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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.

Aurora Borealis Observatory

  • Aurora Borealis season from August 25 - April 15
  • All months can be equally good
  • Enjoy them lights in our glass domes / lounges
Office time: 09.00 - 15.00
  • 100% success rate on all 5 day+ bookings
  • Book as many days as desired
  • You are on location, no need to go chasing
WhatsApp: +47 970 32 300

On Location

Stay on location with amazing view towards the aurora dance
Why not have a comfortable wait up here at our small family run resort.
Participate in all the wonderful activities during the day and enjoy the Northern Lights in the evening.
Here you will never miss out on the action as long as we have a clear sky

Season

We LOVE the aurora and are only open during aurora season (Late August - mid April)
It is difficult to predict which month is better than others, but late August to mid April you have a pretty good chance of seeing the Aurora Dance. Aug - dec will normally be without snow.
The resort is only open from late august to mid April.
We always recommend 4-7 days for a better chance to see the aurora as weather can't be controlled

No need to go chasing

No need to chase the Aurora Borealis from the inside of a car/bus
If you don't want a classic aurora chase sitting 6-8 hours in a car then this is the place for you. You are already in one of the best aurora locations in the world. Wait in our glass domes, stay at the jacuzzi area or simply just wait in our big lounge
How to get here

Simple Explanation

BOOK ONLINE
Super simple online booking
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)
Bardufoss Airport are the closest airport (BDU)
TROMSØ (TOS)
You simply take the express boat from Tromsø - Finnsnes where we pick you up
SHUTTLE BUS (BDU)
When arriving in BDU you take the shuttle bus to Best Silsand where we pick you up

Perfect location

Unique Aurora Borealis Experience

 

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Jacuzzi Area

We can never guarantee the weather or the northern lights and there is often a lot of waiting time. Therefore, we have designed waiting areas that are as comfortable as possible. In our outdoor area you can enjoy your wait in a warm and comfortable environment. There is also room for about 20 people in our jacuzzis for those who want a spa-like experience

Jacuzzi Area
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Glass Domes

While waiting you can enjoy our two glass Domes for aurora observations. Here you will have a 360 degree viewing angle towards all aurora directions. One of the reasons we made these domes was to make sure our guests doesn't miss out on the aurora dance - this is also one of the places where we have classes in photography and post processing with Adrian Mauduit

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Lounge

The lounge (restaurant) area is built inside an old goat farm. This is a very unique area where you will have breakfast. Some days when fully booked we serve dinner as well. Here you will find peace. Buildings like this is not something you can experience many places in the world - also one of the places where we have classes in photography and post processing

Stay comfy
Welcome
We do our best
In creating a memorable Aurora Borealis experience
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Photo Classes

With our Award-Winning photographer Adrien Mauduit from Night Lights Films

Watching the Northern Lights is a wonderful experience. If you have a dream of learning or taking great pictures home with you on the memory card, then it is possible to attend one of the most amazing photo courses that no other locations can offer.
Our award-winning photographer, Adrien Mauduit, from Night Lights Films, will teach you the basics to take amazing pictures of the night sky. This is a highly recommended course for anyone wishing to understand how to photograph at night
Apartments
One of the best locations in the world for aurora observations

Apartment
(Per Night )

NOK 4200

  • MAX 3 ADULTS / 2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN per apartment
  • check in after 15.00 (when we are fully booked) - You can of course come stay in the glass domes / waiting areas if you arrive early
  • Simple breakfast (no warm dishes)
  • Also a fully equipped kitchen in apartments
  • Pull out bed in living room in addition to the bedroom
  • Free access to jacuzzi area / tipi / lounge etc
  • Internet - Super high speed WiFi
  • Borrow warm coverall in case you travel light
  • You will be notified when the aurora appears - never miss action
  • Shuttle service at fixed times to get to the city centre for shopping etc
  • Activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, sledding (toboggan) and reindeer feeding
  • Pickup at bus terminal (Best Silsand) if you arrive to (BDU) or at the boat terminal if you come from Tromsø
  • Transportation back to bus / boat terminal on departure day also included
Glass Dome, Jacuzzi Area and Lounge

Areas you have free access to while here

  • While waiting for the lady to dance you will stay comfy
  • 360 view to all aurora directions
  • Never miss out on any action
News
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Address

Johnsgårdveien 985 
9303, Silsand
Senja Island, Norway

phones

Anders: +47 970 32 300
Adrien: +47 910 08 336

Mail / WhatsApp

booking@visitsenja.live
andershanssen@mac.com
WhatsApp: +47 970 32 300