ABOUT PÆSKATUN

Pæskatun proudly announce that we have one of the best locations in Alta to observe the Northern Lights

On a plateau, high up on the mountainside of Pæska, is our Northern Lights Camp Alta situated. With a fantastic view over the valley of Alta and the town and fiord visible in the horizon, and far away from any artificial light pollution, makes Pæskatun an excellent photo location.
And all this only 20 minutes from Alta center!

With years of experience in guidance and hunting the Northern Lights, with thermal clothing to our faraway guests and cabins to get warm and something hot to drink and eat we are doing our best to make sure that you will have an unforgettable and pleasant night with us hunting the Northern Lights!

The mountain Pæska is full of Alta Quartzite Slate which is known for its incredible high quality and is one of the best, if not the best, slate in the world! In its humble start Pæskatun welcomed visitors from all over the world to see and learn how to extract a roof tile out of these blocks of hard slate rock.

Since 1993 thousand upon thousand have big-eyed observed the slate worker performing his skills and impressed giving applause when he show them the finished roof tile. Pæskatun is constantly working with improvement of and developing new products to the best for our guests. Take a look at our experiences to see and learn more!

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Northern Lights score

2016 Culture Awards

Alta Municipality

Happy customers since 1993

Environment and Safety

Safety

We value the safety of all our guests and employees, both here in the yard and on all trips that we arrange, summer and winter. Our experienced guides have all been trained in first aid, they ensure that our guests have the clothing needed for a comfortable trip, they assess weather and driving conditions both before and during a trip, and can, if necessary, turn around in time. They assess whether the guests are able to complete the trip and can refuse a guest to participate if it will endanger life and health.

We also value the safety of our visitors here in the yard. Less safe areas where boulders and other things are stored are blocked off. Grandstands are marked for the visually impaired. In winter, the yard is cleared of snow and sprinkled with sand if needed. All motorized and mechanical equipment is handled only by authorized personnel. The public is kept at a proper distance during slate demonstrations.

Nevertheless, and despite our safety measures, accidents may happen. We recommend all our guests to have insurance that covers the activity they sign up for, for all group or family members, and we recommend that everyone follow the instructions given by the guides.

Environment and sustainability

We live close to nature here in the north, a nature that we both harvest from and that we happily share with our visitors. We are therefore very aware that we, as a company, employees and as users of nature, do not leave traces behind us when we are on a trip. We show respect and therefore we clean up after ourselves and, leave the place in the same condition as it was when we arrived. It is in our history and culture that we harvest from nature, all year round, and take out what we need, for ourselves. We do not disturb wildlife unnecessarily, we use well-established paths and campsites, and do not have motorized traffic in nature.

In a bigger picture, all our activities affect nature. It is an inherited attitude, but also a duty to do the best we can to minimize our own environmental footprint, as much as possible. These days we are in the process of becoming environmentally certified. All aspects of our operations will be reviewed and, the goal will be to reduce energy consumption, use more renewable energy, sort waste at source and more. We want our company to be sustainable, financially, and environmentally, but also sustainable in the society we belong to. We encourage and support our partners in their process of sustainability. 

Covid-19

Our priority is to keep both you as a guest, but also our employees safe while you have an interesting and exciting experience with us. We follow the recommendations of the NHI to prevent the virus from spreading. We have reduced the capacity of our trips somewhat, as well as increased our cleaning and hygiene routines.

Our measures and what we ask you as a guest to follow:

  • Common areas and contact points are often cleaned and disinfected, and between each group
  • All equipment and clothing are disinfected between uses
  • Antibac is available at all times for guests and staff
  • Where the one-meter rule cannot be complied with, employees will wear masks, guests are recommended the same
  • Vehicles are disinfected between each group, passengers are recommended to use masks, and the driver wears masks
  • We ask you to respect the one-meter rule
  • We ask you to limit the number of belongings to an activity, but bring your own hat, scarf, and mittens / gloves
  • Preferably pay by card
  • Only participate in the activity if you feel well

Together we can contribute, and together we will come out stronger at the other end!