While waiting you can enjoy our big glass panoramic waiting area. Here you will have a 270 degree viewing angle towards all aurora directions. One of the reasons we made this panorama was to make sure our guests doesn't miss out on the aurora dance - this is also one of the places where we have classes in photography and post processing with Adrian Mauduit.
The lounge (restaurant) area is built inside an old goat farm. This is a very unique area where you will have breakfast. Some days when fully booked we serve dinner as well. Here you will find peace. Buildings like this is not something you can experience many places in the world. The lounge is equipped with a fully-stocked kitchen, and alcohol allowance.
Our tipi can seat about 50 people. It is winter insulated, heated and has two ovens. We have built it in order to be able to enjoy all weather conditions. Smoke goes up with its own pipe, which means that you never get smell of campfire on your clothes. The building is a modernization from the Sami culture and we are very proud of it. Enjoy culture in a comfy way.
We can never guarantee the weather or the northern lights and there is often a lot of waiting time. Therefore, we have designed waiting areas that are as comfortable as possible. In our outdoor area you can enjoy your wait in a warm and comfortable environment. There is also room for about 20 people in our jacuzzis for those who want a spa-like experience.
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Best time to visit
Take a look at our photos from last season and visit our Facebook page to read our reviews. With over 5000 feedbacks with an average of 4.9 out of 5 possible points, we are very pleased that our guests have had a good stay.
At the Aurora Borealis Observatory we can see the Aurora Dance approximately around August 19th to April 15th.
It is difficult to predict which month is better than others, but from September to the end of March you have a pretty good chance of seeing the Aurora Dance.
100 % Success rate
Guests who stayed 4 nights or more, did see the Aurora Dance.
We are located on 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.
How to get here
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.
BARDUFOSS AIRPORT TRANSFER
If you arrive at Bardufoss Airport, take the shuttle bus to the bus terminal. There is one shuttle bus for every arrival and you buy your ticket on the bus. We will pick you up at the bus terminal, which is included in the price. This is a 1 hour and 15 minute drive.
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.
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