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Tromso: Northern Lights Photography Bus Tour

Activity provider: NorthernShots Tours

Tromso: Northern Lights Photography Bus Tour

Activity provider: NorthernShots Tours
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From US$ 161.13 per person

Likely to sell out

Join the Aurora chase for the best opportunity to seek out the Northern Lights. Learn about the scientific phenomenon from your guide and capture beautiful photos of the Northern Lights.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Enjoy the untouched beauty of Arctic landscapes at night
  • Learn how to take pictures of the Northern Lights
  • Find out everything about this amazing phenomenon
  • Experience the thrill of an active chase for the Aurora
  • Develop a unique connection with nature at its best
Full description

Hunt for Northern Lights on a guided trip from Tromso. Hone your photography skills with a quick workshop and admire the Norwegian landscapes as you go. Finish your trip with a cup of hot chocolate.

Meet your crew in Tromso, put on your reflective vests, and climb aboard the comfortable coach to get ready for departure.  Drive past fjords and mountains until you reach the best spot to see the northern lights, relying on a strong network of technical resources deployed in the region.

Listen to your guides' detailed explanation about the scientific phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis and all the stories surrounding it, and get insights into the Arctic and its capital. Benefit from a photo workshop by a photographer on the way, helping you to set up your camera and providing you with all the information needed to capture stunning shots of the Northern Lights. If you choose to, have a professional Aurora portrait taken by the photographer for a lasting memory, before you return to Tromso at around 1:00 AM.

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Photography tutorial
  • Hot drinks and cookies
  • Thermal clothes
  • Pictures taken by a professional photographer (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet inside the "Northern Shots" shop which is also known as "Booking Point." It is located between The Edge Hotel and the Magic Ice bar, right in front of the Prostneset Harbour. The shop has a big label saying "Booking Point" and has the name "NorthernShots Tours" on all the windows and signs. Google maps:

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Water

Know before you go

  • The northern lights are often seen, even in very cloudy, rainy, or snowy nights
  • The tour will run regardless of the weather conditions
  • The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and it can't be guaranteed that they will be seen
  • There is no refund if the northern lights do not appear
  • 50% discount on a new tour if you do not spot the lights on your first tour (upon availability)
  • The tour is subject to cancellation if the road conditions do not ensure safety; in this case, you can rebook to another date or receive a full refund
  • The tour may stay in one location all night or travel to various spots, the priority is always to get the best views of the lights
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 173 reviews

Review summary

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We loved this tour! Our guide Mark was amazing and found the lights within an hour of us leaving Tromso. He seemed really dedicated to us seeing the best lights possible and us getting great photos of them. Without his instructions on how to take photos of them on our phones I would have had nothing. Also the hot chocolate and cookies mid tour were great. We got back early a bit after midnight and had a great time.

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January 25, 2023

We had read the good reviews and we confirm them. We left Tromso in very cloudy weather and they took us to a place with clear skies where we could see the northern lights. During the evening the bus remained on with the possibility of boarding to warm up. Prepared guide who gave all the explanations on the Northern Lights phenomenon and explained how to set up the camera. Recommended!

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January 11, 2023

Northern Lights chase in a big, modern and comfortable bus. Very long trip - depending on the weather conditions, you're going quite some way (2,5h-3h in our case, to a spot after the finnish border) to find a place with clear sky - or wait some time for the lights. The guides were funny and gave lots of information, especially about taking photos on the way to our destinations. They had good knowledge about where to go - and we were lucky in the end to watch a great Aurora show in the sky (at -22°C) - even after starting in a snow storm in Tromsö with no expectations. We would definitely go on the trip again - even the sky full of bright stars was worthy to watch.

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December 27, 2022

Product ID: 179090