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Fjords excursion by car

WINTER / 18 SEPTEMBER TO LATE MARCH

Discover scenic landscapes, impressive fjords and arctic wildlife. Join us on this day trip to discover Tromsø’s beautiful surroundings by car.

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From lush green landscapes in summer, to colorful trees and sunsets in autumn, to snow capped mountains and frozen beaches in winter, Northern Norway’s nature offers stunning landscapes that will will leave you speechless.

After picking you up at our shop (Storgata 64), we leave Tromsø behind us and visit Kvaløya (“Whale Island”), where we visit some of the most beautiful landmarks that make Tromsø one of Norway’s most popular destinations.

We often see reindeer and elk crossing the road, sometimes we can spot sea eagles and seals hunting for fish. From mid October to late January whales visit Tromsø’s fjords to feed on herring. During that time there is a good chance we will spot humpback whales and orcas from the shore. We have a light lunch and hot drinks around a campfire. Throughout the trip we will take stunning photographs of the landscape and you that we will share with you after the trip.

We have warm clothing on board, in case you get cold, but please wear something wind and rain proof.

Tour information

Price per person
Adult (4+) 1 300 NOK
Child (0-3) 875 NOK
Location Pick up at Chasing Lights’ shop and drop off at any hotels in the city center
Group size
6 to 14 guests Plus a driver and a guide
Time and duration
Start at 10:00, end between 14:00 to 16:00 (Between 5 to 7 hours, depending on the weather conditions, etc) Starts at 09:00 during polar night from late November to mid January
Includes
  • Winter suit and boots
  • Light lunch and hot drinks
  • Manfrotto tripod, if you need one for photography
  • Pictures of the landscape and you
  • Free WiFi on board
Requirement This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants. If we have less than 6 participants, I'm afraid the trip will have to be cancelled, and a full refund will be provided.
BEFORE YOU BOOK

Important Things to Note

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. We can’t tell you precisely what and how much to wear, since everybody feels the cold differently. While we had guests in February posing for pictures wearing only a t-shirt (before getting back into their winter gear, of course) others are more sensitive and need the warmest equipment possible to feel comfortable. Generally we recommend wearing woolen underwear, ideally made of merino wool. If you are especially sensitive to the cold and visit us during one of the colder months, you should consider wearing several layers. Besides that woolen socks, one or several layers, are a must-have, just like a hat and gloves or mittens. Mittens keep your fingers warmer than gloves. If you’re a photographer you can wear a thin pair of gloves as a base layer and mittens on top of that, which you can then easily take off once you need to adjust your camera, without getting your fingers too cold. Please don’t wear cotton, which gets moist and will make you freeze. On top of your woolen layers you should wear warm pants and a jacket that are comfortable enough to wear while exploring the city. We provide warm winter suits on our Northern Lights chases. You would take off thick layers of clothes before wearing the suits, so please don’t overdress. Also, please remember that our cars are warm and a long part of each chase may be spent driving, therefore you should always have the possibility to take something off to avoid sweating.

  2. Taxi
    At the airport, you should be able to easily get a taxi from the taxi stand, that is located right outside the luggage conveyor belts. The trip to the city is about 10 to 15 minutes and should cost between 200 NOK to 350 NOK depending on your flight time and the traffic. To order a taxi, you can call Tromsø Taxis at +47 03011.

    Airport Bus
    You can also take the airport bus, Flybussen to the city. The bus cost 90 NOK per adult and stops at 4 stops in the city: Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromsø Prostneset, Scandic Grand hotel and Polaria.

  3. The city of Tromsø lies around 69° northern latitude and therefore in the middle of the Aurora belt, which maximizes your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear, the Aurora can be seen almost every night between September and early April. On our Northern Lights chases we have the possibility to cross into different nearby climate zones. This often gives us good chances to find clear sky, even if the sky above Tromsø is cloudy. Tromsø also offers an international airport, a variety of hotels, museums, restaurants and is surrounded by amazing nature. The gulf stream keeps the city fairly warm throughout the Norwegian winter.

  4. I’m afraid there are no ice hotels or igloos in or around Tromsø. For our packages, we work with hotels located in the city center.

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