20th September – 22nd March
Hunting for the Northern Lights
Tromsø is one of the best places in the world to watch the Arctic lights that consists of a varity of colour spectre. And it starts already now! In Tromso and the Northern Norway you can watch the burning autumn sunsets in August, September and October together with the amazing Northern lights.
As the night grows darker from November, the phenomenon «Aurora borealis» shows itself in the sky throughout the winter in the Arctic until April. With is many myths, and magical superstitious powers, it has been viewed upon for decades of people from the north. If we are lucky, we can gaze at the sky with a dansing Northern light above us, as we cruise around comfortably together in our minibus.
Our professional guides will teach you about the light, the destination you visit, help you with adjusting cameras, take the best photos and in the end get you safe home. All our tours have both one driver and one guide. We will also take photos and share them with our guests from each tour.
Daily departure: 20th Sept to 20th Oct 18:30 pick up. 21st Oct onwards 17:30 pick up.
Trip duration: approximately 6- 8 hours
From: Arctic Adventure Center
Meet up 10 min before
Only 14 guests
Professional Photography Guide
Experienced local driver
Enjoy our Mercedes Sprinter 2018 model
NOK 1450 Adult
NOK 1350 Student
NOK 1250 Child (10-12 years)
All inclusive, hot beverages, tripod, suits, boots, hats, mittens, guiding and photos of the day. Note the children age limits.
The hunt for Aurora Borealis
Tromsø is situated on 69°North and is a pole position regarding the Northern lights. The town is easily accessible by plane, have nice hotels, a lot of tour operators and are surrounded by an amazing wild nature where you can experience the lights.
When you decide to watch the Northern lights there are several things to consider. Up here in the North we have the midnight sun during summer and polar nights during winter. To be able to see the light you need dark nights and clear sky. Below is a list of the months which it´s most likely to have visibility to watch the lights in Tromsø. The activity from the sun will also vary, so to check the Northen Lights Forecast is also important.
You can of course watch the Northern lights on your own. It´s up on the sky, it´s free and accessible for everyone. But to get the most out of your Arctic holiday and haunt for lights we recommend you to join a guided tour. Then you will have a guide and driver with expertise and experience in when and where to find the Northen lights. To be able to see the light in a proper way you need to be a place without any light pollution from the city. And it can be tricky to catch the lights on a photo if you don´t know how to do it.
We will help you to take the best pictures and teach you about the lights existence and myths. Because Aurora Borealis have an important role for the people of the North. Generations have lived with the light, it´s stories and frighten myths. We will love to share all of this with you on our Northen Light Adventure tour.
- Daily departure: 17:30 – 6-8 hours
- We offer drop off after the tour for accommodations on the Tromsø Island
- Meet our guide at Arctic Adventure Center 17:20
- 14 seats
- Mercedes Sprinter 2018 Model – made for winter conditions
- Indoor, warm and spacious cabin
- We serve a warm meal during the night
- Coffee, tea and hot chocolate included
- Warm winter suits, hats, mittens, head lamps and boots are included for all, both adults and children (10-12 years)
- You can borrow tripod
- Guide takes photos through the night – conditions can vary
- We recommend you to dress up with warm clothes, gloves and a hat
Northern Lights Forecast
The forecast service is delivered by visitnorway.com and will be active during the season which begins in September.
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