Northern Lights Trip – one-day chase
Located in the middle of the northern lights belt, Tromso can offer some of the highest levels of northern lights activity on earth. Tromso city is situated among islands, breathtaking fjord landscapes and dramatic mountain peaks. Perhaps Tromso is the world's best place for a Northern Lights Trip – especially if you also enjoy city life.
Join one of our Northern Lights Trips this winter. It could become one of your greatest experiences. Chances to see the lights are of course better if you join for more days, but if time is limited, a one-day Northern Lights Trip might be just enough. You will take part in a search for Aurora Borealis through some of the most staggering landscapes in the Arctic.
THE MOST IMPORTANT TO READ!
If you really want to see great lights, there is only one thing that matters, and that is enough days here, to wait out potentially bad days with bad weather and/or little lights activity.
One day trip is nothing. Then you depend 100 % on luck. Lights are seen in average every second day. That includes the faint lights, which is not what you come for. In addition we often have clouds coming and going.
So with only one day lights trip, it is more likely that you will not see great lights. For us, it is the most important that as many guests as possible see great lights.
To increase your chances, we recommend staying in Tromso minimum 5 evenings where you can do lights trip. We recommend highly our 2, 3 days trip, or even more, and having reserve days in the end in case needed.
Book more days, and you will highly increase your chances to see good lights.
To encourage more days booked, we have now pushed down the price on additional days as much as possible. Additional lights days are now first 200,- off for day 2, and then 400,- off for all additional days.
HALL OF FAME
97 % happy guests and more than 1300 excellent reviews! We are also included in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame - having been awarded Certificate of Excellence 5 years in a row.
This is an intense and exciting chase – to the coast or deep into the wild, perhaps even to the Finnish border. We do all we can to crown your Northern Lights Trip with a sight to remember forever.
Included is most of what you need on a Northern Lights Trip. You can save a lot of money not buying expensive winter clothes, and more you don't need back home.
Øystein, the owner of the company, says: "After spending 25 years exploring this amazing county by car, skis, sea kayak, cycling, and walking, I know where and how to place you in the middle of the greatest show on earth. We bring you to the right spot at the right time."
We offer ecologically sustainable and responsible tours. Travelling in small groups is an essential part of the ecotourism concept, as small groups have lesser impact on nature and will not disturb the wildlife unnecessarily.
Our Northern Lights Trip are approved by the official Tromso tourist company, Visit Tromso, as well as the official travel company to Norway, Visit Norway. And don't forget to see what our visitors say about our trips!
DESTINATION: Troms county, Norway.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Easy
WHEN: 1st September until mid April, on request
PRICE: NOK 1,600 (around EUR 168) per person
All group bookings with 5 persons or more will get 10 % discount on all northern lights and fjord trips. The discount will be added after the booking.
LIFE LASTING DEPOSIT
Stay calm! If you decide to cancel your trip, you will not loose your deposit. Whenever you want to reschedule an adventure with us, your deposit stays the same. We call it Life Lasting Deposit. Read more about it here.
Normally between 6 pm and 6:30 pm in the city center. If you stay outside the center, we ask you to meet us in the city center, to save time.
Pick-up time can change if we have to drive further because of the weather forecast. In case of changes we will contact you by mail, phone or through the hotel. Some dates in March and April we start later, due to more daylight.
In the city center, earliest at 12 to 01 am, but normally at 02-03 am.
SIZE OF GROUP
Normally up to 14 guests per group. A small group allows more freedom in terms of chasing the northern lights. But we can take bigger groups on request.
- Warm expediton thermal suit (You will love it!)
- Warm winter shoes (Only adults)
- Pictures taken and sent to you
- A warm expedition meal
- Hot drinks
- Head torch
BRING WITH YOU
- Warm underwear, preferably wool. (Cotton is not recommended!)
- Either a thick sweater, a very small down jacket, or similar. (An important mid-layer)
- A scarf or similar
- Warm mittens (Do not wear gloves, since the fingers are separated and get cold.)
- Hats (although we recommend you bring your own)
- Wool socks (Do not wear cotton socks!)
Each day, just before departure, we contact meteorologists at the official weather station to get accurate information, in order to know where we will have best chances to see the northern lights.
We know people all around the county. They are important in our search for clear skies. We also use webcams, weather satellites, other tour operators, and all our cars in different places have contact with each other.
QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDED
All our guides are skilled photographers. After taking several thousand pictures of the lights, we know how to get the best pictures. We send you all pictures we take on the trip, also with you in the foreground.
To keep you safe on icy and snowy roads, all guides are trained by a professional local driving instructor.
To keep the energy up and avoid getting cold, we serve warm high energy expedition food. Eat well before the trip, since we some times eat late because of a long drive for clear skies. We also have food for vegetarians.
HOTELS: We show you which hotels we recommend in the booking process.
NOK 100,- DISCOUNT ON FJORD EXCURSION
For you who join our Northern Lights Trip, we offer our very popular daytime fjord excursion with a discount.
RECOMMENDED ARTICLES ABOUT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Articles about the Aurora and the Geomagnetic Field
See this video about Northern Lights Tours with Arctic Explorers:
The same video can be viewed also on Youtube.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Arctic Explorers