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Tromsø: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour

4.7 / 5

77 reviews

Tromsø: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour

From US$ 131.13 per person

Increase your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by joining a small lights chasing group. It is not just about chasing the lights themselves, part of the thrill is experiencing the beauty of arctic nature and wilderness during a polar night.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Norwegian
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Experience the beauty of the arctic wilderness and rough nature under the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy the warm and relaxed atmosphere in a small-group
  • Let your dreams come true at an affordable price
Full description

Be picked up from your accommodation in the city center or the tour meeting point. Your guide will provide you with information about the weather, the lights' activity, and your chances of seeing the lights on that particular evening.

Next, visit a location most suited to the evening's conditions, sometimes traveling deep into Finland. Upon arrival, your guide will set up a bonfire and help set up your camera to best capture the Northern lights. 

Enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. Later, enjoy a picnic-style barbecue and enjoy traditional Norwegian fiskekake (fish burgers) or sausages with tortilla bread.

Take unlimited pictures of the Northern Lights. If you do not capture a perfect shot, high-resolution pictures of the tour will be shared with you the following day. Your guides will explain the phenomenon of the Northern Lights and the traditions, beliefs, and superstitions connected to them. 

Following your tour, your experience concludes as your guide drops you off at your accommodation close to the city center of Tromsø.

  • Transportation
  • Guide/driver
  • Pickup and drop-off at the hotels inside the city center
  • English, German, and Norwegian-speaking guide
  • Warm thermal suits
  • Warm winter boots
  • Your aurora portrait
  • Warm drink
  • Warm meal prepared on a bonfire by yourself and other guests
  • Tips and tricks to take the best aurora picture
  • Tripod on request
  • Hats or socks
  • Pickup outside of the city center
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

All guests not staying at a hotel inside the Tromsø city center will meet up at the meeting point at: Kirkegata 2, at the cross between Kirkagata and Kaigata in the Tromsø city center in front of the small white building.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • This experience is not suitable for children under age of 5 (children ages 5-12 must be taken care of by their parents
  • Please do your best to maintain your patience and good mood throughout the tour
  • There are maybe some allergens in the food served
  • Please know that as the Northern lights are a natural phenomenon and no human being can affect it, your guides cannot guarantee the appearance and the activity of the lights
  • The weather in the Tromsø region changes very quickly and often, meaning that a good weather forecast can turn into a bad one at any time
  • The local partner does not cancel tours due to the weather forecast, only when it is not safe to drive
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

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Mansoor (our guide) was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the tour. It was a fun experience and I love his eagerness to show us the northern lights ❄️. He ensured that we are comfortable despite the freezing temperature. I will definitely book another tour with him . A Tromso experience indeed!! kudos!!

November 27, 2021

The organization was very chaotic. At first the guide came too late, then it was said that the tour was overbooked. Finally, after a long delay, we were finally able to go. Our driver didn't have any information, so we didn't know what was going on. Unfortunately we didn't see the lights, but the guide managed to keep a good mood. The campfire was fun.

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November 4, 2021

An impressive experience! Overall, the tour is worthwhile. You can feel how the guide lives for it and wants to enable the visitors to have a good time. Very helpful with the camera setting and takes great photos himself, which you will receive later. At the campfire it is explained how the northern lights are made. All in all, a very exciting and impressive tour. Without the knowledge of the guides, we would not have been able to find the right place and the right weather to see the northern lights. Great recommendation!

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November 4, 2021

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