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Chasing the Northern Lights!

Exclusive Northern Lights experience - far from mass tourism and endless bus driving. Join us at our mountain basecamp and start chasing the lights!

2018-08-2810:55 Janne Stokvik

Join us in the hunt for Aurora Borealis!

We are looking forward to wishing you welcome to our Northern Light basecamp "Ljøsenhammeren" It is situated on a hill in the middle of a beautiful mountain landscape, with great views of snowy mountains. Here we have the opportunity to wait for the northern lights indoors or out in our lavvo.  In order to offer a high-quality Northern Lights experience, we focus on small groups. 

Programme

Our guide Lars and some of his huskies will greet you on arrival! (He is a musher as well!) After that we will be serving hot drinks by the fire in our lavvo. Here we can relax and wait for the lights whilst listening to stories from the area and tasting som local cured meat. Depending on your wishes and physical condition (and the weather) Lars will be happy to take you on a little hike further up from the Lavvo. When the Northern Lights appear you will be on the front row of a "once in a lifetime" show! 

Season for Northern Lights Safari

In the wintertime from late September to early April

How to get there: 

The basecamp is located between Misvær and Bodø in a road called "Kulturveien" It is approw 1 1/2 hour from Bodø by car if you drive via Saltstraumen (and you realy should do that! That way you get 2 highlights for the price of 1!)

Date & time

As the weather is constantly changing we accept bookings everyday, but we will cancell if the weather conditions makes it unlightly to see any lights. . 

The adress is: 

Ljøsenhammeren
Kulturveien 5563
8100 Misvær

How do we find the Northern Lights?

We constantly monitor the local weather report to find out which day you will have the best chance to see the northern lights. We are dependent on a clear sky to see the Northern Lights - and thus the tours can vary in length. Our basecamp is located in the mountains where the absence of artificial light makes the experience better. 

Photography

It may be challenging to take good pictures of the Northern Lights, but we will do our best to assist you. For best results, it may be smart to bring your camera stand. 

What to wear?

The weather in northern Norway is changing rapidly. We therefore recommend that you bring warm clothes. Feel comfortable with the 3-layer principle (wool at the bottom, a warm sweater of wool or fleece in the middle, and windproof clothing as a top layer.

  • Long wool underwear
  • Warm sweater in wool - alternatively fleece
  • Windproof jacket - and trousers / Alternative down jacket
  • Hat (covering the ears)
  • Thick gloves or mittens
  • Winter

 Feel free to take an extra sweater - it's not fun to be cold!

We have some overalls that we will be happy to lend you if needed. Also the basecamp consist of a restaurant building and two small cabins. If the weather is cold we can relocate from the lavvo outside an in where it is warm. (Here we also have a restroom etc) 

 Included in the Northern Lights package:
  • Norwegian guide
  • Exclusive visit to our basecamp & lavvo
  • Hot beverages & cured meat
  • Possibility to make a short "hike" (we provide headlamp)

Martins Danga
Northern Light Sky over boats
Martins Danga
Tommy Pettersen