Tromsø glitters after dark

Northern Lights Adventure in Tromsø


Chase the Northern Lights and capture the beauty of Norway at night. Your hosts commit themselves to find the Aurora Borealis and will drive around in the pursuit of clear skies. Along the way, you'll learn about the science behind the colors and hear stories about local culture, folklore, and myths associated with the phenomenon.

Once you spot the Northern Lights, the guides will help you adjust your camera settings for the perfect photo. They're also happy to take a few shots of you with the lights in the background. On the way back, you can visit a lavvu (a modern Sami shelter) and enjoy a warm bonfire for roasting marshmallows.

Discover more things to do in Tromsø and other ways to chase the Northern Lights in Norway.

Itineraries with Northern Lights Adventure in Tromsø

Tromsø to Kirkenes Winter Adventure - 12 Days

This exciting and less-traveled winter adventure takes you deep into Norway's boreal territory for spectacular snowcapped scenery. The trip kicks off in Tromsø, a sophisticated little city known as the 'Paris of the North'. From here, make your way east to Kirkenes—traveling by bus—while taking advantage of unique Arctic excursions and numerous possibilities for spotting the Northern Lights.

Winter Adventure in Tromsø - 5 Days

There's no need to hibernate for the winter, as Tromsø offers so many exciting outdoor activities. Learn all about the Norwegian Arctic on this five-day trip. Get to know the small town, with its cute traditional architecture, as you'll have plenty of free time to explore on your own. Take a trip out of town to see the colorful, dancing Northern Lights. Take a whale-watching trip in the fiords, where you'll spot a variety of sea birds as well as different types of whale. Top off your trip with a thrilling dog sledding ride through the snowy winter landscape.

Tromsø & Alta Winter Adventure - 8 Days

Journey deep into Norway's boreal territory on this 8-day winter adventure. Begin in the far northern city of Tromsø, where you'll sled with reindeer during the day and chase the aurora borealis after dark. Continue to Alta (known as "the town of the northern lights") for snowcapped scenery and winter sports in the Arctic wilderness. After skiing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding your way through the wintry landscapes, spend your evenings warming up in the sauna and stargazing in a rustic lodge.