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Basic Info


When you visit us at the Observatory you will have access to many different activities (activity menu). We have a private cross country ski trail and ski equipment available. Skiing and loan of the necessary equipment is included (not all shoe sizes available). The ski slopes can also be used without skis if you simply just want to go for a bush walk in peace and quiet. We also have snowshoes available for those a bit more adventurous.


Why we call us The observatory: We are located on a hill with 360 degree view without light pollution, making it possible to enjoy the northern lights in all directions. In addition, we have advanced video cameras which film the sky all day. These can be found under the menu item live broadcast. You will also be able to use our advanced telescope to observe different celestial bodies

NOK 1999 (USD 230) per person per day includes

  • Transportation from airport (BDU) to hotel
  • Accommodation in single or double rooms
  • Breakfast, lunch, 3-course dinner, juice and coffee
  • Pickup after dinner and brought to the Observatory
  • Access to advanced telescope at the observatory
  • Skiing and snowshoeing in lovely scenery and trails
  • Guided tour around Senja by order of 4 days or more (1 day tour)

Exclusive Tours

Join our tours including accommodation, breakfast, lunch, 3 course dinner and access to the aurora borealis observation area. By booking 3 days or more it will also include one guided daytime tour looking for wildlife, and one aurora hunt around the island.

Aurora Observatory

Every day after dinner we pick you up at the hotel to bring you to the aurora observation area with 360˚ view and no light pollution. The observatory has a restaurant in an old barn and a large tipi for snacks and warm drinks. We also have two panoramic “glass houses” where you can sit inside and watch the aurora.


Finnsnes hotel is only minutes away from Senja Island and the observatory. Single and double rooms. All meals in their nice restaurant. All rooms have private bathroom. The hotel also has a sauna that can be pre-heated at request.


Go outside when the aurora arrive