Northern Lights chase
Activities

Northern Lights chase

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Seasonal
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 6 hours to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Chase the Northern Lights in one of the best locations and away from light pollution
  • Warm up with hot drinks and biscuits as you wait for the lights
  • Learn about this natural phenomenon from an expert guide
  • Get your portrait photo taken as part of the experience
What to expect

Due to its geographical location, Tromsø is one of the top places in the world to witness the Northern Lights. In this tour, you will start your chase with a 2.5 hours drive away from the city center to escape the light pollution and find clear skies. Once you arrive on location, you will be served hot drinks along with biscuits as you wait for the northern lights to appear.

Throughout the evening, you will be accompanied by a highly trained professional guide who has extensive knowledge of the northern lights, and who will ensure you are as comfortable and warm as possible. Included in the tour is a portrait photo which will be taken on the night so you can keep a souvenir from your experience.

This tour is the perfect combination of comfort, nature, great company and the passion to find the northern lights. The Arctic climate can be cold, and being prepared is the key to a good experience, so make sure you dress warmly. We recommend layers of wool and a down jacket, as well as a hat, mittens, scarf and warm socks.

Please note that as the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, no guarantees can be made as to their appearance, however your accompanying team will be using all their experience to maximize the chances of a successful chase.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • What's included
    • An English speaking guide
    • Hot beverages (coffee, tea, hot chocolate)
    • Photgraphs of the aurora
    • Portrait photos under the northern lights
    What's not included
    • Warm clothing, meals and tripods
    • Accommodation pickup or dropoff
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 4-11)
    Where

    Magic Ice Bar, Kaigata 4, 9008 Tromsø, Norway

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide 15 minutes before departure time, at 5.45pm, outside Magic Ice Bar. You will recognize the bus by the label "Vilneda" on the side with a "Destination Tromsø" sign in front. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at the same location.

    What to remember
    • Minimum age: 4 years
    • As this phenomenon is dependent on mother nature, there is no gurantee that you will see the northern lights, even with clear skies
    • If you are unlucky and do not spot northern lights on your chosen tour day, no refund can be issued in this instance, but you will be given a 50% discount if you wish to try again and sign up for a second tour
    • Dress in warm layers as we may experience temperatures as low as -20C
    • You will be traveling with a large group on a bus that holds up to 45 guests
    • The bus is equipped with wifi and a toilet
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    When
    • Tour runs daily in the months of November to March
    • Tour departs daily at 6.00pm
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    Provider
    Destination Tromsø
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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