Aurora Borealis Observatory
The place for those with Aurora on the bucket list

One of the best locations in the world for aurora observations

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
We LOVE the aurora and are only open during aurora season
It is difficult to predict which month is better than others, but from September to the end of March you have a pretty good chance of seeing the Aurora Dance. The resort are only open from September to mid April as we really love the aurora ourselves
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. 
If you love the Northern Lights and want to see them, then this is the place to be ! 
(quote from one of our guests)

Winter Wonderland - At our Resort

Sometimes it is difficult to describe how pretty it is up at our resort. Here are some of my personal favorite winter wonderland photos

When you stay at our resort you have access to

GLASS PANORAMA
While waiting you can enjoy our big glass panoramic waiting area. Here you will have a 270 degree viewing angle towards all aurora directions. One of the reasons we made this panorama 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.
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. The lounge is equipped with a fully-stocked kitchen, and alcohol allowance.
TIPI
Our tipi can seat about 50 people. It is winter insulated, heated and has two ovens. We have built it in order to be able to enjoy all weather conditions. Smoke goes up with its own pipe, which means that you never get smell of campfire on your clothes. The building is a modernization from the Sami culture and we are very proud of it. Enjoy culture in a comfy way.
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.

Click for full size images of glass panorama, lounge (barn), jacuzzi area and tipi

Our Apartments / Services

Experience the Northern Lights here at our small family driven resort - the Aurora Borealis Observatory
One of few places where you can enjoy the aurora directly from the apartment window. No need to go chasing the lights as you are on location
Panoramic View
All of our apartments have panoramic view towards the spectacular “Aurora Dance”.
One Bedroom
The bedroom has a queen size bed, but can be organized as two single beds. We have a convertible sofa bed for the children in the living room.
Bathroom
High standard bathroom equipped with hairdryer in all apartments.
Fully equipped kitchen
All of our apartments have a fully equipped kitchen, with a Nespresso coffee machine and a water boiler. The Nespresso capsules and tea is included in the apartment price.
Children for free / Family Option
Traveling as a family? We have a convertible sofa bed for the children in the living room. Normally we allow maximum three people per apartment, but we allow four people when you travel with kids.
High Speed WiFi
We have fiber cable (high speed internet, 500/500) in all the apartments.
Breakfast Included
In our barn you get a simple breakfast (no warm dishes) We normally open the breakfast around 9am. Some nights when there is high aurora activity breakfast open later so you get enough sleep
Perfect for two people
Our apartments are not big, but we focus on the amazing view and great standard so you can have the best experience possible. MAX 3 ADULTS / 2 ADULTS + 2CHILDREN
Included Activities / Warm Clothing
Skiing (cross-country), Snowshoeing and sledding in a toboggan run is always included. We prepare our own slopes and this is suitable for everyone. Borrow coveralls and sleds for free.
Shuttle service 
Our shuttle cars will take you to the city for shopping and other activities. Shuttle service is included in the price.
International menu
Order your dinner from all the restaurants in the city and have it delivered directly to your apartment. The delivery cost is included in the apartment price.
Selfie under the aurora / Photo Workshops
If you want a photo under the aurora as a memory our guide, Adrien will make this happen - At least as long as weather play along with us. You can also book a photo workshop 

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APARTMENT PRICE PER NIGHT - Located at the Aurora Borealis Observatory "resort"
USD 449 per night
We charge 4000 NOK, usd price is a estimate, currency exchange update 19/12-18
PRICE INCLUDES
Breakfast
Free access to jacuzzi area / tipi / lounge etc
Borrow warm coverall in case you travel light
Alarming / notification service - In case of Aurora
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
PS: Remember that you are already on location so no need to book extra aurora chase

We are located on Senja Island - Norway

Far north of the Arctic Circle lies Senja, the fairytale island, where the majestic Northern Light and beautiful nature is located.
Senja is Norway’s second largest island, close to Tromsø City and only five hours from spectacular Lofoten.

You are welcomed by an impressive blend of sea, mountains and beaches. The coast of the island has sculptural mountains and colourful fishing villages in sheltered coves.
The nature is full of contrasts depending on the season, with the midnight sun and the Northern Light.

How to get here

AIRPORTS
Travel to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) from your destination. From Oslo Airport you can travel to Bardufoss Airport (BDU) or Tromsø Airport (TOS). We recommend that you travel to Bardufoss Airport with Norwegian Airlines since it is closer to the hotel.
BARDUFOSS AIRPORT TRANSFER
If you arrive at Bardufoss Airport, take the shuttle bus to the bus terminal. There is one shuttle bus for every arrival and you buy your ticket on the bus. We will pick you up at the bus terminal, which is included in the price. This is a 1 hour and 15 minute drive.
TROMSØ AIRPORT TRANSFER
If you arrive in Tromsø you can also easily arrange a tour with the express boat going from Tromsø to Finnsnes. This is a very easy solution and a very scenic route. We will then pick up (included) at the boat terminal in Finnsnes.

Booklet with all info you need

We've tried to create an informative booklet to make it easier for you to see if this is the place for you.
All from apartments, available areas and all the information you need to get to us easily.in terms of location, airports etc

The booklet can be scrolled in the web version (user-friendly) and feel free to download the printable version as well
Web Version

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Printable Booklet

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Phone:   +47 970 32 300
WhatsApp: +47 970 32 300
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