Why we like it
- The original safari camp of Swedish Lapland
- Owned and founded by photographer Fredrik Bowman
- Stay in a unique Lavvu tent in the wild forest of Råne River Valley
- Specialises in photographic courses and inspiration tours
- Range of activities from dogsledding and ice fishing to nature treks and Sami excursions
About Aurora Safari Camp
Hidden deep in the snow covered forests of Swedish Lapland is the Aurora Safari Camp; a unique wilderness experience located a short drive from the town of Sörbyn, which sits on the banks of Lake Vitträsket. Everything is taken care of by your hosts; accommodation, activities, food and beverages; all you are required to do is sit back, relax and experience the silence and beauty of the Boreal forest.
You will spend the night in a traditional Nordic Lavvu tent; single, twin, double and family rooms for up to 10 people can be arranged. With outside temperatures able to drop as low as -30 degrees, you will need plenty of layers to keep you warm. Your host provides you with an arctic sleeping bag and heater to help keep you nice and snug during the cold winter nights; temperatures inside your tee-pee like Lavvu tent will always be at least +5 degrees, and a log burning stove burns continuously through the night. The camp has a shared Eco toilet and washroom located just a short walk away.
Activities depend on the season; snowshoe walking in winter or wildlife drives in summer. As there is no light pollution deep in the Boreal Forest, it is one of the best locations within the remote reaches of Swedish Lapland to witness the memorable Northern Lights; an incredible photo opportunity. If spending more than 2 nights at the camp, you can choose from two awesome snowshoe trails following either the forest river trail or heading up to the lassby mountain lookout. As the day draws to an end, feast about an open fire in the larger lounge tent while chilly toes thaw and your fellow guests share tales of the day's adventures.