Previously known as Trapper's Hotel. We guarantee that this is Longyearbyen’s
most unique hotel; decorated in a traditional trapper style with driftwood, sealskin
About the Basecamp Hotel
Basecamp Hotel is situated right at the heart of Longyearbyen, among restaurants,
pubs, shops and bank. It is absolutely Longyearbyen’s most amazing hotel; decorated
in traditional trapper’s style with driftwood, sealskins, pictures and objects
that illustrate the past and current trappers’ life in the Arctic. Despite its
rusticity, Basecamp Hotel offers high quality accommodation with unique style!
Basecamo Hotel has 16 rooms and can accommodate more than 40 people. Each room
has its individual decorations in traditional trapper style with driftwood, sealskin
and slate. There are no two rooms like each other. In all our rooms there are comfortable
beds, private bathrooms with shower and wireless internet connections. In double rooms
we have either two single beds or one double bed. In triple rooms we have bunk beds
in real trapper’s style. Double beds are on request only. Two of the rooms in Basecamo
Hotel are suites, with separate bedrooms, lounge and bathroom. From all the rooms
you have lovely view over the town and towards the mountains surrounding the valley
Keeping true to the Trappers Style, there are no televisions in the rooms, but you
are more than welcome to borrow some arctic books from the lobby and just enjoy the
arctic atmosphere in your room. If you still yearn after evening programs you can
climb up to our “Cognac loft” where we have big screen television for
our guest to use.
In the arctic you have a good chance to see beautiful northern lights dancing across
the sky. Svalbard is one of the few places on earth where you can see the northern
lights also during day time. Our receptionists are more than happy to inform you whenever
there are northern lights on display. Just let them know that you are eager to see
the nature's own film in live and they will let you know. Also we have built a
loft called “Cognac Loft” with big windows across the ceiling. You can
sit down after dinner, get a cup of coffee and just look out to the sky! What a perfect
way to finish your adventurous day in the arctic!
Conferences & Meetings
Basecamp Hotel has rooms that can be used for private groups or as meeting rooms
with modern audio visual equipment. You can arrange your meeting in unique trapper’s
atmosphere not like any other. With the unique atmosphere around you, you will be
sure to have fresh ideas and plenty of new visions. In the evening we can arrange
delicious dinner at the authentic Trappers Station with similar atmosphere to top
of your arctic meeting!
Worlds Northernmost Back Country Skiing Hotel
Basecamo Hotel is the northernmost back country skiing hotels in the world. There
are several magnificent mountains just a day trip away from the hotel. With only few
locals around there are good chances for untouched snow on the mountains and glaciers.
Experience the arctic nature on skies and let the majestic mountains and glaciers
show your way! We recommend you to take one of our guides with you to lead the group
and take care of the polar bear safety on your trip.
Relax and enjoy!
Sometimes it’s all right to do nothing. Not always does the life have to be
about achievements and goals, sometimes you can just enjoy the arctic silence! The
calm atmosphere of Basecamo Hotel gives you the opportunity to lower your shoulders
and leave the stress behind you. Grab a cup of coffee and sit down in our “Cognac
Loft” where the glass ceiling displays the whole arctic sky with stars and northern
lights right above your head.
Facilities at Basecamp Hotel
Our reception is open daily from 7 am till 10 pm during the high season. After the
reception hours we have on-call phone to answer any of your problems. Our helpful
staff is more than happy to help you with any questions you might have. Ask our reception
about local restaurants or café or good places to visit. We hope we can make
your arctic adventure even better! All our prices include breakfast, which is served
every morning between 7 am and 10 am. You have access to wireless internet everywhere
in the hotel. In the lobby we have comprehensive library of arctic books. You are
more than welcome to sit down and have a hot drink while enjoy the arctic stories.
Complementary coffee or tea is served in the lobby with small snack all day along.
Or you can purchase your alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages from our bar, which
is open during reception hours. The airport shuttle will take you easily from the
airport to our hotel and back. You can ask the timetables from our reception. If you
want to wander around in the settlement and like to have bit more speed you can rent
bicycles and packed lunch from the reception for your tour. Just remember to stay
inside the settlement to avoid unwanted encountering with the polar bears.