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Aurora Safari Base Station is our well-established comfortable and social Northern Lights Safari to our perfectly located private base stations with local hospitality and high chances of Northern Lights.
We have five private and safe Base Stations located in different areas to cover different weather regimes. We have a local host, warm shelters (lavvu or other building), toilet facilities, thermal winter suits, tripods, outside benches and campfire (weather permitting).
The system involving Base Stations is unique to Tromsø Safari. Based on our experience of more than 14 years, around 3,500 Northern Lights Safaris, the latest weather forecast, wind direction and the hosts at the Base Stations, we choose the Base Station or stations with the best chances of clear sky and, therefore, of experiencing the Northern Lights.
If the weather changes and clouds move in, we check with our network if it would be better to move to another location. And if so, we finish our meal, hot drinks and “lefse” before leaving to look for clear skies somewhere else. In these circumstances, we will stay along the roads searching for a clear sky.
Our focus on this trip is always to show you the Northern Lights!
Extra: Two choices of hot soup (one vegetarian option)
What to bring: Warm clothes & boots, hat, scarf and mittens
Pick-up time and place: 18:30 (6.30pm) at Radisson Blu Hotel
• A knowledgeable and dedicated English-speaking Northern Lights guide
• Transport by comfortable coach with on-board toilet
• Beautiful Northern Lights video shown on the coach
• Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and a sweet local cake (lefse)
• Access to a high-resolution group photo link (via Facebook)
• About 20 warm overalls for use during the stay at the Base Station
• About 10 tripods for use during the stay at the Base Station
• Advice from your guide about how to take Aurora photos
Extra: Two choices of hot soup (one vegetarian alternative).
We offer hot soup at the Base Station. We serve locally made soup. This may be reindeer soup or fish soup, as well as a vegetarian alternative. The hot soup should be ordered no later than 16.00 (4pm) on the day of the tour. Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for special dietary requests.
Duration: 5-7 hours
Number of guests: 2-100
Level: Very easy. Suitable for children. No wheelchair access