Let the Northern Lights come to you!
Join our Camp for a comfortable and social Northern Lights chase, located 20 minutes away from Alta. 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 cosy 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. Included:
Transport, coffee/tea and cake Additional information:
Warm winter clothing and shoes recommended
For sale: Souvenirs, slate products hand made at Pæskatun, pictures, woollen clothes, portrait of yourself or with your family/ friends that will be sent to your e-mail
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee finding the Northern Lights. But still, in the 2016/17 season we had 98% hits!
Season: Check availability at www.peskatun.no.
Departure: 19:00 or as agreed
Duration: 3 hours at the camp
(transport, coffee/tea, cake included: NOK 750 per adult
Pick-up: Centre of Alta, outside Tourist Information -
Northern Lights Camp Alta is arranged when bigger events take place and/or when we have cruise arrivals in Alta.
Northern Lights Camp Alta is also available for groups! Booking, normally three days upfront, but:
There might be places available for you too, call us!
Contact Pæskatun for booking or more information:
+47 97 06 04 89
Also booking through:
Tourist Information Alta +47 99100022
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