I was planning on staying in Longyearbyen for a couple of days before joining a Lindblad/National Geographic cruise. Staying at a small, quirky hotel in the centre of town appealed and it didn't disappoint. While the weather outside wasn't always ideal there was a very pleasant loft area to hide in until the weather changed again.
In Longyearbyen tradition dictates that you leave your outside shoes at the door. If you decide to wander around in socks be careful, especially with the back stairs from the breakfast room, as the polished floors can be slippery.
- Official Description (provided by the 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! Basecamp Hotel is part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen, which operates day trips and expeditions to Isfjord Radio, Trapper’s Station and Nordenskiöld Lodge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Basecamp Hotel Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard