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$ 165.38 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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are required while indoors

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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 136 reviews

    Review summary

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    We saw the Northern Lights as dimly lit spots in the sky. But with the guide's camera we could see the green colors of the northern lights. Good explanation why you have to be very lucky to see northern lights: clouds + eruption on the sun + solar wind towards earth + enough dark + magnetic field that must have a dip. The latter is not predictable, but it is measurable. our guide hunted well, saw something, but not yet what we had hoped for.

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    September 23, 2022

    Our tour guide George made our experience the best it could be for the circumstances we faced. We did quite a bit of driving chasing the clear skies in order to be able to see the Northern lights and get photographs (which was a successful mission). He was very knowledgeable. Would give 5 stars but this experience was supposed to include a campfire and unfortunately we were unable to have one (circumstances out of our tour guide's control but still part of the experience we paid for). We were faced with an early road closure so our night had to be cut short not leaving time for our fire. George told us tales of the Northern lights and the science behind them. We were very thankful that Hannah had encouraged us to switch our tour date after booking based on the weather, had she not, we would not have had clear enough skies to see the lights. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely care about making your experience a good one and it was an unforgettable one.

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    September 23, 2022

    The tour is amazing, since they pick up you you feel like being with friends. The guide was so nice and they are always alert that we were comfortable and warm. The sandwich and coffee were pretty good and we were lucky that we see the best Northern lights of the year, They really take care of you and help you out to see them. Fully recommended, Tromso is the best place to have this tour.

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    September 15, 2022

    Product ID: 383517