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Tromsø: Northern Lights Photo Cruise

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel Company

Tromsø: Northern Lights Photo Cruise

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel Company
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From US$ 103.89 per person

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Experience the famous northern lights with a cruise from Tromsø. Escape the city lights and witness the beauty of the northern lights in the Arctic Circle. Take stunning pictures with experienced photographers along the way.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Norwegian


  • See the famous Northern Lights away from the city
  • Sail in a comfortable boat with both indoor and outdoor area
  • Have a truly magical Norwegian experience
  • Watch the northern lights from the outdoor jacuzzi
Full description

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.

  • Transportation
  • Safety instructions
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
  • Digital photos/portraits taken onboard by your guides and sent within 72 hours
  • Thermal winter suit and life jacket
  • Short presentation and explanation about the Northern Lights phenomenon
  • Possibility to use jacuzzi/sauna onboard (subject to boat availability)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Kystens Hus. Stortorget 1A, 9008 Tromsø, Norway.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • The tour sails on one of the local partner's three boats, depending on the number of bookings - Leone (12 passengers), Strønstad (30 passengers), or the Aurora Explorer (145 passengers). Leone and Strønstad have an onboard jacuzzi that passengers can use for free.
    • Please note, the jacuzzi is only available when the tour has fewer than 30 participants.
    • Just bring your swimwear, the local partner provides the towels.
    • Keep in mind that the weather in the Arctic can be rough some days. If you think you might get seasick, please bring sea-sickness medicine with you and take it 30 minutes before the trip starts.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 215 reviews

    Review summary

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    Everything was super organized. There was a short briefing and then the journey started. We were very lucky with the Northern Lights. The guide took photos of anyone who wanted to. These will be made available digitally afterwards. There was coffee and tea to warm up. Overall a great ride with lots of great pictures. I would check the weather conditions before booking to see if it might be worth it.

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    March 7, 2022

    Good experience, despite the absence of northern lights! The weather conditions were very bad so we knew we would not see any. However, the guides made this little boat ride enjoyable. Hot drinks, good mood, and especially... jacuzzi and sauna on the boat! In case of absence of northern lights, this cruise allows to enjoy a good evening and to walk on the sea!

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    March 6, 2022

    We had a lot of fun on the ship. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side. It was very cloudy and also too warm for Tromsø. We had the ship Strønstad where the jacuzzi (whirlpool and sauna) is on it, much to the delight of our 8 year old son who bathed on the deck for the first time. That was really nice. Easily struck up a conversation with the nice crew. Our son was a bit sad because we didn't see the Northern Lights. Then the nice woman from the crew came and gave him a super nice lollipop and made fun of him. Was a very nice tour.

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    March 3, 2022

    Product ID: 277392