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Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour

1. 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: Northern Lights Photo Cruise

2. Tromsø: Northern Lights Photo Cruise

Witness a clear night in Tromso city, without the need to travel too far to observe the Northern Lights. Join an evening cruise and navigate the stellar sky above the fjords of Tromso Island in comfort. Meet at the boats, just by the quaside of Krystens Hus in Tromso centre. Feel welcomed by the crew as you climb aboard this Northern Lights Photo Cruise. As the ship departs, the guide will show you the ship's amenities, including the deck and indoor spaces. Hear stories of the Northern Lights while sipping on a tea or coffee in the lounge. Take the freedom of roaming around the spacious outder deck or unwind inside. Since the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, there's no guarantee of a sighting. The course depends on the weather forecast, and the cloud-free sky defines what sights may appear. Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow the boat and drift along with the current. Set up your camera, with help of your guide, and when the Northern Lights start to dance, they will offer to take many photos for you.

Tromso: Northern Lights Photo Excursion

3. Tromso: Northern Lights Photo Excursion

Search for the Northern Lights above the stunning fjords, mountains, and lakes around Tromsø. Enjoy the best chances for clear skies from September to March and marvel at this natural phenomenon in a small group of no more than 8 people per minivan. Please note that we can have up to 4 minivans on busy nights. After pickup at the Radisson Blu Hotel at 7 PM, head to the local partner's office where a briefing will be given. Listen to a briefing about the weather conditions and the best chances of seeing the aurora. Then, receive warm overalls, and boots before driving to the best spot. Relax with coffee and muffins as you wait for the Aurora Borealis or, if you're lucky, watch her dancing as soon as you arrive.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Hunt in English, French, or Spanish

4. Tromsø: Northern Lights Hunt in English, French, or Spanish

Join us in our shop by the harbour for a meet and greet with your guide. Enjoy hot drinks and a safety briefing on the night’s weather conditions and a brief presentation video on the aurora. It’s a good idea to go to the restroom before we leave as toilet facilities are not always available. Your guide will take you to our comfortable Mercedes Sprinter where you driver will be waiting for you. During the drive, your guide will entertain you with stories and fun facts about Northern Norway and the aurora. Then it’s time to put on the warm thermal suit provided (be sure to bring your own hat, mittens, thick socks and wollen underlayers). When we find a convenient spot, we’ll light a campfire and serve hot drink, and then enjoy an evening under the starry sky with: photography of the group and photography tips if you are interested, storytelling of myths and legends and admiring the aurora. Depending on the conditions, we might visit several spots to have the best view. A light warm dinner is served. The tour is about 6-9 hours, it depends how far we need to drive to see the aurora. When we have enjoyed the Northern Lights, we will drive back and drop you off safely at your central hotel. If you are in a airbnb we can book you for a taxi.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

5. 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.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Husky Visit with Traditional Dinner

6. Tromsø: Northern Lights Husky Visit with Traditional Dinner

Experience the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights just 30 minutes from downtown Tromsø at a husky camp where you will be served hot drinks and can grill marshmallows over an open fire. Go inside an authentic lavvo (Sami tent) while you wait for the lights to appear in the night sky. Then, lay down on reindeer skins in the great outdoors, or sit on the provided chairs while you scout the sky for the dancing lights. Your guide will answer any questions you may have. As a work of Mother Nature, there can be no guarantee that the Northern lights will appear, but visiting 200 Alaskan huskies with their puppies is well worth it! Enjoy a warm meal in Norwegian style as your guide serves up a dish of bacalao made with tomato and Norwegian stockfish (cod).

From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

7. From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

Increase your chance of seeing the dazzling northern lights on this bus tour from Tromsø. Keep warm with a thermal suit and hot drinks. Ensure you get great pictures on your tour with camera help from your guide. Depart from Tromsø in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and hunt for the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Relax in the comfortable bus on your way to wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. Get an honest assessment of the likelihood of spotting the lights from your guide for that evening. To get stunning views of the sky, head for areas with good solar activity and clear skies. Enjoy flexibility regarding stops, activities, and decisions on the length of the trip. Your guide will assist you with the camera settings and use of a tripod for the best pictures. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Tromsø: Aurora Dinner Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

8. 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.

Tromso: Northern Lights Hunting Guided Bus Tour

9. Tromso: Northern Lights Hunting Guided Bus Tour

Chase the Northern Lights on a guided short trip from Tromso and back. Meet your guide in Tromso, and after a short introduction jump aboard a minibus or bus (from 14-49 seats) and get yourself comfy and 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. Drive away from Tromsø's light pollution to different remote destinations, depending on the weather conditions.  Your guide will decide the best location based on the most up to date weather forecasts, sometimes driving all the way to the Finnish border. 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. As soon you have reached the location, be ready for the show. Relax, enjoy a warm homemade meal while you wait for the big show, you can comfortably sip a delicious hot drink. At the end of the tour you will be dropped in the same location in Tromsø.

Tromso: 3-Hour Northern Lights Sailing Excursion

10. Tromso: 3-Hour Northern Lights Sailing Excursion

Your comfortable sailing yacht is located in central Tromsø and your professional skipper will be waiting to greet you at the dock. The tour groups will be small (up to 12 passengers) in order to make you feel as comfortable as possible. You will sail out of the fjord outside Tromsø and have the best chance to see the northern lights, away from the city center.  The skippers and guides will have the knowledge and first hand experience to keep you safe and comfortable while enjoying the dancing night sky. After hundreds of sailing tours in the area, they know the best spots for you to have the highest chances of seeing the lights. Your skipper will also navigate to different areas depending on the weather forecast. Small snacks and drinks will be served and all of the gear you need will be provided, including warm suits, extra gloves, hats and boots. However, bring proper winter clothing for your maximum comfort.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 225 reviews

100% Recomendado; fue una hermosa experiencia. Habíamos reservado con otra compañía el día anterior, pero lamentablemente no pudimos observar las auroras ya que no hubo actividad esa noche. Buscamos nuevamente un tour para verlas y coincidimos con esta compañía y fue lo mejor, ya que Antonio y el conductor fueron muy amables y atentos. Antonio nos orientó sobre este hermoso fenómeno, nos tiró muchas fotos y buscó siempre nuestra seguridad y comodidad. Toda esa noche fue perfecta, desde el guía, conductor y auroras; hasta el grupo completo.

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!

Brynjar is a knowledgeable, friendly and makes a great cup of hot cacao. Alas the Lights did not perform but it was not through a lack of trying. We went to several different spots and even though there were no lights the scenery was amazing. We did also stumble across a herd of reindeer which was magnificent to see. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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.

It is the best experience of my life, excellent coordination and the places where they take you to see the auroras. Highly recommended