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Tromsø: 4x4 Small Group Northern Lights Photography Tour

1. Tromsø: 4x4 Small Group Northern Lights Photography Tour

Go in search of the magnificent Northern Lights on a guided photography tour. Depart from Tromsø and drive out into beautiful remote scenery in a custom-built 4x4 tour van. Most of the time this is a short drive to the surrounding coastal islands of Tromsø, or if needed a long drive into Finland. Upon reaching suitable skies, set up camp for the evening. Warm up around the roaring campfire, whilst getting to know fellow travelers. Enjoy a hearty homemade soup, cookies, and hot beverages. You will also be provided with everything you may need to survive in the arctic temperatures. If you bring your own camera, you will be provided with the use of quality tripods. Learn from your guides how to get the most out of your photographs. All the photos the guides take of you and the Auroras will be shared with you the very next day at no extra charge.

From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

2. From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

Increase your chance of seeing the dazzling northern lights on this bus tour from Tromsø. Keep warm with a thermal suit and hot drinks. Ensure you get great pictures on your tour with camera help from your guide. Depart from Tromsø in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and hunt for the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Relax in the comfortable bus on your way to wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. Get an honest assessment of the likelihood of spotting the lights from your guide for that evening. To get stunning views of the sky, head for areas with good solar activity and clear skies. Enjoy flexibility regarding stops, activities, and decisions on the length of the trip. Your guide will assist you with the camera settings and use of a tripod for the best pictures. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

3. Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

Experience the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights just 30 minutes from downtown Tromsø at a husky camp where you will be served hot drinks and can grill marshmallows over an open fire. Go inside an authentic lavvo (Sami tent) while you wait for the lights to appear in the night sky. Then, lay down on reindeer skins in the great outdoors, or sit on the provided chairs while you scout the sky for the dancing lights. Your guide will answer any questions you may have. As a work of Mother Nature, there can be no guarantee that the Northern lights will appear, but visiting 200 Alaskan huskies with their puppies is well worth it! Enjoy a warm meal Norwegian style as your guide serves up a dish of bacalao made with tomato and Norwegian stockfish (cod).

Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

4. Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

Experience the magic of the artic on this nighttime reindeer sledding day trip with a bus or van transfer Tromsø. Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Have the chance to spot the northern lights dancing above you.  Board your bus or van in Tromsø and embark on your artic adventure. Stop at a Sami camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will eat from your hands. Feel the thrill of riding on a sled pulled by majestic reindeer. Be invited for a cup of hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and warm up around the fire inside a candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut). Taste a three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over the open fire. Join your hots in a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Learn what it is like to be a reindeer herder. Watch as your guide performs a joik (traditional Sami song).  Step outside to see if the northern lights appear above the reindeer camp. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end your tour. 

From Tromso: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour with Photos

5. From Tromso: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour with Photos

Chase the northern lights on a comfortable coach with a toilet and heating. Depart in the evening to the location with the best chances to see northern lights, which is based on forecasts and weather that are constantly monitored. Your guide will tell stories along the way and explain the phenomenon. Once you see the northern lights, your guide will take portraits of you free of charge. If you choose to take your own photos, your guide will show you how to photograph the northern lights. Enjoy coffee, tea, and cocoa to keep you warm and awake. If you get cold, the bus is always heated and you may use this for shelter. Of course, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon so cannot be guaranteed. Should your night be unsuccessful, you can join on another day for a second chance to see the aurora, and enjoy a 50% discount.

Tromso: Overnight Lavvo stay with Fjords, Whales & Aurora

6. Tromso: Overnight Lavvo stay with Fjords, Whales & Aurora

Orcas and Humpback whales are in Skjervoy from November to January. The local provider will pick you up at 5:30 AM outside Scandic Ishavshotel, drive you to Skjervoy, give you warm flotation suits, and take you on a once in a lifetime whale watching experience on Rib-boats.  Enjoy sandwiches, tea and coffee and continue to the Green Gold Villa in the Lyngen Alps. Here you’ll get a nice and warm group dinner and short photo workshop. Experience the Northern Lights at night and photograph the incredible phenomenon right outside the Green Gold Villa. Accommodation is at one of six private Crystal Lavvos. Next morning, enjoy breakfast together before returning to Tromso at 11:00 AM.

Tromsø: All Inclusive Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour

7. Tromsø: All Inclusive Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour

Journey outside of Tromsø, away from the city's light pollution, in search of the Northern Lights together with an experienced guide. Marvel at the immense majesty of the Arctic as you share stories with your companions by a crackling bonfire. Depart from the meeting point in the center of Tromsø and embark on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Arctic wilderness. Your experienced guide will then lead you in the pursuit of the spellbinding natural phenomenon that is the Aurora Borealis. As you search the skies in multiple locations, take in the rugged beauty of your surroundings. Listen to local myths and stories about the lights, as well as a scientific explanation about why they exist. After finding the best spot to watch the lights, crunch through fresh snow surrounded by towering mountains and deep fjords. Take the time to really admire this incredible natural display of light, where colors dance in the air in beautiful, mesmerizing patterns. Keep your energy up with hot drinks and snacks, cooked over the campfire. Then be taken back to memories of summer camp as you roast marshmallows on a smoky bonfire. Take lots of great photos throughout the night with the tripod provided. Your guide will offer advice to set up your camera properly, and also take photos of your group with the Northern Lights in the background. After a memorable evening, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Tromsø".

Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

8. Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

Join this expert-led, small group excursion to see nature's finest light show. Take part in a chase where the destination changes depending on the best chance of seeing the lights. Sometimes the drive will be out to the coast, sometimes inland and other times past three fjords up to the Finnish border. The final decision is left as late as possible to maximize your chance seeing the majestic lights dancing in the sky. Hop in the van and meet your group and expert guide. After finding the perfect spot, settle in and wait for the brilliant colors of the Northern Lights to appear. Your guide will help you adjust your camera so you can take the best photos of them. Enjoy some hot drinks and biscuits while keeping an eye on the sky. Enjoy an exclusive chase with a maximum group size of 16 guests. Your guide will be happy to answer all your questions, and will take high-resolution photos to share with the group after the tour.

Tromsø: 4-Hour Northern Lights Photo Cruise

9. Tromsø: 4-Hour Northern Lights Photo Cruise

Join an evening cruise to escape the city lights of Tromsø. Watch as the city lights fade into the distance and enter the serene darkness of the Arctic Circle. Cozy up in an outdoor jacuzzi under the Northern Lights or in the sauna onboard (subject to availability). Your cruise course depends on the weather forecast and Solar Storm disturbance in Earth’s Magnetic Field. Once the course is set according to the highest possibility of seeing the Northern Lights, your guide will show you the amenities, spaces, and safety equipment of the ship. Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow the boat to lightly drift along with the current. Witness the dancing Northern Lights and learn tips from your guides to catch the best photo. Your guide will also offer to take portraits of you and the Lights in the background with access to download them. Visit different locations, each one offering a different view of the northern lights. Experience the magic of the aurora borealis– the colors, the movement, and as northerners say, the sounds.

From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

10. From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

Go on an evening dog sledding adventure in the quiet northern wilderness outside of Tromso. Glide past picturesque fjords and take in the quiet beauty of the Arctic. Get picked up from the city center of Tromsø and go to the wilderness center. Upon arrival at the camp, put on some warm winter clothing and go through a demonstration on how to drive the sled. Share a sled and a dog team with one other person as one person drives and the other sits back and enjoys the ride. Take in the quiet beauty of the Arctic and keep your eyes on the sky for a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. Dig into a hot meal in a traditional northern Norwegian setting around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent when you get back to camp. Then, board the bus back to the city and reflect on a memorable adventure.

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What people are saying about Troms County

A truly wonderful day dog-sledding. Great organisation from beginning to end with fantastic, friendly staff. The camp was stunning, super clean with a lovely atmosphere. Sledding was such a brilliant experience with the most breathtaking scenery. The dogs loved to run! They were very well cared for and were so friendly. We were able to spend as long as we liked with them at the end of the sledding. Our lunch was a delicious, traditional lamb stew served with their special bread and hot drinks. We were seated in a teepee with a warm fire. A huge thank you to all the staff but a special mention to Lisa, my sledding partner and Myla for making my daughters 21st birthday so special! I cannot recommend this activity highly enough.

If there is one tour you must take . It’s this one . Our guide was very determined that we see the lights . She was very knowledgeable and had a plan based upon the forecast . When things didn’t go as per the predicted forecast she didn’t give up !!! She drove around and made sure we saw the lights . Thank you Ellie !! Bonus on the dinner and cookies with hot chocolate. We saw the lights for 4 hours and even saw them dance :) .

Got a beautiful view of the lights in Finnland! Nicolas was very friendly and an amazing guide!He made as a camp fire and told as a little story about the Aurora Ana dhow it is created. The feeling being out in the mountains in the middle of the night was exciting! A very nice experience just to drive out of Tromso into the mountains and of course seeing the beautiful Aurora!

The best Aurora Hunter ever!! Highly recommend. I might have seen the most beautiful northern lights this season. We had to stop several times because the Aurora is changing and dancing! Cozy bonfire and warm chocolate provided. Just order it, you won’t regret!

great tour the guide gave everything and even extended it by 2 hours