Aurora Borealis - All Inclusive Tour

100% success rate ON all 4 days+ STAYS

One of the best locations in the world for aurora observations

BOOK AS MANY DAYS AS DESIRED

HOW OFTEN DO WE SEE THE AURORA AT THE OBSERVATORY

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%

QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE OBSERVATORY AND AURORA

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 3+ 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 relate inside 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
LIVESTREAMING ON FACEBOOK AND WEBPAGE WITH OUR MULTI - PURPOSE RIGS 
We have two camcorders that we use for live streaming of the Northern Lights. We have preferably sent these streams to our facebook page. 2018/2019 season we will run two cameras out to our webpage and of course still to our facebook network
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.”

Latest News

SEPTEMBER 2018: VIP TOUR IN COLLABORATION WITH PROFESSOR DAVID BLOCK
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
Senja - 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.
How to get here
There are two different airports you can fly into.
- Bardufoss Airport (BDU)
- Tromsø Airport (TOS)
PS: Remember that you most likely have to fly via Oslo (OSL).
Difficulty Level
The all inclusive package is suited for everyone. If you are young, have small children, if you are older or have any sort of handicap - No problem at all, then this is the package for you.
Season
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. 
Panorama
Enjoy the aurora 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
Patience
The northern lights are dynamic and rarely visible all night even though this also happens. That's why we say it can be a patience test. With us, the wait is at least comfortable and you can enjoy coffee, tea and biscuits - Included in price
Single Room - All Inclusive
NOK 3149 per day
Price for 1 PAX include
Transportation from / to Bardufoss airport (BDU) (Shuttle Bus - tickets upon arrival)  
Accommodation in single room at Finnsnes Hotel (10 minutes away from the Observatory)  
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)

Double Room - All Inclusive
NOK 5990 per day
Price for 2 pax Include
Transportation from / to Bardufoss airport (BDU) (Shuttle Bus - tickets upon arrival)
Accommodation in double room at Finnsnes Hotel (10 minutes away from the Observatory)
Breakfast, lunch, 3-course dinner, juice and coffe
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)

Extra beds available (babies, kids, adults)


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

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
  • 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


Finnsnes Hotel
You will be accommodated at Finnsnes hotel, 10 minutes away from the Observatory

Anders Hanssen

Film and facebook guru - CEO Visit Senja AS
Anders (one of the owners), is actually the one filming all footage. He was also Nr.1 in the world to use the Canon Me20F-SH specialized "low light" camera. He is also the owner of Norways biggest FB network in travel and tourism.

The Staff

Kristine Kjosnes

Guide and video researcher . Visit Senja AS
The wife of Anders. If you need to learn skiing this is our best instructor ! She will also do summer Guiding, as she is the fit one to climb mountains. She is also one of the video researchers in the big private FB Network owned by Anders.

Magnus Hanssen

CEO Arctic Adventure Norway AS (Guide / Activity Company)
Magnus (one of the owners) is in charge of you as the guest. He will make sure you have everything from beginning to the end of your stay. He is also the one you will meet the most while joining our aurora borealis package. 
Contact Us
Phone: +47 977 81 140
WhatsApp: +47 977 81 140
Email: booking@visitsenja.live
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