North Adventure

AC233: Northern Lights Safari
and Slate Demonstration at Pæskatun

Northern Lights Safari<br>and Slate Demonstration at Pæskatun

Quick Facts

Season: Winter
Capacity: Maximum 20; Minimum 50
Duration: 4 hours
One way transport time: 30 minutes
Time at supplier: 3 hours
Intensity: Easy
Toilets Yes
Supplier: Pæskatun

Pæskatun wants to share with our guests the fascination of the amazing and mythical Northern Lights and the overwhelming dark winter sky filled with countless stars.

Visitors will travel by guided bus to Pæskatun, a slate quarry tucked near the top of one of several slate mountains that rise out of the landscape south of Alta. The location is ideal for watching the Northern Lights: often free of clouds, up from the trees and mountains, with a wide amount of sky to see, and far from the light pollution over Alta. Pæskatun has small buildings and tents on site to provide warmth and shelter from wind and weather, and a good spot to see the sky is always just a few steps away. Telescopes will be available at Pæskatun as well, so if there is a clear sky but no lights, it can be fun to peer out at stars, planets and other objects in the sky.

Since Pæskatun is also an active slate quarry, guests can learn about the traditional slate industry while at Pæskatun, and take some time from their Northern Lights vigil to carve their own slate souvenir to bring home. Visitors that love the look of the mineral can also buy souvenirs hand-crafted by Pæskatun.

The hosts will help with camera settings, and will also take pictures of guests using the Northern Lights as a backdrop. Please remember that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon. They are not guaranteed to appear, and the weather is not guaranteed to cooperate to provide a sighting.

Northern Lights Safari<br>and Slate Demonstration at Pæskatun