Water activity

Tromso: 3-Hour Northern Lights Sailing Excursion

4.5 / 5

80 reviews

Activity provider: Pukka Travels

Tromso: 3-Hour Northern Lights Sailing Excursion

Activity provider: Pukka Travels
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From US$ 140.20 per person

Likely to sell out

Take a 3-hour excursion that will give you the opportunity to see two arctic phenomenons - the powerful mystery of winter and the northern lights, all while sailing on-board a luxurious catamaran.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Cruise through the Arctic fjords while watching the sky dance above you
  • Wear warm safety suits to keep you comfortable
  • Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating to watch the northern lights
Full description
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.
  • Guided cruise on a catamaran
  • Professional skipper with all commercial licenses
  • Warm safety suits
  • Coffee and tea
  • Use of a tripod
  • Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation

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Meeting point

Please meet at the Pukka Office located inside Kirkegata 1 in Tromsø city center.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • There is a minimum number of 6 people required for the tour to operate and there is a possibility of cancellation if this is not met
  • It is recommended to wear warm layers and a hat, gloves, and neck warmer or scarf
  • It is recommended to wear waterproof shoes
  • There is no guarantee of seeing the Northern Lights
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 80 reviews

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A fantastic tour! We were lucky with the weather and the clear sky and were able to see the first northern lights as we left the harbor over Tromso. Robin - our guide - is an experienced skipper and great "host": while we were able to enjoy the tour across the fjord on deck, dressed warmly, he conjured up a hot soup on the lower deck and provided biscuits, tea and snacks. We had - with only 10 participants - a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere on board. We would book the tour again!

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January 13, 2023

We initially booked a boat trip with a different tour company but when it was cancelled we rebooked with Pukka Travels and are very glad we did. This Northern Lights tour was on a smaller boat with less people (8) and made for a more personal experience. Our skipper, Hans was excellent, not only did he steer the boat to a break in the clouds from where we could see the Northern Lights, when the conditions had been very poor for sighting, he also cooked us all a fantastic fish soup along with a vegetarian soup option. A very impressive and professional experience ran by Pukka tours, who although are a bit more expensive to book are definitely worth the extra money for the excellent services they provide.

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January 2, 2023

We travelled with our 10 year old who was made to feel very welcome on the tour and with the guides and guests. We decided on a boat trip, rather than a road guided tour due to the duration for our son and this being 3 hours was perfect! We booked this on our first night and were not disappointed, we’ve been to Iceland previously and on two guided tours and weren’t lucky so it felt amazing to witness the lights, like an arch over the catamaran in the still of the night on the water, with the stars twinkling and the city lights of Tromso reflecting off the water..just wow! Got some amazing pictures and the guides were entertaining and enthusiastic from start to finish…snacks and hot drinks provided plus the use of suites and life jackets (it was minus 2/3 when we went so definitely needed!) What an experience and one we will never forget! Thank you! Amazing!

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October 29, 2022

Product ID: 120987