• Bed down in a log-cabin idyll
  • Watch the Northern Lights through a glass ceiling
  • Enjoy gourmet meals from the resident chef
  • Swap adventure stories with your fellow guests

This rustic gem harks back to the time of the trappers – frontiersmen that carved a hardy way of life in the high-Arctic islands of Svalbard. Indeed, throughout Basecamp, you can expect driftwood detailing, sealskin furnishings and spectacular views over Advent Bay. There’s also no shortage of maps to pore over as you plot your activities in Svalbard’s wild surrounds.

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Unsurprisingly, all the rooms are different, individual in character and design. Alongside the usual doubles and twins, the family rooms are a real delight, furnished with bunk beds in true trapper style. The suites also mix in oversize lounges. Of course, there are no TVs, but the complimentary WiFi and plush beds are perfect for unwinding after a day’s excursions. And, whichever room you choose, you’ll be treated to gorgeous views over the mountains or town.

However, life at Basecamp is all about exploration. In winter, you’ll want to head out on snowmobiles, dogsleds and cross-country skis in search of the Northern Lights. Then, summer opens up everything from coastal cruises and fjord kayaking to mountain-bike rides and trips to historic Russian settlements.

When you do return, you’ll settle into a cosy lounge to swap stories with like-minded adventurers. Indeed, the glass-roof Cognac loft is a perfect place to unwind, offering fantastic views of the starlit sky and, hopefully, the Northern Lights. The food is also superb, with hearty offerings perfect fuel for your activities. 


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