Welcome to The Aurora Borealis Observatory

BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND ECONOMY TOURS

100% success rate - On all 4 days+ visits


100% success rate with everyone who stayed 4 days or more

Enjoy photo testimonials from last season. If you would like to read written testimonials, visit our Facebook page. There are 3500 testimonials, with an average of 4.9 out of 5 possible points. We are very pleased that our guests have had a good stay and also that our facebook followers like the videos we publish.

Boutique Hotel

Enjoy the silence at the aurora borealis observatory on Senja Island, Norway. All rooms have big glass panoramic windows, with amazing view towards the aurora. Expect amazing service where your well-being is in focus. There is a lovely atmosphere, like a bottle of wine and chocolate in the room when you check in. We offer Short-range food and overall good products in our own cozy little restaurant. You have access to the big glass panoramic waiting area, outdoor sauna and jacuzzi. The big tipi and our outdoor area with fireplace is also in walking distance.

Luxury with lowered shoulders you can say

September 2018 we open the first 6 aurora apartments

We are really happy to announce that we open our first section of the boutique hotel september 2018. The Boutique Hotel is made with 100% focus of enjoying the aurora borealis. We understand aurora and how to really enjoy it as Anders one of the owners, have been filming and taking photos of the aurora for 26 years. You can sit inside the apartment with big glass windows and enjoy the amazing aurora. Photos in the slideshow showing the actual view you have from all apartments, and our restaurant located in the old barn. Remember that you also have access to the big glass panoramic waiting area 1 minute away. You can also enjoy the aurora from our outdoor sauna and jacuzzi

THE BOUTIQUE HOTEL IS CUSTOM MADE FOR GREAT EXPERIENCES 

Only 6 apartments - reserve NOW - we are filling fast 




Included list

Transportation from Bardufoss Airport

Accommodation 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Pickup after dinner and brougth to the observatory 

Access to big glass panoramic building (waiting area)

warm clothes / cover - Warm Shoes

Reindeer feeding

Guided Tour Around Senja, to all the best viewpoints

Skiing, Toboggan, Snowshoing

Wine and Chocolate on the room by check-in

Outdoor Sauna with view to enjoy the aurora

Outdoor Jacuzzi with view to enjoy the aurora 

 

Borrow Camera and Tripod

Enjoy the aurora  all night long

**

Accommodate extra adults in double room

Economy Tour 



 NOK

3149


**Price per person per night

A Hotel, 15 minutes away from the observatory

All meals Included, at Finnsnes Hotel

Available for rent at the observatory

Included when you book 5 days or more

Cheaper per person if you book 2 people in double room



Boutique Hotel


NOK

3600


**Price per person per night (2 persons minimum per room)

At the observatory where you can see the aurora instantly and all night

All meals included, in the private restaurant at the observatory

You stay at the observatory, no extra driving necessary 

All apartments equipped with coveralls and warm footwear for outdoor activities

Included when you book 4 days or more

Children age 0-10 years acommodate for free

(Children age 0-10 years only pay extra for food/transportation/other activities)

Enjoy the aurora from glass panoramic buildings

Our waiting area contains multiple buildings where we have no or very low light pollution. The glass panoramas are also wheelchair friendly / family friendly.
The northern lights are dynamic, and can be a test of patience. With us the wait is comfortable, and you can enjoy coffee, tea and biscuits in a cozy environment

GLASS PANORAMIC BUILDINGS AVAILABABLE FOR VISITORS IN OUR BOUTIQUE HOTEL, AND ALSO ECONOMY TOURS

The best spot in the world to see the Aurora for the next 10 years

LATEST NEWS: September 2018 VIP Tour in collaboration with Prof. David Block - ALMOST FULL
Our next VIP tour is run in collaboration with Professor David Block. We have previously had great success in our cooperation with the "professor" so we will therefore continue to run this workshop twice a year. Read more about our September trip by clicking the button
2016/2017 Season: We saw aurora 51 % of the days = we saw the aurora 112 days of 220 total
51%
2017/2018 Season: We saw aurora 56 % of the days = we saw the aurora 125 days of 220 total
56%
2018/2019 Season: Lets hope for more days 😍😁
100%
YOU CAN BOOK AS MANY DAYS AS DESIRED
Remember that you can book the number of desired days with us. We recommend that you book 4+ days for more chances to see the Northern Lights. Go into the calendar to see our availability.
A VERY COMFORTABLE AND ACCESSIBLE PLACE TO SEE THE AURORA
The aurora borealis observatory is just 45 minutes away from the airport (Bardufoss Airport - BDU) and you can relaxe inside our comfortable glass panoramic building while waiting for the aurora. When the aurora "arrive" you can still sit inside or you can go outside to enjoy the show
WE HAVE THE BIGGEST AND MOST VIRAL AURORA BOREALIS FACEBOOK PAGE IN THE WORLD
We have over 1.1 million followers on our Aurora Borealis page. In the entire network on social media, we actually have over 7 million followers in total. The Aurora Borelis page is used as our news channel, so those who are interested in Aurora should follow regularly
SENJA ISLAND, NORWAY (LOCATION)
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.
VISIBILITY OF THE AURORA BOREALIS
We asked our consultant astronomer, Professor David Block, to comment on current solar activity and the visibility of the Aurora Borealis:
Professor David Block writes:
“The sun undergoes a cycle of approximately 11 years. At solar maximum, the writhing, seething surface of the sun is invariably covered in sunspots. We are currently entering a period of a solar minimum, after a peak in 2014 (solar cycle 24). While solar flares and sunspots subside during a solar minimum, this does not mean that no aurora might be seen on earth near a solar minimum. For example, in March 2018 from Senja, I witnessed some of the most spectacular displays of the aurora which I have ever seen, despite the fact that we have well passed the peak of maximum solar activity. During a solar minimum, astronomers can see the progression of long-lived coronal holes. These are large areas in the atmosphere of the sun where the sun’s magnetic field literally opens up, allowing streams of energetic particles to travel from the sun to the earth. What might be a prediction when these particles strike the magnetic field of the earth? Aurora! It is therefore not scientifically correct to say that no aurora are ever seen near a solar minimum; we witnessed precisely the contrary in March of this year from Senja.”
HOW TO GET HERE
There are two different airports you can fly into. Bardufoss Airport (BDU) OR Tromsø Airport (TOS)

PS: Remember that you most likely have to fly via Oslo (OSL)
POPULAR ACTIVITIES
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
DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
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 weather and aurora forecast looking better for late night hours we do late pick up
We always check the forecast regarding weather and light to make sure the experience get as good as possible

SEASON (AURORA BOREALIS)
The aurora borealis season starts in the beginning of september and last till mid April. All months from september to mid April can be equally good

Contact Us

Phone:   +47 97781140
WeChat: +47 97781140
Mail: booking@visitsenja.live

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