Riverside campsite close to E6.
Wood-fired sauna, tub, and lavvu.
Hike and bike -friendly facilities.
The easiest daytrip route to destinations like, f.i: Halti mountain, Birtavarre mountains, Sabetjohka, Reisa National park, Lake Goulas, Gorsa canyon, Gorsa bridge ( Gorsabrua ), and much more.
(Haltitunturi /Ráisduottarháldi -trail, summer road to parking at 800m. App. 3.5H walk to Halti.)
Close to great skiing terrain f.i. at Sorbmegaisa, Storhaugen, Reisadalen the alps in Lyngen.
18 km to Olderdalen ferry pier (Connects to Lyngseidet, Lyngen)
In September and Oktober you can drive up to the mountain and tundra and see the Northern Lights over f.i. the Goulas Lake. From Birtavarre you can find clear weather in direction towards Alta, or Tromsø, Skibotn and Kilpisjarvi, because the weather can be very different in each place. Birtavarre is often protected from bad weather by the Lyngen Alps.
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Basic standard self household cabins. Caravan and tent spaces.
Right now! 11-24% discount!
Close to most cabins and camp spaces. Kitchen, laundry, toilets, showers. Kitchen appliances available in reception and common areas. Water facilities and cleaning appliances in servicebuildings.
Water filling and disposal in facility close by.
Included services for Camping and Cabins (Not included in Parking): Full access to servicebuilding with kitchen, laundry, toilets, showers and dressing room. Water filling and disposal. Garbage disposal. WiFi.
Other, not included services:
Sauna: 125,- + 55,- hour/person.
Washing machine token: 55,- .
Towel rent: 25Kr.
Bed-linen: 100Kr. bed/stay. Duvet/pillow free.
End cleaning: From €10/100Kr
Prices are per night, and includes VAT/MVA.
Groups, long term, and winter -rental available on direct enquiry. Contact info.
If you had a look at our pricelist you may already know that our prices are just about how low as they get in this country, as we are among the rare bread of accomodation providers for the budget conscious traveler. The services provided are basic, and you will not find much goldplated equipment. However we can afford to treat you with a smile or two...
We appreciate all our guests very much, and budget pricing does not mean you don`t deserve clean areas and a good bed to sleep in. And hey, you might even find it luxourious to be awakened by birds singing in the morning.
Basic standard self household cabins.
Minimum fee of 100,- Nok or 10 Euros, for normal end cleaning.
On a strict budget? Ask for our “DIY-deal” (Do It Yourself ) and save money. In fact, since it`s self household cabins, if you don`t ask for cleaning, we expect to find the cabin reasonable clean when you depart. Traditionally, in most part of Scandinavia there`s a silent expectation that you leave the cabin ready for the next guests. Of course we bring equipment with us on inspection, and we don`t mind swiping the floors and make sure everything is clean. Kitchen, laundry, toilets and showers in service-buildings. (No water in cabins.)
Tokens for washing machine.
Household equipment not stored in cabins.
We supply eguipment for our cabin guests included in the price, but we don`t keep it in the cabin. What we achieve is a lower initial price due to saving of houskeeping costs. You simply loan the equipment you need at the reception or in the common kitchen, and you deliver it back on departure. Money saved. (Cooking plate, microwave and refrigerator in all cabins. Waterboiler and appliances available on loan.)
Bed clothing (linen) not stored in cabins.
We know that most of our guests bring their own sleepingbags, or bed clothing. (After all, that`s camping.) Therefore we do not keep our linen in the cabins, and this way you don`t have to pay for a service you may not need. If you need bed linen you pay only a cleaning fee of 100 Nok per bed/stay/change. (Not per night). Duvet only, for use with your own linen are free of charge. This is also a more hygienic system, and a bonus for everyone.
Main service building.
Kitchen, laundry, toilets, showers. The service building is very basically equipped, and are situated in reasonable distance from most cabins and camping spaces.
Washing machine token (50 Nok), tumbler/dryer is free.
What to expect.
Really, you should read all the articles in the main menu, as each page contains information you may need. The pricelists also has information about conditions and additional charges, and you may pay special attention to seasons an summer/winter conditions.
The kitchen in the servicebuilding is fully functional with water, cooking plate, microwave, waterboiler, and other appliances and dishes. However it does not have the standard we would like it to have, so we are now building a new kitchen connected to inside seatings in the common area. The current kitchen will therefore not be updated much, and you should know that it is very basic and for basic needs. So please bare with us, we know it`s not up to par. PS. We haven`t abondoned it yet so we do of course clean the kitchen every day.
Just keep in mind that until inspection and cleaning, the kitchen only look as good as the latest guest left it. (As in all common kitchens.)
WiFi included for all guests.
Woodfired sauna and hot tub. Selfmanaged, fill with water and wood (for sale, expect around 250 nok.), no other fees. (Keep in mind, tub takes about 3-4 hours to fill and heat up)
Weather forecast for Kåfjorddalen NB! This forecast do not apply to the mountains.
PS! Our reception is closed during winter season.
In winter season we have 6 cabins and the servicebuilding available.
No day to day caravan places, but long term places for caravans is possible.
Reception and snackbar is closed, as well as common areas/inside seatings inside.
Arrangement with reservation and check-in are made over telephone Nr: .(+47) 40003434
Birtavarre is excellent for hiking experiences and has many easy accessible and signposted walks in the mountains and forests. A special map for hikers in Kåfjord are available in stores and at the camp site. The valley has a snowmobile track up to over 1000 MASL, which makes access to all the mountain landscapes much easier. The beautiful Sabetjohka mountain landscape is very close to several attractions. The tundras in Birtavarre and Kåfjord alps in Olderdalen, Nordmannvik og Djupvik often has better snowconditions than the surrounding areas. It is also Kåfjord who has the best view to the majestic Lyngen alps! The latitude and dry climate of Birtavarre makes conditions for northern lights very good. Spectacular lights are often spotted.
Ice fishing on the fjord or in the mountain. Kåfjorden is an arm of the Lyngen fjord, known for good existence of cod, saithe, haddock, trout and salmon. Every year, cod up to 30-40 kg is landed in Kåfjord.
For spring we will open the camping site, and reception with limited opening hours, at around 15th of mai.
For more information, please contact by mail or telephone Nr: .(+47) 40003434 or make cabin reservation online.
The northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, occurs in the northern hemisphere. It's a natural display in the sky caused by charged particles directed by the earths magnetic field. It creates a curtain of colours flaring across the night sky, usually visible during wintertime. The Aurora Borealis can have colours from deep green to a redish glow. Birtavarre and the surrounding areas are great to hunt for the Northern Lights. At BaseCamp Birtavarre the advantage is relatively little light light polution. Please read our page about The Northern Lights, and pay attention to the advices given to maximaze your chances.
The latitude and dry climate of Kåfjord makes good conditions to see the midnight sun.
Please read our page about The Midnight Sun, and pay attention to the advices given to maximaze your chances.
We plan adventures, organizes events and accomodates groups.
Prices and services examples:
Accomodation/conference/camp/rent. P.P or total. From 97 P.P. (+8 % VAT)
Lavvo (traditional sami tent), sauna, hot tub, etc. Price on demand. (+8-25 % VAT)
Dining/catering inside seating. Dinner. 250-395,00 (+15 %VAT)
Dining/catering inside seating. Breakfast. 95-197,00 (+15 %VAT)
Dining/catering away from restaurant. Light. From 99,00 (+15 %VAT)
Event organizing and extra personal-cost 480,00 P.H. (+25 %VAT)
Cultural performance, misc. Price on demand (+0 %VAT)
Activities, guiding, bungee jump, etc. Price on demand (+0 %VAT)
T-shirts, bungee, etc. 99-150,00 (+25 %VAT)
Contact us for more information.
Cabins group rental. Prices down to 95,- Nok.pp.
Bed-clothing: 84,- (bed/stay.)*
Direct reservation required.
Long term on direct contact.
Event & Group Camp
Directions to Birtavarre | Kåfjorddalen
BaseCamp Birtavarre is situated only a few hundred meters from E6, and very easy to find whether you arrive by own car or bus. There is only one central exit from E6 to Birtavarre and a crossroad immediate thereafter. Turn to the right and you are at Birtavarre South and only 2-300 meters from High-North Camp Birtavarre. The bus stops only 400 meters from the camping.
With car, only a daytrip/445km from North Cape and 620 km from The Polar Cirkel Center on Saltfjellet (E6, 80 km. north of Mo I Rana). 150km from Tromsø City.
Nearest camp to Sabetjohka mountain landscape - close to Gorsa canyon, Lake Goulas, Halti and Birtavarre mountains, and more. Road up to 800m. Also near the fjords and alps in Great-Lyngen/Lyngenfjord. 3 Airports within 1 or 2.5 hours: Sørkjosen 65km, Bardufoss 150km, Tromsø 162km.nAirports within 3.5 or 4 hours: Alta 235km, Evenes 272km.nAirport in Bodø: 9 hours/569km.
If you arrive to Tromsø f.i. by airplane and want to travel to Birtavarre by bus, one option is to take shuttle bus or taxi to Prostneset in Tromsø center. (With bus you may have to walk 5 minutes from Nerstranda.) Bus 160 goes from Prostneset at 15.00 at arrives in Birtavarre 17.55. Timetables/Travelplanner for Troms region here. Choose departure "from Tromsø Lufthavn (Tromsø)" and destination "to Birtavarre". Olderdalen/Lyngen ferry and Ullsfjord ferry corresponds with busses. Birtavarre - Olderdalen is 18km. Ferry timetable. Keep in mind that public transportation is very limited. Bus arrivals and departures are very few, and bus and ferry correspondence even fewer. There are no public transport towards Birtavarre in evenings.
Same day planning may not be a good option! For more detailed traveling direction to Birtavarre we suggest you try Google Maps or you may call us and we we`ll be pleased to assist you.
Hope this helps, and we are looking forward to having you as our guests!
- Northern Lights View Onsite
- Northern Lights View Nearby
- Midnight Sun View Onsite
- Midnight Sun View Nearby
- Hike Friendly Facilities
- Bike Friendly Facilities
- Ski Friendly Facilities
- Pickup and transport -service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Showers included
- Grey water disposal
- Coin or Token operated washing machine
- Dryer included
Birtavarre in Norway may be the best place to see Northern Lights in september and oktober.
Birtavarre, located in northern Norway, is indeed one of the best places to witness the Northern Lights in September and October for several compelling reasons, including the summer road up to 800 meters and the minimal light pollution:
Geographical Location: Birtavarre is situated in the Troms region of Norway, which is well within the Arctic Circle and the Aurora oval. This high-latitude location makes it an ideal spot for Northern Lights viewing.
In September and October, the nights really start to get longer, providing more opportunities to see the auroras. Statistically most sigthings are around midnight, and its`s already dark for several hours.
Favorable Weather Conditions: The climate in Birtavarre during September and October is relatively stable. The autumn months bring milder temperatures and less precipitation compared to the winter months, making it more comfortable for outdoor activities and extended Northern Lights viewing sessions.
Clear Skies: Northern Norway, including Birtavarre, often experiences clear skies during September and October. Clear conditions are essential for Northern Lights viewing because clouds can obscure the auroras. Birtavarre's geographical position and relatively dry autumn weather contribute to more nights with clear skies, increasing your chances of spotting the lights.
Altitude Gain: The summer (construction) road leading up to 800 meters in Birtavarre provides a significant advantage for Northern Lights enthusiasts. Being at a higher elevation means that you have more unobstructed view to the auroras, which often occur at altitudes of 80 to 300 kilometers above the Earth's surface. This proximity enhances your chances of seeing vibrant and close-up displays.
Limited Light Pollution: Birtavarre is a small, remote village with limited light pollution. This lack of artificial light interference is crucial for witnessing the Northern Lights in their full glory. Dark skies allow you to see even faint auroras with greater clarity and intensity. Up in the mountain in Birtavarre, you will have even less light pollution.
Northern Lights Season: September and October mark the beginning of the Northern Lights season in northern Norway. While the lights are visible in this region from late August to early April, these early months offer a unique experience. You can witness the auroras against a backdrop of autumnal landscapes, such as colorful foliage and snow-capped mountains.
Fewer Tourists: Unlike the peak winter months, Birtavarre experiences fewer tourists in September and October. This means you can enjoy a more peaceful and intimate Northern Lights experience without large crowds.
To maximize your chances of seeing the Northern Lights in Birtavarre during September and October, it's important to check the local weather forecasts, keep an eye on aurora forecasts, and stay up-to-date on solar activity, as solar storms can significantly influence the visibility and intensity of the auroras.