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Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso

  • 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
Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso
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Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso
The Northern Lights are notoriously hard to predict, even in Tromso. So it makes sense to increase your chances of a sighting by joining a guided excursion, especially if you’re only in Tromso briefly. This tour delivers—a guide chooses a prime viewpoint according to the day’s weather and you'll enjoy soup beside a firelit camp as you watch. A drop-off back at your hotel afterward is included.
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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1 - 5 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Well organized and lovely experiencd

We joined the trip the last day of the season, and still saw amazing Aurora! Fantastic experience all throughout. Forgot my phone during the tour, and the staff was very helpful to keep it safe for me until the next day. Thank you!

1  Thank Fiona J
Reviewed 14 April 2018
Very disappointed

We started out being extremely optimistic about our tour with Wandering Owl, given the great reviews and reputation that they drive until they find the lights. This is not what happened on April 6th. Our tour guide was very kind and entertaining, but it seemed...More

3  Thank JennJaeg
Maarit V, Manager at Wandering Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Jenn, We´re sorry to hear that you were so disappointed about the tour. Our aim is definitely, as you write, to find a place with the northern lights. Sometimes this means driving from one location to another, but other times we just need to...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Chasing the aurora borealis - northern lights

We travelled to Tromso with the main purpose to see the northern lights. The weather forecast had not been promising the last couple of weeks and still we hoped. We chose wandering owl because of the size of the groups (max 15) and because the...More

1  Thank caroschmen
Reviewed 8 April 2018
Worth it!

Our tour guide was Delphin, multilingual and very friendly. Super helpful with the camera and made everyone feel welcome. The tours for the Northern Lights can be long, so we made a couple of scenic stops on the way out to the viewing point for...More

2  Thank ktitone
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Fantastic Northern Lights experience

Adrien was a very knowledgeable guide who genuinely wanted to ensure we had the best Northern Lights experience possible. Adrien spent a lot of time helping some members of the tour with camera settings and taking photos of some members of the tour. This detracted...More

Thank Shona J
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Bernie W
25 July 2018|
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Response from Soph5035 | Reviewed this property |
I booked 3 nights in a row. Viewing and taking pictures of Northern Lights were the main purpose for my trip so I gave myself all the chances. It's possible that you don't see them on a given night (the sky can be cloudy all... More
Mansi B
5 May 2018|
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Response from JasDerby | Reviewed this property |
Between 5-7 hrs depending on how far they travel to get a good sighting