Nordenskiöld Lodge

Type:Wilderness lodge

Adolfbukta, Billefjorden, P.O.Box 316, 9171, Longyearbyen

Tel: +47 79 02 46 00

View of Nordenskiöld Lodge and the Nordenskiöld-glacier
  • View of Nordenskiöld Lodge and the Nordenskiöld-glacier
  • Nordenskiöld Lodge seen from the outside with mountains in the background
  • Chandelier with candles and the view of Nordenskiöld Glacier through the windows at Nordenskiöld Lodge.
  • A guest sitting outdoors in the sun, warming up under a blanket
  • Alaskan husky relaxing
  • Inside a bedroom at the Nordenskiöld Lodge
  • Person jumping on a glacier
  • Nordenskiöld Lodge and the view towards Pyramiden in the background


You will find Basecamp Nordenskiöld Lodge well hidden in the glacier moraine, and the cabin is hard to spot even for the initiated few who know its sheltered location. With no running water or electricity, we use wood to heat up the cabin and boil running water from the glacier to drink. There are five big bedrooms and 10 comfortable beds, an indoor toilet and a traditional sauna.

The cabin is modern and comfortable with big windows giving away to the mighty blue glacier, alpine mountains and arctic wildlife. In this place you might be the lucky one to wake up and spot the polar bear or Arctic fox silently strolling by in the backyard.

During you stay, we will embark on several day excursions in the surrounding area. In wintertime we explore hidden ice caves and viewpoints, and in summertime we soar the glacier, explore crevasses and experience the peace on top of the world. Our activity menu also offers hikes to nearby summits and kayaking by the glacier front.

The cabin is held by your host and Arctic nature guide. From July to September, we access the cabin by open polarcirkel boat, and in winter time you drive your own snowmobile across frozen fjords and mighty glacier systems.

You can visit Nordenskiöld Lodge together with Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen.



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

Conference facilities

  • Bedroom - 4 rooms
  • Boardroom - 8
  • Reception - 8

Credit cards

  • credit cards are not accepted - No internet coverage. All purchases not included in the programme must be payed for in Basecamp Hotel where there is a payment terminal.

General facilities

  • fireplace - Campfire-area
  • food and beverage service - All meals included
  • laundry room
  • open part of year - Open: March to May, and July to Sept.
  • telephone - No phone coverage

Kitchen and household

  • shared bathroom
  • washbasin/hot water
  • wood stove


  • English
  • Norwegian

Nature and terrain

  • bathing spot
  • nature reserve
  • view - of the glacier


  • Booking - Included in activities-programme
  • fjord area
  • outside city


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


  • Active holiday
  • Local taste sensations - Some dishes are local
  • Nature experiences


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