Northern Lights Experience

Escape The City's Urban Lighting

Escape The City's Urban Lighting

Spot The Northern Lights at Tromso Vilmarkssenter

Stay At The Hotel With

Stay At The Hotel With

A Quayside Hotel In The City Centre

Drive Your Own Snowmobile

Drive Your Own Snowmobile

Snowmobile Through The Finn Valley

Northern Lights Search

Northern Lights Search

Join Us On A Search For The Northern Lights

Mush Your Own Team Of Huskies

Mush Your Own Team Of Huskies

Drive Into The White Landscapes

Northern Lights Experience

Witness the extraordinary phenomena of the ‘Northern Lights’ in Tromso. By night, enjoy the effervescent atmosphere of the world’s most northerly university town and sample fresh fish dishes in myriad local restaurants. By day, enjoy a thrilling husky safari, go ice kicksledding, ice fishing or innumerable other safari excursions.

The Northern Lights’ or ‘Aurora Borealis’, to give them their proper name, are a natural phenomenon, totally unpredictable but a magnificent spectacle when atmospheric conditions are just right.

And it was from an observatory, just North of Tromso, the Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland gave the world the first scientific explanation for the Aurora. He observed how electron rays from the sun collided with the earth’s magnetic field and followed it down to the magnetic poles creating an explosion of light.

Visible from November to April, Tromso is one of the world’s best spots from which to see the lights as well as being a city in which to enjoy yourself.

We can’t guarantee you’ll see the Northern Lights (no-one can) but we can promise the best chance possible - and numerous excursion options to make your trip one to remember. 

Tromso is one of our favourite and most popular destinations, Don't just take our word for it, here is a review from one of our clients who has just returned from Tromso!

We are just back from an amazing few days in Tromsø.  Just wanted to say thank you for arranging everything for us and answering all our questions.  The hotel was perfect and the trips were excellent.  Listening to others' experiences, it is clear that you had booked us the best tour guides.Thanks again (Vicky and Stew Hayter - March 2013)


Fly direct from London Gatwick or via Oslo. Upon arrival transfer with ‘Flybussen’ from the airport to your chosen hotel.

Day 2 & 3 AT LEISURE

These days are free for your chosen excursions (please see the excursion tab). Top of the agenda has to be a Northern Lights search but there are plenty of other attractions and activities in this vibrant University City. Try a thrilling snowmobile or husky safari; there is whale watching and reindeer spotting or a gentle harbour cruise. A stroll through the reveals museums, café’s and a cable car that takes you to the top of Storsteinen for panoramic views.


Enjoy a leisurely morning. Why not grab a lunch in one of the many fish restaurants (we recommend Emma’s Kitchen or Fiskekompaniet for a treat). Transfer back to the airport with Flybussen in time for your return flight.

Hotel With

The Hotel With is down close to the quayside in the city centre with Tromso Sound on one side and the city’s historic centre on the other. Close by are the Arctic Botanical gardens, Mack Brewery, Arctic Cathedral and several restaurants and bars. All 76 rooms have air conditioning.

~ Waterfront location ~ Non smoking rooms ~ Restaurant

Rica Ishavshotel Tromso
Rica Ishavshotel

In the heart of Tromso the Ishavshotel's futuristic maritime inspired design and wharf end location overlooking Tromso sound, the inner harbour and the arctic cathedral makes it probably one of the swishiest places in town! The hotel has 2 restaurants and 2 bars both at the fjord end of the hotel with spectacular views out over the sound. All 180 rooms have TV, telephone, mini-bar, trouser-press, hairdryer and private WC/shower. These are all styled in a modernistic Nordic fashion with the twin's furnished in pine and with muted hessian and brich red fabrics.

~ Waterfront location ~ 2 Restaurants ~ 2 bars ~ Central location

Northern Lights Search

This trip provides the best chance you can get to spot the Aurora. Your local guide picks you up from the centre of Tromso and depending on the level of cloud cover heads north to a spot with the Atlantic to one side of you and the Lyngen Alps the other or east as far as the Finnish border. The emphasis is firmly on hunting Aurora where they are most likely to occur, so the trip can last for anything up to 8 hours. During the evening you move location 2 or 3 times to provide different backdrop settings, avoid light pollution and hunt out the best Aurora experience. Ideal for photographers whatever their competence, your guide will help you with your camera settings to produce memorable shots.

Duration: 6-9 hours

Departs: 18:30 

£175 pp
Northern Lights Spotting Tour

Escape the city's urban lighting and travel out to the Troms Wilderness Centre where you can enjoy the warmth of a Sami lavvo's open fire over which you can grill sausages and sip hot local berry juice in between spells lying on reindeer skins starting skywards for the Northern Lights. In between aurora sightings you can also visit the centres husky kennels.

Price Includes:

  • Tromso centre pick up
  • Guiding
  • Snacks and hot beverages

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: 18:15

£75 pp
Whale Safari

Transfer to Sommaroy and board the day cruiser where you will then head out into the open sea in search of Humpback and killer whales, on the way out you may also see sea eagles and seals. A light lunch will also be served on board.

Duration - 5-6 Hours

Departs - Daily 03rd November - 31st January 

£159 pp
Northern Lights Arctic Cruise

Cruise offshore in the evening into the ocean away from the city light's and into the darkness.  Sail on the fishing boat ‘Havcruise’, spotting for the aurora to burst out over the Sound.

Price Includes:

  • Traditional homemade fish supper
  • coffee/tea/hot chocolate
  • hiring of ponchos

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: 20:00

£149 pp
Wilderness Husky Safari

  You wi     You  sdddd cddsTravel to Camp Tamok, a wilderness camp located a picturesque 75 minute drive from Tromso and mush your own team of huskies. Enjoy the uninhabited mountains and forests that surround this area. Driving in pairs, you can choose to sit in the sled or mush (you will have the opportunity to swop halfway round) whilst heading into the white landscapes and through the beautiful Vass Valley. The trails you follow have a total distance of approximately 15km. On your return to Camp Tamok you will be served a hot meal in a Lavvu (A Sami herdsmen's tent). If you choose the evening safari you may even catch a glimpse of the Nothern Lights

Price Includes:

  • Tromso Centre pick up
  • Protective thermal clothing
  • Traditional Sami light supper

Duration: 7 Hours Total (Including Transfer time) 

Husky Safari total duration is around 1 - 1 1/2 hours)

Departures: 09:00 or 17:00 

£199 pp