AI23: Northern Lights Safari with Pæskatun

Family-owned Pæskatun wants to share with you their fascination for the amazing and mythical Northern Lights and the overwhelming dark winter sky filled with countless stars. Come with them to hunt the Northern Lights by bus.

You will leave behind all the artificial lights from town as you journey from Alta to the Pæskatun slate quarry to the south. There, you will get extra warm clothing if necessary before the hunt begins.

If the weather is great for viewing right at Pæskatun, then we will wait there for the northern lights to appear – it is the perfect base camp with warm buildings and good company while you wait (and if the lights do not show right away, you can see a fun presentation about the northern lights and local research history ). Cloudy weather at Pæskatun? Then it’s time to take to the minibus in search of better weather. Sometimes, a 30-60 minute jouney is all it takes to break free of the clouds and find the sky – or at the very least, improve the chances for a clearer sky – and your guides have deep local experience that gives you a better chance.

Along with the northern lights hunt, your tour includes help with camera settings from your enthusiastic hosts, hot drinks, a light meal of soup and bread, and a portrait of you in front of the northern lights if they appear.

Dates and Times


10-Sep  to  08-Apr



Tour times:

  • 19:00 – 00:00

More info:

Tour duration 4-5 hours. Tour time is 20:00 – 01:00 in October and after March 28th. Closed December 24-25


Adults1580 kr
Children 12/under790 kr

More info:

This tour must be booked by 16:00 the same day, at latest.

Additional Tour Notes

Included: Pick-up service, transport & driver-guide, hot drinks, light soup & bread, snacks and portrait. Available for lending – free of charge: Thermal clothing, shoes and tripods.


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