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    Guest room at Trapper's Hotel

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

Trapper’s Hotel is situated right at the heart of town, in amongst the few restaurants, pubs, shops and galleries. It is, without doubt, Longyearbyen’s most characterful hotel; decorated in traditional style with driftwood, sealskins, pictures and objects that illustrate the trappers’ life in the Arctic. Despite its rusticity, Trappers Hotel actually provides high quality boutique accommodation with plenty of style.

Here's the problem - there are only 16 rooms. Once it's full...it's full. And it often is. Each room has it's individual layout and decoration, but all are in traditional trapper-style. In all the rooms there are comfortable beds, private bathrooms with shower and a good wireless internet connection. In double rooms they have either two single beds or one double bed. In the triple rooms there are chunky bunk beds and a single bed. Two of the rooms in Trappers Hotel are suites, with separate bedrooms, lounge and bathroom. From all the rooms you have lovely view over the town and towards the mountains surrounding the valley of Longyeardalen.

Keeping true to the trapper's ethos, there are no televisions in the rooms, but you are more than welcome to borrow books from the lobby and just enjoy the arctic atmosphere in your room. Breakfast is served in the hotel and there is a bar, but there is no restaurant on site. However, 'Kroa' is next door - also highly recommended. After dinner you can climb up to the “Cognac loft” back in the hotel, where big windows span the ceiling - grab a cup of coffee and just look out to the sky! If the northern lights are not out, then just a mention to the team on reception will ensure that they'll keep a watch out and notify you as and when they do.

  • Bunk Beds
  • Coffee Maker
  • Concierge Service
  • Fireplace
  • Front Desk
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Television
  • WiFi (free)

This hotel is in the centre of Longyearbyen. The airport shuttle will take you easily from the airport to Trapper’s Lodge and back. If you want to wander around the town, it’s on your doorstep. However, remember to stay inside the settlement to avoid unwanted encounters with a polar bear.

With only 16 rooms the question is not “how much is it?”, but rather “is it available?”. Reasonably priced…if we can secure a room.

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  • Bunk Beds
  • Coffee Maker
  • Concierge Service
  • Fireplace
  • Front Desk
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Television
  • WiFi (free)

This hotel is in the centre of Longyearbyen. The airport shuttle will take you easily from the airport to Trapper’s Lodge and back. If you want to wander around the town, it’s on your doorstep. However, remember to stay inside the settlement to avoid unwanted encounters with a polar bear.

With only 16 rooms the question is not “how much is it?”, but rather “is it available?”. Reasonably priced…if we can secure a room.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.