Am trying to find a place to sleep during the week of March 16-23, 2015, to hopefully see the solar eclipse from Longyearben. All the hotels and guesthouses seem to be already booked by tour operators, and the pricing is off the charts.
Are there any options for non-millionaires? Am happy with basic arrangements, and even a place indoors to put my sleeping bag would be enough. Any suggestions about getting in touch with local residents who offer a place to sleep?
I can pay a reasonably high amount, just looking for options that aren't extortion. So far i have been quoted prices that make it much cheaper to simply buy a expedition class tent and find a place to pitch it.