This tour is conducted by Arctic Explorer. On a starry night in Tromsø city, you don't need to travel far to observe the Northern Lights. Joining an evening cruise is undoubtedly the most comfortable way. Our crew will be navigating to the starry sky above the fjords of Tromsø island.
Our boats lay right by the quayside of Kystens Hus in Tromsø centre. Our crew will welcome you aboard for our Northern Lights Photo Cruise. As soon as we set the course, our guide will show you the ship's amenities, the deck and indoor space, lavatories, safety equipment, and refreshments and invite you to listen to Northern Lights stories in the lounge. You may also enjoy the freedom to roam around the spacious outdoor deck or unwind indoors with a cup of coffee or tea.
Of course, we can't offer any guarantees since the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon. Still, we promise to use all our experience to maximize our chances of a successful chase in this comfortable setting for observing them. The course we set will depend on the weather forecast, and the cloud-free sky will define if you are going to see the Northern Lights. Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow down the boat, slowly drifting along with the current. The guide will help you set up your camera, and when the Northern Lights start to dance, he will offer to take photos for you.
For this tour, we might use one of our three boats: MS Aurora Explorer (max. 145 pax), MS Leone (max 12 pax), MS Strønstad (max 30 pax).
Availability: November - April
Meeting Place and Time: 6.45 pm (18:45) at the harbourside of Kystens Hus, Stortorget 1
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty level: very easy
Scenic transport by boat
Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
Photos/ portraits taken onboard by our guides and sent within 72 hours
Thermal winter suit (S to XL)
Hot coffee, water, tea
Short presentations and explanations about the phenomena of the Northern Lights
Please bring: Warm clothes: boots, hat, scarf and mittens.