Chasing the Northern Lights by bus from Tromsø

Organized by Norwegian Travel
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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 7 hrs
Spoken languages: Norwegian, English
Cancellation policy: moderate More info
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Activity description

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime excursion into the Arctic wilderness, chasing the enchanting polar skies and the evasive Northern Lights in Tromsø! Welcoming adventurers of all ages. 

Situated just a few miles north of the Arctic Circle and right in the centre of the Northern Lights oval, Tromsø is one of the best spots to witness one of the most magical Aurora shows dancing right above you! 

Your adventure begins at the meeting point in Tromsø, where you will meet your guides and set off by bus to chase the Northern Lights. Your guide will follow the most optimal directions based on the Aurora forecast, to maximize your visibility. You will be chasing low light pollution, and away from the clouds. Take in the breathtaking Arctic scenery while your experienced guides track down the best spots for you to experience this mesmerising phenomenon. 

Once you've found the perfect spot, you will head out and warm up with steaming warm drinks and biscuits as you wait for the Auroras to take the stage! Take out your cameras and take pictures in front of the most scenic backdrops in the Arctic. Your experienced Northern Lights hunters and professional photographers will help you adjust your camera settings for the perfect shot. 

The duration of the overall chase depends entirely on the weather and Aurora forecast. As the weather in Tromsø can be unpredictable, your adventure may continue to various spots throughout the night, driving along awe-inspiring locations under the Arctic night sky. . 

Take in the beautiful starry sky and marvel at one of nature's most astounding visual phenomena in the Arctic Circle! Book your Northern Lights Chase in Tromsø now! 

Course of events

- Meet your guides in Tromsø (possible to rent thermal suits on location)

- Embark on a scenic ride

- The adventure begins! 

- Stop for pictures and warm drinks 

- The adventure continues! 

- Drive back to Tromsø 

Activity requirements

Children of all ages are welcome, however, kindly note that the tour will finish by midnight and sometimes even after midnight. 

Special terms

* Kindly be advised that while the guides will do their best to maximize your chances of spotting the Auroras, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that entirely depend on the solar activity and weather conditions, and it is therefore not guaranteed that you will see them. 

  • Transportation by bus
  • Digital photographs in web-ready resolution (accessible online)
  • Warm drinks
  • Biscuits
  • Tripods
  • Clothing (possible for rental)
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Scarf
  • Thermal jacket
  • Boots
  • Wool socks
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Gloves
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Meeting point
Sjøgata 16, Norwegian Travel Shop – Entrance from Storgata Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
4 / 5
  • (2)
Very good
  • 3 / 5

Went on a large coach bus. The good: the bus was comfortable and it was a good driver. The bad: the bus was so big it was difficult to get anywhere (hard to turn around, hard to park, etc.). When chasing the auroras, mobility is good, as is communication. Our guide did not really tell us where we were going, what was happening, etc. We drove two hours to one locale at the side of a road with at least dark conditions, stopped for a bit, but saw nothing, then drove another two hours to another locale which was a schoolyard with blazing overhead lights (you want darkness to see the auroras). There could have been auroras there and we would not have seen them. The weather was not ideal, but I did another tour the next night with a different company in even worse weather and it was leagues better, and we found an awesome spot with a clearing in the weather and saw some of the best auroras I've seen. Overall, it was a bit of a waste of a night.

  • 5 / 5

Awesome mini bus was great , guide fantastic and boy was it cold 🥶. But what an amazing experience and the light show came 🫶🏻