Aurora borealis holiday Norway
Welcome to the Aurora Borealis Observatory
The place for those with Northern lights on the bucket list

One of the best Aurora Borealis holiday locations

Not only in Norway, but in the whole world 

aurora borealis observatory
Stay on location with amazing view towards the fantastic aurora dance
Have a comfortable Aurora Borealis holiday, up at our small family run resort. Participate in all the wonderful activities during the day and finally enjoy the Northern Lights in the evening.
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Aurora Alerting Service - Never miss out on action
It is difficult to predict which month is better than others. Therefore we provide a private and personalized aurora alerting service to make sure you don't miss out on the aurora when it appears. Our guides will notify you !
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No need to chase the Aurora Borealis from the inside of a car/bus
First of all. If you don't want a classic aurora chase sitting 6-8 hours in a car then this is the place for you. In other words, you are already in one of the best aurora locations in the world. 

Aurora Borealis Observatory - The place for good experiences

Experience the Northern Lights at our small family driven resort in Norway - the Aurora Borealis Observatory holiday resort.
One of few places where you can enjoy the aurora directly from the apartment window. So no need to go chasing the lights, because you are on location

All common areas included our spa area is free of charge
AURORA LOUNGE
Enjoy our big and cozy Aurora Lounge with amazing panoramic views. This is the perfect area to wait for the aurora dance. Probably the most comfy aurora waiting area in Norway. This is an "silent lounge" for those who really want to relax and get close to nature during the stay
TIPI
The building is a modernization from the Sami culture. We try to combine culture and good food in a comfy way. It look small, but can seat 30 people. When it looks good in terms of weather our aurora guide will meet up here to make sure you dont miss out on any action
Breakfast AREA
The breakfast area is built inside an old goat farm. In the barn you get an amazing breakfast. We open the breakfast 9am. Our chef make sure you get fresh baked bread and local produce together with egg, omelette, sausage, bacon and other various warm alternatives 
Spa Area
We can never guarantee the weather or the northern lights, therefore we have designed comfortable waiting areas. Enjoy the spa (hot tub) area while waiting for the aurora or simply to relax. We have 2 big hot tubs but they are in a way private as you have to book time to dip in.

Apartments / Services

Panoramic View
All of our apartments / units have panoramic view towards the spectacular “Aurora Dance”.
High Speed WiFi
We have fiber cable (high speed internet, 500/500) in all the apartments.
Breakfast Included
Our chef make sure you get fresh baked bread and local produce together with egg, omelette, sausage, bacon and other various warm alternatives.
Transportation
Pickup at bus terminal 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
Grocery trip on arrival
On the day of arrival, we bring you to the store so that you can buy the necessary goods. If you arrive at a time when the store is closed, we will drive you to the store on the first occasion.
Spa and lounges
Free access to jacuzzi area with 2 big outdoor hot tubs (booking of time when arriving) and our different lounges. Barn lounge and tipi lounge are both amazing

Available units at our resort

We only specialize in Northern Lights. Because of this, all units are perfectly located for the best Northern Lights experience.
All units are located in areas without light pollution and the area have a 360 degree wide-angle view.
Aurora Apartments (10 units)
Apartments for those who really want to experience the Northern Lights in the best way. Here you can enjoy the aurora experience with fantastic views directly to the northern lights.
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Luxury Studio apartment
High standard, amazing view with big panoramic windows to all aurora directions. Fully equipped kitchen and also has a private outdoor hot tub. Brand new October 2019. Unit size: 64 square meter
The old farm house
The old farm house
The old farmhouse is ideal for those who want plenty of space with a good view. This was where it all started. As a result , the house is modernized and keeps very good standard. Unit Size: 120 square meter
Aurorahut view
Aurora Hut (2 units)
Explore Northern lights and pure nature in a new way. External shower room in walking distance. Perfect for 1-2 nights + a couple of nights in apartments.
Luxury apartment
Luxury Panorama Apartment
Enjoy the aurora with fantastic views directly from the bed, living area, kitchen table, private hot tub or the porch. The apartment has a private fireplace as well. One of our most popular units for 2 adults + 2 children. Unit size: 64 square meters
Aurora borealis have never been more comfortable
Executive Suite
Direct view towards north from big windows in the living area or from the mini observatory. 2 bedrooms, winter garden with private hot tub, Private fireplace, Perfect for 4 adults or 2 adults + 2 or 3 children: (opening september 2020)
Enjoying the aurora from the observatory
Aurora "Royal" Suite
The most luxurious unit at the observatory with private observatory, private hot tub, 2 seperate Bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, 1 special bedroom with glass walls, fireplace, washing machine and dry tumbler. For big families or those who want the best of the best. 

The place for those with Aurora Borealis on the bucket list

Price and Policies

Price From
USD 388 (exchange update 13/4-20)
Book now, change date later if needed - Free of charge
Check in after 15.00 - Feel free to wait in one of the lounges if you arrive early
Check out before 12.00 - Feel free to wait in lounges if you have a late departure
BOOKING POLICY
Book now and change the date later if needed - Free of charge
Date must be changed minimum 2 months prior start date
15% deposit when booking. Full payment 2 months prior
CANCELLATION POLICY
2 months prior start date: Full refund
Less than 2 months prior start date: Deposit non-refundable
Less than 4 weeks prior start date: No refund
Cancellation must be done in writing to booking@aurora.live
Terms and conditions will appear in full when booking

Aurora Borealis Season Aug 25th - April 10th

  • Late August - November
  • December - Mid March
  • Mid march - Mid April
We open the whole resort after summer holidays in late August. However August and September are months to enjoy the Northern Lights. Combined with stunning sunset colors on the horizon. In addition, this period until December is "autumnal" months. As a result, no snow. Above all: This is a fantastic period, first of all characterized by a lot of northern lights. This is the aurora borealis holiday period normally without any snow and also the warmest period during aurora borealis season.
December to mid-March is usually the time when we have snow at the aurora borealis observatory. The period is colder and when you have a lot of snow, however the landscape is usually all white and pretty. With a lot of snow and cold weather, you can get ready to experience the winter wonderland. Enjoy your Aurora Borealis holiday during snowy months. 
Finally we return to the period with Northern Lights on top of fantastic sunset colors on the horizon. The period is characterized by cold weather but much brighter days, due to the fact that polar nights is over. As a result, we are probably fully booked 6 months prior. This is for many the ultimate period of photographing the aurora during the aurora borealis holiday

How to get here - 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.

AIRPORTS IN NORWAY
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.

Flight-time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
BARDUFOSS AIRPORT TRANSFER
Take the shuttle bus to the bus terminal. There is one shuttle bus for every arrival. Bus leave directly after luggage is picked up and you buy your ticket on the bus. We will pick you up at the bus terminal in Finnsnes, which is included in the price.

Transfer-time: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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.

Transfer-time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
IMPORTANT: When you fly to Bardufoss there is a shuttle bus to all arriving flights. The bus will wait until all passengers have their luggage. There is also a shuttle bus to all departures.
Tell the driver that you are going to Finnsnes bus terminal. This is where we pick you up.

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