Aurora Basecamp September

Register here2 seats available for 2019

The Aurora Basecamp September is a 4-night (optional 7-night) northern lights photo tour and takes place around the village of Hetta in Finnish Lapland soon after the September equinox. Traditionally the weeks surrounding the equinox are providing a very good chance to observe Northern lights.
Autumn comes to its end, making way for the arrival of winter. Depending on nature’s mood we might be able to enjoy the last autumn colors, the first snow or both combined. Lakes and rivers will still be mostly open, giving us and our cameras opportunities to catch reflections.
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 two daytime excursions to some beautiful nature locations and maybe even see some reindeer.

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.


Overview – Aurora Basecamp September


2019: 28 Sep – 02 Oct 2019 (or – 05 Oct)  – 2 seats available
2020: final date open

Make-it-a-week option: Book three additional nights 02 – 05 Oct.


minimum 4 participants
maximum 6 participants

Required photography skills

The Aurora Basecamp September 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 of maximum one hour to reach beautiful spots. During clear nights we will of course search for Northern lights.


Double room: EUR 1,150,00
Single room supplement: EUR 120.00

Make-it-a-week: EUR 700.00
Single room supplement: EUR 80.00

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
– at least 2 daytime excursions to beautiful locations
– 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
– warm overalls & shoes (can be provided upon request)


Detailed information


Aurora Basecamp September - over a pond
Aurora Basecamp September - Over a lake
Aurora Basecamp September - Through trees

Any questions?

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