To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies
The Wilderness-cabins of Svalbard

The Wilderness-cabins of Svalbard

Accommodation off the beaten track

Wilderness cabins

Cabin life in Svalbard may be summed up in short with three words. Simple Arctic luxury.

Out in the wilderness of Svalbard you will find a small amount of charming wilderness cabins. Not a lot of them, but a few.

Most of the cabins are far off the beaten track, and are reserved for those who are willing to take that extra step into nature and a simpler lifestyle. If you do take this step you’ll be offered a very unique luxury to a weary traveller. Silence.

And to be more specific, it is the Arctic silence we’re talking about. Though it wouldn’t be completely right to call it silence, as Arctic silence is more about trading everyday sounds for Arctic sounds. The buzz from a large crowd of people is replaced by the howls coming from a pack of sled dogs. Random notification chimes on your phone telling you that you’ve got a new text message or email, disappear as you lose phone reception on your way into the wilderness, enabling you to hear the faint sound of snow drifting across the landscape. Your focus is removed from your phone and shifted to the experiences around you, such as the simple joy of observing a leisurely Svalbard reindeer chewing away at something underneath the snow.

In this idyllic setting there are also certain sounds that are far from relaxing, although they are most definitely exotic. In the Svalbardian wilderness you’re merely a visitor in the realm of the polar bear, who while roaming the archipelago may catch on to an interesting smell coming from a cabin and head over to investigate. The sniffles from a curious bear snout and the thuds of bear paws pushing on the cabin wall may then become part of this Arctic sound mix. If you don’t know what to do in a situation like that, it’s comforting to have a Svalbardian guide with you who does. When visiting one of the cabins you’ll always be accompanied by a guide who can ensure that you’ll stay safe.

The wilderness cabins that you’ll find on this page are only possible to reach by joining an organised tour with the local activity providers in Svalbard, who will make sure that you can stay safe while enjoying the Arctic silence.
A tour to one of these cabins will give you a unique Svalbardian experience. Adventures, dining, and accommodation, all in one package.

Number of results:

Number of results: 6

  1. Foxdal Cabin

    Longyearbyen

    Beautifully located at the entrance to the Fox valley, you find the Foxdal cabin. Built in the original trapper's style with a wood heated oven it takes you back to former times in Svalbard. This must be the coziest and most original cabin on the…

    Facilities

    Symbols

    • Bed accomodation
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Toilet
  2. Reinheim

    Longyearbyen

    Visit our idyllic cabin “Reinheim” in the untouched, silent Tverrdalen surrounded by glaciers and mountain peaks. The only way to get there is by foot, skiing or dog sledding since motorized transportation is not permitted here.

    Facilities

    Symbols

    • Bed accomodation
    • Food
    • Toilet
  3. Juva Cabin - the Jewel of Svalbard

    Longyearbyen

    A night away from civilization in Svalbard is an experience for life. At Juva Cabin you can enjoy the wilderness in comfort.

    Facilities

    Symbols

    • Bed accomodation
    • Food
    • Toilet
    • Wellness
  4. Trapper's station

    Longyearbyen

    The Arctic nature experiences become stronger when shared with your new four-legged friends. Check in at Basecamp Trapper’s Station in Bolterdalen and experience an authentic night in our wooden tepee. Embark on a experience full of adventures when…

    Facilities

    Symbols

    • Bed accomodation
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Toilet
  5. Tommy's Lodge

    Longyearbyen

    Live simply and in contact with the nature! We are located at the first dog yard outside Longyearbyen when you go towards Adventdalen. A 15-20 minutes’ walk from Longyearbyen`s Centrum.

    Facilities

    Symbols

    • Bed accomodation
    • Toilet
  6. Nordenskiöld Lodge

    Longyearbyen

    Discover Nordenskiöld Lodge, perched at the edge of the magnificent Nordenskiöld glacier. A true expedition cabin, but with modern comforts. This is the closest you come up to check-in on a glacier and the place where you can truly enjoy the silence…

    Facilities

    Symbols

    • Bed accomodation
    • Environmentally-friendly company
    • Food
    • Toilet
Visit Svalbard Sustainable Destination Eco-Lighthouse

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss