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Hunting for the Northern lights with the SamiCamp team
Join us for an evening you won't soon forget, here we offer Sami Storytelling, food and joik while we wait for the northern lights to appear in the sky above us.
Join us for a Northern Lights Chase Experience to Skibotn - a 90 minutes drive from Tromsø city centre. Skibotn is well known to be a perfect spot for watching the "Dansing Lady" in the night sky.
This is due to climatic conditions that make the place one of those with the least amount of rainfall during the year. The clouds often open up when you get to Skibotn and the Skibotn Valley and a cloudless sky gives you a better chance of seeing the northern lights. The hunting for the lady will be in Skibotnvalley. Close to the borderline of Finland
We will take you on an Arctic journey that you will never forget. Your Northern Lights host will pick you up in front of the Scandic Ishavshotel main entrance. The drive will be in a minibus - with an English speaking guide. At Skibotn Hotel there is a restaurant with good toilet facilities.
In Skibotn you will visit the Lavvo ( Sami tent) just outside of the hotel where you will learn how the Sami traditionally interpreted the constellations on the night sky and listen to stories about "Guovssahasa" (Northern Lights). Storytelling by the bonfire about the Sami people who have lived here in the Arctic for generations, will follow. The storytelling will take place in a real Sami tent called Lavvo.
Once your hosts have found a scenic spot, you will take off from the sami basecamp and hunt for the Northern Lights.
We search the polar sky for the Northern Lights and capture them in photos.
If the dancing lady does not appear, or the weather conditions change, we may need to move on and continue the chase.
Included: pick-up and drop-off at Scandic Ishavshotel, transport in minibus with English speaking driver and guide, sami storytelling and joik by the campfire in our warm Lavvo, knowledge about the Aurora Borealis, hot beverages, a tasty Sami Bidos meal with local ingredients, coffee/arctic tea and snack.
Please bring: warm clothes, hat, gloves, warm boots, camera and tripod.
Last minute tips: Make sure you have enough free space on your cameras memory card(s),
and that the batteries are fully charged.
Number of participants: 2-16
Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 6-8 hours
Departure time and place: 06:00pm (18:00) from outside of Scandic Ishavshotel
1600 NOK per person
- Adult NOK 1600
- Child 7-12 years old NOK 1100
- Northern lights camp visit
- Meal included
- Toilet facilities in cabin
- Minibus (up to 16 persons)
- Light meal included
- Tea/coffee/biscuit included
- 5-8 hours
- Northern lights chase
- Northern lights experience
- Child 6+
About Skibotn Hotel
Welcome to Skibotn Hotel!
Here at Skibotn’s only Northern lights base, we are outdoor enthusiasts.
A family run meeting point, where we serve local food, with Sami culture and story telling. Relax with a coffee and cake around a cosy fire, and let us bring the feelings of nature inside. The pure organic surroundings for Sarvvis restaurant, with a stunning panoramic view of Storfjord, and a backdrop of the magnificent Lygsalpen are second to none. You can step right outside and have easy access to the rejuvenating properties of nature whether that is in a winter wonderland, or under the midnight sun, it is truly magical all year round.