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Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour

Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour

From US$ 185.59 per person

Join a small group Northern Lights tour. Travel to the spots with the clearest sky, have a photographer take professional pictures of you and the Northern Lights, and share a good time by the bonfire with a warm meal and hot beverages.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Witness the most breathtaking natural light phenomenon, the Aurora Borealis
  • Enjoy a small group tour led by a knowledgeable guide and photographer
  • Have a breathtaking outdoor experience by the bonfire with a warm meal and hot beverages
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Pickup from the Magic Ice Bar in Tromsø
  • Drop-off to your accommodation on Tromsøya island
  • Sausages and cookies (vegetarian options available)
  • Hot beverages
  • Thermal suits and boots
  • Bonfire
  • Aurora portrait
  • Photos from the tour
  • Instructions on how to take photos
  • Professional tripods
  • Guide
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Remember to bring your passport (in case you venture to Finland) and put on warm clothes
    • The tour departs at 6:00 PM
    • From March 16, the departure time will be 7:30 PM since it gets dark later
    • The tour lasts 6-9 hours
    • The number of participants will be a maximum of 8 or 15 depending on the tour option that you chose
    • The tour may be canceled due to bad weather or an insufficient number of participants
    • A vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 267 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    It was a great experience chasing the northern lights! Our guide was Adrien, and he was knowledgeable about the weather and the places to catch the lights. We felt a little disappointed initially as we waited for close to 4 hours without seeing the lights (due to cloudy weather), but our guide felt that there was a chance to see the lights at where we were, hence we waited, and finally they appeared! We expected to see green lights (as what we always see in photos), but were surprised when the lights seen with the naked eye is more white/yellow. Nevertheless, it was a breath-taking sight and a wonderful experience!

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    April 5, 2020

    Very nice nature experience in a small group of 8 people with a very dedicated guide who got the best out of the evening for his customers. He spared no effort to give us an unforgettable experience. Since the weather conditions were very difficult that evening, he drove with us to Finland. And actually the sky tore open ... unfortunately the northern lights did not show up that evening. Despite all of this, equipped with additional thermal clothing, grilling sausages by the open fire with hot tea and chocolate and explanations about nature, we are completely enthusiastic about this tour. After about 9 hours, we were dropped off at our ship again at 3:00 in the morning, tired but with many impressions. Nobody can do anything for the fact that it did not work that night with the northern lights, it is more a reason to try again.

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    March 12, 2020

    Even though the weather was cloudy our guide knew areas with less cloud cover, all the guides were in a group chat to communicate where good areas were, we were so lucky because we got to see an amazing display of northern lights. The hot chocolate and reindeer hotdogs around the campfire were also very tasty.

    March 2, 2020

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