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When booking your dream aurora borealis holiday, it is important to know that the location is good for aurora. We claim that this is one of the best northern lights locations in the whole world. The staff working here really understand aurora, and make sure you get the best possible experience. The northern lights are weather dependent and if weather is bad for aurora, you can enjoy your time in our restaurant & bar along with other activities. You are already on location and as long as weather is good and the aurora dance, you will see it. Because of this you dont have to go on a classic “chasing the northern lights tour” from bus or car. Our eminent hosts and our automated alerting system will also make sure you never miss out on any action. While staying here you can also explore the culture of Senja Island. Enjoy the silence and lovely atmosphere where your well-being is in focus. Our goal is to create the best Aurora Borealis experience.  

We are proud to say that we have one of the most cozy restaurants & bars in Northern Norway - Fjösn Restaurant & Bar. Since we are specializing on aurora borealis the restaurant have big windows. This is to make sure that you dont miss out on any northern lights activity. Because of this you can enjoy a good dinner, a glass of wine or a drink and get notified if the aurora appear. The kitchen holds a very high standard and our chef specializes in French cuisine with elements of Asian cuisine. In addition. We produce most of the meat and fish up at the resort in our own production kitchen so you always get fresh produce.

All our apartments, rooms and suites have panoramic view towards the spectacular aurora dance. Not only do they have amazing view. They also have some of the biggest windows, and you can therefore enjoy the aurora the best possible way.  Explore Northern lights and pure nature in a new way by accommodating in AuroraHut Glass Igloo. We offer external shower room with AuroraHut. AuroraHut is perfect for 1-2 nights

The Aurora Borealis Observatory is a small family driven resort located at Senja Island in Northern Norway. The resort are owned and operated by Anders Hanssen, Kristine Hanssen Kjosnes and Magnus Hanssen. It is safe to say that we love the aurora and we feel lucky and blessed being able to live at such prime location. Conservation and sustainable use of resources- natural, social and cultural up here at the Aurora Borealis Observatory and Senja Island, is very important for us.

The Aurora Borealis Observatory is for those who really want to experience nature, silence and to get total relaxation, while hopefully enjoying the amazing Aurora Borealis.


Activities we offer:

  • National Scenic Route (Guided)
  • Snowmobile tours (Guided)
  • Aurora Husky tours (Guided)
  • Mountain Hikes (Guided)
  • Horseback Riding (Guided)
  • Skiing in the Mountains (Guided)
  • Tromso City Daytrip (Guided)
  • TrackMan Golf Simulator (Guided)
  • Walking the forest
  • Hike to Gammel-Veten
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Enjoy the snow


Link to the booking system: auroraborealisobservatory.com



Aurora Borealis Observatory

Torsmoveien 985

9303 Silsand, Norway




Reception: +47 96 99 99 96

Direct Booking: +47 97 03 23 00





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