Aurora Safari Camp is Swedish Lapland’s first African-style safari camp (we know – the idea took us by surprise too). This unique set up has a strict ‘no artificial light’ rule, so your chances of catching a glimpse of the northern lights are as high as they can be.
The safari camp is nestled in the wild forest of the Råne River Valley north of Luleå, a positioning that offers stunning views of the surrounding river, lake and mountains.
Your room is in a traditional Lavvu tent, a type of Nordic Tipi. The inside is fire-heated and comes complete with Arctic sleeping bags and comfortable beds. There’s another tent on site providing a lounge and bar, as well as a traditional sauna close by, so you’ve got plenty of places in which to kick back and unwind after a day of arctic exploration.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The ‘beyond luxury glampsite’ offers stripped back luxury, needing only to rely on the stunning beauty of its surroundings to shine. There’s no need for grand hallways and marble bathrooms when you’re in striking wilderness such as this, and the beautiful yet cozy simplicity of the camp left us feeling utterly charmed. Designed and owned by professional photographer Fredrick Broman, you’ll get some great tips on capturing lasting memories and incredible photos of the northern lights, too. Professional photographers are always handy to have around.