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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 guests Plus a driver and a guide
Time and duration
Start between 17:30 to 18:30, end between 00:00 to 04:00 (Between 6 to 10 hours, depending on the weather condition, 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. 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.

  2. All our tours are conducted in English. :)

  3. Northern Lights chase (Small group):
    Tours taken in a comfortable 17-seater Mercedes Benz Sprinter that comes with an isle in the middle. We take a maximum of 13 guest for each trip and each group has a tour guide, and a designated driver. These cars provide comfort even during long chases to Finland or Sweden and allow everyone to use it for getting dressed or to rest. By using minibuses we are most flexible and the small group size guarantees a personal experience.

    Northern Lights chase (Big group):
    Tours taken in a comfortable 45-seater bus, and we take a maximum of 40 guests for each trip. Each group has 1-2 tour guides, and a designated driver.

  4. Northern Lights chase (Small group):
    On most occasions there will be several possibilities for toilet stops. If we go to Finland, for example, we will make at least two toilet stops with the possibility of more if needed. On rare occasions, however, there may be none available, as our first priority is finding clear sky, which often leads us away from civilization. Then we will have to use the nature as a toilet, something that humans have done for thousands of years and still works fine. Going to the toilet in nature is something that is less scary than you might imagine, even for the ladies and even in the cold.

    Northern Lights chase (Big group):
    There is an on-board toilet on the big bus.


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