Tromsø Night tours

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Tromsø: All Inclusive Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour

1. Tromsø: All Inclusive Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour

Journey outside of Tromsø, away from the city's light pollution, in search of the Northern Lights together with an experienced guide. Marvel at the immense majesty of the Arctic as you share stories with your companions by a crackling bonfire. Depart from the meeting point in the center of Tromsø and embark on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Arctic wilderness. Your experienced guide will then lead you in the pursuit of the spellbinding natural phenomenon that is the Aurora Borealis. As you search the skies in multiple locations, take in the rugged beauty of your surroundings. Listen to local myths and stories about the lights, as well as a scientific explanation about why they exist. After finding the best spot to watch the lights, crunch through fresh snow surrounded by towering mountains and deep fjords. Take the time to really admire this incredible natural display of light, where colors dance in the air in beautiful, mesmerizing patterns. Keep your energy up with hot drinks, snacks, and warm locally-made stew. Then be taken back to memories of summer camp as you roast marshmallows on a smoky bonfire. Take lots of great photos throughout the night with the tripod provided. Your guide will offer advice to set up your camera properly, and also take photos of your group with the Northern Lights in the background. After a memorable evening, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Tromsø".

Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour

2. Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour

Join this northern lights chase to maximize your chances of seeing the world’s most spectacular light show. Travel by comfortable bus to the best location to view the aurora.  The guide will tell you all about this magnificent natural phenomenon. Get tips on camera settings, so when the lights appear you can capture the perfect photo. The guide will also take pictures during the excursion so you can have a souvenir to bring home.  During the trip, you will be served hot drinks and cookies. The bus is always nearby, so if you get cold during the chase you can return to the bus to warm up. It is recommended that you wear several layers.  The destination for the chase depends on the latest forecast. Sometimes the driver will take you out to the coast, and others times inland. The guide and driver will use their local knowledge to find the most scenic places, where you will have the best chance of experiencing the magnificent aurora.

Tromso: Northern Lights Hunting Guided Bus Tour

3. Tromso: Northern Lights Hunting Guided Bus Tour

Chase the Northern Lights on a guided short trip from Tromso and back! Meet your guide in Tromso, and after a short introduction jump aboard our minibuss (up to 14 seats) and get yourself comfy and 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. Drive away from Tromsø's light pollution to different remote destinations, depending on the weather conditions. Your guide will decide the best location based on the most up to date weather forecasts, sometimes driving all the way to the Finnish border. 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. As soon you have reached the location, be ready for the show. Relax, enjoy a warm homemade meal while you wait for the big show, you can comfortably sip a delicious hot drink. At the end of the tour you will be dropped in the same location in Tromsø.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

4. Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

Join this expert-led, small-group excursion to see nature's finest light show. Take part in a chase where the destination changes depending on the best chance of seeing the lights. Sometimes the drive will be out to the coast, sometimes inland, and other times past three fjords up to the Finnish border. The final decision is left as late as possible to maximize your chance of seeing the majestic lights dancing in the sky. Hop in the van and meet your group and expert guide. After finding the perfect spot, settle in and wait for the brilliant colors of the Northern Lights to appear. Your guide will help you adjust your camera so you can take the best photos of them. Enjoy some hot drinks and biscuits while keeping an eye on the sky. Enjoy an exclusive chase with a maximum group size of 16 guests. Your guide will be happy to answer all your questions and will take high-resolution photos to share with the group after the tour.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Photo Cruise

5. Tromsø: Northern Lights Photo Cruise

Witness a clear night in Tromso city, without the need to travel too far to observe the Northern Lights. Join an evening cruise and navigate the stellar sky above the fjords of Tromso Island in comfort. Meet at the boats, just by the quaside of Krystens Hus in Tromso centre. Feel welcomed by the crew as you climb aboard this Northern Lights Photo Cruise. As the ship departs, the guide will show you the ship's amenities, including the deck and indoor spaces. Hear stories of the Northern Lights while sipping on a tea or coffee in the lounge. Take the freedom of roaming around the spacious outder deck or unwind inside. Since the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, there's no guarantee of a sighting. The course depends on the weather forecast, and the cloud-free sky defines what sights may appear. Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow the boat and drift along with the current. Set up your camera, with help of your guide, and when the Northern Lights start to dance, they will offer to take many photos for you.

Tromso: Northern Lights Photo Excursion

6. Tromso: Northern Lights Photo Excursion

Search for the Northern Lights above the stunning fjords, mountains, and lakes around Tromsø. Enjoy the best chances for clear skies from September to March and marvel at this natural phenomenon in a small group of no more than 8 people per minivan. Please note that we can have up to 4 minivans on busy nights. After pickup at the Radisson Blu Hotel at 7 PM, head to the local partner's office where a briefing will be given. Listen to a briefing about the weather conditions and the best chances of seeing the aurora. Then, receive warm overalls, and boots before driving to the best spot. Relax with coffee and muffins as you wait for the Aurora Borealis or, if you're lucky, watch her dancing as soon as you arrive.

Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

7. Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

Experience the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights just 30 minutes from downtown Tromsø at a husky camp where you will be served hot drinks and can grill marshmallows over an open fire. Go inside an authentic lavvo (Sami tent) while you wait for the lights to appear in the night sky. Then, lay down on reindeer skins in the great outdoors, or sit on the provided chairs while you scout the sky for the dancing lights. Your guide will answer any questions you may have. As a work of Mother Nature, there can be no guarantee that the Northern lights will appear, but visiting 200 Alaskan huskies with their puppies is well worth it! Enjoy a warm meal in Norwegian style as your guide serves up a dish of bacalao made with tomato and Norwegian stockfish (cod).

Tromsø: Northern Lights Cuisine Cruise by Electric Catamaran

8. Tromsø: Northern Lights Cuisine Cruise by Electric Catamaran

Take in the atmospheric Arctic night in all its majesty, onboard a silent hybrid-electric catamaran with 360-degree uninhibited panoramas. In warmth and comfort, cruise around Tromsø island, past snow-covered mountains, landmarks like the Arctic cathedral, and through icy waters. Watch as the crew launch an underwater drone with lights to discover the mysteries of the depths below. As the darkness of the ocean reflects the stars above, if you're lucky the Northern Lights may appear. Finally, soak up the unique atmosphere as you sit down to an Arctic Tapas dinner. Savor the fresh and local ingredients, based on traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Tromso: Northern Lights Cable Car Excursion

9. Tromso: Northern Lights Cable Car Excursion

The Fjellheisen Cable car is the perfect spot to observe the Northern Lights. A Northern Lights watchman will inform you as soon as they are visible so that you can enjoy the moment and take incredible photographs if you wish. You will be just outside of the mountain restaurant where the light pollution is minimal and views of the Aurora are clear. The view of the mountains covered with snown and the mystical Northern Lights will leave you with memories for life. From the terrace, you will see the majestic Tromsdalstinden peak. It is 1,238 meters above sea level and in summer you have a unique opportunity to see the Midnight Sun. During winter, it is ideal for observing the magical Northern Lights.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Cruise with 2nd Chance Guarantee

10. Tromsø: Northern Lights Cruise with 2nd Chance Guarantee

Experience the beauty of the Nordic wilderness as you hunt for the mysterious Northern Lights which dance across the night sky on this cruise from Tromsø. Board a spacious catamaran with a panoramic windows and a heated cabin and venture out onto the water 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Hop aboard a the ship in Tromsø where in winter the sun sets on November 27th and doesn’t rise again until January 15th, creating the perfect conditions for seeing the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Set off on the water and look for the aurora lights through the panoramic windows of a warm, cozy cabin or head out into the crisp arctic air for a look from a spacious deck for an even clearer view. Buy snacks and both hot and cold drinks onboard the boat to enjoy while taking in mountain views. Have a crew that will do everything possible to show you the lights on this tour, but this is a natural phenomenon that can’t be guaranteed. If you don’t experience on the first trip, have a second chance with a free ticket for the next available northern lights tour with this activity provider. Return to your departure point at the end of your cruise.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 225 reviews

Incredible experience, absolutely recommend this to anyone wanting to see the lights. Our guide Mag was extremely nice, knowledgable and gave us the best experience possible. The weather was pretty bad in tromso, snowing a lot, and he was able to get us to a place where we say the lights. Then we kept driving and saw them 2 more times. The pictures he took with his camera came out spectacular, almost unreal. Do yourself a favor a book your tour with them!

I'd waited years to see them and was not disappointed. The guide and driver were determined to get us to clear sky so we stood a chance and they didn't let us down. We had to drive to Finland mind, but wow, what a display we saw. Great information along the way and looked after us with hot drinks, food and some stunning photo's. Would definitely recommend out Tour company.

people on the tour were really nice and explained about the possibilities to watch the auroras, for us it was not a good day due to the weather but still they drove long time to find an spot with clear sky and we got to see them. You can notice the effort they put to chase them. My experience was super nice.

We took a small bus tour to see the northern lights with a guide who is also a photographer. Stefan was a great host and very knowledgeable about the northern lights. We had to be patient but eventually not only saw the lights but they danced for us!

Our guide, Anett was determined that we would experience the northern lights and we did, despite all the worst weather forecasts. Thank you!