Aurora Basecamp March

Register here3 seats available for 2023

The Aurora Basecamp March is a 7-night photo tour and takes place around the village of Hetta in Finnish Lapland just before the March equinox. Traditionally the weeks surrounding the equinox are providing very good chances to observe Northern lights.
Days and nights are usually not very cold anymore, making it easier to spend lots of time outside to explore winter wonderland with our cameras. Depending on nature’s mood we can still see snow-covered trees; lakes and rivers will be mostly frozen.
At night we will try and find the ever-mesmerizing Aurora Borealis. During the day you will have the possibility to either recover from the nights or explore the area. We will also have some daytime excursion to some beautiful nature locations and maybe even see some reindeer. Optionally, a husky tour and snowmobile tour can be arranged.

A maximum of six participants makes this an intimate photo tour. Each person will have a lot of time for in-depth discussions regarding camera settings, composition and anything else.

As always and everywhere, the weather is an unknown. The program and its order might change depending on the weather conditions.


Overview – Aurora Basecamp March


2023:  11-18 Mar (optional until 21 Mar)   3 seats available

2024:  Date still open

I would like to join this photo tour in 2024 or later


minimum 4 participants
maximum 6 participants

Required photography skills

The Aurora Basecamp March is open to all skill levels: for those who are mostly used to the auto-mode as well as for those knowing their camera very well. Of course it is also possible to go on this tour without a camera.

Required fitness level

For this tour a basic fitness level will be sufficient. We will have some short hikes through winter wonderland of maximum one hour to reach beautiful spots. During clear nights we will of course search for Northern lights.

Price per person with half board 2023

7 nights in a double room: EUR 2,590.00
Single room supplement: EUR 175.00

Included in price

– transfer from/to Kittilä airport (KTT) at predefined times
– accommodation in Hetan Majatalo in double rooms with bathroom
– half board (breakfast and dinner included)
– aurora chasing every night
– daytime excursions to beautiful locations (almost every day)
– warm overalls & shoes
– all other transfers

Not included

– flights in and out of Kittilä (KTT)
– photo gear (tripod, camera, lenses)
– travel insurance or any other private insurances
– lunches & snacks during daytime (grocery store nearby)
– alcoholic drinks


Detailed information

Covid-19 information

Here you find informationen about the precautions, measures and rules during the tours, the refund and rebooking options and the travel regulations into Finland concerning the Covid-19 Virus.

Feedback from participants

Here you can read what participants wrote, who were already on this photo tour. On the Testimonials-page feedback from all the tours is put together.

Thomas @ Salamapaja aka space cowboy was the perfect knowledgeable guide and careful host. As part of a small group (Aurora Base Camp March 2022) we were sure to have a lot of luck finding amazing northern lights, since Thomas was keeping an expert eye on the space weather and for the best terrestrial conditions, we were indeed successful for 5 nights out of 7! Daytime would not be idle either, with excursions to either Norway, or into Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, or having lunch with reindeer herders out in remote hills. Thomas is an excellent professional photographer who also teaches you how to improve your own shots. On top of that, he made sure to arrange snowshoes and spacesuits so we could just focus on enjoying our expeditions. Many thanks to Thomas for a great time in Finnish Lapland!

Len, Netherlands


Aurora Basecamp March - Aurora borealis
Aurora Basecamp March - Aurora borealis
Low winter sun
Aurora Basecamp March - Aurora borealis
Aurora Basecamp March - Moonlit night with cosy fire
Aurora Basecamp March - Sunset
Aurora Basecamp March - Aurora borealis
Aurora Basecamp March - Aurora borealis

Any questions?

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