• Basecamp Trappers Hotel, Svalbard

About Basecamp Hotel

About Basecamp Hotel

Nestled in the centre of the capital of Svalbard, Longyearbyen, this unique hotel is one of the most authentic in this former mining town. Formally known as Trapper’s hotel, it reflects the traditional style of the trapper industry with driftwood, sealskin and slate making up much of its decoration.

Authentic and relaxing, it is a great place to return hotel after a day of exploring whether it’s enjoying a husky ride, watching the dance of the Northern Lights or simply wandering around the small but enchanting town. There is a well stocked library filled with books bursting with information about the Arctic from the wildlife, the people and their traditions. 

Basecamp Hotel Details


A one of a kind hotel with a rustic atmosphere.


Situated in the centre of Longyearbyen.

Accommodation & Facilities

There is enough space at Basecamp Hotel to accommodate 40 guests in the 16 rooms; each of which are unique. Each room is decorated in a traditional Trapper style including lots of sealskin without a TV in sight. There are three types of rooms available here including doubles, triples and two suites; all are en-suite. Pictures and objects reveal the past and present of a trapper’s life in the Arctic.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, including all the rooms and suites.


There is a pub and bar within the hotel itself which is fantastic for grabbing a hearty breakfast or a delicious warm drink after an exciting day of exploring. Due to the wonderful location of the hotel there are also plenty of restaurants and local pubs to enjoy a traditional lunch or dinner.


There are ample opportunities to explore this incredible town including dog-sledding, skiing or take a trip in search of the Northern Lights.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at the Basecamp Hotel; cribs and cots can be supplied subject to availability.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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