Join us for an evening you won't soon forget, here we offer Sami Storytelling, food and joik and a chase for the perfect spot to see the northern lights appear in the sky above us.
Join us for a Northern Lights Chase Experience from Skibotn. Skibotn is well known to be a perfect spot for watching the "Dansing Lady" in the night sky.
This is due to climatic conditions that make the place one of those with the least amount of rainfall during the year. The clouds often open up when you get to Skibotn and the Skibotn Valley and a cloudless sky gives you a better chance of seeing the northern lights. The hunting for the lady will be in Skibotnvalley. Close to the borderline of Finland
We will take you on an Arctic journey that you will never forget.
We will welcome you to our Lavvo ( Sami tent) just outside of the hotel where you will learn how the Sami traditionally interpreted the constellations on the night sky and listen to stories about "Guovssahasa" (Northern Lights). Storytelling by the bonfire about the Sami people who have lived here in the Arctic for generations, will follow. The storytelling will take place in a real Sami tent called Lavvo.
Once your hosts have found a scenic spot, you will take off from the sami basecamp and hunt for the Northern Lights.
We search the polar sky for the Northern Lights and capture them in photos.
If the dancing lady does not appear, or the weather conditions change, we may need to move on and continue the chase.
- transport in minibus with English speaking driver and guide
- sami storytelling and joik by the campfire in our warm Lavvo
- knowledge about the Aurora Borealis, hot beverages
- a tasty Sami Bidos meal with local ingredients, coffee/arctic tea and snack.
- warm clothes: hat, gloves, warm boots
- camera and tripod.
Last minute tips: Make sure you have enough free space on your cameras memory card(s),
and that the batteries are fully charged.
Number of participants: 2-8
Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 3-5 hours
Departure time and place: 19.30 outside Skibotn Hotel
Last updated: 11/23/2023
Source: Visit Lyngenfjord AS
Hunting for the Northern lights with the SamiCamp team - starting in Skibotn