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Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso

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Go in search of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), in the countryside around Tromsø, away from the lights of the city. Experience Norway's Arctic wilderness, and visit some of the best locations with a guide, who strives to make sure you have the experience of a lifetime. Tour is usually limited to small group to ensure an intimate and cozy experience for everyone. The group size may be 15 people or less.
  • Up the chances of seeing the Northern Lights on an evening tour from Tromso
  • No time-wasting random searches—visit a location based on day’s weather 
  • Stay cozy at a firelit camp with soup included
  • Get expert photography tips and souvenir photos as keepsakes
  • Thermals provided if required: warm suits, gloves, and hats
  • Hotel drop-off included after tour for extra convenience
What to Expect
Begin your tour in central Tromso, setting off into the outlying fells by air-conditioned vehicle. Your tour may take you across the border into Finland if conditions require, so passports are required. On route, your guide uses local knowledge to select a good viewing point. Having chosen it, they'll set up camp and light a bonfire, so you can watch for the lights in the warmth and comfort.  Enjoy a homemade soup and scan the skies. You may need to wait for a brief sighting; or you may be lucky enough to witness an extended display. As you watch, hear background on this natural wonder from your guide. If you want to take photos, get advice from your guide on capturing the best shots. You’ll also receive souvenir photos after your tour to take home with you. Your outing finishes with a hotel drop-off back in Tromso.
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Important Information
Departure Point
in front of Scandic Ishavshotel
Return Details
After the tour you'll be taken to your hotel (on Tromsø island).
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Vegetarian/Vegan option available, please specify in your booking if this applies to you.
  • Souvenir photos (websize resolution sent by email after the tour and highest resolution available for purchase)
  • Pick up at the front of the Scandic Ishavhotel, Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Troms
  • Hotel drop-off on Tromsø island only
  • Thermal suits, boots hats and mittens. Please provide us with European shoe sizes (36-48) and thermal suit size (Unisex XS-XXL) in your booking notes
  • The activity will be in English
  • Hotel pickup
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We encourage you to provide us with your email address to be able to send you the web size pictures after the tour
  • When exceptional situations arise (e.g. environmental cancellations) it is important to reach you. This is easiest if you provide your contact number on the road (phone number + correct country code) & keep this with you on the day of the tour.
  • The place where you will be staying at (Hotel, Air BnB or other). We only drop off on Tromsøya only.
  • Winter equipment is included, please give us your clothing and shoe sizes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking as well as medical condition if needed
  • Please bring your passport with you in case you need to cross to Finland during the tour
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Make sure you wear a warm base layer, winter clothes including warm shoes, a hat, mittens, a scarf and woolen socks.
  • A small amount of walking is involved, you must be able to walk 200m
  • Activity is in English
  • Please be prepared for limited toilet facilities, there will be a gas station stop during the drive, however the camp itself is in the wild Arctic nature where the only toilet possibilities are in the forest (there are no pre-built facilities).
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if less than 2 passengers per tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today via mobile

We chose this tour way ahead of our journey because light the small group thing. The date we booked had an average Aurora forecast and we kept our expectations low. We were a group of 7 people plus our two guides. They drove as out...More

Thank Syraxas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an amazing night, rarely do tours but I must say this northern lights hunt was truly well planned. At the end of the night, even though we only managed to catch a faint glimpse of the auoras, we learned a ton more on the...More

1  Thank abrahamlee
GuideJenna, Guest Relations Manager at Wandering Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello abrahamlee, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, feedback is so valuable to our small team. Tommy is truly a great guide, photographer & wilderness explorer - he is a great fit for owl team & we are confident that...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went our with a Wandering Owl guide looking for the Northern Lights... and didn’t find any. BUT we still had an amazing time. Warm outfits were provided for everyone. Our tour guide, Tommy, was very kind and full of great stories and information about...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Shannon R
GuideJenna, Guest Relations Manager at Wandering Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Shannon R, Thanks for the great feedback - Tommy is a great guide, especially on nights like this! We understand everyone wants to see the Northern Lights, we do our best to find them for all our guests, we do know the frustration when mother...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an incredible experience with wandering owl tour company seeing the Northern Lights! From the off the tour was brilliant with our host Tommy being very knowledgeable and really friendly he made a real effort to get everyone on the tour engaging with each...More

Thank JamieNichols1989
GuideJenna, Guest Relations Manager at Wandering Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello JamieNichols1989, We are delighted to have helped facilitate such a wonderful experience for you! Tommy is a great guide - he does understand that guests getting to know each other really adds to the experience :) All our guides and drivers are a good...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour was very well organised - being a small tour also made you feel more like a group of friends rather than a tourism sausage factory. There are no guarantees with the Northern Lights - but that is part of the adventure! We were...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DavidAndrewMatthews
GuideJenna, Guest Relations Manager at Wandering Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi DavidAndrewMatthews, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, our team appreciates it. Remote Norway is a whole other category of travel experience - we can agree with this! Thanks again :)

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Response from Domenic B | Reviewed this property |
I can't honestly say, other than there were no children of any age on my tour. Suggest you contact Wandering Owl. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
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