Day trip

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour

Activity provider: Northern Horizon
Day trip

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour

Activity provider: Northern Horizon
Likely to sell out

From US$ 181.72 per person

Likely to sell out

Travel to the places with the clearest sky and have your guide capture pictures of you and the northern lights on this tour from Tromsø. Warm up by the bonfire with a meal and hot drinks.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • 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 hot meal and drinks
Full description

Search for the northern lights on this day trip from Tromsø. Journey through the microclimates surrounding Tromsø in search of clear skies. Get your picture taken with the northern lights by your guide and stay toasty with thermal suits, hot packs, a fire, and warm food and drinks.

Before picking you up from the meeting place in a comfortable vehicle, your guide will carefully analyze the weather forecast in order to take you to the areas where the clearest sky is expected that night. Board the bus and relax on a drive through the wilderness.

Once a proper location to observe the Aurora Borealis has been found, the bonfire begins. Enjoy piping hot drinks, reindeer or vegetarian sausages, and cookies. Thermal suits and boots are provided to make sure that you stay warm and cozy during the tour.

Share in your guide's passion for photography as you take night shots of the northern lights. All pictures taken during the tour will be sent to you the next day. Bring your own camera and use your guide's tripods. Return to your accommodation in Tromsø at the end of your tour. 

  • Transport from the Magic Ice Bar in Tromsø in minibus
  • 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 in web-sized resolution
  • Instructions on how to take photos
  • Professional tripods
  • Guide
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
  • High-resolution photos
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide/driver outside the Magic Ice Bar Tromsø.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour lasts 6-9 hours
  • 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

4.8 /5

based on 428 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Both Michael the Guide and Martin the driver were excellent hosts throughout the tour. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic... in fact, they seemed just as excited as us first timers were, even though they had been doing it for some years. Weather was snowy and very cloudy when we left Tromso, and after an hours driving Michael quickly guided Martin down a small lane. We got out of the van and I must admit, I did wonder why we had stopped, as the sky was completely covered with cloud. However, within 5-6 minutes... BOOM... Sky had almost completely cleared with lights stretching across the sky. Michael knew his stuff. Our main stop was about another hour away. The sky was already clear when we arrived and after a few minutes, the lights came out to play for us. We all had some excellent photos taken by Michael while Martin prepared the camp fire. Plenty of food, plenty of hot drinks, and plenty of stories from our superb hosts. Both me and my daughter had a most excellent night.

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March 23, 2023

Max and Martin the guides were very chill and handled everything smoothly. They brought us to a really nice spot on a frozen lake. We were lucky to see the aurora that night. (I didn’t realize that you don’t see the colors with your naked eye. They’re only visible through the camera!)

March 23, 2023

Max was our guide. We booked this after a very disappointing first attempt to see the Northern Lights. That one was on a coach and we didn't get as personalised and heart felt experience as we did with Max. He went above and beyond for the whole group. SO intelligent and really knew his stuff. Both his knowledge of the lights and his photography skills were amazing. And to top the night off, we got engaged under the northern lights and Max took the most beautiful and incredible photo of the moment which we will treasure forever! Thank you, Max!

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 146781