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.

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 SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) - Fastest Route
We recommend Bardufoss Airport for the quickest way to us

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, included in the price.

(included only for bookings via our webpage - not via bookings made via booking.com)

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 easy solution and a very scenic route. We will pick you up at the boat terminal in Finnsnes, included in the price.

(included only for bookings via our webpage - not via bookings made via booking.com)

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.

Private Transfers Bardufoss (BDU) or Tromso (TOS)?

Many of our guests ask us about private transfers from Bardufoss or Tromso airport. This is of course possible, but is not a service we offer as a resort/hotel.

If you want a private transfer, you can contact the following companies that offer this:

Trulssen Transport: +47 91119534 (Bardufoss and Tromso)
Finnsnes Taxi: +47 77 84 22 60 (Bardufoss and Tromso)
Tromso Taxi: +47 03011 (only if you arrive in Tromso)

Unfortunately, we cannot book a private transfer for you as a guest directly. The reason for this is that we are then responsible for payment in the event of delayed flights, or other reasons that prevent you from using the booked transport.

 

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

The Boat and forest-3

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.

11.Silent Night

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.

Let the Genie out

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

Price and Policies

BOOK NOW, CHANGE DATE LATER IF NEEDED - FREE OF CHARGE
From 413 $
  •  
  • BOOKING POLICY
  •  
  • 15% deposit when booking. Full payment at least 2 months before arrival
  • Please note that we reserve the amount for your booking 6-8 months before your stay. Cancellation policy below and in terms & conditions is still valid.
  •  
  • CANCELLATION POLICY (Covid-19 update)
  •  
  • PS: During Covid-19 times we are VERY flexible. You can postpone/change date up to 1 week before start date - You will NOT lose the deposit or full payment.
    If you need to postpone - Visit us later with no extra cost.
  •  
  • 2 months prior start date: Full refund
  • Less than 4 weeks prior start date: No refund
  • Less than 2 months prior start date: Deposit non-refundable
  •  
  • Terms and conditions will appear in full when booking
  • Cancellation must be done in writing to booking@auroraborealisobservatory.com
Filling Fast

Important Information

How to get here

Arrival / Departure

Fire Action

Medical / ICE