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Best Northern Lights Tours from Tromso (Norway)

Taking a Northern Lights tour from Tromso is the best solution if you’re traveling to this city in northern Norway and want to enjoy a magnificent spectacle. You can indeed see the Northern Lights on your own, but if you don’t know how to forecast Northern Lights, taking a tour is very convenient.

The leaders of the different Northern Lights tours in Tromso I am going to recommend below know exactly where to see the Northern Lights. However, before joining any tour, make sure your trip to Tromso coincides with the best time to see Northern Lights. If not, skip the trip and come back another time or you can check other things to do in Tromso all year round.

If, instead of looking for a one-night tour, you’re interested in a northern lights tour package, I recommend this other article.

Best Northern Lights tours in Tromso

Since we run Photography Tours to Lofoten Islands, many readers wonder if we can run day trips to see the Northern Lights in Tromso. However, we focus on photography, and in order to learn it well, it takes several nights of practice.

If you aren’t interested enough in photography to join our tours or if you prefer to travel on your own and take a one-night tour, don’t worry – we also want to help you fulfill your dream if you visit Tromso, the best place to see the Northern Lights in Norway.

Although there are many Northern Lights tours in Tromso, in this article you’ll find the best ones:

Best northern lights 7-hour tour from tromsø

This is the Northern Lights tour from Tromso that I recommend to most of our readers, since it’s been running for many years. Their tour guides are incredibly experienced. Although seeing the Northern Lights is never a sure thing, if there is the slightest possibility of seeing them, the guides will take you wherever it’s necessary, even to Finland or Sweden (remember to bring your passport in case you need to cross the border).

best activities and tour for northern lights in Tromso

The tour includes a thermal suit, hot drinks, and snacks to withstand the cold. Your tour guide will explain to you what the Northern Lights are and what causes them. He or she will also take photos of you, although only three images are included in the price.

The tour starts from the Radisson Blu, one of the best Northern Lights hotels in Norway, which I recommend you stay in if there is still availability for your dates. You can check the best places to stay in Tromso here.

Northern Lights Tour in Tromso – Small Group

If you prefer small groups, this tour is perfect for you (max 15 people). Your tour guide, Marilee, will take you to Finland, if necessary, to find a clear sky where you can enjoy the Northern Lights.

small group northern lights tour from tromso

The price is similar to the previous tour. It includes assistance with your camera, and a hot stew, in addition to thermal suits and boots. You can also have tea and biscuits while waiting for the magic to happen. The tour departures from Tromso, and you need to bring your passport in case your chase takes you across the border.

If you travel without a professional camera but want to take photos, you may find the next post interesting:

Northern Lights private tour from Tromso

Looking for an epic marriage proposal? If you want a more intimate experience or you’re traveling in a group, you may want to book a private Northern Lights tour from Tromso like this one.

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in a minivan big enough for eight people and drive to where the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are highest. S/he will also teach you how to shoot them. Hot drinks and muffins are included.

Affordable Northern Lights Tour from Tromso

If you’ve checked the price of Northern Lights tours in Tromso, you will have noticed that it’s quite difficult to find any below $100.

However, this tour usually has discounts if you book it well in advance, since it’s, without a doubt, the cheapest Northern Lights tour from Tromso.

However, keep in mind that it doesn’t include the thermal suits that are necessary for being outdoors at -4 ºF. Also, it doesn’t include dinner, but it’s a good option if you want to save some money.

Tour to photograph the Northern Lights in Tromso

If you’re traveling with a camera, then I recommend you book a photo tour in Tromso that focuses on the Northern Lights. On this tour, the guide will help you to choose the best camera settings for Northern Lights.

Moreover, if you don’t have a tripod, they’ll lend you one, since this component is an essential part of camera gear for Northern Lights photography.

Northern Lights photography from Tromso

If you’re passionate about photography and you want to capture the beauty of Norwegian landscapes in addition to shooting the Northern Lights, we would be happy to have you on our next Lofoten Photo Tour.

4-day cruise to see Northern Lights from Tromso

If you want a higher chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis, it’s better to book a multi-day trip to see the Northern Lights, and the best way to do it is by boat. That way, each day, you can head to where you’re most likely to see the Northern Lights. That’s what this tour does, which, in addition to chasing Northern Lights during the night, will allow you to see whales during the day.

northern lights cruise from tromso

As it depends 100% on the weather conditions and where the Auroras can be seen, the cruise doesn’t have a specific itinerary but will go to the most likely spots to see the Northern Lights.

 Because of this, the excursions you’ll do in the morning are not specified until the same day, although they try to include cultural activities, such as visiting the local Hamnes village or the most northern whiskey distillery in the world.

The tour includes accommodation for three nights, including full board (3 meals a day), a tour guide for all activities, and constantly available hot drinks.

Other Northern Lights tours from Tromso

The following tours combine the Northern Lights with other activities that can be carried out in Tromso, reducing the cost quite a bit compared to what it would cost if you took the tours separately.

And that’s all! I hope you found the Northern Lights tour from Tromso that you need, and if you’ve decided to try to do it on your own you’ll find all the information you need on our website.

However, you should know that going with a guide dramatically increases the chances of seeing the Northern Lights, since all Tromso Aurora guides, despite working for different companies, are a great community. As soon as someone manages to locate the Aurora, s/he notifies the rest of the guides so that they can take their groups there, and nobody misses out on seeing the Northern Lights. Good luck with the Northern Lights hunting from Tromso!

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Hi, I'm Ascen, a globetrotter based in Philadelphia, USA. I enjoy exploring new landscapes and creating in-depth travel guides for Capture the Atlas.

I have felt a special connection with nature and all the inhabitants of the planet since I was a kid. I am passionate about discovering new countries and especially their wildlife, but no matter how many places I visit, I will always belong to the remote beaches of Almería, in Southern Spain.

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