How To Get Here
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.
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.
Private Transfers Finnsnes, Bardufoss (BDU) or Tromso (TOS)
Many of our guests ask us about private transfers from Finnsnes, Bardufoss or Tromso airport. This is of course possible, and it is a service we offer as a resort/hotel.
If you want a private transfer, simply add this to your booking via our booking page or contact us directly and we will assist.
Driving with your own car?
For those who come with their own car, it is easy to find the resort. Enter the address in Google Maps and you’re there. It is about 15 minutes by car from Finnsnes.
Aurora Borealis Season
At the Aurora Borealis Observatory we can see the first auroras around mid August and the last in mid april. If Aurora is the most important bucket list item we recommend that you visit us from September 1st until April 5th. You should stay 4-7 days for better chances to see the northern lights. It is weather dependent.
Ps: It is impossible to say what is the best time or month to see the northern lights as this depends on the weather.
All months from September can be equally good, so we actually recommend that you plan your trip based on what suits you best.
Many people ask whether they should visit us with or without moonlight. This is subjective and we personally like both equally well
Late August - November
August to november are really amazing months for aurora. Combined with stunning sunset colors on the horizon. This period until December is "autumnal" months. Above all: This is a fantastic period, with 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 - Mid March
December to mid-March are also amazing for aurora. This is 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.
Mid March - Mid April
Mid March 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
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