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Northern Lights
Minibus Chase

WINTER / SEPTEMBER TO 15 APRIL

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

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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
Up 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)
Includes
  • 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
BEFORE YOU BOOK

Important Things to Note

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. For your clothes, we would recommend bringing water resistant and wind proof outer layers, woolen socks and woolen underwear, preferably merino wool. For your shoes, we would advise that you wear shoes that are waterproof, well insulated and something that allows you to wear extra layers of woolen socks in if it gets colder.

  2. Northern Lights chase (Small group):
    We provide thermal suits and boots on our Northern Lights chase. The thermal suit is an one piece suit meant to be worn over your usual winter wear, after you remove your outer jacket.

    These equipment are heavy and bulky and meant for staying outdoors in extreme cold for long periods and will not be suitable for use in the city. In the city, your usual winter wear will be sufficient.

  3. 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 Chasing Lights' shop at Storgata 64 for our Northern Lights Big Bus Chase.

  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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  • This was a very well thought and executed event. I thank to Marek and Sam for all their fine touches, about the location, the nature of lights, and personalised touches. It was simply wonderful!

  • I took this package as it includes everything plus phototaking too. If you don't have a good camera, want to enjoy and relax, let them take the photos for you. Small group size allows for more personal touch with the guide. The veg meal is delicious.

  • Great memories, did 5 days chasing the aurora and we only missed it one night. Very helpful and wonderful guides, knowledgeable and patient with all our questions. You should definetely try it and be prepared for the cold. But its so worth it!

  • Thomas and his team have been great hosts, making us feel good, asking questions about us, and taking care of us...and making great efforts to drive to Finland, to let the magic happen. What a great chase and a super organisation ! Deserves 5 stars !

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