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Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour

Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour

From US$ 170.49 per person

Join a small group Northern Lights tour. Travel to the spots with the clearest sky, have a photographer take professional pictures of you and the Northern Lights, and share a good time by the bonfire with a warm meal and hot beverages.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Witness the most breathtaking natural light phenomenon, the Aurora Borealis
  • Enjoy a small group tour led by a knowledgeable guide and photographer
  • Have a breathtaking outdoor experience by the bonfire with a warm meal and hot beverages
Full description
This tour is led by a passionate, professional, experienced and easy going team that will take you to the most aesthetically pleasing spots. Before picking you up from the meeting place, your guide will carefully analyze the weather forecast in order to take you to the areas where the clearest sky is expected during that night. Tromsø is a great place to start the chase. It is located nearby many microclimates where the weather conditions vary from the ones in Tromsø. Once a proper location to observe the Aurora Borealis has been found, the bonfire begins. The menu consists of hot drinks, lamb or soy sausages, and cookies. Your group will be small so everyone can get to know each other, and you can get the most out of the experience. Thermal suits and heat packs are provided to make sure that you stay warm and cozy during the tour. Your guides are passionate about photography, especially when it comes to taking the night shots of the Northern Lights. All pictures taken during the tour will be sent to you the next day. You are more than welcome to bring your own camera and use your guide's tripods. The tour usually takes from 6 up to 9 hours depending on the weather conditions. After the trip you will be dropped off at your accommodation.
  • Pickup from the Magic Ice Bar in Tromsø
  • Drop-off to your accommodation on Tromsøya island
  • Sausages and cookies (vegetarian options available)
  • Hot beverages
  • Thermal suits and boots
  • Bonfire
  • Aurora portrait
  • Photos from the tour
  • Instructions on how to take photos
  • Professional tripods
  • Guide
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Remember to bring your passport (in case you venture to Finland) and put on warm clothes
    • The tour departs at 6:00 PM
    • From March 16, the departure time will be 7:30 PM since it gets dark later
    • The tour lasts 6-9 hours
    • The number of participants will be a maximum of 8 or 15 depending on the tour option that you chose
    • The tour may be canceled due to bad weather or an insufficient number of participants
    • A vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 285 reviews

    Review summary

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    The tour was nice, it was a cloudy night so the George did his best to find nice spots. It was a small group which was perfect. Also learned a lot about the northern lights and ended up with beautiful pictures and learned how to catch the lights with camera.

    November 8, 2021

    It was a great experience chasing the northern lights! Our guide was Adrien, and he was knowledgeable about the weather and the places to catch the lights. We felt a little disappointed initially as we waited for close to 4 hours without seeing the lights (due to cloudy weather), but our guide felt that there was a chance to see the lights at where we were, hence we waited, and finally they appeared! We expected to see green lights (as what we always see in photos), but were surprised when the lights seen with the naked eye is more white/yellow. Nevertheless, it was a breath-taking sight and a wonderful experience!

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    April 5, 2020

    To anticipate the conclusion: It was a wonderful experience! The tour was carried out by our personable guide Max. A tour guide that we couldn't have asked for better. From the pick-up at the hotel to the return journey, well organized and carried out. Max looked after us professionally and with a lot of enthusiasm. His extensive information about the Northern Lights (already on the bus), his tips for the photos and the supplies during the campfire made this tour an unforgettable experience for us. The size of the group with only eight participants was particularly pleasant. The provision of Max's professional photos is also a really great service, so we were able to concentrate mainly on enjoying the northern lights. In short: We felt that we were in good hands at all times and can unreservedly recommend this tour! Thanks Max!

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    March 12, 2020

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