In my recent visit to Longyearbyen I decided to stay at Trapper’s after researching and finding out that it seemed very original and cozy. You don’t travel that far to stay in a place that will make your vacations seems like elsewhere…
I was very glad to be there, staff was amazing, always super helpful and willing to do whatever to make your life easier. The rooms were warm, which helped even during ‘summer time’, and breakfast was superb. There is always coffee, tea and cookies on the reception lounge, which make your day-trips return always a bit more pleasant. I stayed in two different rooms, both had amazing views from the back fjords and that is what I will remember of that hotel. There is also a glass- roof room for leisure, which was nice to sit down and read a book 2 am with natural 24h light at the time. I can only imagine when it’s 24h darkness.
I can only give good references stating that Basecamp is AMAZING, but although the price is of a 5 stars resort, that is not the case for that place. If you are looking for something like this, it’s not Svalbard at all. Don’t even bother flying all that way. The place will give you much more to experience, but it’s definitely not because of the hotel-room itself!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking