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Tromsø: Small Group Northern Lights Chase

Product ID: 330916
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Join an experienced Northern Lights chaser on a journey to find the famous Northern Lights. Drive away from the city light pollution and towards the areas with clearest skies for the given night. Learn about the science and myths about the Aurora.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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
  • Embark on an adventure into the wilderness in search of the Northern Lights
  • Learn how to photograph the night sky with your camera or smartphone
  • Have your portrait taken under the Northern Lights
  • Hear about the science and myths surrounding the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy a hot meal and drinks by a campfire in an Arctic winter setting
Full description
Join the ultimate northern lights chase with an experienced guide. Meet your guide at Scandic Ishavshotel and set off on a 6-8-hour adventure into the wilderness. Drive away from the city's light pollution to areas with the best conditions for seeing the Northern Lights on the given night.

You might find yourself somewhere along the coast - just a 1-hour drive from Tromsø. Or, you might end up on the mainland or maybe even in Finland - so remember to bring your passport! The car is equipped with thermal suits, head torches, and high-viz vests for your safety. You can also borrow a tripod free of charge.

The priority on the chase is given to finding clear skies, as only then can you 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 will drive to. The success rate in finding the lights is about 90%. Ultimately it is up to nature what you will see - from a soft whitish glow similar to a cloud to dancing colorful fireworks stronger than the full moon.

After finding the right spot, the guide will set a campfire, and serve hot soup, bread, and hot drinks. Roast marshmallows on the fire, waiting for the lights to come. When the lights appear the guide will photograph them for you and take a portrait of you with the spectacular backdrop of the Northern Lights.

Get help from your guide with your camera/smartphone settings so that you can capture the phenomenon yourself. The pictures taken by the guide will be sent by email.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Snowsuits and reflective vest
  • Soup, bread, and hot drinks
  • Campfire
  • Camera tripods
  • Pictures from the tour by email
What’s Not Included
  • Drinking water
  • Smartphone tripods
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with claustrophobia

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Scandic Islavshotel

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Warm clothing
  • Water
Know before you go
• This tour will take place rain or shine
• If necessary you may drive up to 200 km one way in search of the best conditions; be prepared for a long drive
• There may be no indoor toilets available on this tour; when possible the guide will stop at one, however, you may be required to use nature
• Northern Lights sightings are not guaranteed
• Please bring drinking water with you
• Please bring your passport or ID card as you may drive into Finland
• Please wear winter clothes and shoes, a hat, scarf, and gloves; the snowsuits provided will give an extra layer on top of your winter gear; please provide your snowsuit size
Organized by

The Green Adventure

Product ID: 330916