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Northern Lights Sailing

  • Maximize your chances of seeing the northern lights by heading out onto the water
  • Small-group tour offers a more personal experience
  • Experienced aurora-hunter guides know the best places to see the lights in any weather
Northern Lights Sailing
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Northern Lights Sailing
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Spotting the northern lights can be tricky. Maximize your chances of seeing the natural phenomenon on this sailing trip from Tromsø. In a small group of no more than 12 people, board a catamaran and head out onto the water, far from the lights of Tromsø and to some of the best spots for seeing the aurora. Along the way, enjoy provided snacks and drinks while keeping an eye out for the dancing lights to appear overhead.
What to Expect

We are very passionate about The Northern Lights and will do everything we can do to provide you with the most memorable experience while waiting for the sky to start dancing in the sky above you. There are many ways to enjoy nature’s best light show, but our favorite is to combine it with a warm, comfortable cruise through the fjords surrounding Tromsø.

Why watch the northern lights by boat instead of car you may ask? Sailing through the fjords in the polar night is a very unique and different experience than driving to a certain spot in a car or bus. We are able to keep moving with the lights, while being able to go inside to grab a fresh coffee, stay warm and enjoy the lights on the net of a spacious catamaran. 

Our skippers and guides have the knowledge and first hand experience to keep you safe and comfortable while enjoying the dancing night sky. After hundreds of sailing tours in the area we have found the best spots in which we will have the highest chances to see the lights. Your skipper will also navigate to different areas depending on the weather forecast.

Reviews (23)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
It was not great as I was expected

We did have many excursions. As my group and I, we do not like an excursion with many people. We did not enjoy properly the sailing. It's not worth it the price, the guys was super friendly, they cooked a nice soup. We were trying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Luca P
Jacob B, Guest Relations Manager at Pukka Travels, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Luca, I am sorry to hear that your Northern Lights Sailing Tour did not meet your expectations. We are always looking for feedback and ways to improve the experiences we provide for our guests. We do not include photography as a service on our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northern Lights sail

It was a great evening on the sail boat.Though unfortunately the Aurora did not show up. Nick and Francois are really amazing in what they do and very friendly.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sightsee825419
Jenny P, Guest Relations Manager at Pukka Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nader, Thank you for taking your time to leave this review. Nick and Francois are glad to hear that you had a lovely time with us despite the shy Green Lady. Hopefully the Aurora will show all of herself to you when you are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A trip so nice, I've done it twice!

As an independent traveler and photographer, I usually book and organize my trips on my own. After using Pukka Travels, I will never travel to Tromsø or Norway without using their expertise and services. From sailing under the midnight sun, to their Northern Lights Sailing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dennis S
Jacob B, Guest Relations Manager at Pukka Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dennis, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review and for joining us on one of our tours again. Fantastic to hear that our tips were helpful and that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
An incredible and unique experience

A truly memorable three hour experience led so well by Nick and Francois. Wonderfully warm and professional throughout and they really explained the Lights phenomenon before allowing us a really good opportunity to experience it first hand. Can highly recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John B
Jacob B, Guest Relations Manager at Pukka Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello John, Thank you for choosing Pukka Travels to host your Northern Lights sailing experience. I'm really glad you enjoyed sailing with us! All the best, Jacob & the Pukka Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful time

It was a great time spent with nice people even if the aurora had not appeared. The crew (two young guys) was great. They prepared very tasty soup, made us to feel comfortable on the boat and do everything what they could for us to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elżbieta W
Jacob B, Guest Relations Manager at Pukka Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Elżbieta, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. Sometimes we get unlucky with the Northern Lights, but I am glad your skippers did all they could for you on the night. I'm glad you enjoyed your evening with us and...More

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19 October 2018|
Response from Kim M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jorge, I would recommend taking an SLR camera, as our mobile Iphone cameras didn't pick up any pictures. There were a couple of people on board with us, who took amazing pictures with their SLR cameras. Enjoy!
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