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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. Temperatures not only depend on the time you visit but often even more on the area we go to. The temperatures in and around Tromsø can sometimes be 30˚C warmer than the temperatures in Finland or Sweden, countries we regularly visit on our chase for clear sky. Therefore it’s impossible to say in advance what the temperatures are going to be like. September and October are by far the warmest months of the Aurora season. Preparing for the extreme is not necessary and the temperatures are usually between 0-10˚C (32-50˚F). Especially September can be a pleasant month for outdoor activities, during the day it can sometimes be as warm as 20˚C (68˚F). Wind and rain, however, should always be taken into consideration. In late October we expect the first light snow. November and December are the first winter months and now the temperatures start to drop. Especially when leaving Tromsø and the coast behind the temperatures can go below freezing. Once the temperatures are below 0˚C every precipitation turns into snow. Since it then sometimes gets warmer again, there may also be rain, mud and ice. In December we have to be prepared for temperatures similar to the ones in January and February. January and February are usually the coldest months of the season. While Tromsø rarely gets colder than -15˚C (5˚F), places in nearby Finland and Sweden can easily get down to -30˚C (-22˚F) or colder. While you should make some preparations yourself we provide most of the gear to keep you warm. This is the time to mention that we have not yet lost anyone on our chases! March and April are still winter months. The snow stays and the temperatures can be below or above freezing and we therefore have to be prepared for both rain and snow. Even though the Aurora season is coming to an end by April, Tromsø can be cold and chilly until June.

  2. Tromsø airport is serviced by 3 airlines, and these are:

    Norwegian Air is usually cheaper, while SAS allows for the usage of miles for Star Alliance members. You may like to check on these websites to see which has a better offer for your preferred dates and would work best for your intended travelling schedule. If you're flying from Oslo to Tromsø, both Norwegian Air and SAS operate several direct flights to Tromsø daily.

    If you are flying from London, you could fly with SAS from Heathrow, or with Norwegian Air from Gatwick. Norwegian Air also has a few direct flights from London to Tromsø each week.

  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 we are not able to take enquiries on the phone due to our daily and nightly trips. We handle all bookings and enquiries online at the moment as we will be able to answer them faster (we have more people checking the emails) without missing out on any previous information communicated between us.

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