Aurora Basecamp March

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The Aurora Basecamp March is a 4-night (optional 7-night) northern lights photo tour and takes place around the village of Särkijärvi in Finnish Lapland soon after 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 at least one daytime excursion to some beautiful nature locations and maybe even see some reindeer. Optionally, a husky tour can be arranged.

In case you would like to stay a full week, there is also the ‘Make-it-a-week’ -option to book three additional nights of aurora chasing.

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.

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Overview – Aurora Basecamp March

Dates

2020: 21 – 25 Mar 2020 (or until 28 Mar)  4 seats available
2021: final date open

Make-it-a-week option: Book three additional nights 25 – 28 Mar.

Participants

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

Basic Basecamp in single room: EUR 1,400,00

Make-it-a-week: EUR 1,400.00 + 850.00

Included in price

– transfer from/to Kittilä airport (KTT) at predefined times
– accommodation in Särkijärven Majat in cozy, spacious, three-bedroom apartments (one bedroom per participant with shared living room, kitchen, bathroom and sauna)
– half board (breakfast and dinner included)
– aurora chasing every night
– at least two daytime excursions to beautiful locations
– 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 (we will visit the grocery store a few times)
– alcoholic drinks

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Detailed information

Gallery

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?

If you have questions related to the Aurora Basecamp September, your photo gear or anything else, please use the contact form.

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