Northern Lights Camp
Let the Northern Lights come to you! Join our Camp for a comfortable and social Northern Lights chase, located 20 minutes away from Alta.
Is your date not available? Contact us and let's see what we can do. We may have room for you at today's outing!
Staying at the camp we aim to experience the impressive show of the mystical Aurora Borealis. As the site is high up in the mountain Pæska, we can offer a fantastic view over the valley of Alta with minimum light pollution and is, therefore, a brilliant Northern Lights observation site and photo location.
If you bring your own camera the guides at Pæskatun assist you gladly with your camera settings so that you can take your own Northern Lights pictures. Those who do not bring along a camera can purchase a portrait picture with the Northern Lights in the background to get their personal vacation memory and the evidence that YOU have seen them.
Our camp consists of a wide area to wander around in the fairy-tale snow landscape to watch the Northern Lights from different spots. When the arctic winter shows its true face you can warm up and sit relaxed in one of our cozy and woodstove-heated slate cottages while having a tea, coffee, and cake.
But no worries, our guides observe the sky all the time and will let you know when the Northern Lights are dancing in different colours and breath taking shapes and formations are filling the firmament. Or you step by in our lavvu (Sami tent) where you can sit down on reindeer skins and getting spoiled by the pleasant warmth of the campfire. Additional open campfires with reindeer skin covered snow benches and wind protected snow wall constructions create an extraordinary atmosphere along with the fresh winter air.
Periods of low Northern Lights activity may happen and during these periods we will entertain you with a movie and slide show which tells the history, myths and scientific background of the Northern Lights.
As Pæskatun is an active slate quarry we will optional give a presentation about Alta`s slate industry.
- Cake and snacks
We recommend wearing warm winter clothes and shoes. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to find the Northern Lights. We did, however, have a 98% success rate in the 2016/2017 season!
For sale: Souvenirs, slate products handmade at Pæskatun, pictures, woollen clothes, portrait of yourself or with your family/ friends that will be sent to your e-mail.
19:00 (or as agreed)
Adult, Student, Child, Private Group