This tour is conducted by Explore the Arctic. Join our all-inclusive Northern Lights trips to maximize your chances of witnessing this spectacular natural phenomenon.
Small groups – Big experiences
Join our all-inclusive Northern Lights trips to maximize your chances of witnessing this spectacular natural phenomenon. We enjoy sharing our passion for the Northern Lights and will provide you a unique and unforgettable adventure with a personal touch. What sets our trip apart from other Northern Lights trips is that we are two local guides on every trip. Nothing can beat local knowledge when it comes to finding the best spots to experience the Northern Lights. The season 2019/2020 is our 10th season of Northern Lights trips. This makes us one of the most experienced Northern Lights companies in Norway and you will be in the best hands on your adventure.
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 many Northern lights seasons. If the skies are expected to be clear along the coast, we usually go there and enjoy the breathtaking fjord landscapes and the dramatic mountain peaks. 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. Please bring your passport/ID-card in case we have to cross the border to Finland. As a rule we don’t care about the length of the trip as long as there is a chance to find clear skies. Our local knowledge of the area, understanding of the weather condtions and patience really set us apart.
However there will always be a few evenings every season when the whole area is covered by clouds. If we do not see any chance at all to find gaps in the clouds we will cancel the trip. For us it is important that we have a fair chance to see some Northern Lights when we take the trip. In case of a cancellation you can choose to join another day or get a 100% refund. Please be available on your phone and email in case we have to reach you.
What to expect
Our Northern Lights trip is designed 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. Once we’ve found clear skies we will look for a scenic spot. We often change location a couple of times during the evening to get different backgrounds. A dinner with local specialties will be served around a campfire, accompanied with hot drinks. We always bring a vegan option. During the trip you will learn about the science, local myths and folklore around the Northern Lights. We will also tell you about the area, its history and wildlife.
Safe and sound (and warm)
We provide you with quality clothing to keep you warm and comfortable all night, if you still feel cold you can warm up in the minibus. 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.
Pictures of 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.
Included: 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 from the trip.
Duration: 6-10 hours
Number of participants: 4-15
Level of difficulty: Easy
Departure time and place: 6:30pm (18.30) from Radisson Blu Hotel