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Basecamp Hotel

A MODERN DAY LUXURIOUS TRAPPER'S CABIN

At the heart of Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world, lies the home of the modern-day arctic trappers. See the walls, covered with driftwood, sealskins, maps, pictures, and objects that illustrate the past and the present of life in the Arctic. This is the base camp for your expedition in Spitsbergen, decorated in authentic trapper's style down to the very last detail.

Prepare your mind and body for the wilderness by relaxing in the glass-roofed lounge looking up at the sky filled with Northern Lights, or losing yourself in the stories of the arctic explorers. Wander around the world's northernmost town, and dine next door at one of its best restaurants.

Once you've come this far, you have to go further. After a good night's sleep in one of the hotel's unique trapper's style rooms with a view of the mountains, you will definitely be ready for all Svalbard has to offer.  

Isfjord Radio Station Dog Sledding Tour

5 NIGHTS, DOG SLEDDING ADVENTURE, LONGYEARBYEN TO ISFJORD RADIO STATION, SVALBARD Over the course of five days you will travel with your very own team of Alaskan huskies from Svalbard's capital city Longyearbyen to the remote Isfjord Radio Station...

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Oscar II Land Polar Journey by Dog Sled

11 NIGHTS, DOG SLEDDING ADVENTURE, LONGYEARBYEN TO NY-ALESUND, SVALBARD Live the life of a polar explorer with this magnificent ten day dogsledding expedition to Ny Alesund.  Experience magnificent Arctic scenery close up. Take part in a unique dog sledge expedition...

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Ship In The Ice Luxury Expedition

4 NIGHTS, DOG SLEDDING EXPEDITION, SHIP IN THE ICE LUXURY ADVENTURE, SVALBARD For anyone dreaming of experiencing a multi-day dog sledding expedition into the true arctic wilderness but who does not wish to sleep over night in...

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Mount Newtontoppen Climb - 'The Roof of Svalbard'

6 NIGHTS TOTAL, 5 NIGHTS ON EXPEDITION, SUMMIT MOUNT NEWTONTOPPEN, DOG SLEDDING EXPEDITION, ARCTIC CAMPING, CHANCE TO SEE POLAR BEARS, LUXURY LODGING, THE WORLD'S MOST NORTHERN COMMERCIAL CABIN, SVALBARD The main part of this itinerary is a full on, adventurous...

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Northern Lights Adventure Break in Svalbard

4 NIGHTS, NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNTING, SNOWMOBILING, DOG SLEDDING, HIKING AND SNOWSHOEING  Spitsbergen is one of the few places on earth where you can see the aurora during daytime as well. During the darkest time of the year -...

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Will Copestake Arctic Trek Across Nordenskiold Land

5 NIGHTS 6 DAYS, JOIN WILL COPESTAKE & HIKE EAST TO WEST ACROSS NORDENSKIOLD LAND, ARCTIC WILDLIFE, PROFESSIONAL GUIDING, 2 NIGHTS CAMPING AND 3 NIGHTS LUXURY LODGES This is a short multi-day hike like few others. Join Will Copestake (Scotland and...

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Will Copestake Arctic Kayaking - Summer

4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS, JOIN WILL COPESTAKE ON A BLUE-ICE SEA KAYAKING ADVENTURE, STAY AT THE WORLD'S MOST NORTHERN LUXURY CABIN, ULTIMATE ARCTIC WILDERNESS, TOP GUIDES, 24 HOURS DAYLIGHT & MIDNIGHT SUN Join Will Copestake, UK & Scotland Adventurer...

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Svalbard Spring Wildlife Photography Adventure

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS, HUSKY DOG-SLEDDING, EXCITING MARINE SAFARIS, ABANDONED SOVIET SETTLEMENTS, BREATHTAKING WILDLIFE & LANDSCAPES, PROFESSIONAL GUIDING AND HOSTING Experience the magnificence of Svalbard in Spring and witness the dramatic change of seasons. Visiting Svalbard at this time...

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Rooms

Basecamp Hotel has 16 rooms and can accommodate only 40 people thus retaining it's small boutique hotel feeling. Each room is individually decorated in traditional trapper style with driftwood, sealskin and slate. No two rooms are alike in fact! In all the rooms there are comfortable beds, private bathrooms with showers, and a wireless Internet connection. The double rooms at Basecamp Hotel come with either two single beds or one double bed. In triple rooms we have bunk beds, in real trapper’s style. Double beds are by request only. Two of the rooms in Basecamp Hotel are suites, with separate bedrooms, lounge, and bathroom. From all the rooms you have a beautiful view over the town or towards the mountains surrounding the valley of Longyeardalen.

Hotel 

There is a small bar in the reception area serving beers, wine and spirits, next door to Basecamp Hotel are a number of cosy restaurants and bars should you wish. Within the reception you will also find a 'curio' shop selling many interesting souvenirs, clothing and useful items.

Keeping true to the style of the trappers there are no televisions in the rooms, but you are more than welcome to borrow some books from the lobby, and just enjoy the arctic atmosphere in your room. If you’re still energized after the evening’s program you can climb up to our “Cognac loft”, where the is a largescreen television for the use of the guests.

Activities

Northern Lights viewing (depending on solar conditions)

Snowmobiling

Dog-Sledding (Dog Mushing)

Coal Mine Tour

Ski Touring

Ice Cave visits (walk inside a glacier)

Glacier walks

Guide Snoeshow walks

Trappers Dinner (at a traditional Trapper's Cabin close to Longyearbyen)

Mounatineering Trips

Off piste powder skiing