Northern light chase with reindeers in Skibotn
Northern Light Tour at Camp Skibotn offers you possibility to observe Aurora Borealis in beautiful nature with reindeers by the river Skibotnelva.
At the camp there is a lavvo (tepee) or small cabin where you can keep yourself warm. There, local host serves you hot drinks and snacks. Thermal overalls can be borrowed if needed. Note that there is toilet facilities as well.
Reindeers nearby delight your evening when you are not busy with the lights.
In Skibotn probability to see the lights is very good due to dry microclimate and large open area towards the north. Here it tends to be less clouds than in surrounding areas, that is why it is chosen as the place for Norwegian Center for Space Weather.
If weather changes at the camp and it seems much better in other areas, we move forward. In that case we would stay along the roads.
Hot meal is available by pre-booking before 16:00 same day: Locally made reindeer soup “Bidos”. Vegetarian, gluten & lactose free alternative is available as well, just let us know when booking.
Availability: 1st September to 31st March
Included: English-speaking guide
Transport by bus
Hot drinks and local snacks
Access to high-resolution photos from the base camp (via Facebook)
Thermal winter overalls for use at Camp
Some tripods for borrowing during the stay at the Camp
Duration: 18:00 – 01:30
Level of difficulty: Easy / Family friendly
Price per person: NOK 1490
Children under 15 years: NOK 745
We recommend: Warm clothes, long first layer, mittens, beanie and warm shoes, as cold comes also from the ground. In Norway wool is best garment. You can borrow thermal suits if need.
Have a tripod for your camera or phone as pictures are taken with long shutter time.
Learn your camera settings or aurora photo apps in advance. We can help at the camp as well!