Tromsø Northern Lights

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Tromsø: All Inclusive Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour

1. 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 warm locally-made stew. 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, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Tromsø".

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Chase

2. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Chase

Meet your guide in Tromsø and drive by bus to the location with the highest possibilities of Aurora viewing that day. Enjoy hot drinks and biscuits as you wait for the Northern Lights to occur. Your guides will stay with you for the entire evening while making sure you are as comfortable and warm as possible. As the weather in Tromsø is very unpredictable, you might move to various places throughout the night. If you are lucky and the Northern Lights start flickering above in the sky, as your guides will take portrait photos which will be sent to you after the tour. The time of return to Tromsø depends on the course of the tour: the distance of the chase, weather conditions and the displays of the northern lights.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Trip with Campfire and Snacks

3. Tromsø: Northern Lights Trip with Campfire and Snacks

Increase your chances of seeing the northern lights with a guide that has seen over 1000 sightings of this stunning natural phenomenon on this tour from Tromsø. Get camera tips on how to best capture pictures of the northern lights from a photographer.  Meet your guide in Tromsø and travel to a location that is outside the city with excellent viewing conditions. Know that your guide will take you as far away as Finland to ensure you get the optimal viewing conditions.  Once on location, sit in a camping chair and enjoy a cozy bonfire with traditional knekkebrød (crispbread) and gulrotcake (carrot cake). Keep your hands warm with a piping hot drink and wear a cozy thermal suit. If you still get too cold, stay warm on the heated bus.  Make use of the camera tripod and get tips on which camera settings to use from your guide, so you can share photos of the dazzling aurora borealis with your friends and family back home. Return to your hotel in Tromsø.

Tromso: Northern Lights Photo Excursion

4. Tromso: Northern Lights Photo Excursion

Search for the Northern Lights above the stunning fjords, mountains, and lakes around Tromsø. Enjoy the best chances for clear skies from September to March and marvel at this natural phenomenon in a small group of no more than 8 people per minivan. Please note that we can have up to 4 minivans on busy nights. After pickup at the Radisson Blu Hotel at 7 PM, head to the local partner's office where a briefing will be given. Listen to a briefing about the weather conditions and the best chances of seeing the aurora. Then, receive warm overalls, and boots before driving to the best spot. Relax with coffee and muffins as you wait for the Aurora Borealis or, if you're lucky, watch her dancing as soon as you arrive.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour with Free Professional Photos

5. Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour with Free Professional Photos

Go on an adventurous search for the Northern Lights with an expert local guide who will find the best spot for viewing opportunities on the night of your outing. You will be picked up at the meeting point, and ride away from the pollution of the city lights and into the darkness of the fjords, forests, and mountains. Your guide will choose the best spot within a 350 km area to see the Northern Lights. While waiting to see if the lights appear, enjoy hot chocolate with cake or snacks for a warm and sweet start. Then, if the weather allows, sit by a bonfire and enjoy the Arctic beauty while roasting marshmallows. Your guide will share the facts, stories, traditions, beliefs, and superstitions about the lights as you warm by the fire. When the Aurora Borealis does appear, your guide will take professional pictures and share them with you for free. They will also help you to get the best out of your cameras and even mobile phones. Every guest has a free Aurora portrait included in the tour. You have the option to take more pictures if you want as an additional service. Conclude your tour with a drop-off close to your hotel in the city center. If you are staying at a private accommodation outside of the city center, you can book the drop off at your address when you book your ticket.

Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

6. Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

Experience the magic of the artic on this nighttime reindeer sledding day trip with a bus or van transfer Tromsø. Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Have the chance to spot the northern lights dancing above you.  Board your bus or van in Tromsø and embark on your artic adventure. Stop at a Sami camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will eat from your hands. Feel the thrill of riding on a sled pulled by majestic reindeer. Be invited for a cup of hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and warm up around the fire inside a candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut). Taste a three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over the open fire. Join your hots in a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Learn what it is like to be a reindeer herder. Watch as your guide performs a joik (traditional Sami song).  Step outside to see if the northern lights appear above the reindeer camp. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end your tour. 

Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

7. Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

Join this expert-led, small-group excursion to see nature's finest light show. Take part in a chase where the destination changes depending on the best chance of seeing the lights. Sometimes the drive will be out to the coast, sometimes inland, and other times past three fjords up to the Finnish border. The final decision is left as late as possible to maximize your chance of seeing the majestic lights dancing in the sky. Hop in the van and meet your group and expert guide. After finding the perfect spot, settle in and wait for the brilliant colors of the Northern Lights to appear. Your guide will help you adjust your camera so you can take the best photos of them. Enjoy some hot drinks and biscuits while keeping an eye on the sky. Enjoy an exclusive chase with a maximum group size of 16 guests. Your guide will be happy to answer all your questions and will take high-resolution photos to share with the group after the tour.

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour

8. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour

Join this northern lights chase to maximize your chances of seeing the world’s most spectacular light show. Travel by comfortable bus to the best location to view the aurora.  The guide will tell you all about this magnificent natural phenomenon. Get tips on camera settings, so when the lights appear you can capture the perfect photo. The guide will also take pictures during the excursion so you can have a souvenir to bring home.  During the trip, you will be served hot drinks and cookies. The bus is always nearby, so if you get cold during the chase you can return to the bus to warm up. It is recommended that you wear several layers.  The destination for the chase depends on the latest forecast. Sometimes the driver will take you out to the coast, and others times inland. The guide and driver will use their local knowledge to find the most scenic places, where you will have the best chance of experiencing the magnificent aurora.

From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

9. From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

Increase your chance of seeing the dazzling northern lights on this bus tour from Tromsø. Keep warm with a thermal suit and hot drinks. Ensure you get great pictures on your tour with camera help from your guide. Depart from Tromsø in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and hunt for the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Relax in the comfortable bus on your way to wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. Get an honest assessment of the likelihood of spotting the lights from your guide for that evening. To get stunning views of the sky, head for areas with good solar activity and clear skies. Enjoy flexibility regarding stops, activities, and decisions on the length of the trip. Your guide will assist you with the camera settings and use of a tripod for the best pictures. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Tromsø: Small Group Aurora Hunt Tour With Citizen Science

10. Tromsø: Small Group Aurora Hunt Tour With Citizen Science

Head to the wilderness in northern Norway on a quest for the best spot to see the northern lights. Drive away from light pollution to different remote destinations, depending on the weather conditions. After you have met your guide, make a stop to dress up in thermal clothing. During this stop there will be a short introduction and time for you to set up your cameras and listen to some photography tips. Then you’ll start the hunt for the northern lights. Your guide will decide the route based on the most up-to-date weather forecasts, sometimes driving all the way to the Finnish border. In the region, there are many different microclimates, so it is possible to find clear skies even when it is cloudy in Tromsø. Once your guide finds the best spot to enjoy the aurora borealis, stop and wait for the lights to appear. If the conditions allow it, you can make a bonfire to keep warm. Relax, enjoy a warm homemade meal, get to know your group, and photograph the amazing natural phenomenon of the northern lights. During our time together in the wilderness, we will to collect data for one of our citizen science projects. You'll have the opportunity to follow our validated scientific method to collect data that will be used to protect our precious tundra. After the data collection, that data is uploaded to our research partners' database, where they'll use it in their research that will help inform policy making and be used as data in our Responsible Tourism Project, where we work with other local tourism professionals to ensure the tundra is protected. During the trip, your guide will help you with your camera and take additional photos to share with you after the trip. Relax by the campfire with hot chocolate before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

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4.5 / 5

based on 613 reviews

We had some perfect experience with them we was 10 people in a group, Harry was our guide, with a lot of experience, on the beginning was kinda bad weather and a small hope but he just stopped with us in a spot that he knew it would be nice and some time later the big show started, everyone got impressed all the night along (also Harry!), he made also a very good fireplace, told historys about local fairy tales and talked about a lot of things. He also takes a lot of perfect pictures and helped us to configurate our camera and take our own pictures also, anyway was a perfect experience, i really recommend them, thank you for the night and I am so sorry for the accident with the camera Harry…

Incredible experience, absolutely recommend this to anyone wanting to see the lights. Our guide Mag was extremely nice, knowledgable and gave us the best experience possible. The weather was pretty bad in tromso, snowing a lot, and he was able to get us to a place where we say the lights. Then we kept driving and saw them 2 more times. The pictures he took with his camera came out spectacular, almost unreal. Do yourself a favor a book your tour with them!

I'd waited years to see them and was not disappointed. The guide and driver were determined to get us to clear sky so we stood a chance and they didn't let us down. We had to drive to Finland mind, but wow, what a display we saw. Great information along the way and looked after us with hot drinks, food and some stunning photo's. Would definitely recommend out Tour company.

people on the tour were really nice and explained about the possibilities to watch the auroras, for us it was not a good day due to the weather but still they drove long time to find an spot with clear sky and we got to see them. You can notice the effort they put to chase them. My experience was super nice.

Our guide, Anett was determined that we would experience the northern lights and we did, despite all the worst weather forecasts. Thank you!