Day trip

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase to Aurora Camps

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase to Aurora Camps

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel
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From US$ 149.10 per person

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Maximise your chances of seeing the northern lights on this exciting tour combining a thrilling northern lights chase with a visit an aurora camp in the wilderness.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Maximise your chances of seeing the northern lights on this exciting chase
  • Combine a chase for northern lights with a visit to a wilderness camp
  • Enjoy warming up by the fire inside the Lavvu
  • Spend your time at the camp outside awaiting the Northern Lights
Full description

Look for the dazzling northern lights on this guided bus trip from Tromsø. Sit by a fire at a camp and have some warm local fare along with some steamy beverages. 

Be picked up from a meeting point in the city center of Tromsø, from there set off by bus to hunt for the northern lights. Along the way, search for locations with low light pollution, minimal cloud coverage, and scenic backdrops get some photos.

Choose best site for the night, as the camp visited depends on the latest aurora and weather forecast which is decided upon by guides prior to (sometimes during) the tour. All of our camps have cabins or comfortable lavvus (Sami tents), while toilet facilities are located on the bus.

At the camp, be served warm stew and enjoy a heated beverage around the fire as your wait for the northern lights to appear. If you are lucky and the northern lights start flickering above in the sky, the guide will assist you in capturing photos.

Get some portrait photos which will be sent to you after the tour. While the lights cannot be guaranteed since the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, you can book a the same tour again at half off if the lights are not spotted. 

Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Dinner

    • Hot drinks

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

  • Equipment
    • Photos taken by the guide

    • Tripod

    • Warm clothing

    • Snowsuit

Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

Please meet up at the Norwegian Travel Activity Shop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • - There is no refund if the northern lights do not appear, however you may book the same tour a second time at a 50% discount at our sales shop in Tromsø
  • - Please inform the activity provider in advance of allergies or any other dietary restrictions
  • - Warm winter clothes, boots, and tripods are provided by the activity provider at the start of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 156 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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A beautiful experience! The stop at the camp envelops the experience in a unique atmosphere. Every minute is special there. We cooked the sausages in the fire that the guides prepared and that created a close and perfect atmosphere among the group. 100% recommendable. If I had to point out something less positive, it would be that the guides are not very attentive to you. We thought we were going to have more professional photos but we only got 2. The food is not very good either. The sausages are taken out of a bag in front of you and it is quite ugly.

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November 8, 2022

The night was magical, the aurora borealis were there. The guides Simone and Diego were very friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had great photos. On the other hand, big disappointment for the "dinner" in the lavu. The fire is tiny and does not heat up at all. The meal described in the description (soup, fish cakes and sausage) was not served as such. We only had the right to a little soup. Too bad, with negative temperatures we would have liked to have had a good time by the fire.

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December 29, 2021

For us it was the best excursion, not only because we saw the aurora (which is not cheap ...) but for the organization ... we left in the direction of the aurora camps where there were 2 tents waiting for us Lavvu dei Sami with fire and good food ... we met other people and they told us that the previous evening they had been to another "camping", so the guides take you where you are more likely to see the aurora ... while having dinner , we went out and here it is the Northern Lights manifesting themselves ... a beautiful experience ...

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February 11, 2020

Product ID: 189645