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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$ 93.23 per person

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Experience the famous northern lights with a cruise from Tromsø. Escape the city lights, witness the beauty of the northern lights and take stunning photos with your guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Norwegian


  • Enjoy this evening cruise while looking out for the Northern Lights
  • Be comfortable aboard a ship featuring a sauna and outdoor jacuzzi
  • Spend time outside on one of the decks, or keep warm inside the lounge
  • Sail away from the city lights into total darkness for the best viewing
  • Take a chance on experiencing the spectacular Northern Lights
Full description

Join an evening boat cruise from Tromsø and experience the Aurora Borealis. Watch as the city lights fade and enter the serene darkness of the fjords. Cozy up in the sauna or enjoy the outdoor jacuzzi as you watch.

Depart from the harborside of Kystens Hus in Tromsø center. Leaving the harbor, the guide will give you safety instructions and show you around the ship. Stay on the lookout for any signs of the Northern Lights while sailing.

The course of the tour will depend on the weather forecast, and the cloud-free sky will define if you are going to see the Northern Lights. When the sky is clear and starry around Tromsø city, you don't need to travel far to watch the Northern Lights.

The right settings are a dark location, starry sky, and previous solar storms. Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow down the boat, slowly drifting along with the current. Set up your camera with your guide, watch the Northern Lights dance, and snap photos.

Finally, float gently back to the harbor of Tromsø where your tour will finish.

  • Scenic transport by boat
  • Safety instructions
  • Guide
  • Short presentations and explanations about the phenomena of the Northern Lights
  • Photos/portraits taken on board by the guides and sent within 72 hours (only if the Northern Lights are visible)
  • Thermal winter suit and life jacket
  • Hot coffee, water, tea, and biscuits
  • Towels
  • Swimwear
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the harbourside of Kystens Hus. Tour times: Early Season: September 15th - October 24th: 9 PM - 11 PM High Season: October 25th - February 28: 7 PM - 11 PM Late Season: March 1 - March 25: 9 PM - 1 AM

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Scarf
  • Warm shoes

Know before you go

  • Because the amount of daylight changes throughout the winter season, this tour lasts 2 hours in the early season and 4 hours in the high and late seasons
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and it is not guaranteed if, when, and in what strength they will show on the evening of your tour. No refunds are offered if you do not see the Northern Lights
  • There is the possibility of using a jacuzzi and sauna. If you wish to use the jacuzzi, please email the activity provider beforehand (no earlier than a day in advance) so they can confirm its availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 221 reviews

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Matteo was the guide for the trip, he was very friendly and he talked much knowledgeable about aurora and it was my first boat cruise and the dream to see northern lights, Matteo did his best to see the aurora and I was amazed and the magic happens the dream to see the Northern lights became true!!!!

September 23, 2022

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

Product ID: 277392