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Tromsø: Private Northern Lights Chase with Campfire

Product ID: 331406
Book a private tour with an experienced chaser to find the northern lights. Have the full attention of your guide and decide together where to drive and how far to go. Cozy up to a campfire and have the chance to see the northern lights.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

The guide will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation. Pickup is available from any address on Tromsø Island or within 10-kilometers of Tromsø Island.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a hot meal and drinks by a campfire, in a thermal suit that'll keep you warm in the Arctic winter temperatures
  • Learn how to photograph the night sky with your camera or smartphone - borrow a tripod for free
  • Roast marshmallows on the fire, and drink hot chocolate in an Arctic winter setting
  • Learn about the science and myths surrounding the northern lights
Full description
Get picked up by your northern lights chaser at a time and place convenient for you. Drive away from the city light pollution and to areas with the best northern lights conditions that night. It may be somewhere along the coast, a one hour drive from Tromsø, or it may even be to Finland, so remember to bring your passports. The car is equipped with thermal suits, head torches, and high-visibility vests for your safety. 

After finding the right spot, the guide will set a campfire and serve hot soup, bread, and hot drinks while you roast marshmallows on the fire, waiting for the lights to come. When the lights appear the guide will photograph them for you and take portraits of you and the northern lights. You will be helped with your camera or smartphone settings so that you can capture the phenomenon yourself, and the pictures taken by the guide will be sent by email after the tour. You can also borrow a tripod free of charge.

The priority on the chase is finding clear sky which is needed to see the northern lights when they appear. Next in priority is driving away from light pollution and finding scenic spots. Every tour is different and ultimately the sky decides where you need to drive. The success rate in finding the lights is about 90%. Ultimately it is up to nature as to what you will see, from a soft whitish glow similar to a cloud to dancing colorful fireworks stronger than full moon.

The activity lasts about 6-8 hours. After the tour the guide will drive you back to your accommodation in Tromsø.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Snowsuits
  • Reflective vest
  • Soup and bread
  • Hot drinks
  • Campfire
  • Camera tripod
  • Pictures from the tour (received by email)
What’s Not Included
  • Drinking water
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Know before you go
• This tour takes place rain or shine
• Please provide your snowsuit size to the local partner
• Please bring drinking water
• If necessary, you will drive up to 200-kilometers one-way in search of the best conditions, be prepared for a possible long drive
• There may be no indoor toilets available on this tour
• Nobody can guarantee the northern lights. It is a natural phenomenon and the tour is designed to maximize your chances in finding it, but cannot guarantee to see them

From £950.93 Per group up to 8

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It was a fantastic tour, we had great northern lights, we had a lot of fun, Kat was super, she was absolutely entertaining and knew a lot about the area, the stars and the northern lights We have laughed about each other's jokes, eating warm soup by the fire and looked at the dancing green lady in the sky. Absolutely a very nice evening and tour !!!!

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March 4, 2020

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The Green Adventure

Product ID: 331406