Tromsø: 4x4 Small Group Northern Lights Photography Tour

Activity provider: Northern Soul Adventures

Tromsø: 4x4 Small Group Northern Lights Photography Tour

Activity provider: Northern Soul Adventures
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From US$ 190.84 per person

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Get a chance to see the Northern Lights with experienced guides and a small group of only up to 8 guests on a guided tour from Tromsø.

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Duration 6 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • View the Northern Lights from a beautiful remote location
  • Enjoy a more intimate and relaxed experience with a small group
  • Be escorted by an experienced knowledgeable guide
  • Receive assistance with photography equipment and your own camera
  • Travel in a comfortable custom built 4x4 tour van
Full description

Go in search of the magnificent Northern Lights on a guided photography tour by a custom-built 4x4 van. Discover remote scenery within the Arctic Circle as you try to capture this spectacular natural phenomenon. Meet in central Tromsø and set out into the wilderness in search of the Northern Lights. Upon reaching suitable skies, set up camp for the evening. Most of the time this is a shorter drive to the surrounding coastal islands of Tromsø, or if needed, a longer drive into Finland.

Some nights the Northern Lights are visible en route to the camp location, and can last throughout the evening. Other nights require patience and positivity, for you to witness a faint glow across the horizon. Enjoy the serene surroundings of the camp in warm thermal clothing. Gather around the roaring campfire, and enjoy a hearty homemade organic soup, cookies, and hot beverages with your fellow travelers. You guide will help you capture vibrant moments of you and the Aurora. If you choose to bring your own camera they can offer help and advice on how to get the most out of your photographs. All images will be shared with you the very next day after your excursion.

  • Small group tour in Tromsø with maximum 8 guests
  • Comfortable 4x4-equipped VW tour vans
  • Homemade organic vegetable soup and bread
  • Cookies
  • Hot tea and coffee
  • Instructions on how to photograph the Aurora
  • Pro tripods and headlamps
  • Professional photos from the tour
  • Campfire
  • Thermal suits
  • Hand warmers and heated insoles for your own boots
  • Drop off at hotel/accommodation on Tromsø island
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Meet outside Tourist Shop Tromsø Havn, which is a white house with blue writing. Please stand on the corner opposite Pukka Travels, and the Roald Amundsen Monument, your guide will meet you there.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
    • Waterproof shoes
    • Warm shoes

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Duration 6-9 hours approx
    • It is advised to wear warm clothing and suitable footwear
    • Bathroom facilities might be limited
    • Space is limited, so please do not bring unnecessary items
    • Refunds are not offered if the Northern Lights are not visible so please note that cameras can often show northern lights more clearly than the naked eye
    • A general fitness level is required for rough terrain, deep snow, and slippery conditions
    • Visiting around the new moon will give you the darkest skies, causing the Northern Lights to appear stronger, and on clear nights filling the sky with stars; during full moon, the Aurora may appear fainter, but illuminates the landscapes which can make for very effect-full photographs
    • Northern Lights Sunset: Autumn (end of August - beginning of September), Spring (end of March - April): during these times it is possible to see the Aurora, but it may appear weaker, as the nights are brighter and shorter
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 215 reviews

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    The experience was excellent and just as described in the details. We were very lucky to have a guide like George, who made it his mission to do anything within his grasp to give us the opportunity to see the lights. As this is a purely natural phenomenon, no one can guarantee a viewing or the quality of it. Luckily for us, we got a spectacular display! The professional photos that our guide took were incredible too. I can't recommend this experience with Northern Soul Adventures highly enough!

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    January 30, 2023

    What an incredible experience! We had cloudy and snowy weather in Tromso and our guide George stopped first south east of Tromso when the sky cleared and the northern lights appeared. When clouds reappeared he drove further into Finland where the sky was crystal clear and the sky came alive. An experience to remember.

    January 27, 2023

    Our guide Nicola picked us up punctually at the agreed meeting point. Since clouds were forecast for Tromsö, he drove south with our small group to a beautiful, remote valley. There we had to "wait" for some time until the northern lights were fortunately still visible. In the meantime, Nicola has looked after us wonderfully - with thermal suits, warm insoles and hand warmers, with a campfire, hot drinks, with delicious warm stew and with interesting conversations. Despite the cold, the time flew by. And finally we were rewarded with a magical Northern Lights night. We were able to take wonderful photos and Nicola also took great photos, which he then emailed to us the next day. It was a great experience and we really enjoyed the tour. We can only warmly recommend the organizer Northern Soul Adventures.

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    January 3, 2023

    Product ID: 383517