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.
There are no TVs in any of the rooms although if you feel the need to watch something, you can clamber into the ‘Cognac loft’ where there is a big screen for the use of guests.