Our ARCTIC HOTELS

Your journey through the Basecamp Circuit
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Our HOtels & basecamps

We run five eco-lodges and hotels on Spitsbergen, and offer many Arctic adventures based on ecological principles. Our operations are defined by exceptionally beautiful scenery and extraordinary outdoor adventures, including encounters with the polar bear and other rare Arctic wildlife.

Basecamp Explorer arrived on Spitsbergen in 1998, setting up our first hotel the way the trappers would have, using driftwood, tar paper and recycled materials. Since then we have continually and successfully expanded our presence in Spitsbergen, offering unique world-class destinations and hotels.

We welcome you warmly to join us in our ecological expeditions and hotels. Not only do you get to experience some of the rarest nature in the world, but you can do it with a clear conscience, knowing that together we have taken one step closer to changing the course of global warming.

 

 

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Basecamp hotel

At the heart of Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, lies the home of the modern arctic trappers. See the walls covered with driftwood, sealskins, maps, pictures and objects that illustrate the past and present of life in the Arctic.


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Isfjord Radio

After a gratifying day of gliding over the glaciers, mountains, and frozen fjords by dogsled or snowmobile, or an open boat safari across the Arctic Ocean, you’re home. This solitary outpost for radio operators, built in 1933, doesn't look like much from the outside, but the rough exterior conceals a luxurious modern hotel inside.

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Nordenskiöld Lodge

Switch off your phone. There’s no use for it here, out in the total solitude of Spitsbergen. Once you arrive in Longyear-byen, you’re already in a remote place. Nordenskiöld Lodge, however, takes this isolation from the modern world to another level.

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Trapper's Station

Home of the Arctic trappers and 100 Alaskan huskies, raring to take you for a ride through the Arctic scenery. The Trapper's Station is a precise replica of the original hunting communities on Svalbard.



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Work and holiday at Nordenskiöld

This summer we had a team of volunteers helping to renovate the lodge. It was a true work and holida...

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Dugnad - volunteer work

Dugnad is a Norwegian word, meaning the collective help from a group of volunteers. This has been st...

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Coal rush to Spitsbergen

If the gold rush to Alaska was a big step to the unknown, exploring Spitsbergen’s mining opportuniti...

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Chasing Dreams

As a young man, free in the world and able to choose your own path, it is often a desire to earn bit...

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Be a musher your-self!

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

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MODERNITY MEETS WILDERNESS

Longyearbyen is a strange mix of Arctic nature and modern technology. Here you can find both high sp...

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The Frozen North

Nordenskiöld – a pioneer in the dawning of environmental awareness

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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 wilderne...

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"We can do it"

These were the words of Halvor Bakke - the mind behind the wonderful interiors and the tremendous tr...

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St Olavs Rose

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

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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 northe...

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A voyage of flavours

Smoked seal, whale, halibut with roe butter and reindeer sausage. Most of the meat here is hunted by...

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Afternoon tea in Barentsburg

Barentsburg, the next-door neighbour of Isfjord Radio and the only remaining Russian settlement on S...