Aurora Safari Camp
At a Glance
An African style tented camp experience in Swedish Lapland making it one a of a kind
The camp is owned and run by a famous Swedish photographer who will give you essential tips on how to capture the magic of the Aurora Borealis
The ride to the tented camp is thrilling - you take a seat on a customed, reindeer hide clad sleigh bench behind a snow-mobile and speed across a frozen lake to the campsite
The location of the Aurora Safari Camp means that there is no light pollution overhead thus creating the perfect conditions for Aurora Borealis watching
The sunrises and sunsets never cease to amaze as the light is constantly changing and the backdrop of the frozen lake is incredible
Guests are encouraged to chop their own wood (having had a lesson!) and to keep the wood burning stoves in their tents aglow
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A trip to Swedish Lapland between November and March will allow you to make the most of your chances of catching the Northern Lights. And of course there will be snow on the ground too making husky sledding, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling all possible.
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Fredrik Broman's brainchild, the Aurora Safari Camp is testament to this professional photographers vision to bring the wonder of the African luxury camp to the Arctic Circle. This is a unique base in Lapland to husky sled, Aurora watch and snow-mobile.
One wouldn't normally associate a tented camp with snowy Swedish Lapland but that is exactly what renowned Swedish photographer Fredrik Broman has achieved in this truly unique destination.
Nestled on the banks of the Råne River in Swedish Lapland the camp is scattered amongst the trees and overlooks a vast lake which is frozen for much of the year. The "laavu" tents are based on a traditional Scandinavian tipi design that ties in with the indigenous Swedish Sami reindeer-herding people. Despite their authentic design the tents are very comfortable featuring a wood burning stove that keeps the tents snug and cosy and up to 4 single camp style beds. They are bright and airy and with plenty of headroom! In true camping style the washroom is situated between 20-75 meters from the lavvus but do bear in mind that there are no showering facilities!
Guests commune together either around the campfire which boasts reindeer hide covers and a stunning panoramic view across the lake or for cooler evenings the lounge laavu offers a welcoming retreat where coffee is always brewing and where delicious meals such as smoked reindeer are served.
The location of the tented camp lends itself perfectly to making the most of the myriad winter activities on offer. From being whisked across the frozen lake on a custom built ski-bench clad with reindeer hides and towed by a snow-mobile, to snowshoeing in search of reindeer, husky sledding to Aurora Borelis watching, photography classes with Broman or ice fishing or even ice sculpting.
In particular the Northern Lights possibilities and huskies deserve an individual mention. Given the camp's location there is no artificial light to interfere with your chances of spying the Aurora Borealis and a walk out into the middle of the frozen lake even for a spot of star-gazing is a must with the Milkyway hovering overhead.
Richard Carlsson runs Isdimma Husky Adventures with a team of wonderful Siberian Huskies and trips on the forest and lake trails around the camp are exhilarating. Even an overnight Husky-expedition can be arranged.
For those looking for something truly out of the ordinary but will all the trimmings of a winter adventure in search of the elusive Northern Lights, a stay at the Aurora Safari Camp will not disappoint.
The camp is comprised three comfortable Lavvu Tented Rooms. These can be set up as double, twin or family rooms, each sleeping up to four people. In each tent there is a wood burning stove which keeps the Lavvu warm and toasty. There is dedicated tented washroom located about 20-75 meters from the Lavvus though there is no shower on site. Guests gather round the open fire of the Lavvu lounge for drinks and dinner, very much like African sundowners!
The tented camp is rustic and therefore catering is limited. That said, delicious freshly prepared sandwiches, warmed lingonberry juice and a home cooked evening meal can be expected. You can even try your hand at cooking for yourselves over an open fire.
Slaney O'Brien (Staff)
This is somewhere extremely special. I have never been anywhere quite like it. I was stunned by Aurora and Fredrik and didn't want to leave. He goes above and beyond to create the most spectacular stay for all his guests. This really is luxury in the middle of nowhere. We walked across a frozen lake to the floating sauna under the Northern Lights. You can't really ask for anything more special.
Sarah Byrne (Staff)
I was completely blown away by Aurora Safari Camp. From the stunning setting to the incredibly warm welcome I received from Fredrik. This is a real gem and a unique way to enjoy Swedish Lapland's landscape and natural phenomena
Off The Beaten Track in Swedish Lapland
from $6400 pp 6 nights
- Indulge your inner adventurer with safari style camping and tree house living
- This combination of properties takes you from snug laavu tent to family run guest house and on to charming architect designed treehouses
- In all three locations you have ample opportunity to spy the Aurora Borealis
Location & directions
The camp is situated by the Råne River, in Swedish Lapland just over one hour from Luleå Airport.
How to get there
Fly via Stockholm to Luleå Airport with a one-hour transfer to the camp check in. From there you are taken by snowmobile across the frozen lake to the campsite.