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Small Group Northern Lights Chase from Tromso provided by Polar Adventures

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Small Group Northern Lights Chase from Tromso

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Head out of Tromso with a guide who knows the best places to see the Northern Lights, aka Aurora Borealis. Your guide stays on top of the weather reports, takes you far out into the arctic nature so you can spot the lights, and will even give you photography tips. Along the way, warm up with hot beverages, and add extra layers with provided insulated overalls.
  • You'll start at
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
    Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway
    Meet the guide outside the main entrance of Radisson Blu hotel 10 minutes before departure time.
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    Stop: 6 minutes
    This is a small-group, outdoor tour tailored especially to explore the Arctic nature while you are hunting for the Northern Lights. The main purpose is to give you the best chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis by traveling away from city light pollution. Position yourselves under cloud free skies to experience the wild Arctic nature. You will be picked up by your local guides in the city center and start the tour by heading towards beautiful mountains, fjords, and valleys. There will be many stops on the way to take photos of the unique and search for the lights. Where your tour goes depends on the weather conditions, sometimes this is as far as to the Finnish and Swedish border to find the right conditions for the lights. Travel in small groups to create a special, cozy atmosphere. This also makes the tour more flexible. You will be provided with insulated overalls, snacks, and hot drinks. Your guide will take photos on the tour and share them with you after the trip.
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  • You'll end at
    Tromsø, Norway
    At your accommodation if it is located in Tromsø area.
    See address & details
  • Prebook online to snag your spot of this popular Northern Lights tour
  • Stay warm with insulated overalls that are provided for you
  • Chase the Northern Lights with a guide who knows the best places to see them
  • Fuel up for the journey with snacks and hot beverages
  • Get photography tips from your guide, as well as a tripod to use
What to Expect
Your Northern Lights tour begins with a pickup from the Radisson Blu in Tromso. Once you’ve met your guide and group, you’ll head far away from the city lights into the arctic countryside to some of the best places for seeing Aurora Borealis. Some trips even travel all the way to the Swedish or Finnish borders. Catch sight of the beautiful mountains, fjords, and valleys as you drive. Along the journey, enjoy snacks, dinner, and hot beverages. If there’s a good place to view the lights, your guide usually makes a campfire for everyone to sit by. You can also learn from your guide how to take the best photos of the Northern Lights. If you need a tripod, one will be provided for you. After all the excitement, your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel in Tromso.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway
6–7 hours
Return Details
Tromsø, Norway
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Light vegetable soup
  • Pictures (2 portraits and the best ones from northern lights)
  • Thermal suit
  • Boots
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • You can rent a tripod for the activity at our office for 50,- Nok
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Spikes for winter boots are recommended during winter time.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rayan wrote a review 24 Feb.
Oslo, Norway2 contributions
Thomas and Keneth made a great effort to take us for Northern Lights observation spots. We stopped at several places. The tour provided us with photos and videos. I found them pretty professional and friendly, something you need in Arctic Circle. We managed to see Northern
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Date of experience: February 2021
Larissa wrote a review Dec. 2020
Stavanger, Norway1 contribution
The guides are extremely nice and experienced. They were very caring and made everyone feel welcome. I couldn't have had a better first time experience with the aurora hunting
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Date of experience: December 2020
Cassandra C wrote a review Jun. 2020
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
We took the northern lights tour in september 2019 which was excellent - great staff, very professional and friendly staff. We were lucky enough to see the lights and the staff go out of their way to take some great photos for you However we have been trying for months to
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Trudy26 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom129 contributions52 helpful votes
The night we had booked to go on this tour, there was a snow storm. Fair enough to the company, they offered either to continue on the trip that night, a refund or to go out on another evening. We choose to go out a couple of days later. The guide was enthusiastic and tried to
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Response from polardventures, Front Office Manager at Small Group Northern Lights Chase from Tromso
Responded 17 Mar. 2020
Dear Trudy, We are sad to read your review. Thank you to recognize that we offered the choice to postpone or to refund the tour when the weather was bad. All our apologizes for the bad cooking regarding hotdogs. You will understand that if we are offering the possibility to eat a vegetarian meal, this is to respect your dietary requirements. We are truly sorry if the "cooker" didn't follow the rule to separate them. For the other subjects, we would like to clarify -our point of view. First of all, two spots during one night can be a part a Chase and you did it. We are not "acting" the chase, we are doing it. This is not because you didn't feel the guide looking for, that he was not doing it. The skills of our Guide since now several months, and for some of them, several years is not a fantasy. Every night they are doing all the bests to find the Green Lady. The spots chosen were the best regarding the weather and the Northern Lights activity. But after, if the chance was not with you for that night, this is not a lack of services. Otherwise, each team provide not only the Chasing service, but share also our Norwegian's culture and lifestyle. For us, it seems to be better like you said to be "enthusiastic and tried to keep spirits up". If we know now the activity is over, we can't push any button, this is Nature unfortunately. We decide to go back, when it is time to. To be in the city center at 2:00 AM. We hope you will have more chance one day to see the Northern Lights on an easier way. The Polar Adventures' Team
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Jim B wrote a review Mar. 2020
Penrith, Australia33 contributions6 helpful votes
We had booked this tour on the 5th March 2020. Unfortunately it was overcast and snowing, so the tour guide offered us the option to cancel the tour. As we were leaving on the boat the next day, we were unable to do the tour the next night. So the tour guide said no problem,
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from polardventures, Front Office Manager at Small Group Northern Lights Chase from Tromso
Responded 17 Mar. 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing our loyalty and honesty. But why offering us only 4 stars? Our next customers can imagine we are not offering a good job. We understand how much your disappointment was big to have to cancel your tour because of the weather. But unfortunately, the forecast's weather is not our responsibility... Cross finger the weather will be better if you would like to come back here one day! Best regards, The Polar Adventures' Team
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