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Northern Lights Chase in Tromsø

Product ID: 216000
Hunt the spectacular northern lights on this 7-hours excursion. Pass through the beautiful northern landscapes of Norway as you look for the aurora. Travel in a in a comfortable bus, accompanied by an experienced guide and an authorized driver.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Chase the northern lights around Tromsø
  • Learn facts and history about Tromsø and the northern lights
  • Get helpful photography tips
  • Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding area
Full description
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 work in team and use their local knowledge to find the most scenic places, where you will have the best chance of experiencing the magnificent aurora.

Includes
  • 7-hour northern lights tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Driver
  • Transportation by bus
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Photos
  • English or Spanish speaking guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in the big parking lot across from Yonas Pizzeria, by the city harbor (pier 8) in Tromsø Center, on the south side of Scandic Ishavshotel. The bus is marked with the local operators name.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Know before you go
• You must be able to climb the steps on and off the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 172 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The tour was pretty professional. The guide (who was Italian) told us a lot for the city, Aurora and other interesting topics, with a nice sense of humour. We got bad weather so we did not see Aurora, but at least we stopped at 3 different spots in order to look for them. Even if there was no Aurora, they took photos of us from the place where we were. The big bus is also comfortable not only because of the toilet inside, but also because of the constant warm temperature that is inside. It was a nice tour, sadly the clouds didn’t let us to see The Northern Lights.

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12 March 2020

We left Tromso at 18:30 in the direction of Skibotn to have the best chance of seeing the sunrise. The conditions there were not good (clouds), so we continued to the border with Finland, towards Kilpisjarvi. After about 2 hours and 40 'of travel we got off and we found a beautiful starry sky and -18 ° C. During the trip, the highly trained guide gave us directions to set up the camera. We waited almost two hours on the spot and in the end, right at the limit, the beautiful green lights of the north appeared on the horizon! It was wonderful!

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5 March 2020

It was really snowy day and thick cloud all around Tromso, but we drived to the north area which we only had a chance to see northern lights. And finally we saw a really strong northern lights! It was amazing and guide was nice. He gave us many descriptions about northern lights and took many photos with northern lights. We were lucky and it all depends on the day but I really recommend to take chasing tour. Hot chocolate and cookies are also good resting time.

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2 March 2020

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Arctic Guide Service AS

Product ID: 216000