Water activity

Tromsø: 4-Hour Northern Lights Photo Cruise

4.5 / 5

88 reviews

Tromsø: 4-Hour Northern Lights Photo Cruise

From US$ 108.86 per person

Experience the famous northern lights with a cruise from Tromsø. Escape the city lights and witness the beauty of the northern lights in the Arctic Circle. Take stunning pictures with experienced photographers along the way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Norwegian


  • See the famous Northern Lights away from the city
  • Sail in a comfortable boat with both indoor and outdoor area
  • Have a truly magical Norwegian experience
  • Watch the northern lights from the outdoor jacuzzi (only available when there are fewer than 30 participants)
  • Enjoy the Northern Lights Guarantee with the opportunity to rebook for free if you don't catch them (subject to availability)
Full description

Join an evening cruise to escape the city lights of Tromsø. Watch as the city lights fade into the distance and enter the serene darkness of the Arctic Circle. Cozy up in a warm salon or unwind in an outdoor jacuzzi under the Northern Lights or in the sauna onboard (subject to availability).

Your cruise course depends on the weather forecast and Solar Storm disturbance in Earth’s Magnetic Field. Once the course is set according to the highest possibility of seeing the Northern Lights, your guide will show you the amenities, spaces, and safety equipment of the ship.

Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow the boat to lightly drift along with the current. Witness the dancing Northern Lights and learn tips from your guides to catch the best photo. Your guide will also offer to take portraits of you and the Lights in the background with access to download them. Visit different locations, each one offering a different view of the northern lights. Experience the magic of the aurora borealis– the colors, the movement, and as northerners say, the sounds.

  • Transportation
  • Safety instructions
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
  • Digital photos/portraits taken onboard by your guides and sent within 72 hours
  • Thermal winter suit and life jacket
  • Short presentation and explanation about the Northern Lights phenomenon
  • Possibility to use jacuzzi/sauna onboard (subject to boat availability)
  • Northern Lights Guarantee (the opportunity to rebook if you don't see the lights during the tour; subject to availability)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Kystens Hus. Stortorget 1A, 9008 Tromsø, Norway.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • The tour sails on one of the local partner's three boats, depending on the number of bookings - Leone (12 passengers), Strønstad (30 passengers), or the Aurora Explorer (145 passengers). Leone and Strønstad have an onboard jacuzzi that passengers can use for free.
    • Please note, the jacuzzi is only available when the tour has fewer than 30 participants.
    • Just bring your swimwear, the local partner provides the towels.
    • Keep in mind that the weather in the Arctic can be rough some days. If you think you might get seasick, please bring sea-sickness medicine with you and take it 30 minutes before the trip starts.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 88 reviews

    Review summary

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    We’ve managed to see just a tiny bit of northern light because of pretty bad weather conditions but the guide Eduard make it up for us. Really nice conversations about Tromsø and northern Norway, hot tea and hot tub made it up for us. Very cool experience. We’ve taken the trip on the 5th of February 2021.

    February 13, 2021

    Due to bad weather condition, we were not able to see the North light in our naked eyes but our nice tour guide was able to capture in his camera some glimpse of north light. But we had the great experience during the trip. Edward (tour guide) was very effective and informative. Jacuzzi helped us a lot to comfort us while waiting the appearance of Aurora Borealis. Looking forward for the rebooking but didnt hear anything from the agency.

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    January 17, 2021

    Amazing boat tour with an excellent and informative guide and captain - Eduard. The guide makes you feel warm and welcomed and takes you to the best locations as per the forecast to hunt Northern lights. Luckily for us, we saw a very good display of lights in our second try. Eduard also takes professional pictures which are shared later.

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    January 8, 2021

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