At this point we should have been busy with our twelfth season with Northern Lights trips. However, due to the large increase in the number of Corona infections in Tromsø and the fact that previous recommendations now are reintroduced (reduce the number of close contacts, keep increased distance etc) we have decided not to run any Northern Lights trips at the moment. The most important for us is of course to counteract further spread of the infection. We hope that the situation will change soon and that we will move towards more normal conditions. We are sorry for this, but as you may understand, it is very important to be a part of preventing the spreading of the virus.
Small groups – Big experiences
A night under the dancing Northern Lights surrounded by pristine arctic nature is a magical experience that we think everyone should get to experience at least once in their life. There are few other experiences that make us feel so close to nature, as being surrounded by majestic landscapes on a dark winter night, warmed up by a campfire, far from the cities lights and noises.
About the trips
We welcome you to join our dedicated Northern Lights team for an exciting chase in the silent arctic night. Two highly qualified guides will make sure that the only thing you need to do is to enjoy the experience!
During the trip you will learn about the science and myths around the Northern Lights. We will also tell you about the area, its history and wildlife.
Warm clothing, dinner and pictures are included
A dinner with local specialties will be served around a campfire, accompanied with hot drinks. We always bring a vegan option aswell.
You will be provided with quality clothing in order to be warm and comfortable all night.
We take professional pictures of our guests and the Northern Lights and we will be glad to share them with you after the trip. If you bring your own camera, we will also teach you how to take the best possible pictures.
We have ran our Northern Lights trips since 2011 and are one of the pioneer companies organising Northern Lights trips in Tromsø and Norway. We do our best to keep our small team employed year around, this way your guide will always be an experienced local. Nothing can compete with local knowledge and experience when it comes to finding the best spots to experience the Northern Lights.
We cooperate with small local companies to ensure that we bring something back to our small community on the west coast of Kvaløya, outside Tromsø.
We start outside Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø center at 18:30. As a rule we don’t care about the length of the trip as long as there is a chance to find clear skies.
We also offer pick-up from Lauklines (345 NOK per person).
Please bring your passport/ID-card in case we have to cross the border to Finland.
Please be available on your phone and email in case we have to reach you during the day you have booked your trip.
Where can we see the Northern Lights?
If the skies are expected to be clear along the coast, we usually go there and enjoy the breathtaking fjord landscapes. If the weather is predicted to be cloudy on the coast, we normally drive further east since the weather conditions often are different along the borders of Finland and Sweden.
What to expect
Our Northern Lights trip is perfect for those who like a real chase, which often involves traveling long distances and returning late. The reward is an excellent success rate in finding clear skies and experiencing the Northern Lights. Before we start the trip we give you a briefing about the plan for the evening and the latest weather forecasts. Then we start the drive to the area we expect will have the best conditions. We often change location a couple of times during the evening.
Photographing the Northern Lights
We will take professional pictures of our guests and the Northern Lights and we are always glad to share them with you after the trip. If you bring your own camera, we will also teach you how to take the best possible pictures. Tripods are essential when photographing the Northern Lights – you don’t have to bring you own, borrow one from us.
About the weather
Don’t worry about the weather in Tromsø. We normally find clear skies in the nearby areas by using the weather forecasts and a wide network of knowledgeable locals, other guides and our experience from earlier seasons.
In case of cancellation
For us it is important that we have a fair chance to see Northern Lights when we go on a Northern Lights chase. However every season there are a few evenings when the whole area is covered in clouds. If we do not see any chance at all to find gaps in the clouds we will cancel the trip. In case of a cancellation you can choose to join another day or get a 100% refund.
We run our trips with a modern, warm and spacious minibus. To keep you safe on icy and snowy roads our drivers are experienced locals.
Two local guides, a documentary about the Northern Lights, campfire, dinner, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, thermal suit, winter boots, shoe grips, socks, hat, gloves, hand warmers, foot warmers, tripod, head lamp and pictures of high quality taken during the trip.
Incl. two local guides, movie about the northern lights, campfire, dinner, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, thermal suit, winter boots, shoe grips, socks, hat, gloves, hand warmers, foot warmers, tripod, head lamp and pictures from the trip. 1 850,-/person.
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