Northern Light Photo Cruise

When the sky is clear and starry around Tromsø city, you don't need to travel far to watch the Northern Lights. The right settings to experience the Aurora Borealis are a dark location, starry sky and previous solar storms while being comfortable outdoors. Joining an evening cruise by boat can offer all of this. Watch as the city lights fade into the distance and enter the serene darkness of the fjords.

Our boat departs from the harbourside of Kystens Hus in Tromsø center. Once we have left the harbour, the guide will give you safety instructions and show you around the ship. During the tour, we will continuously be on the lookout for any signs of northern lights as well as sharing some interesting facts about them with a short presentation. Of course, we can't offer any 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. 

Location or meeting point

Important information

Meeting time and place

20:45 Harbourside of Kystens Hus, Havnegata, 9008 Tromsø


09:00PM (21:00) - 01:00AM (01:00) (4 hours)

What to bring or wear

  • Dress according to the season and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather conditions (incl. boots, hat, scarf and gloves) 
  • If you need an extra layer, we can offer you a winter overall suit which we have on board of the ship. 


  • Scenic transport by boat
  • Safety instructions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Short presentations and explanations about the phenomena of the Northern Lights 
  • Photos/ portraits taken onboard by our guides and sent within 72 hours 
  • Thermal winter suit and life jacket
  • Hot coffee, water, tea and biscuits

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