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  • Bookings made less than 30 days prior to travel date will be charged in full. Bookings with more than 30 days to start date is charged a deposit of 15%
  • After booking: Send us an email with flight times so we can arrange transportation. Specify if you come to Bardufoss (included in price) or Tromsø Airport

THE AURORA BOREALIS OBSERVATORY IS LOCATED ON THE ISLAND

SENJA IN NORTHERN NORWAY

Senja is Norway's second largest island, far above the Arctic Circle close to Tromsø City. Here you are greeted an awe-inspiring mix of sea, mountains, beaches, fishing villages and inland areas, all within a few hours drive.

The coast of the island is precipitous with sculptural rocks and colourful fishing villages in sheltered coves.

The inland is filled with mountains, lakes and forests, and the mainland-facing coast sports unexpectedly green fields.

The scenery in Senja and Central Troms is full of contrasts, with the midnight sun and the northern lights, depending on the season.

The distance from the coast to big mountain peaks is short and is an ideal combination for those who participate in winter activities.

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ALL INCLUSIVE AURORA BOREALIS TOUR

Book tour and airplane ticket - we fix the rest

The focus of this all-inclusive tour is simply to enjoy the northern lights in total silence. While you are waiting for the aurora borealis to appear you relax inside big glass panoramic buildings, tipi or the restaurant.

When the aurora is visible you can go outside or sit inside to enjoy the lights with amazing views. We are close to rivers, lakes and amazing foregrounds to go create stunning photo memories.

Travel light ? No problem - We have camera gear, tripods, warm clothes and most things you might need to get good photos and stay comfortable during your stay.

Popular Activities

Visit a fish factory during daytime if the weather is bad (need some planning)

Fishing trips and other activities can be set up while on location

Tours around Senja island, day and night, is an amazing experience

Photo courses and video courses can be ordered on request every week

Basic post production and workflow on video and still images on request

Husky Tours. 10 minutes away from the aurora observatory you find Senja Husky

All activities should be requested / booked on location due to weather changes

All Inclusive List

Transportation from / to Bardufoss airport (BDU)

(transportation with Shuttle Bus - tickets upon arrival)

Accommodation in single or double rooms (choose)

Breakfast, lunch, 3-course dinner, juice and coffee

Pickup after dinner and brought to the Observatory

Borrow warm coveralls if you want to stay outside

Guided tour around Senja by order of 5 days or more (1 day tour)

Sit inside one of our warm "glass panoramas" or TIPI while waiting

Skiing, toboggan run and snowshoeing in lovely scenery and trails (winter season)

Aurora Schedule

We dont have a fixed pickup time from day to day

We focus on the best possible aurora borealis experience

If you arrive on the late flight you still go chasing the aurora

If you arrive from Tromsø on a late flight we chase the light during the drive

If the aurora is dancing all night you can stay until the show is over if you want. So stay as long as you want

We always check the forecast regarding weather and light to make sure the experience get as good as possible

If weather and aurora forecast looking better for late night hours we do late pick up

How to get here

Simple Explanation

BOOK TOUR HERE
Choose single or double room and desired number of days
YOUR DESTINATION
You book airfare from where you are located and far far north
OSLO (OSL)
Normally you have to go to Oslo for transfer to final destination (OSL)
BARDUFOSS (BDU)
If you want included transfer you have to fly to (BDU)
TROMSØ (TOS)
For an additional fee it is also possible to get pick up in Tromsø
SHUTTLE BUS
When arriving in BDU transportation is included. Tickets upon arrival

Groups

Daytime Activities for bigger groups (on request)

For group discounts contact us by email

Groups of 10 pax or more can contact us for special offers

We are only open to public if we already have all inclusive guests

Not Included

Alcoholic drinks, soda, snacks etc is not included

Food in addition to 3 included meals is not included

Bookings 3 days or less do not include guided tour around the island

Personal insurance, travel insurance, cancellations (out of our control)

Tromsø

Transportation from Tromsø can be arranged for an additional fee

We either use boat (1 hour 15 minutes) or Car (2 hours 30 minutes)

Fee of 1500 NOK per person including Arrival and Departure (1 person)

Fee of 1000 NOK per person including Arrival and Departure (2 or more)

Aurora Borealis Observatory

  • Aurora Borealis season from August 25 - April 15
  • All months can be equally good
  • Enjoy them lights in our glass panoramic buildings
Office time: 09.00 - 15.00
  • 100% success rate
  • Book as many days as desired
  • You can stay all night enjoying them lights if wanted
WhatsApp: +47 977 81140

We do things in a different way

Unique Aurora Borealis Experience

 

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Relaxe inside

If the aurora is on top of your bucket list, you can enjoy it without driving around in a car chasing the lights. Our waiting area contains multiple buildings where we have no or very low light pollution. The glass panoramas are also wheelchair friendly + we are family friendly

Glass Panoramas
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Marketing

Anders Hanssen (one of the owners), is actually the one filming all footage on the biggest aurora borealis facebook page globally. He was also Nr.1 in the world to use the Canon Me20F-SH specialized "low light" camera. We are proud to say we understand this phenomenon

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Patience

Waiting for the aurora can be boring and really cold. Most people dont know that it is alot of waiting. Weather can also be very demanding up in arctic environments. We make sure that you will not be cold or wet. You can also stay as long as you want during late night hours if the predictions are good

Stay comfy
The Edge 
These  factors are essential
In creating a memorable Aurora Borealis experience
All Inclusive
Finnsnes hotel - 10 minutes away

Single Room
(Per Night)

NOK 3300

Price Include all you need during the stay
  • Internet - Free WiFi
  • Bathroom / with shower or bathtub
  • Cable TV
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 3-Course dinner
  • Extra bed for children available
  • Access to relax area and sauna (hotel)
  • Transfer airport (BDU)
  • All transportation (aurora observatory)
  • Everyday aurora borealis tour (as described)
  • Check all inclusive list for additional info
Double Room
(2 pax, Per Night)

NOK 6200

Price Include all you need during the stay
  • Internet - Free WiFi
  • Bathroom / with shower or bathtub
  • Cable TV
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 3-Course dinner
  • Extra bed for children available
  • Access to relax area and sauna (hotel)
  • Transfer airport (BDU)
  • All transportation (aurora observatory)
  • Everyday aurora borealis tour (as described)
  • Check all inclusive list for additional info
News
Latest news from The Aurora Borealis Observatory
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Address

Johnsgårdveien 16 
9303, Silsand
Senja Island, Norway

phones

Anders: +47 977 81 140
Magnus: +47 993 97 122

Mail / WhatsApp

booking@auroraborealisobservatory.com
booking@visitsenja.live
WhatsApp: +47 977 81 140