Arctic fun

Epic adventures for friends

Good friends make unforgettable memories together on Svalbard! The unique blend of spectacular experiences and delightful comfort creates lifelong memories and strengthens the bonds between friends. Whether you’re speeding past on a snowmobile or relaxing in an Arctic spa sauna by the beach, the power of nature is always present, enhancing every moment of your adventure.

Embark on a very special vacation with your friends and immerse yourselves in Norway’s roughest wilderness. From thrilling outdoor excursions to cozy evenings by the fire, every moment is an opportunity to create cherished memories and deepen your friendships. Join us for an extraordinary journey through Svalbard’s breathtaking landscapes and discover the magic of the Arctic with your closest companions.


Magical experiences

The wonders of Svalbard await you: Northern lights dancing across the night sky, the mesmerizing glow of the midnight sun, and the serene beauty of the blue hour. Feel the rush of dogsledding through pristine snow, explore the icy waters on a thrilling RIB ride, and encounter majestic walruses and polar bears in their natural habitat.

Spot Arctic foxes darting across the tundra, marvel at whales of all sizes breaching the surface, and venture into enchanting ice caves on glacier hikes. Paddle through icy fjords on kayaking adventures, unwind in a traditional sauna, and gather around a crackling bonfire under the Arctic stars.

These experiences are not just grand—they are honest, real, and meant to be shared with those you care for and love spending time with.

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In to the unknown

Nordenskiöld Lodge, nestled at the foot of the Nordenskiöld glacier, holds the title of the world’s most northern cabin for tourists. Here, you’ll enjoy the novelty of ice cubes sourced directly from the glacier for your cocktails, hearty meals, and the exclusivity of having the cabin all to yourselves.

Isfjord Radio stands as a historical gem on the edge of the west coast, offering splendid Arctic cuisine amidst its charming surroundings.

Basecamp Hotel serves as the perfect launchpad for exploring Longyearbyen, providing a comfortable and convenient base from which to experience all that the area has to offer. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a taste of local culture, Basecamp Hotel is the ideal starting point for your Svalbard adventure.


HOsts and guides

When you journey with us, you’re in the hands of experienced, skilled, and warm-hearted individuals who are dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your trip, from activities to meals.

Our guides are experts in safe travel through nature, equipped with comprehensive knowledge to ensure your safety and enjoyment at every turn. Meanwhile, our hosts are committed to providing comfort and ensuring your overall well-being throughout your stay.

Meet our professional and passionate Basecampers—individuals who take pride in delivering exceptional experiences.

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The best superlatives should be saved for Nordenskiöld Lodge, the world's northernmost serviced cabin. It is unique in every way.

By Odd Harald Hauge, owner of Barske Gleder, tour operator small groups

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Our philosophy

more than travel

The Basecamp Explorer Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with the local community in the Masai Mara to protect nature. Together with Basecamp Explorer Kenya, we are one of the most innovative and renowned tour operators in sustainable tourism.

Our isolated and unique base battles are the perfect starting point to experience Svalbard’s wild and untouched nature. Throughout the year, we arrange trips and expeditions for individual travelers, and we tailor programs for groups and companies. Our guests get an authentic and unique experience, and are active participants when we are on tour. Together we get the good feeling of mastery in the Arctic, and together we contribute to better conditions in Kenya. Read more about our projects below.


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