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Aurora Basecamp Skibotn

Date: Saturday 14 dec 2019 - Tuesday 31 Mar 2020

Northern light chase in Skibotn
Northern Light Tour at Camp Skibotn offers you possibility to observe Aurora Borealis in beautiful nature by the river Skibotnelva.

While waiting for the lady to appear, we can meet the local family of reinder herders, help feed the reindeers, and learn about their way of living of the nature.

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.
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.
We will also enjoy a hot meal at the camp, a locally made reindeer soup “Bidos”. Vegetarian, gluten & lactose free alternative is available as well, just let us know when booking.
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.
Get more out of your evening of Northern Lights chasing – come join us in Skibotn!
Availability: 14 of December to 31st March

Included: English-speaking guide
Transport by bus
Hot drinks and local snacks, hot local made meal
Reindeer experience
Toilet facilities
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: 18:15 – 01:30 (About 7,5 hours)
Capacity: 4 – 50 persons
Level of difficulty: Easy / Family friendly
Price per person: 1550,-
Children under 15 years: 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!

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