Day trip

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase to Aurora Camps

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase to Aurora Camps

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel
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From US$ 151.40 per person

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Maximize your chances of seeing the northern lights on this exciting tour combining a thrilling northern lights chase with a visit to an aurora camp in the wilderness.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Maximise your chances of seeing the northern lights on this exciting chase
  • Combine a chase for northern lights with a visit to a wilderness camp
  • Enjoy warming up by the fire inside the Lavvu
  • Spend your time at the camp outside awaiting the Northern Lights
Full description

Look for the dazzling northern lights on this guided bus trip from Tromsø. Sit by a fire at a camp and have some warm local fare along with some steamy beverages. 

Be picked up from a meeting point in the city center of Tromsø, from there set off by bus to hunt for the northern lights. Along the way, search for locations with low light pollution, minimal cloud coverage, and scenic backdrops get some photos.

Choose best site for the night, as the camp visited depends on the latest aurora and weather forecast which is decided upon by guides prior to (sometimes during) the tour. All of our camps have cabins or comfortable lavvus (Sami tents), while toilet facilities are located on the bus.

At the camp, be served warm stew and enjoy a heated beverage around the fire as your wait for the northern lights to appear. If you are lucky and the northern lights start flickering above in the sky, the guide will assist you in capturing photos.

Get some portrait photos which will be sent to you after the tour. While the lights cannot be guaranteed since the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, you can book a the same tour again at half off if the lights are not spotted.

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Dinner

    • Hot drinks

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

  • Equipment
    • Photos taken by the guide

    • Tripod

    • Warm clothing

    • Snowsuit

Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please meet up at the Norwegian Travel Activity Shop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • There is no refund if the northern lights do not appear, however you may book the same tour a second time at a 50% discount at our sales shop in Tromsø.
  • Please inform the activity provider in advance of allergies or any other dietary restrictions.
  • Warm winter clothes, boots, and tripods are provided by the activity provider at the start of the tour.
  • Duration of the tour is described as 7 hours. Please note this duration is flexible and will depend on the course of the tour: the distance of the chase, weather conditions and the northern lights displays. This means we might return earlier (around midnight) or later (after midnight).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 180 reviews

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The tour is well organized. Both the guides and the driver were experienced in all their procedures. The information provided during the drive was insightful, the food was good and the interaction was respectful and pleasant. Both took their time and were attentive at all times. An all around great tour, we also saw the northern lights and the huskies in the camp rounded off the evening.

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January 3, 2023

A beautiful experience! The stop at the camp envelops the experience in a unique atmosphere. Every minute is special there. We cooked the sausages in the fire that the guides prepared and that created a close and perfect atmosphere among the group. 100% recommendable. If I had to point out something less positive, it would be that the guides are not very attentive to you. We thought we were going to have more professional photos but we only got 2. The food is not very good either. The sausages are taken out of a bag in front of you and it is quite ugly.

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November 8, 2022

The night was magical, the aurora borealis were there. The guides Simone and Diego were very friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had great photos. On the other hand, big disappointment for the "dinner" in the lavu. The fire is tiny and does not heat up at all. The meal described in the description (soup, fish cakes and sausage) was not served as such. We only had the right to a little soup. Too bad, with negative temperatures we would have liked to have had a good time by the fire.

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December 29, 2021

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