There’s often much talk about sleeping peacefully under the starry night sky, but have you ever wondered what it’s like to snooze under the midnight sun instead? Sleeping in a tent, listening to the birds, while reindeer and fox are passing by. Or nipping from your drink, dreaming, enjoying the scenic view over the fjord. Maybe you’re more the adventurous type? Preparing for an expedition, getting energized by diving in the ice cold water of Isfjorden and becoming a member of the ‘Arctic Naked Bathing Club’.
During the summer months, you are welcome to use Longyearbyen Camping as your basecamp and enjoy the unique and intensive experience of nature, unequaled by any other accommodation.
And… Yes, it’s worlds northernmost camping site.
Longyearbyen Camping has an electric fence surrounding the campground during the summer season as a polar bear protection measure.
If you’d like to use the campground outside of the summer season you’ll be responsible for your own safety and will need to bring your own equipment for polar bear protection.
Hotellneset, the plain on which the campsite is located, is named after the first hotel on Spitsbergen, which stood from 1896 onwards for some years a bit further to the East. The campingsite itself was installed in 1976, when after the opening of the airport in 1975, camping tourism became a fact in Spitsbergen. To ban wild camping in a large area in and around Longyearbyen, the designated campingsite was installed by the Norwegian state, which even set up a nice service building with all necessary facilities in 1985, extended already in 1989. The opening season of the service building is limited to the frost-free period.
Stay - 180 NOK pr/person
Children under 13 – free of charge
Tent rental – 200 NOK per night
Service building with:
- Full equipped kitchen
- Fire pit for grilling
- Arctic Naked Bathing Club
For more information and booking go to:
Last updated: 08/19/2022
Source: Svalbard Reiseliv AS