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See the Northern Lights in Norway

Jakobsbakken is a former mining town at the entrance to Junkerdal National Park, a national park at the Norwegian side of Laponia UNESCO World Heritage Area. The mountains from Sulitjelma and into Laponia are called «Europe´s Last Great Wilderness». Enjoy the magic of the world´s most beautiful natural phenomena in one of Norway´s most awesome surroundings.

Starting from Jakobsbakken in Sulitjelma, with magnificent buildings from the mining industry in the late 1800s, we take you to the northern lights chase on Jakobsbakken.

Experience the Northern Lights

Jakobsbakken is ideally situated on the northern lights oval, the area where it is most likely to experience the northern lights. From 1. September to 1. April there are great opportunities to see the northern lights, because of minimal light pollution. We will show you to areas without light pollution to chase for the northern lights and let you experience a majestic coloring game that dances in heaven.

Our experienced guide will tell you about the physics of the Northern Lights and why it only occurs near the Polar regions. You will also hear ancient legends and stories from the North about the Northern Lights. We will also take photos with a professional camera, so you and your friends get the best photos of the world’s most beautiful natural phenomenon.

Photo: Bjørn Svendsen

A True Arctic Adventure

Join a true Arctic Adventure, where you can experience snowstorms, Northern Lights, the polar lights, and the Arctic wilderness. Explore the Sami culture, the history of the former mining community, and try local food with ingredients from the mountains. Our main goal when you visit us is that you feel “like home”.

Lie in the snow and become one with nature, while the only thing you hear is your pulse and the wind blowing. The clean air and the sound of silence that nature here can give you is a therapy for both body and mind. Whether you want to try dog sledding, go snowshoeing ice fishing waters, the beautiful mining town above the Arctic Circle is the right place for you.