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Northern Lights Minibus Chase

By Chasing Lights
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Ages 0-99, max of 13 per group
Duration:6–10 hours
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Ticket type:Mobile

  • Professional photographer guide
  • Winter suit and boots are included if sizes are provided via link send to you via TA after booking
  • A warm meal and hot drinks (Please supply info via link send to you via TA)
  • Pictures of the Northern Lights and you
  • Manfrotto tripods (support up to 1.5 kg)
  • Transport in minibus with dedicated driver
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup (in city centre)

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 68257P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please make sure to provide additional information via the link that we send to you after booking.
  • Pictures often depict Northern Lights stronger than what we may see with our eyes
  • Our tour operates on all weather conditions. It is possible to find clear sky even in seemingly challenging weather conditions and we often see the Northern Light on nights when the weather forecast is worst.
  • Regardless if the sky is clear or not, there is a chance we may not see the Northern Lights
  • There are no refunds or free trip if we don’t see the Northern Lights
  • This is a real chase that can include many hours of driving. The return time to Tromsø is between midnight and 04:00
  • It is recommended to dress warm
  • You may be tired the next morning
  • We make toilet stops if possible, but sometimes we have to use nature
  • This trip requires a minimum of 8 participants. In the rare event that a trip needs to be cancelled, a full refund will be provided. In such cases, we will also offer to reschedule your trip to an alternative trip.
  • Alcohol is not allowed on the tour
  • The exact departure time will be sent on the morning of the tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 13 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Northern Lights Minibus Chase?
Northern Lights Minibus Chase price starts from C$345.62. Discover and book Northern Lights Minibus Chase on Tripadvisor
What is the Northern Lights Minibus Chase cancellation policy?
Northern Lights Minibus Chase cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Northern Lights Minibus Chase on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Northern Lights Minibus Chase?
Northern Lights Minibus Chase is hosted by Chasing Lights. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Chasing Lights on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Northern Lights Minibus Chase on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 68257P5

  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Stop: 8 hours
    Northern Lights chase starting and ending in Tromsø
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  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator

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Northern lights
Enjoyed the Bonfire while waiting for the northern lights to show up. The guide is great and thoughtful.
Friendly and Knowledgeable.
This is one of the best you ever get. The staffs never fail their promises. The are very up to date with chasing of
An amazing chase for the Northern lights
One of the best experiences! From the moment we met our guides for the night, we knew we're in good hands. Meda and
An amazing chase with northern lights all night long
We had an amazing Northern Lights Minibus Chase with Chasing lights. We had the luck to already see the northern li
Wonderful locations - Proper and successful Chase
We went on the Big Bus Chase one day after we did the Minibus Chase with Chasing Lights. This tour that day was e
Couldn’t have asked for more. Request Marius!
This tour was outstanding. Marius, Dani, and Benji did a perfect job. My friend and I were a little hesitant to do
Highly Recommend
Book a tour with chasing lights, you won’t regret it! Our guides Bert and Estelle, along with driver Aleksandrs wer
What and awesome nights!
I booked two chases with Chasing Lights, and within the first hour, I felt confident and happy with my decision. Th
Aishwarya N
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Lovely experience
The trip was very nice. Meda, estell were amazing in explaining and making is a beautiful evening. We had a good vi
Best experience!
The enthusiasm and passion of Marius and Benji made this the perfect experience ending with a great dancing of chas
Wonderful experience seeing Northern Lights
The beautiful lights we will never forget, the guides were knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. The suits a
Incredible night
An incredible night I will never forget. The sky was alive! Thank you so much Marieke, Marius and Adrian for a fant
Wonderful Northern Lights Experience
The entire experience was amazing! We were in group of 4 and our guide Lucie & Aleksandrs were friendly. They put i
Over the top!
The whole experience, energy of our lovely guide Lucie was super.. we saw the best show of northern lights.. highly
The most comfortable to see the northern lights!
This tour was simply fantastic. Our guides Alex, Guille, and Marius were friendly, professional and knowledgeable,
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427 reviews
Very good

Ellesha B
5 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
This experience was amazing. We went out on a night where it was cloudy and snowing in Tromso and surrounding areas. Our guide, Thomas was amazing and reassured us we were going to get out of the bad weather. He initially told us we were going to be driving to the border of Finland but as our journey progressed, the weather there changed to snow as well! We drove for about 45 minutes where we stopped and saw a break in the clouds where we managed to see some very faint Aurora and then continued for about another half an hour to this small beach where we decided to stay. As first, it seemed we were only going to see a faint Aurora however after waiting out a few blizzards, the clouds parted and the Aurora exploded into a beautiful dancing display! The northern lights are very dim in comparison to photos but it was magical watching it move in the sky above you. I wish we could have seen more but the clouds didn’t allow us! However we did get lucky with the display we did see and thank you to Thomas for encouraging us to wait out the bad weather! He was also in constant contact with his colleagues to see where they were and weather conditions were any better but it seemed as though we had the best conditions of the groups. We also had hot chocolate and food which as freeze dried in packets and was delicious! I definitely recommend going on a tour because we had originally thought about driving to find them ourselves however we just don’t have the local knowledge so really glad we booked the tour!
Written October 30, 2022
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Raleigh, NC192 contributions
Mar. 2022
The first night the weather was terrible and the "hope" for a clearing in the clouds never happened. Jonas our guide tried to make this trip as informative and enjoyable as possible. Pawel the bus driver did some amazing driving considering the bad road conditions caused by the snow storm. Having lived in Colorado for so long, we knew the snow drifts were getting bad.

The second night was totally different conditions with clear skies and we had some spectacular displays over the course of several hours. They truly were amazing to see. We were all very excited by the amount of Aurora's and the varied types. We also got to see some shooting stars. Both Jonas and Pawel were our guides again on the second day. Jonas's excitement over the displays was very contagious. Jonas also took some beautiful and spectacular pictures with his DSLR camera which he shared with the group. Although I did get some decent shots with my cell phone, they did not compare to what Jonas got. They have a camp fire where you can warm up and have some information about the science behind the Auroras.

The tour included warm snow mobile type suits and pack boots. Despite all the wind and cold, I was not cold in these. They also provided a tripod for me. Hotel pick-up/drop-off was a nice bonus. They provided hot drinks and an "expedition" meal which was a freeze dried meal typical for a camping trip. You might want to eat something ahead of time if you are not inclined to "roughing" it. The small bus tour was very personalized and worth the extra money.

Booking with Chasing Lights was fast and easy. Questions I had were promptly answered. Their cancellation policy was good.
Written April 1, 2022
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Lilian T
2 contributions
We chased the Northern lights on two nights with Chasing Lights as we were unsuccessful on the first night but no complaints there as we were already aware it was not guaranteed. Jonas was our tour guide for the first night and he was so friendly, outgoing and energetic! Our tour driver was excellent at navigating the winding icy roads and we never felt unsafe once. Despite not seeing the lights we saw amazing night frozen landscapes, starry skies and as a bonus Jonas took the most surreal amazing night high resolution photographs for us that looked like they could be on a poster or Christmas card. Second night (it was discounted which was great), we were guided by Meda, who again was the most friendly, sweet and kind person I’ve met. The night was very cloudy and I had poor expectations for what was to happen but we placed our trust in Meda and the location she picked and this paid off as we saw the lights which just got stronger and more incredible to a point it engulfed the night skies and began dancing above us. Her enthusiasm and excitement was so contagious and it was clear she loved doing what she does. Again, photos from the night were incredible and will serve to be the best souvenir we could receive. Also on both nights the Mercedes minibus was super comfortable, luxurious and spacious. It had wifi on board!
Written December 2, 2021
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Emily H
5 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
If I could give this tour a higher rating, I would. I can’t speak more highly of our tour guides, Jonas and Pavel, who are absolute stars and did everything in their power to ensure we saw the northern lights - which we did. We booked this trip on the greyest, cloudiest day of our stay, so my partner and I had very low expectations to see the lights. Jonas was very upfront about what our chances are because of course you can’t fight nature, but he’s clearly an expert and utilised all his resources to find us the spot where we would have the best chance of seeing the lights. After 3-4 hours and 2 stops later, we pulled up around 2 hours south east of Tromsø and saw a clear bright strip of the northern lights dancing in the sky over the Big Dipper, as well as a shooting star! Jonas had a digital camera set up and took loads of photos of all of us (which he sent over to us a few hours later - free of course!). He made a campfire and served us a delicious warm meal. He then told us more about the northern lights and answered all our questions. Unforgettable night and I’m so thankful for our tour guides going above and beyond to make sure it was a successful chase!
Written February 3, 2022
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David M
Palm Harbor, FL4 contributions
Oct. 2022
This experience was, with out a doubt, worth every penny. Our expectations were very low to be able to see the northern lights due to constant rain in the area and only one day allocated to the venture. When we boarded the minibus, our guide "Marius", first gave us the standard talk that there are no guarantees that we will see the northern lights, but then proceeded to tell us that he has a good feeling... He spoke perfect english and assured us that we would drive all the way to Finland if needed to accomplish our mission. There were only nine in our group so we felt we had a very personal experience as they rolled out the red carpet. As we traveled, it was obvious that Marius had done his homework and knew exactly were to go to have the best chance but he made it clear that if we don't see what we are looking for at our first site, we will continue traveling until we do. First stop, bio break at a local village gas station, which looked like a northern lights chase hangout. Several other teams from other agencies were there, all sharing information on the best direction and exchanging phone numbers in the event one team is lucky and another is not. After a short stop, we began driving again, but not for very long. We were told that we were stopping at a "super secret" spot, and after a few minutes of bouncing on a forest road, we arrived. It was a full moon night which was a worry of mine but it did not concern Marius. After a few minutes, our first hint of green was showing between two snow capped mountains far off in the distance. Of course everyone was elated that we are seeing the northern light. Little did we know that the show had just started. Marius majored in physics and proceeded to explain, in exceptional detail, what we were witnessing. He also explained that he passion is doing exactly what he was doing and photographing the experience. His photo skills were also amazing and all of the photos he took were provided at the end of the event. Shortly after the first sighting of the lights, the sky started to light up for several hours after with what were described by Marius as, "the best show that I have seen all season." If the light show was not enough, Marius also provided Hot Cocoa, which was awesome at the chilly 45F, chocolate chip cookies, and he then proceeded to create a cozy site with a fire pit, reindeer skins, and a wonderful cod meal. Bellies full, cameras full of amazing norther lights pictures, we were all content with loading back up and making our way back to Tromso. Marius was accommodating beyond expectation and I felt like we made the right choice in Chasing Lights as an organization. They stayed in contact with me at the beginning to keep me informed and not once did I feel uncomfortable about the experience. Top notch and professional all the way. I am now looking forward to our next adventure with Chasing Lights. Maybe a snow mobil adventure or dog sledding. Only with Chasing Lights. Thanks Marius. Nailed it. Takk!
Written October 18, 2022
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Spain6 contributions
Mar. 2022
We had a great trip with Jonas. He is a true guide, who cares for the group and gives his very very very best to make sure we see the northern lights and we have pics to bring home along. We had bad weather conditions and still managed to see them.
When booking the tour I actually made a mistake with the date and they were super fast and helped me change the date and depart right away
I super recommend you to book with Chasing lights your northern lights tour. Thank you ❤️
Written March 31, 2022
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Rebecca N
Boston, MA2 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Solo
I traveled to Tromsø by myself for one reason, to see the Northern Lights. After reading reviews of the minibus chase by Chasing Lights, I took a chance and booked this tour all by myself. This was hands down the best purchase I could’ve made for an experience I’ll remember and cherish forever!! Seconds after sitting in the bus by myself, Marius & Mykola calmed my nerves as I could tell they were extremely experienced and instantly trusted that I was going to see the lights that night! They truly will do whatever it takes no matter how long, how cold, in order to find the Northern Lights. We even pulled off the road only 45 minutes into the ride to have everyone run outside to see the lights peaking out and luckily they stayed out our entire evening!! If they faded, Marius assured us that we would continue on and find them again. Marius immediately had us all take amazing portrait photos to ensure we left with a good one. The photos I have of this night are incredible and Marius did not mind taking as many as we all wanted. The night concluded with a warm fire, sharing stories, and meeting people from all over the world. Amazing night, best experience, INCREDIBLE GUIDES, do not look any further, BOOK this tour to see the Northern Lights!!!!
Written November 11, 2021
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Hornchurch, UK7 contributions
We had booked the Big Bus Tour but due to lower numbers we went in the minibus which was extremely modern and comfortable. En route we stopped at a garage for a toilet break which was welcome. Our guide Bert was extremely knowledgeable and we felt confident that he would find the best places to see the lights and he did not disappoint! At the first place we stopped we saw so much activity and Bert made sure we all had as many photos as we wanted. He lit a fire and served hot chocolate and cookies. Anyone who was cold was able to sit on the minibus to warm up. Then he heard that there was excellent activity elsewhere so we set off to the Finnish border. It was much colder up there so more of us opted to stay in the minibus but we didn’t miss out as Bert came and got us as soon as there was some amazing Northern Lights activity to see. This was an excellent trip which I’d highly recommend and Matias was an excellent driver so we felt safe at all times.
Written February 14, 2022
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Laverne C
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
We came to Tromso on our honeymoon especially to see the Northern Lights. Bert was outstanding at making sure we always felt comfortable and was very knowledgeable. He has a very friendly, helpful personality and we really enjoyed our time chasing the lights with them. The Northern Lights didn’t disappoint and gave us a spectacular show!

Michael also never complained for a second and never rushed us to head back. He drove us around and stopped many times so that we could take in the show from above. We ended up carrying on until much later given how great the northern lights were on the night.

When we woke up in the morning, Bert had already sent us the incredible photos that he had taken of us.

It was a truly special experience and we’d highly recommend their tour to anyone.
Written September 20, 2022
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3 contributions
Nov. 2021
We had just booked one day tour for Northern Lights and were quite scared that we might not get to see them. Even the weather forecast was not very good that day but as soon as we met our tour guide 'Meda' everything started to feel very positive. She showed confidence in doing the best for chasing northern lights.
She explained what was necessary and how would we find clear skies. After 1 hour of travel towards north west we set up our camp and just 20 minutes later we witnesses the most beautiful show the nature has to offer - 'The Northern Lights'

She even took a lot of photographs of everyone and shared them next morning. The van was very comfortable, and the team was super nice! 👍

Kudos to such spirit!
Written November 17, 2021
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