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Tromsø: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour

1. Tromsø: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour

Go in search of the Northern Lights on a guided excursion from Tromsø. Explore the arctic wilderness, learn about local stories, and feast on hearty traditional Norweigian cuisine throughout the evening. Meet your guide and listen as they provide information about the weather, the lights' activity, and your chances of seeing the lights on that particular evening. Next, visit a location most suited to the evening's conditions, sometimes traveling deep into neighboring Finland. Upon arrival, your guide will set up a bonfire and help set up your camera to best capture the Northern lights.  Enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. Later, enjoy a picnic-style barbecue and enjoy traditional Norwegian fiskekake (fish burgers) or sausages with tortilla bread. Get a professional photo of the Northern Lights. Your guides will explain the phenomenon of the Northern Lights and the traditions, beliefs, and superstitions connected to them.  Following your tour, your experience concludes as your guide drops you off at your accommodation close to the city center of Tromsø.

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Tromso: 6 to 8-Hour Northern Lights Chase with Photos

2. Tromso: 6 to 8-Hour Northern Lights Chase with Photos

Chase the northern lights for 6 to 8 hours on a comfortable coach with a toilet and heating. Depart at 6:00 PM to the location with the best chances to see northern lights, which is based on forecasts and weather that are constantly monitored. Your guide will tell stories along the way and explain the phenomenon. Once you see the northern lights, your guide will take portraits of you free of charge. If you choose to take your own photos, your guide will show you how to photograph the northern lights. Enjoy coffee, tea, and cocoa to keep you warm and awake. If you get cold, the bus is always heated and you may use this for shelter. Of course, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon so cannot be guaranteed. Should your night be unsuccessful, you can join on another day for a second chance to see the aurora, and enjoy a 50% discount.

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Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

3. Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

Depart from the meeting point in Tromsø to go on a hunt of the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Also known as the Northern Lights, their appearance is truly striking. Head for wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. Your experienced guides will give you an honest assessment of the opportunity of spotting the lights for your evening. To get stunning views of the sky you will aim for areas with good solar activity and clear skies. Visit different locations with the most chance of seeing Mother Nature at work. Traveling in a small group ensures greater flexibility regarding stops, activities, and decisions on the length of the trip. Your guide will assist you with the camera settings to get the best picture of this natural phenomenon. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Breivikedet: Dogsledding Tour

4. Breivikedet: Dogsledding Tour

Learn to drive your own team of dogs on the adventure of a lifetime in Norway. To begin, learn from an expert and get some great advice on how to have a wonderful experience while learning to become a musher (driver). Become one with nature as you guide our 84 friendly Alaskan huskies, who are all playful and fun, and have their own names and different personalities. Marvel at the incredible views of the Lyngen Alps, and during the dark season, experience the Northern Lights dancing above you. Don't forget to take lots of photos on this magnificent adventure.

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Night Reindeer Sledding, Dinner & Chance of Northern Lights

5. Night Reindeer Sledding, Dinner & Chance of Northern Lights

This is an experience to feed the reindeer and go reindeer sledding in the nightime. You will also have a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. The reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries and they have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily life. After a 25-minute drive from the city center, you will visit their camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will swarm all around and some will even eat from your hands. You will then be invited for hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut) where you will then be served a relaxed three course meal including bidos cooked over the open fire (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions). A vegetarian option is also possible. After dinner you will be invited into a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture and how it is to be a reindeer herder. The Sami guide will also perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests. If you are lucky and the sky is clear you will have a chance to see the northern lights above the reindeer camp.

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Tromsø: 4-Hour Northern Lights Photo Cruise

6. Tromsø: 4-Hour Northern Lights Photo Cruise

Join an evening cruise to escape the city lights of Tromsø. Watch as the city lights fade into the distance and enter the serene darkness of the Arctic Circle. Cozy up in a warm salon or unwind in an outdoor jacuzzi under the Northern Lights or in the sauna onboard (subject to availability). Your cruise course depends on the weather forecast and Solar Storm disturbance in Earth’s Magnetic Field. Once the course is set according to the highest possibility of seeing the Northern Lights, your guide will show you the amenities, spaces, and safety equipment of the ship. Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow the boat to lightly drift along with the current. Witness the dancing Northern Lights and learn tips from your guides to catch the best photo. Your guide will also offer to take portraits of you and the Lights in the background with access to download them. Visit different locations, each one offering a different view of the northern lights. Experience the magic of the aurora borealis– the colors, the movement, and as northerners say, the sounds.

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Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour

7. Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour

This tour is led by a passionate, professional, experienced and easy going team that will take you to the most aesthetically pleasing spots. Before picking you up from the meeting place, your guide will carefully analyze the weather forecast in order to take you to the areas where the clearest sky is expected during that night. Tromsø is a great place to start the chase. It is located nearby many microclimates where the weather conditions vary from the ones in Tromsø. Once a proper location to observe the Aurora Borealis has been found, the bonfire begins. The menu consists of hot drinks, lamb or soy sausages, and cookies. Your group will be small so everyone can get to know each other, and you can get the most out of the experience. Thermal suits and heat packs are provided to make sure that you stay warm and cozy during the tour. Your guides are passionate about photography, especially when it comes to taking the night shots of the Northern Lights. All pictures taken during the tour will be sent to you the next day. You are more than welcome to bring your own camera and use your guide's tripods. The tour usually takes from 6 up to 9 hours depending on the weather conditions. After the trip you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

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Tromsø: All Inclusive Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour

8. Tromsø: All Inclusive Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour

Journey outside of Tromsø, away from the city's light pollution, in search of the Northern Lights together with an experienced guide. Marvel at the immense majesty of the Arctic as you share stories with your companions by a crackling bonfire. Depart from the meeting point in the center of Tromsø and embark on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Arctic wilderness. Your experienced guide will then lead you in the pursuit of the spellbinding natural phenomenon that is the Aurora Borealis. As you search the skies in multiple locations, take in the rugged beauty of your surroundings. Listen to local myths and stories about the lights, as well as a scientific explanation about why they exist. After finding the best spot to watch the lights, crunch through fresh snow surrounded by towering mountains and deep fjords. Take the time to really admire this incredible natural display of light, where colors dance in the air in beautiful, mesmerizing patterns. Keep your energy up with hot drinks, snacks, and a traditional Norwegian meal. Then be taken back to memories of summer camp as you roast marshmallows on a smoky bonfire. Take lots of great photos throughout the night with the tripod provided. Your guide will offer advice to set up your camera properly, and also take photos of your group with the Northern Lights in the background. After a memorable evening, return to the starting point in Tromsø.

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Tromsø: 4x4 Small Group Northern Lights Photography Tour

9. Tromsø: 4x4 Small Group Northern Lights Photography Tour

Go in search of the magnificent Northern Lights on a guided photography tour. Depart from Tromsø and drive out into beautiful remote scenery in a custom-built 4x4 tour van. Most of the time this is a short drive to the surrounding coastal islands of Tromsø, or if needed a long drive into Finland. Upon reaching suitable skies, set up camp for the evening. Warm up around the roaring campfire, whilst getting to know fellow travelers. Enjoy a hearty homemade soup, cookies, and hot beverages. You will also be provided with everything you may need to survive in the arctic temperatures. If you bring your own camera, you will be provided with the use of quality tripods. Learn from your guides how to get the most out of your photographs. All the photos the guides take of you and the Auroras will be shared with you the very next day at no extra charge.

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Tromso: Snowmobiling Under the Northern Lights

10. Tromso: Snowmobiling Under the Northern Lights

Venture far into the wilderness and experience the mountains of the far north on a snowmobile safari. Keep an eye out for the northern lights as you explore a snow-covered valley and marvel at the majestic scenery. Meet at the Magic Ice Bar in Tromsø and hop on a bus to the wilderness center of the Tromsø Ice Domes. Upon arrival, get kitted out in all the warm clothes and necessary, and receive a thorough safety introduction and practical demonstration. You don't need any previous skills to drive a snowmobile, all you need is to be in reasonable physical shape. Once you're ready, set out on your adventure. Drive in pairs with one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with the opportunity to switch places during the trip. Pass scenic mountains and make your way through the dramatic snow-covered Finn valley. You will be on the snowmobiling track for approximately 2 hours, depending on the weather and snow conditions. During the tour, make a few stops to enjoy the breathtaking nature around you and, if you're lucky, gaze upon the northern lights. Due to the dramatic topography, a reduced speed is maintained during parts of the tour.

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What people are saying about Troms County

The tour was first briefed professionally in a comfortable lobby. The minibus was comfortable. We we lucky to spot a lot of aurora activity from the location we were taken to. Mark was a very enthusiastic and a friendly guide, he offered to take our pictures and explain the right camera settings to capture the lights in the best possible way. Campfire and hot refreshments were also very nice. All in all, a very great experience!

We had a great experience at the reindeer farm: feeding the animals, taking a sledding tour (this was about 15 min, but that was enough, considering the low temperatures outside), the dinner, the firecamp, the explanations about the Sami culture… The staff was nice and they even marked the fact that it was my birthday - what a nice touch! All in all, a one of a kind experience. Don’t look at the budget too much - just do it!

The manager/guide is awesome—he’s really experienced and passionate, and has the customer’s best interest at heart. For our original day, it was socked in, with 0 chance of seeing the northern lights. Instead of taking us out to freeze and collecting our money, he cancelled and let us book again another day. He also took excellent; professional pictures for free. A true class act!

Really nice and well organized trip. The Guide's answered every question even how to adjust the settings on your camera to get best pictures from Aurora!

Trip is amazing. Professional guide and great photographer in the same time. Most important, the aurora is excellent!