Aurora Safari Base Stations

Season Information

Season: Daily from 19 October 2018 to 31 March 2019


Aurora Safari Base Station is our well-established comfortable and social Northern Lights Safari to our perfectly located private base stations with local hospitality.

We have seven private and safe Base Stations located in different areas to cover different weather regimes, giving us a hit rate of 85% last season. We have a local host, warm shelters (lavvu or other building), toilet facilities, thermal winter suits and tripods, as well as campfires and benches outside (N.B: The campfire is subject to weather conditions).

The system involving Base Stations is unique to Tromsø Safari. Based on our experience of more than 15 years, around 4,000 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” (a local sweet snack) 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: Hot soup or stew (vegetarian option available on request when booking)

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes & boots
  • Hat
  • Scarf and mittens

What is included:

  • A knowledgeable and dedicated English-speaking Northern Lights guide
  • Transport by comfortable coach
  • Beautiful Northern Lights video shown on the coach
  • Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and a sweet local cake (lefse)
  • Access to high-resolution photos from the Aurora Safari (via Facebook)
  • About 20 warm overalls for use during the stay at the Base Station
  • About 15 tripods for use during the stay at the Base Station
  • Extra: Hot soup or stew (vegetarian option available on request when booking)

We offer hot soup or stew at the Base Station. We serve locally made food. This may be reindeer stew or fish soup. A vegetarian alternative is available on request when booking. The food 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.

Meeting time and place: 18.15 (6.15pm) Radisson Blu Hotel

Number of guests: 2-45 per bus (1 to 2 buses per base station)

Duration: 5-7 hours

Level: Very easy. Suitable for children. No wheelchair access.


Price: Adult NOK 1095 per person
Child (age 4-12) NOK 600 per person
Infant (age 0-3) Free

N.B: Please notify the age of children when booking.

Aurora Safari with hot soup

Price: Adult NOK 1310 per person
Child (age 4-12) NOK 815 per person


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