Aurora Safari Camp
© Fredrik Broman/ © Thomas Jönsson/ © Wesley Glasmacher
Aurora Safari Camp is the first glamping site in the world of its kind which was specially created to celebrate Arctic winter conditions and was founded in 2013 by Photographer Fredrik Broman and Safari specialist Jonas Gejke. The camp is perfectly positioned next to a large frozen lake, Lake Degerselet – only a fraction smaller than Manhattan Island - that is a part of Råne River, with beautiful vistas all around and an uninterrupted view of the night sky above making it the perfect destination for a Northern Lights adventure.
The Aurora Safari Camp takes it’s inspiration from the smaller, hidden bush camp-model in Kenya, but adjusting it for the unpredictable Arctic weather, climate and conditions. Jonas and Naila now own and run the camp and the rest of the operation. The Aurora Safari Camp is the perfect place for friends, families or colleagues to come together for a unique holiday to Swedish Lapland. This ultimate glamping hide-out hidden in the seemingly never-ending forests can also be hired exclusively by your group meaning the experience is truly yours and yours alone.
Aurora Safari Camp prides themselves on making their guests feel at home and visitors will always be met with a welcoming arrival, have a personal host on hand who takes care of their environment, food and activities before a fond farewell on departure.
Getting to the camp
We are situated in Råne River Valley in the forestland of Swedish Lapland, Arctic Sweden.
Fly to Luleå (LLA. 1h from our reception) via Stockholm with flysas.com, norwegian.com, www.ryanair.com or train to Boden C (40 min from our reception) with www.vy.se.
If transfer is booked with Aurora Safaris, we will pick you up for a private guided tour through the forestland to our reception.
In winter you will arrive at the reception house and the last part to Aurora Safari Camp is covered with snowmobile sleigh
In summer you will arrive at the reception house, the last part of your transfer to the camp is by boat around 10 minutes, or you can go with canoes or kayaks. We will take the luggage in the boat and meet you with your guide at the camp.
The excitement of arriving at the camp by a non-traditional method of transport only adds to the feeling of being completely remote and in the heart of the wilderness!
We can also provide transfers to and from the surrounding Lodges/Hotels on request.
Optional Private Guided Transfers
Private guided transfers can be arranged from/to anywhere in Swedish Lapland and northern Finland. In addition to the Aurora Safari Camp; Aurora Safaris also has another accommodation site nearby - The Outpost Lodge. We work very closely with our own lodges as they are the ideal complimentary accommodation to a stay at the Aurora Safari Camp either before or after your stay. We also work closely with Arctic Retreat, Arctic Bath, Treehotel, Brändön Lodge, Pine Bay Lodge, Clarion/Savoy in Luleå, the ICEHOTEL, Björkliden, Abisko Mountain Lodge, Fjellborg Arctic Lodge, Loggers lodge, and many lodges in Finnish Lapland.
If transfer is booked with Aurora Safari Camp, guests will be picked up by a guide that knows the camp and most likely will show up again during your stay as an outdoor/snowmobile guide or as a camp/lodge host. A transfer with Aurora Safaris is not just a transfer. It’s a guided forest drive where you have the chance to see moose, reindeer, and other wildlife and of course the beautiful landscapes. All guides live in the area with a variety of backgrounds guiding here, and at other places in the world.
Open year-round except for May and November.
All meals and drinks are included in the stay, with breakfast, lunch, a 4-course dinner, snacks, and drinks available all day, including a selection of wine, beer, and spirits. Guests have access to the sauna, fatbikes, kicksled, snowshoes, nordic skis as well as additional winter clothes if needed - so they can enjoy their adventures comfortably and safely. In Summer they can enjoy the lake with paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, do some fishing and life jackets are also provided. All equipment is available to use as you wish.