On a clear night in Tromsø city, you don't need to travel far to observe the Northern Lights. Joining an evening cruise is undoubtedly the most comfortable way. Our crew will be navigating to the stellar sky above the fjords of Tromsø island.
Our boats lay right by the quayside of Kystens Hus in Tromsø centre. Our crew will welcome you aboard for our Northern Lights Photo Cruise. As soon as we set the course, our guide will show you the ship's amenities, the deck and indoor space, lavatories, safety equipment, and refreshments and invite you to listen to Northern Lights stories in the lounge. You may also enjoy the freedom to roam around the spacious outdoor deck or unwind indoors with a cup of coffee or tea.
Of course, we can't offer guarantees since the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon. Still, we promise to use all our experience to maximize our chances of a successful chase in this comfortable setting for observing them. The course we set will depend on the weather forecast, and the cloud-free sky will define if you are going to see the Northern Lights. Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow down the boat, slowly drifting along with the current. The guide will help you set up your camera, and when the Northern Lights start to dance, he will offer to take photos for you.
For this tour, we might use one of our three boats: MS Aurora Explorer (max. 145 pax), MS Leone (max 12 pax), MS Strønstad (max 30 pax).
Note: If you did not get to see northern lights on your tour, you can join the same tour again for free. Only option is to book this directly at Norwegian Travel sales shop, Sjøgata 16 in Tromsø (subject to availability on next departures).
Availability: September 15th - October 24th (early season), October 25th - February 28 (high season), March 1 - March 25 (late season)
Meeting Place and Time:
The meeting place for this tour is the harbourside of Kystens Hus, Stortorget 1, Tromsø. You must always be at the meeting place 15 minutes before departure time.
Meeting place is at the harbour side of Kystens Hus, Stortorget 1, Tromsø 15 minutes before departure.
Early Season (September 15th - October 24th) Meeting Time: 20:45
High Season (October 25th - February 28) Meeting Time: 18:45
Late Season (March 1 - March 25) Meeting Time: 20:45
Dress according to the season and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather conditions. If you need an extra layer, we can offer you to borrow a winter overall suit.
We will serve coffee and tea free of charge onboard the ship. It is possible to buy snacks onboard the ship or bring along your own.
Scenic transport by boat
Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
Photos/ portraits taken onboard by our guides and sent within 72 hours
Thermal winter suit and life jacket
Hot coffee, water, tea and biscuits
Short presentations and explanations about the phenomena of the Northern Lights
Early Season (September 15th - October 24th): 21:00 - 23:00
High Season (October 25th - February 28): 19:00 - 23:00
Late Season (March 1 - March 25): 21:00 - 01:00
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