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Northern Lights
minibus chase


Join us on this trip to maximize your chances of witnessing Earth's most magnificent light show from outer space, the Aurora Borealis.


After picking you up at our shop, we will leave the city lights behind us and drive to where we expect the clearest weather conditions that night. On some nights this may lead us to the coast around Tromsø, on other nights we may drive all the way into Finland.

Once we’ve found clear sky, we will look for a scenic spot to set up our camp for the night. On some nights the Aurora appears right away, on other nights we have to be patient. Sometimes we see a faint greenish line across the horizon, sometimes it’s a bucket full of colors dancing in the sky. The Northern Lights appear on most nights, but they are not always strong, which is why we highly recommend joining several chases to increase your chances of seeing a good show.

We will take pictures of the Northern Lights and you and share them with you after the trip. If you decide to bring your own camera, we will also help you set it up and teach you all you need to know to take home great shots of the Aurora and the stunning landscape around us.

The weather in Tromsø doesn't matter to us, as we usually find clear sky in the nearby micro climates, which makes Tromsø the perfect base to start our adventure.

This tour is specifically designed for those who are up for a real chase, which often involves traveling long distances and returning late. Our reward is an excellent success rate in finding clear sky and catching the Northern Lights.

Tour information

Price per person
Adult (4+) 1800, 1700 and 1500 NOK First, second and subsequent chases
Child (0-3) 900, 850 and 750 NOK First, second and subsequent chases
Location Pick up at Chasing Lights’ shop and drop off at any hotels in the city center
Group size
8 to 14 persons Plus a driver and a guide
Time and duration Start between 17:30 to 18:30, end between 01:00 to 04:00 (Between 7 to 11 hours, depending on the weather conditions, etc)
  • Transport in minibus
  • Winter suit and snow boots
  • A warm meal and hot drinks
  • Pictures of the Northern Lights and you
  • Manfrotto tripods (support up to 1.5 kg)
  • Free WiFi on board

Important Things to Note




Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Northern Lights chase (Small group):
    We pick up from all hotels on Tromsøya (Tromsø island) for our small group Northern Lights chases. We have a tight time schedule during our pick-up time (we don’t want anyone to wait for us too long), so unfortunately we cannot pick up from private addresses. However, we drop off at most addresses on Tromsøya, so kindly let us know where you are staying and we will check! For pick-up we can meet at the hotel(s) that is closest to your address.

    Northern Lights chase (Big group):
    We provide pick-up and drop-off at the parking lot behind the Tourist Information Office for our big group Northern Lights chase.

  2. We do go to Finland or Sweden if the conditions are better there. Within the Schengen area, it is not necessary to clear formalities when crossing borders as the Schengen agreement allows us to cross borders within Europe without a passport. However, we would still encourage bringing along your passports on the chases as the border control in Finland may on very rare occasions request to check our passports and it would be safer simply to bring it along.

  3. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

    • Full refund for cancellations at least 7 days before trip begins.
    • 50% refund for cancellations 3 to 7 days before trip begins.
    • No refund for cancellations less than 3 days before trip begins.

  4. In the city, there are several museums, art galleries, restaurants and cafes to check out. There's also the Arctic Cathedral which is a popular tourist attraction across the bridge. All museums except the Tromsø museum are within walking distance. The most popular museums are the Polaria and Polar Museum and they are both a short walk from the city center. The Tromsø Cable Car also offers a stunning bird’s eye view of Tromsø as you ride up the mountains!


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