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Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso

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Go in search of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), in the countryside around Tromsø, away from the lights of the city. Experience Norway's Arctic wilderness, and visit some of the best locations with a guide, who strives to make sure you have the experience of a lifetime. Tour is usually limited to small group to ensure an intimate and cozy experience for everyone. The group size may be 15 people or less.
  • Up the chances of seeing the Northern Lights on an evening tour from Tromso
  • No time-wasting random searches—visit a location based on day’s weather 
  • Stay cozy at a firelit camp with soup included
  • Get expert photography tips and souvenir photos as keepsakes
  • Thermals provided if required: warm suits, gloves, and hats
  • Hotel drop-off included after tour for extra convenience
What to Expect
Begin your tour in central Tromso, setting off into the outlying fells by air-conditioned vehicle. Your tour may take you across the border into Finland if conditions require, so passports are required. On route, your guide uses local knowledge to select a good viewing point. Having chosen it, they'll set up camp and light a bonfire, so you can watch for the lights in the warmth and comfort.  Enjoy a homemade soup and scan the skies. You may need to wait for a brief sighting; or you may be lucky enough to witness an extended display. As you watch, hear background on this natural wonder from your guide. If you want to take photos, get advice from your guide on capturing the best shots. You’ll also receive souvenir photos after your tour to take home with you. Your outing finishes with a hotel drop-off back in Tromso.
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Important Information
Departure Point
in front of Scandic Ishavshotel
Return Details
After the tour you'll be taken to your hotel (on Tromsø island).
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Vegetarian/Vegan option available, please specify in your booking if this applies to you.
  • Souvenir photos (websize resolution sent by email after the tour and highest resolution available for purchase)
  • Pick up at the front of the Scandic Ishavhotel, Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Troms
  • Hotel drop-off on Tromsø island only
  • Thermal suits, boots hats and mittens. Please provide us with European shoe sizes (36-48) and thermal suit size (Unisex XS-XXL) in your booking notes
  • The activity will be in English
  • Hotel pickup
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We encourage you to provide us with your email address to be able to send you the web size pictures after the tour
  • When exceptional situations arise (e.g. environmental cancellations) it is important to reach you. This is easiest if you provide your contact number on the road (phone number + correct country code) & keep this with you on the day of the tour.
  • The place where you will be staying at (Hotel, Air BnB or other). We only drop off on Tromsøya only.
  • Winter equipment is included, please give us your clothing and shoe sizes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking as well as medical condition if needed
  • Please bring your passport with you in case you need to cross to Finland during the tour
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Make sure you wear a warm base layer, winter clothes including warm shoes, a hat, mittens, a scarf and woolen socks.
  • A small amount of walking is involved, you must be able to walk 200m
  • Activity is in English
  • Please be prepared for limited toilet facilities, there will be a gas station stop during the drive, however the camp itself is in the wild Arctic nature where the only toilet possibilities are in the forest (there are no pre-built facilities).
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if less than 2 passengers per tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Our first visit to Tromso and the Artic Circle, what an amazing experience with our guides Karolis and Thomas, couldn’t have asked for more and both were so helpful with camera settings, can’t thank you enough. So excited to see the Northern Lights on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend and I joined the Wandering Owl tour with Zoe as our tour guide, we were driven to Finland and during the 2/3 hour drive Zoe kept us entertained with giving us history on Tromso and breaking the ice between the tour group. There...More

5  Thank litotrinhx
inesWanderingOwl, Directeur général at Wandering Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Hello Litotrinhx, thanks for your review! It looks like you had a real Arctic adventure with Zoe :) We are pleased you liked her extra care and we hope to see you again in Tromsø. All the best Ines & the Wandering Owl Team.

Reviewed 23 May 2019 via mobile

On the day of our tour, the weather in Tromso is not good. Cloudy with a little bit rain. They picked up as at 7pm, then drive almost 3.5 hours to find a place with clear sky for us. We was not expecting to see...More

Thank JocelynGo
inesWanderingOwl, Directeur général at Wandering Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Hello JocelynGo, the odds were with you, and despite the challenging weather our Guide succeeded in finding clear sky, to allow you to see the Northern Lights! I can imagine the adrenaline of the chase :) Thanks for the taking the time in posting a...More

Reviewed 25 April 2019

I have been living in Tromsø for a few months now and going on a proper tour to see the aurora was the best! Even more so with a guide as excellent as Zoe! She was always smiling and positive, and so passionate about sharing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AliFrostyk
inesWanderingOwl, Directeur général at Wandering Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

Hello AliFrostyk! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and for your great review. We hope you will have many other opportunities to see the northern lights as you are staying longer in Tromsø. We are happy you joined, and even more...More

Reviewed 10 April 2019 via mobile

Dear sirs, We really want to congratulate the company for having such an excellent guide Zoe. She is an excellent guide, always happy and Very very positive! She is a multi task young lady, and she performs all the tasks with a smile on her...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Estela V
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Response from Domenic B | Reviewed this property |
I can't honestly say, other than there were no children of any age on my tour. Suggest you contact Wandering Owl. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
Shalini A
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Response from sbottoni | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet would be is to liase with the tour company we went with, called the wandering Owl.
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