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The Northern Lights: Mini Bus Chase

The Northern Lights: Mini Bus Chase

From US$ 181.43 per person

Discover the Northern Lights with knowledgeable guides, certified drivers, and professional photos included. Join a northern lights chase for the best way to maximize your chances of seeing the Northern Lights.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Take the opportunity to enjoy arctic scenery in the most picturesque places
  • Learn about Norway and the Northern Lights
  • Travel with a small group and a guide
  • Trust your guide to give you the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights
Full description
In small groups with a maximum of 15 people, hunt down the Northern Lights with a local guide well-trained in tracking this natural phenomenon. A combination of analysis of the weather and communication with other guides before your tour starts will ensure you stand the best chance of attaining the clearest view of one of the most stunning natural occurrences on the planet. After establishing the group in a good spot, your guide will take professional photos on their camera. They are also available to help any group members set up their cameras in the best possible way to capture the Northern Lights.  Your guide will stay with you for the entire evening while making sure you are as comfortable and warm as possible. Thermal suits and warm, dry boots are provided for the entire duration of the tour. Later in the evening, a bonfire will be made, and you will have a warm meal, roast marshmallows, and enjoy hot drinks by the fire. If you are a vegetarian or have any other dietary preferences, please inform the local supplier, and they will make sure there is something for you as well. Before & after the tour: before the tour takes off you will meet up at the local supplier's base camp in central Tromsø for a briefing and introduction to the area you will explore, as well as the Northern Lights forecast for the evening. The minibus picks you up outside the building so there is no need to walk far or get cold on the way. After the tour you have just a short walk back to your hotel (recommended hotels are only located a few hundred meters from the base camp in central Tromsø).
  • A meeting point in central Tromsø
  • Access to a Basecamp Lounge 15 minutes before your tour
  • An introduction to the evening schedule
  • Learn about Northern Lights forecasting & photography during the tour
  • Certified driver and guide
  • Complimentary tripod rental
  • Professional pictures taken during the evening and sent to you 72 hours after the tour at the latest
  • Home-cooked warm meal made by local chef
  • Coffee, tea, & warm chocolate
  • Nuts & marshmallows
  • Heated minibus with comfortable seating
  • Warm suits to be comfortable in the Arctic night
  • Possibility to borrow hats and gloves for the duration of the tour
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off
  • Tips (Optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Kirkegata 1, 9008 Tromsø (Pukka Travels Base)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • Please meet 10-minutes prior to your tour.
  • Please bring your passport with you for this tour as we sometimes cross the border to Finland
  • Dress with several warm inner layers
  • Bring gloves, a hat and a scarf to ensure you are comfortable at all times
  • Please note that the tour is 6-8 hours in duration and the location will change according to weather
  • This tour requires a minimum of 6 guests to operate and may get cancelled if there are not enough bookings
  • There is no guarantee of seeing the Northern Lights, but you will experience a magical Arctic night in great company
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 138 reviews

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Amazing experience, we went out on a night that there was basically a blizzard and no hope of seeing the lights.. our guide and driver (I’m sorry guys, I don’t know how to spell your names - I think Yuki and Lukas??) were so knowledgeable and really went out of their way to help us see the lights which magically we did and in 3 different locations!!! The first time was when was still quite light which the guides said they hadn’t seen before so we were extra lucky. Lovely experience to sit by the fire and eat the yummy stew and drink hot chocolate. The blizzard then returned in full so we are extremely grateful to have been able to see the lights .. looking forward to receiving the photos and highly recommend this company.

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March 14, 2020

OMG!! Had the most amazing experience with Pukka Minibus Northern Lights chase. Charlie our guide was simply the best. Nothing was too much trouble. We arrived Tromsø on the 15 February, and checked into our hotel. Pukka travels was just across the road from our hotel. We got there 15 minutes as instructed on our itinerary. Got introduction and briefing then kitted out in the snow suits and boots. Set off for the destination which took approximately 35 minutes. On arrival Charlie dug a pit, lit a fire and got us all settled awaiting for the lights. We didn’t have to wait long! Out came the lights, and got stronger as the night went on. Charlie took some amazing shots and got us all involved in different poses for the photo shoots. Charlie got the peanuts for us to nibble on, a while later we had hot chocolate, and then he served the most delicious reindeer stew, that warmed us all. Then came the marsh mellows. Everything was so well plannned and he made it a most memorable night!

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February 23, 2020

Camille was an excellent guide, who got us out quickly to take advantage of the limited window of the visibility of the northern lights. We were the only bus that might that did see any lights. She and Monique, the driver, took very good care of us during the entire tour. They made a nice campfire and we had an enjoyable time with them while waiting for the lights.

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February 23, 2020

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