Aurora Borealis Observatory
Enjoy the aurora from the apartment
The View
Amazing view from all apartments
Stay comfy while waiting for the aurora
2 outdoor jacuzzis (20 people max)
Enjoy Breakfast in our old barn
Experience Norwegian culture in our old barn where the breakfast room is located
Enjoy our outside / indoor waiting areas
Our waiting areas are designed only with focus on the Northern Lights
Panoramic View
Our big waiting area is only one minute away from the apartments
One of the best locations in the world
For aurora observations and total relaxation

Stay on location with panoramic view towards the "Aurora Dance"

Experience the Northern Lights here at our resort - the Aurora Borealis Observatory

 We are not the biggest or most fancy resort out there, but we are lucky to have one of the best locations in the world for aurora observations
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.
WiFi
We have fiber cable (500/500) in all the apartments.
Glass Panoramic Building / Outdoor Jacuzzi
You will find the big glass panoramic building and the outdoor jacuzzi only one minute away from the apartments. Access is included in the price.
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.
Breakfast Included
In our barn you get a simple breakfast. We normally open the breakfast around 9am. Some nights when there is high aurora activity breakfast open later so you get enough sleep
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
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 
If you love the Northern Lights and want to see them, then this is the place to be ! 
(quote from one of our guests)

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APARTMENT PRICE PER NIGHT - Located at the Aurora Borealis Observatory "resort"
USD 465 per night
We charge 4000 NOK, usd price is a estimate, currency exchange update 25/11-18
MAX 3 ADULTS PER APARTMENT / 2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN

Areas you have access to during your stay

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.

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Best time to visit

Take a look at our photos from last season and visit our Facebook page to read our reviews.
With over 5000 feedbacks with an average of 4.9 out of 5 possible points, we are very pleased that our guests have had a good stay. 
Season
At the Aurora Borealis Observatory we can see the Aurora Dance approximately around August 19th to April 15th.
Best Months
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.
100 % Success rate
Guests who stayed 4 nights or more, did see the Aurora Dance.

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.

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