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Troms County 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

Experience the northern lights on a guided excursion from Tromsø. Board a bus and head to a location where the chances of seeing this natural phenomenon are high. As you wait to spot this incredible light display, enjoy hot drinks and biscuits. Set off from the center of Tromsø and head to a location with low light pollution, minimal cloud coverage, and the highest chances of aurora viewing that day. Upon arrival, hot drinks will be served along with biscuits while you wait for the northern lights to occur. As the weather in Tromsø can change, you may need to throughout the night. Your guides will make sure you are as comfortable and warm as possible. If you're lucky and the northern lights start flickering above you in the sky, your guides will take some photos which will be sent to you after the tour.

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

3. 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 Tour with Free Professional Photos

4. 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: Northern Lights Trip with Campfire and Snacks

5. 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.

Tromsø: Small Group Aurora Hunt Tour With Citizen Science

6. 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.

Tromso: Crystal Lavvo Camping with Snowmobile & Aurora Tour

7. Tromso: Crystal Lavvo Camping with Snowmobile & Aurora Tour

Meet your guide outside the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso. Drive to the Lyngen Alps in a minivan. There you’ll meet your instructors who will provide you with special clothing and training. Afterward, hop on your snowmobile and enjoy a 2-hour safari along the beautiful Lyngen Fjords & Alps. Sit down for warm group lunch after your excursion. Choose to go either snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or simply relax in your Cyrstal Lavvo. Meet back up with the group at 7:30 pm for a short photography workshop and dinner. Receive a tripod and learn how to take photos of the Northern Lights. Venture just outside of base camp for a Northern Lights photography shoot. Afterward, make your way to your own glass-roof lavvo where (weather permitting), you can see the Northern Lights from your bed. Enjoy a group breakfast in the morning before heading out for a panoramic drive. Return to Tromso at 11 am.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour

8. 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.

Tromsø: Aurora Dinner Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

9. Tromsø: Aurora Dinner Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Take in the atmospheric Arctic night in all its majesty, onboard a silent hybrid-electric catamaran with 360-degree uninhibited panoramas. In warmth and comfort, cruise around Tromsø island, past snow-covered mountains, landmarks like the Arctic cathedral, and through icy waters. Watch as the crew launch an underwater drone with lights to discover the mysteries of the depths below. As the darkness of the ocean reflects the stars above, if you're lucky the Northern Lights may appear. Finally, soak up the unique atmosphere as you sit down to an Arctic Tapas dinner. Savor the fresh and local ingredients, based on traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

10. 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.

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Amazing experience. We booked this last minute and it was the most magical end to our holiday. The people were lovely and can’t do enough for you. The Sami culture chat was so interesting and good fun as well especially the yoik. The reindeers were lovely and it was so much fun feeding them. You get unlimited food for them and trust me they keep going and going. The sleigh ride was also so magical, and we were even lucky enough to see the lights. The meal was lovely and had GF and DF options and vegetarian. Thank you so much for the experience it was so lovely.

We loved this! Our family of 4, including a 9 and 11 year old enjoyed every minute, in fact, probably the highlight of our trip. The dogs were so fun, the staff was so friendly and helpful. We had plenty of time to be outdoors and were lucky to see the lights, with the best guides of how to find them. The food was great and the warming tents incredible. If you only do one tour in Tromso, this is it!

Definitely recommending this experience! We were very much and saw the northern light already very close to Tromso. Then we drove south where we came across the most magical Aurora lasting for an hour and very intense. Photos, hot chocolate and cookies were a nice add on.

Terrific friendy crew led by Elizabeth. Leadig you to a marvelous chase and encounter with the Northern Lights.

relaxed experience learning a little about Sami culture and a fun experience reindeer sledding