Enjoying the northern lights in Tromso, Norway

Northern lights chase versus northern lights experience

We offer a wide selection of guided northern light tours so that you can get the best possible experience of the Aurora while visiting Tromsø. There are many types of tours, but all of them are either a northern lights chase or a northern lights experience. Here we will explain the difference between these two categories.

Northern lights chase

On the chase-tours you hit the road by bus, minibus or car/van to hunt for the Aurora Borealis. These tours can last up to 10 hours depending on the reach of clear skies for the specific evening/night. Northern lights chases are a good option for increasing your chances of seeing the northern Lights, as well as travelling through the wild and beautiful Arctic landscape. Find more information about the chases here. 

Northern Lights experience  

With these tours you will get that extra bit of adventure to your Arctic experience as we offer a variety of activities to go along with your chances of seeing the northern lights. Join our providers and get away from the crowds to secluded locations where you can stay overnight in sami lavvo’s, do dogsledding, ride snowmobiles and more. Seeing the northern lights can never be guaranteed, but with these tours you will leave with a feel of an experience to remember. Read more about our northern lights experiences here.

Quick northern lights guide

  • Season: between September and early April.
  • Check the weather forecast for minimal cloud coverage.
  • Look for the stars. Stars = clear sky.
  • Seek spots without light pollution.
  • Dress warm, look up and have patience.



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