Swedish Lapland

Aurora Safari Camp

Overview

A combination of remote beauty and comfort

Find yourself speeding across a frozen lake as you ride towards this African-style tented camp in Swedish Lapland on a reindeer hide-clad sleigh bench behind a snow mobile. The camp is run by a Swedish photographer who will be on hand to share tips on how best to capture the remarkable Aurora Borealis on camera.

The camp has been set up so that if moved it will leave no trace behind, and it is run with a strict ‘no artificial light’ policy in place, meaning that you have the perfect conditions for viewing the Aurora Borealis.

Once you’ve had a lesson, you’ll be encouraged to chop your own wood to keep the wood-burning stove in your tent going. The sunrises and sunsets here are spectacular with the frozen lake as a backdrop.

Facts

At a glance

  • Four Lavvu tented suites

  • Lounge with an open fire

  • Floating sauna

  • Wood-burning stoves

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Experiences

  • Auroa Safari Camp Sweden nordic skiing in tracks

    Snow activities

    Snow shoes, kick sleds and snow suits are provided so that you can have fun outdoors protected from the elements.

  • Aurora Safari Camp Lapland 4

    Hot air ballooning

    This exquisite way to take in the spectacular snowy scenery is only available in winter for now.

  • Aurora Safari Camp snowmobile

    Snow mobile

    Head out on a self-driven snow mobile adventure. This is not included in the price.

Community & Culture

Aurora Safari Camp works closely with the Råne River Valley community and most of the guides live in the area. They source as many of their groceries from local suppliers as possible. Plans for the immediate future include establishing a foundation to support local projects and associations with guests’ help. The small-scale operations with Aurora Safari Camp, The Outpost Lodge, Blombergs Guesthouse and Villa Aurora are all anchored in the local community.

Conservation

Land has been bought on both sides of the river near Aurora Safari Camp to ensure that the area will not be under threat from deforestation. The aim is also to be seen as a good example of how to protect the wilderness from exploitation by industry, as well as how small-scale tourism can benefit the local economy and create more jobs. Aurora’s footprint is very small. The plan is to increase the protected area in Råne River Valley.

Footprint

Across the four accommodation sites, there are eight snowmobiles and three cars or minivans. The amount of fuel is kept to a minimum and the plan is to replace the main logistics snowmobile with an electric one as soon as possible. The hope is also that the cars will be able to run on biofuel within the next two years.

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