Northern Lights Experience

Escape The City's Urban Lighting

Escape The City's Urban Lighting

Join Guide Karina In A Hunt For The Northern Lights

Clarion Collection Hotel With

Clarion Collection Hotel With

A Quayside Hotel In The City Centre

Drive Your Own Snowmobile

Drive Your Own Snowmobile

Snowmobile Through The Finn Valley

Northern Lights Spotting

Northern Lights Spotting

A Display Of Aurora Over Tromso Villmarkssenter

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’ from Tromsø – the self-styled ‘capital of the Arctic’. Situated in the heart of the Aurora Zone this destination offers city comforts and plenty of wilderness excursions. Join the search for the Northern Lights, steer your own husky sled, go reindeer spotting or cross mountain landscapes on a snowmobile safari. The city’s attraction’s also includes museums, award winning restaurants, the Arctic Cathedral and Fjellheisen – a cable car journey offering panoramic views of the surrounding area.

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 Tromsø, 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, Tromsø 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.

Day 1 UK – TROMSØ

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.

Day 4 TROMSØ - UK

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.

Clarion Collection Hotel With
Clarion Collection Hotel With
The Clarion Collection Hotel With has a waterfront location near the Polar Museum, Mack’s Pub and Brewery and the Arctic Cathedral. Warm Scandinavian décor and friendly staff add to the charm of this property. Upgrade to harbour view rooms for fantastic views. Complimentary afternoon waffles and light evening buffet supper included.
• Waterfront location • 76 rooms • Bar & Restaurant
Scandic Ishavshotel
Scandic Ishavshotel
The futuristic maritime-inspired design and wharf-end location offer spectacular views out over the Sound, the Arctic Cathedral and Tromsø Bridge. Modernist Nordic styling pervades throughout the hotel.
Harbour location • 180 rooms • Recently refurbished
Clarion The Edge  - Tromso
Clarion The Edge
Newly opened in May 2014, this design-orientated hotel has already left its mark. Large contemporary rooms, many with spectacular views. Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson combines New York flavours with local ingredients.
• Harbour location • 290 rooms • Tromsø’s newest hotel
Thon Hotel Polar - Tromso
Thon Hotel Polar
The ideal hotel for those on a budget is situated in the centre of Tromsø and within easy walking distance of the airport ‘Flybus’ stop. Simple yet smart rooms all have private WC/shower and TV. A full Scandinavian breakfast is served in the adjoining Egon restaurant which also serves lunch and dinner.
• Central location • 130 rooms • Good value
Northern Lights Search
This trip offers the best chance you can get to spot the Aurora. Your local guide picks you up from the centre of Tromsø and, depending on the level of cloud cover, heads north to a spot where the Atlantic is on one side of you and the Lyngen Alps on the other, or East as far as the Finnish border. The emphasis is firmly on hunting Aurora and where they are most likely to occur, so the trip can last for anything up to 8 hours. During the evening you move location two or three times to provide different backdrop settings and to avoid any light pollution. All levels of photographers are welcome and your guide is on hand to help you produce some memorable shots.
Tour Available: Daily October - March 
Tour Departs: 18:50
Duration: 6-8 hours
Pick-Up Point: Tourist Information Centre
£125 pp
Northern Lights Spotting
Escape the city’s urban lights and travel out to the Tromsø Villmarkssenter where, in between spells lying on reindeer skins staring skywards for the Northern Lights, you can enjoy the warmth of a Sami lavvo’s open fire over which you can grill sausages and sip hot berry juice. In between Aurora sightings you can also visit the centre’s husky kennels and/or have an optional traditional supper of bidos (stewed reindeer/supplement applies).
Tour Available: Daily November - March 
Tour Departs: 18:15
Duration: 4 hours
Pick-Up Point: Radisson Blu Hotel 
£85 pp
Whale Watching By Boat
Spend the day on board a comfortable day-cruiser in search of humpback and killer whales. As you sail into the open sea, keep a watchful eye out for sea eagles and seals that also inhabit the area. Transfer to Ersfjord or Sommarøy, English speaking guide, additional protective clothing, tea, coffee and an Arctic Tapa’s lunch included.
Tour Available: Daily November - 31st January 
Tour Departs:  09.00
Duration: 3-6 hours 
Pick-Up Point: Radisson Blu Hotel 
£135 pp
Northern Lights Arctic Cruise
Cruise offshore in the evening blackness on the fishing boat ‘Havcruise’, spotting for the aurora to burst out over the Sound. Homemade fish supper on board.
Tour Available: Daily October - March 
Tour Departs: 20:00
Duration: 3 hours
Pick-Up Point: Harbour Side 
£135 pp
Wilderness Husky Safari
Travel to Camp Tamok, a wilderness camp located a picturesque 75 minute drive from Tromsø 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), 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, you will be served a hot meal in a Lavvu (a Sami herdsman tent). If you choose the evening safari you may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Tour Available: Daily November - March 
Tour Departs: 08:45 or 17:45
Duration: 7 Hours Total (Including transfer time)
Pick-Up Point: Scandic Ishavhotel
£185 pp