Basecamp Hotel


P.O. Box 316, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 46 00

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This is the closest you will get to staying in your own private Trapper’s Hut. Basecamp Hotel is an authentic and unpretentious hotel with only 16 rooms. Situated in the heart of Longyearbyen, all amenities are within walking distance. Experience the synthesis of cultural history and elements of the raw and extreme landscapes of Svalbard.

Basecamp Hotel is a rustic hotel, decorated with recycled materials and artifacts dating back to the trapping days of Svalbard. The combination of our friendly staff and the characteristic hotel can make if feel as though you have been invited into the home of a true Svalbardian. The spacious rooms are constructed out of driftwood, lumber and other traditional building materials. The rooms have no TV, although free Wifi is available at the hotel. You are welcome to use our cosy loft on the second floor, where you will get a great view of the northern lights during the dark season and experience the sunny nights during summer.

Breakfast is served from 7-10am, and free coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available in the reception area. You will get the chance to meet like-minded adventure travelers, and the laid-back atmosphere will make it easy to forget about the outside world.

Basecamp Hotel is the perfect retreat for your Svalbard adventure. The surrounding mountain tops will inspire your inner adventurer and will have you longing to explore the Arctic wilderness. We recommend that you book your day trips and overnight trips in advance. If you are of the impulsive type, your hosts will be more than happy to share their passion and knowledge of trips in Svalbard and assist you with your booking.

Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen have multiple basecamps available for overnight stays in Svalbard. Sustainability is our fundamental belief and the cornerstone of our basecamps.



  • boat trips
  • dog sledge driving
  • Guided tour
  • hiking
  • snowmobile safari

Conference facilities

  • Bedroom - 16 rooms
  • meeting facilities. - Meeting room for up to 18 persons with fixed tables
  • projection screen
  • projector
  • Reception - 30
  • wireless Internet

Credit cards

  • Credit cards accepted

Food and drinks

  • meeting food - Dining at the hotel may be possible by further agreement

General facilities

  • bar
  • check-in time: - From 14:00
  • check-out time: - 11:00
  • Free wifi
  • luggage room
  • reception
  • Smoking not allowed
  • TV-lounge

Other accommodation

  • room included breakfast

Room facilities

  • ensuite baths
  • family room
  • no TV in rooms


  • Bed accomodation
  • Environmentally-friendly company
  • Food
  • Toilet

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