we are a relatively small company we keep together as a family and love to include our guests as well. Greed our receptionist when you arrive to Longyearbyen. Chat with our guides on the trips and explore the destinations with our local employees. Once back at Longyearbyen our receptionists are eager to hear how your trip was and see some photos you have taken. Not without reasons are we called “one of the friendliest places to visit” on Trip Advisor.
6. AROUND THE CAMPFIRE
We do not drive snowmobiles just to get fast for the fun of it, or drive the open boats to experience the wind on your hair. For all we do, we have a story behind it. All our products and destinations have a meaning. They are not only places for us, but they all have interesting stories behind them, that has connection to the local culture as well as ecological and sustainability. When travelling with Basecamp you do not only get a trip to the arctic but you get the whole arctic story. As in the old time, we love to gather around the campfire, real or imaginable – to tell stories about the old times on the archipelago - from the miners to the trappers.
7. HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS & EYE FOR DETAILS
We are proud to say that our expeditions and adventures are done with high quality and with eye for details. We use the best ingredients for our meals. We pick the best wines for our dinners. We choose the best guides to lead your expedition. We have high quality accommodation even in the remotest destination. We use new and high quality equipment from snowmobiles to the eager polar dogs. The beautiful details you can see in all our destinations. Trapper’s Hotel is full with small details about the trapper’s life. Each room and area has its small artefact that will put you back in history. At Isfjord Radio you will find contemporary design in every room and a feel atmosphere of arctic luxury – just to mention few.
8. OLD COMPANY WITH FRESH IDEAS
As you might have noticed we love to have new ideas and plan high quality adventures with eye for details. But with us it is not about delivering novelties. We have built our competence over 10 years of experience in the arctic and know exactly what work and what does not!
9. SURRENDER TO THE ARCTIC SILENCE
We love the arctic and we love to show you the best parts of the arctic as well. During our trips we will show you the true Arctic Silence around Spitsbergen in several places
10. FROM A-Z!
We deliver the whole package from A-Z on Spitsbergen. Since we have a full story – or a book of stories – behind our products we can offer you a complete experience from accommodation to activities with the same style. You will experience the arctic story from the first steps you arrive to Longyearbyen all the way to the end when our guide will wave good byes.