The chance to see the Northern Lights in Norway is a phenomenal experience, 

not to be missed, however, when combined with anchoring in hidden coves, the King Crab catch, fishing, easy hikes and an unsurpassed horizon, holidays in Varanger totally come into their own.

The stunning natural light display of the Aurora Borealis has captured the imaginations of travelers and sailors down through the centuries and the Varanger area in Finnmark is maybe one of Norway’s best kept secrets as far as tourism is concerned. The unpolished pearl.

Scenery is unlike anything else that you'll experience in Norway with wide open and barren landscapes balanced by undulating oceans and rolling hillsides. From the vast Varangerfjord to Varangerhalvøya National Park, this region provides an incredible array of natural highlights, against a never ending horizon, to place lovers of the natural world in their absolute element. 

Sustainable King Crab fishing, which we invite you to take part in, is not only spectacular, it is also a precursor to an amazing and tasty meal. The King Crab from the Varangerfjord is being exported world wide - famous for it's taste.

If you add the historical sites, up to 10000 years old, huge, sandy beaches, sea eagles and seaside villages as well as the possibility of Atlantic salmon playing and spawning in deep pools, the Northern Lights twisting and turning overhead - well, then you're in for a real treat, one that you'll never forget.

So - if you are looking for an exotic arctic adventure off the beaten track, do not hesitate!  

And for your information: The Northern Lights are always in the sky. To see them we need it to be dark and as few clouds as possible.

DATES 2023

Because of a delayed shipyard-docking that has to take place during September 2023, we have to cancel our 2023 trips. 2024 trips will be published.


  • Day 1:   Embarkation in Vadsø. Visit to the museum in Vadsø. Northern Lights watch
  • Day 2:   Sailing to our anchorage. Late evening hike and Northern Lights watch.
  • Day 3:   Sailing to Varangerbotn. Visit to the Varanger Sami museum (the Sami are the indigenous people of Norway) in Varangerbotn. Sailing to Vadsø. Docking by our pontoon. Late evening hike and Northern Lights watch.
  • Day 4:   Day trip by mini-bus to Hamningberg, Vardø (visit to the Vardøhus fortress, Steilneset Memorial raised in memory of those persecuted in the seventeenth-century Finnmark Witchcraft Trials), coastal villages and more. Arctic gourmet lunch in Vardø. We head for our cottage in Skallelv.
  • Day 5:   We stay at our cottage for easy hikes, watch the salmon play in the pool, maybe see ptarmigans, reindeer, hare, moose - and the Northern Lights. In the evening we fire up the sauna.
  • Day 6:   In  the morning we head for Vadsø for a day on the fjord: King Crab safari and fishing with the traditional fishing vessel M/K Kjartan of Vadsø. Eat as much as you want on board during the trip. The rest we prepare for dinner on the Goxsheim.
  • Day 7: Disembarkation and goodbye. All meals on board till you leave.

PRICE NOK 16.900,- .

Price includes overnight stay on board Goxsheim in double cabins with bunk beds, at our cottage 2 rooms/2 beds in each/2 guests in the lavvu (traditional saami tent with reindeer furs and camp beds), all meals, all activities and excursions, tickets for museums, fuel etc.

This is a unique and exotic holiday for just a few guests!

Price does not include flights, transfers (airport to boat/boat to airport), alcohol, snacks.


Aurora Borealis
Rabben 2
9800 Vadsø

Mobile phone: +47 90 54 45 61

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