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Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Tromso, Including Photography Tips provided by Tromso Safari

Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Tromso, Including Photography Tips

Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Tromso, Including Photography Tips
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Maximize your chances to see the northern lights—notoriously difficult to find and photograph—in this guided tour from Tromso. With a guide who has expertise in finding the lights and photographing them, travel into the Arctic countryside to find a prime viewing area. While waiting for the magical aurora, your guide offers photography tips and serves warm beverages. Group size is limited to 16 for an intimate experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Get out of Tromso and into a prime viewing area to see the northern lights
Benefit from expert photography tips from your guide
Tripods and warm beverages are supplied
Small group size ensures personalized attention
What to expect
After pickup from central Tromso, meet your guide and small group, pull on your supplied thermal coveralls, and settle into the minibus for the journey out of the city. Your exact destination depends upon the evening's conditions and the expert assessment of your aurora-hunter guide, who takes you to areas where you are most likely to see the lights. As you journey into the Arctic countryside and away from the light pollution of the city, your guide explains the science and some of the mythologies surrounding the aurora borealis. Upon arrival at the selected location, your guide serves hot chocolate, coffee, and cake to keep you warm and alert as you await the appearance of the dancing lights. Your guide can also offer tips for handling the tricky conditions of northern lights photography—and can also supply tripods. Keep your camera at the ready and, with luck, the sky soon lights up with colors. Afterward, hopefully with a camera full of photographs and memories to last a lifetime, journey back to central Tromso for drop-off. Before you leave, your guide shares an online link so you can download other photos taken during your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6723NLBUS
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
A knowledgeable and dedicated English-speaking Northern Lights guide • Transport by comfortable minibus driven by a professional driver • Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and a sweet local cake (lefse) • Advice and help with camera setting and on how to take Aurora photos • Thermal winter suits and reflector vests for use during the safari • Tripods for use during the safari
Exclusions
A winter or Aurora portrait and other photos can be purchased via our web page after the tour. • Warm boots, hats, scarves and mittens
Duration
5h
Departure details
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway Our hospitality desk is located inside the lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel. Once you arrive please let our staff know that you have arrived and after they check you in and provide you with your tickets you will accompanied to your designated minibus by your guide
Inclusions
A knowledgeable and dedicated English-speaking Northern Lights guide • Transport by comfortable minibus driven by a professional driver • Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and a sweet local cake (lefse) • Advice and help with camera setting and on how to take Aurora photos • Thermal winter suits and reflector vests for use during the safari • Tripods for use during the safari
Exclusions
A winter or Aurora portrait and other photos can be purchased via our web page after the tour. • Warm boots, hats, scarves and mittens
Departure details
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway Our hospitality desk is located inside the lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel. Once you arrive please let our staff know that you have arrived and after they check you in and provide you with your tickets you will accompanied to your designated minibus by your guide
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Dress for cold weather: warm socks, waterproof winter boots, gloves, hats and scarves are recommended
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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Alexandra H
Boston, MA5 contributions
Northern Lights NYE
Dec. 2020
Really enjoyed our northern lights tour with Emma and Rolf! It was nice to sit around the campfire and eat delicious Norwegian snacks while we waited for the prime time for Lady Aurora to show herself, and also to see some beautiful areas outside of the city that we wouldn't have known about otherwise. And Emma and Rolf made New Year's Eve so special -- what fun seeing all the fireworks!! But my favorite thing about this tour was learning HOW to find the lights. Emma explained how to use our cameras as better eyes and where to look in the sky, and thanks to all this great new information, we were able to find them again the following night on our own because we now knew what to look for.
Written February 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

S W
Norway1 contribution
What an experience!
Feb. 2021 • Family
We were a party of 6 (children and adults). We decided to go out despite the stormy weather, and what a blissful decision that was!
Our fantastic and knowledgeable guide, Emma, and the local and experienced driver, Carl Evan, had done a great preparation work in finding the best location for us, in spite of the weather.

We have received lots of information of the Northern lights on the way to the chosen location and arrived there in good time before the skies lit up. The view was sunning!
Emma skillfully photographed us while Carl Evan prepared the camp fire.
Between the peaks of the Northern Lights we enjoyed warm drinks (Hot chocolate, Tea & coffee) as well as hot dogs and Marshmallow grilling, while Emma educated us about the phenomenon.
Our Mini bus was comfortable and warm and the guides were very open to accommodate all our questions and wishes. Thank you for a lifetime experience!
Receiving the photos the next day was a delightful surprise!
Written February 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Globetrotter
3 contributions
A Life Changing Experience
Feb. 2020
I was working on planning this trip for many years and based on my research i decided to go with the mini bus tour with our Captain of the bus Andreas and Guide Aiyaka from Japan. Like a baby asking parents when will we see the lights i kept asking everyone the same thing. Aiyaka explained about the lights and conditions needed. We stopped at a spot where we couldn't see anything and i was already sad. We drove for a couple of hours before reaching this spot. Anyhow, we drove again for 20 minutes closer to the finish border i think where Aiyaka asked Andreas to park the bus in one corner and as soon as we stepped out the magic began. We could see the dancing lights with shades of pink dancing from one side to another. That was breathtaking. Aiyaka then took our pictures, yeah you dont have to worry about carrying your camera adjusting it. Leave it to our guide, she took amazing pics and all i had to do was to enjoy the view. The hot chocolate and Leffe were amazing and i enjoyed it so much that i booked for the tour again next day with the same crew. The conditions were very cloudy and predictions were very low. It started snowing but Aiyaka and Andreas knew where to go. We went to an island with a frozen lake, a mountain and a moonlit sky. Guess what the lights started and i just lie on the ice with the thermal suit on and kept looking at the sky for almost an hour. After more than 1.5 hours of amazing lights we started to head back and guess what we saw the lights again and this time you could actually see the solid green color. Typically what you see in the pics are stronger colors than what you see in the sky but on some occasions when the conditions are perfect you will see those solid colors. Thank you Aiyaka and Andreas for making this the best trip of my life. I am coming again....soon
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello dear guest! Thank you so much for your feedback! We will send your lovely words to Ayaka! in these busy times it is very nice to hear that our team has made a good job :-D See you soon, then!
Written March 8, 2020
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junior1707
Schorndorf, Germany43 contributions
Mega Experience
Feb. 2020
In our 3rd attempt we finally saw the northern lights, and we saw them dancing.
Thank you for an amazing night.

Ayaka, our tour guide, is a camera buff - and a very nice person. She managed to get my cameras in the right installation way - wow. She´s smart, she´s nice, she´s pretty.

Couldn´t be more happy.
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello there! Thank you very much for your words, you have made our day; we could not be happier to hear that you had your patience was rewarded with dancing lights and that our fabulous guide Ayaka made quite an impression, we will pass your words on to her. Have a fabulous trip back home and hope to see you again!
Written February 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SandraMan2014
Crete, Greece18 contributions
Brilliant Aurora Borealis Experience!
Feb. 2020
From the moment we joined the Bus our guide was brilliant, a very informative introduction to Northern Lights, great journey to Base Station 2 on the Finnish Border. We were greeted with a camp fire, hot chocolate and Norwegian cake in a large, cosy yurt. Tripods were available and our Team made themselves available all evening with photography hints and tips and instantly alerted us to sitings of the Lights. We were fortunate and the sky cleared to an enormous cheer!!! They were also on hand to photograph all participants which they put on their website for downloading the next day, at no additional cost!!
I highly recommend this trip - a once in a lifetime opportunity!! Thank you Base Station 2 Team for making it an unforgettable experience.
Written February 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello there, Thank you very much for your beautiful words! It brings us so much joy when our guests had an unforgettable experience with us; this is what we aim for and it is very rewarding to read reviews like yours. Please remember that you are welcome back anytime!
Written February 29, 2020
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Maura P
Tromso, Norway6 contributions
Organizational weaknesses....
We pre-booked the nordlys safari long in advance to make sure this experience was done with Tromsø Safari. Unfortunately, on January 14th the weather was so inclement with 100% of cloud coverage. Weather forecast had been consistent with bad weather for over a day prior to the trip. And indeed the minibus drove us here and there over the night over icy roads and under the snow. We stopped at a supermarket and quickly in two spots hopelessly. A few tourists just remained in the minibus and slept! We then headed back to town late in the night.
Indeed it would have been fair, - knowing that we had 0% chances to see Aurora due to poor weather - that the minibus trip had been cancelled so as to allow us to enjoy a different experience, maybe with Tromso Safari as well!
Last, but not least, some of the minibus tourists relied on thermal winter suits to borrow, but we were never asked if we needed any. Furthermore, for the 15 participants, only 6 tripods were available.

This worked a bit differently with other tour operators....
Maura
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Maura, Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate criticism, that is why we would be very happy if you could send us an email with more information about your experience. Our email address is info@tromsosafari.no Thanks again and have a wonderful day.
Written January 21, 2020
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HemanWalia
Bhopal, India2 contributions
A good guide can save the day.
Dec. 2019 • Friends
Took this tour with Eli (Elizabeth) as our guide. Even though the activity was not great and the skies were cloudy, we ended up with great pictures as souvenirs due to the efforts of Eli. She's a polite and helpful guide whose love for her job shows in her enthusiasm. She spent hours down in the snow, tirelessly taking photos, all the while with a smile on her face. Also, she provided useful camera tips. She knows what she's doing.

Also, the complementary hot chocolate and cakes were great, and ample. The base station was private. And, the driving was great considering it was snowing.
Written December 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello there, thanks for spending nice words about your experience with us. Our guide Elisabet puts 100% of passion and professionalism when she is out :-) We will forward her your message. We are happy to hear you enjoy the activity with us! Best wishes.
Written January 4, 2020
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Cassandra
11 contributions
A great journey !
Dec. 2019 • Friends
Leader Allie is perfect, she is a detail-minded person with great photo shooting skills, make sure everyone is enjoy and comfortable during the whole journey, highly recommend
we see the northern light on the first day we arrive in Tromso, what a great trip ever!
Written December 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello dear guests, thank you for this positive words, you make us feel proud of the service we provide. Cool experiences are great memories, for guests and guides ;-)
Written December 29, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maria S
3 contributions
Best Northern Lights experience
Dec. 2019
I booked a northern lights tour with Tromso Safari on my last night in Norway and that was a great choice. The team at the counter (especially Babang) made sure when I booked that I had chances to see the lights rather than only care about selling me the ticket, they took time to research, were very friendly and very patient. I was humbled by how kind and human they were. The bus driver and the tour guide (Sanna) were very lively and knowledgeable and I really appreciated their passion for providing a great experience for us. We drove close to Finland where we had the greatest chances to see aurora borealis that night. There we were welcomed by our host Mira, a wonderful local, and of course by none other than her majesty Aurora Borealis :) The place was very scenic, by the lake with mountains in the background, we had a spacious tent where we could warm up by the fire from time to time, traditional cake and warm drinks. Sanna stayed outside the whole time taking pictures for us and informing those of us who were by the fire inside the tent when it was the perfect time to go out to watch some of the greatest northern lights shows. Truly thankful for the experience and since I have terms of comparison because it wasn't the first time I tried to see the northern lights (I used other operators before), I could not recommend them more.
Written December 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good evening, thanks for taking time to write us this incredible review. We really appreciate you had a great experience with us. Host and guide have received this message and are super happy they did a great job and yes, our base stations in Skybotn is really nice and cozy :-) We wish you a happy new year and hopefully we meet again here in Tromsø.
Written December 29, 2019
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Jessica M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands20 contributions
Amazing tour
Tromso Safari’s tour made our night. They helped us with our photographs, they provided us with a tripod, they made a few pictures of us in front of the northern lights and showed us some breathtaking locations in Norway.
Written December 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good morning there, thanks for your nice review. We always try to do our best to let our guests enjoy their experiences and we are happy to hear you spent nice moments with us :-) Merry Xmas and happy new year from our staff!
Written December 26, 2019
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