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Tromso: Northern Lights Photography Bus Tour

Activity provider: NorthernShots Tours

Tromso: Northern Lights Photography Bus Tour

Activity provider: NorthernShots Tours
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From US$ 99.31 per person

Likely to sell out

Join the Aurora chase for the best opportunity to seek out the Northern Lights. Learn about the scientific phenomenon from your guide and capture beautiful photos of the Northern Lights.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Enjoy the untouched beauty of Arctic landscapes at night
  • Learn how to take pictures of the Northern Lights
  • Find out everything about this amazing phenomenon
  • Experience the thrill of an active chase for the Aurora
  • Develop a unique connection with nature at its best
Full description

Hunt for Northern Lights on a guided trip from Tromso. Hone your photography skills with a quick workshop and admire the Norwegian landscapes as you go. Finish your trip with a cup of hot chocolate.

Meet your crew in Tromso, put on your reflective vests, and climb aboard the comfortable coach to get 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.

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. Benefit from a photo workshop by a photographer on the way, helping you to set up your camera and providing you with all the information needed to capture stunning shots of the Northern Lights. If you choose to, have a professional Aurora portrait taken by the photographer for a lasting memory, before you return to Tromso at around 1:00 AM.

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Photographic workshop
  • Hot drinks and cookies
  • Reflective vests
  • Thermal clothes
  • Pictures taken by a professional photographer (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Meet inside the "Northern Shots" shop which is also known as "Booking Point." It is located between The Edge Hotel and the Magic Ice bar, right in front of the Prostneset Harbour. The shop has a big label saying "Booking Point" and has the name "NorthernShots Tours" on all the windows and signs. Google maps:

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Water

Know before you go

  • The northern lights are often seen, even in very cloudy, rainy, or snowy nights
  • The tour will run regardless of the weather conditions
  • The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and it can't be guaranteed that they will be seen
  • There is no refund if the northern lights do not appear
  • There is a 50% discount for you to try again another day depending on availability
  • The tour is subject to cancellation if the road conditions do not ensure safety; in this case, you can rebook to another date or receive a full refund
  • The tour may stay in one location all night or travel to various spots, the priority is always to get the best views of the lights
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 123 reviews

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Great time on the tour. Lucky enough to have seen the lights the night before and then again this night. We were shown how to use our cameras and given cookies/hot chocolate to keep warm. Drove to a couple of locations when the activity was fading where we currently were. The professional photos aren’t included, I paid roughly £25 a photo afterwards, but when you compare the price of the excursion to others where photos are included, it all works out roughly the same.

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November 30, 2022

It was a great tour, even if the prospects of the Northern Lights were not the greatest, we saw mega great Northern Lights. Our guide Marek set up the cameras and mobile phones with us in advance in order to get the best possible photos. He also took very nice pictures with a professional camera. However, I find the photos, which are then for sale, very overpriced. There was a delicious hot cocoa during the northern lights show, which was really good. It was a very nice ride and well worth it. Thanks for that.

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October 31, 2022

I have to say that at first I was skeptical that the big bus tour would work out. At the end of the tour I must confess it was far more enjoyable than the minibus tour I did two days earlier. Less rush, more professional guide. Of course, the photos are chargeable, but theoretically you could shoot some yourself. Cocoa and biscuits were good and sufficient. Northern lights a dream despite previously announced bad weather conditions. Would I book again.

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October 31, 2022

Product ID: 179090