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Nordenskiold Lodge, Basecamp Explorer, Svalbard

Nordenskiold Lodge

Accommodation

Below is some of the wonderful accommodation to include on your journey.

Isfjord Radio £££££

  • Spitsbergen
  • Unusual

Basecamp Isfjord Radio is situated on the outermost part of the Isfjord on the beautiful Nordenskiöld coast framed by the majestic Svalbard mountains overlooking the open sea. The radio station has charming and cosy rooms, a lounge with a fireplace and a unique and extremely interesting history. Until a few years ago, the radio station was an important connection for telecommunication between mainland Norway and Svalbard.

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Basecamp Svea £££££

  • Spitsbergen
  • Boutique

Svea Basecamp is a mining town and dates back to the early twentieth century. It has opened its doors to tourism, providing food and lodging for those passing on their Arctic adventure. Svea is the world’s most northern operative mining town dating back to the early twentieth century. Rooms are located in the barracks and meals are served in the canteen. Guests will live as the workers do, with an opportunity to learn about the life of a miner in such a remote region of the Arctic.

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Basecamp Hotel £££££

  • Spitsbergen

Basecamp Hotel is set in the middle of Longyearbyen and is furnished with driftwood from a Russian settlement to give the feeling of a Spitsbergen hunter’s cottage. Breakfast is served around a long table in The Travellers Club, while the Cognac Attic, with its glass ceiling, is flooded with arctic light. The lodge is bed and breakfast only, but the town is home to a selection of restaurants ranging from coffee houses serving Italian dishes to gourmet meals at a Huseta.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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