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NORTHERN LIGHTS ACTIVITIES


WINTER EXPERIENCES

BOOKING — BEFORE ARRIVING IN TROMSØ Many of the activities are in popular demand and some of the providers offer smaller groups, so this makes it important to consider booking the activities in advance. If you find a tour you really like, make sure to get a place booked before you leave for Tromsø and Northern Norway.


Photo: Francesco Galbiati ©Northern Shots

BOOKING MADE EASY 1. Book online at www.visittromso.no/booking 2. Choose one or more of your preferred activities with available capacity 3. Select the number of participants 4. Fill in your contact information (in order to reach you in case of changes or cancellation) 5. Pay by credit card 6. Please make a note of the reference number, pick-up point and departure time of your activities 7. Make sure you are at the pick-up point on time and have fun!

BOOKING — WHILE YOU ARE IN TROMSØ Some tours might be full, but there are always other options. This makes it possible to book activities after you arrive in Tromsø. Access our online booking system through computers available at hotels or the Tourist Information Office. If you require assistance, please ask your hotel receptionist or the staff at the Tourist Information Office. www.visittromso.no/booking


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NORTHERN LIGHTS CHASE If the Northern Lights are your reason for coming to Tromsø, we suggest you go an active chase with a guide. Find the tour that suits you the best among the following categories: BUS Larger bus and group with guide on demand

MINIBUS The guide goes wherever the chances of seeing the lights are the best

BOAT TRIPS See the Northern Lights from the sea.

PHOTO Get photography advice from an experienced Northern Lights photographer

NORTHERN LIGHTS PACKAGES Extend your stay in the best Northern Lights location – buy a package with accommodation, meals, transportation, Northern Lights chases and some other activities and, of course, some very good chances of seeing the Northern Lights.

NORTHERN LIGHTS EXPERIENCE

These are tours where you have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights, but where you also try exciting and interesting activities simultaneously. DOG SLEDDING A fun way to spend the evening: with excited dogs

HOT MEAL The guide prepares a meal during the tour

REINDEER SLEDDING Get a glimpse of Sami life through the reindeer tradition

HORSEBACK RIDING Ever tried riding in the night?

SNOWMOBILE Remember to also look where you are going

OVERNIGHT Spend the night in the dark – the longer you stay outside, the greater the chances!

LAVVU A traditional Sami herdsmen’s tent and an excellent place to seek shelter and warmth.

SNOWSHOES If you can walk, you can go snowshoeing.

NORTHERN LIGHTS INDEX The Northern Lights-o-meter: this symbol indicates the Northern Lights focus of the tour. With a full score, the guide will try to go wherever the likeliness of seeing the lights are greatest. With a lower score, your location is fixed, but you will see the lights if the weather is clear and there is Northern Lights activity. There are of course no guarantees, this is meant to help you choose the tour that suits you best. ONLINE BOOKING This symbol indicates that the activity will be available through www.visittromso.no and the Tourist Information Office. The other activities must be booked through the providers directly (listed below product information).


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When taking photos of the Northern Lights, consider these advice from famous Northern Lights hunter Kjetil Skogli: Equipment: A DSLR /compact camera with manual settings to adjust shutterspeed, aperture, ISO and focus. • • • • • • • • •

A wide angel lens ( aperture f3.5 is good enough, but f2.8 and lower is better) Tripod to prevent shaking Cable or remote releaser Microfibre cloth Headtorch with possibility for red lights ISO: 100 – 800 (or higher if needed) Aperture: lowest possible. Shutterspeed: 5 and 25 seconds. Focus: Manual focus set to infinity. Zoom in on preview to check if the stars are sharp

Extra tip: Some moonlight over the landscape makes the photo even more interesting.


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NORTHERN LIGHTS BY MINIBUS/BUS On request

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Private Northern Lights Chase – Arctic Guide Service We are pleased to offer a private Northern Lights Chase which departs at the convenience of the guest and focuses on giving superb service to a private group. Together, we will be on a specific mission: To take you wherever the chances to admire the magnificent Aurora are best (at that precise moment). The rate will be the same regardless of whether we have one or 15 guests. At your convenience

Included: Private chase with private minibus, private driver, private guide, hot chocolate, cookies, photos posted on our Facebook page, transport

NOK 15 000 7 hours per minibus

Arctic Guide Service

On request

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VIP Northern Lights Chase – Arctic Guide Service We are pleased to offer a VIP Northern Lights Chase which departs at the convenience of the guest and focuses on giving superb service to a private group. Together, we will be on a specific mission: to take you wherever the chances to admire the magnificent Aurora are best (at that precise moment). Celebrate the lights with champagne and delicious seafood. The rate will be the same regardless of whether we have one or eight guests. At your convenience

Included: VIP chase with private minibus, private driver, private guide, champagne, seafood, private pictures sent to the guest’s e-mail address.

NOK 20 000 7 hours per minibus

Arctic Guide Service

17:45

EASY/MEDIUM

Active Aurora Quest – Active Tromsø Imagine a night of Active Aurora Quest, where the only thing given beforehand is the starting point. Where and how long we don’t know but hard effort and persistence is often rewarded. Our reward is the magical Aurora Borealis. Comfortable luxurious coach and highly qualified guide, who knows where to find good spots with the most optimal weather at any given time. We stop by a camp fire where your guide shares his stories from 30 years of extreme expeditions and long-distance sled dog races. Radisson Blu Hotel

Included: Warm Arctic proof boots & clothes, light meal, hot drink, biscuits, guide, transport

6-10 hours

NOK 1250

Active Tromsø

18:00

EASY/MEDIUM

The Ultimate Northern Lights Chase – Arctic Explorers A full Northern Lights experience, including a two-course hot meal and snowshoes and, not least, the most dedicated guide you can imagine! We offer small groups with maximum 8 people. We strive to give you an intense and exciting chase. Never trust the Northern Lights – but you can trust us. Whenever we have a real sighting, we “never” go home. Clarion Collection Hotel With Arctic Explorers

Included: Thermal suit, hot energy rich expedtion food, hot drink, snack, tripod, guide, transport

6-9 hours

NOK 1400/ NOK 700


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18:00

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Aurora Top Comfort - NorthernShots Tours (from Oct 15) Leave behind the main tourist stream and join us on a cozy and personalized top standard experience. Free Wi-Fi on board, Wood fire & lay mats, Balloon message to the lights & fire performance. Free cancellation - *check our website for more information. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: FREE tour next day in case we do not spot the lights, professional portrait with you and the Aurora, photo workshop, thermal suit, hot drinks

7 hours

NOK 1900

NorthernShots Tours

18:00

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Aurora Chasing - NorthernShots Tours (from Oct 15) Meet us inside Rica Ishavshotel every day from 5PM to 6PM. We will drive you along the enchanted North Norwegian landscapes, until we spot the Northern Lights! Unlimited seats (no pre-booking required), Free Wi-fi on board, Kick-start photography tips. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: 50% DISCOUNT next day in case we do not spot the lights, Professional portrait with you and the Aurora (optional), hot drinks

7 hours

NOK 950/ NOK 475

NorthernShots Tours

18:30

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Northern Lights, When the Sky Becomes Magic – Green Fox Guiding (from Oct 01) Are you dreaming about a cosy evening in good atmosphere with breathtaking views and dancing Northern Lights above your head? Would you like to listen to stories from the north and learn more about the phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis and how to capture the lights on your camera? Tripods available. Welcome to Green Fox world. Oct – Nov: Fri, Sat Dec: Fri – Sun Jan – Mar: Every day Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Photos from the trip, photo-guide, bonfire, hot drinks, salmon snack, Norwegian lefse (sweet), winter suit, winter shoes, gloves, reflector vest, spikes for shoes.

6-8 hours

NOK 1300

Green Fox Guiding

18:30

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Non-Stop Northern Lights Chase Every Evening – Arctic Guide Service (from Sep 15) Arctic Guide Service guarantees a non-stop Northern Lights chase every single evening. Every minibus or bus has a professional driver and an authorised guide on board. This crew is on one specific mission: To take you wherever the chances to admire the magnificent Aurora are best (at that precise moment). Guests can check-in from 2PM (14:00) to 6PM (18:00) at our office right behind the reception of the Radisson Blu Hotel. We start boarding at 6.15PM (18:15) and depart at 6.30PM (18:30) Arctic Guide Service Office Arctic Guide Service

Included: Hot drink, cookies, photos posted on our Facebook page, transport

6-7 hours

NOK 950 NOK 475


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EASY

18:30/18:45*

Aurora Safari to Base Stations – Tromsø Safari (from Nov 1) We have established four Base Stations which cover different areas with different weather regimes, allowing us to choose the station with the best chances of clear sky. This gives our guests the best possible chance of experiencing the Northern Lights. Each station also has a warm shelter, campfires/benches outside, toilet facilities and a local host to tell their own stories. Tripods and foot warmers available free of charge. Meal can be provided (NOK 225 per person) Radisson Blu Hotel/*Scandic Hotel

Included: Hot chocolate, coffee, cake, transport

5-7 hours

NOK 950/ NOK 475

Tromsø Safari

18:30

EASY/MEDIUM

Northern Lights Tour by Minibus – Arctic Fishing Adventures (Dec 1 – Apr 1) We chase the Northern Lights and where we go depends on the weather conditions. If the sky is clear on the coast, we normally head there with a fantastic view of the mountains with the sea in the background. During the evening we always change location a couple of times to get different backgrounds and try to avoid light pollution. If cloudy on the coast, we head further east, sometimes to the Finnish border. Radisson Blu Hotel

Included: Thermal suit, hot meal, hot drink, tripod, hand & foot warmers, photos, transport, guide

6-9 hours

NOK 1550

Arctic Fishing Adventures

18:30

EASY/MEDIUM

Amazing Aurora – Karlsøy Buss (from Sep 15) Enjoy our most comfortable coach to experience one of the most spectacular scenarios, the Northern Lights. Our local guide brings you from the city lights to the places where Aurora is likely to be seen. If the weather is nice, we visit our base camp which is located at lake Skogsfjordvannet, and you may wish to try ice fishing. Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Hot meal, warm clothes, guide, hand and foot warmers, tripod, photos from your trip, transport

6-8 hours

NOK 1250

Karlsøy Buss

EASY

18:45*/19:00

The Northern Lights Bus – Natur i Nord Join us for the Northern Lights! We are two experienced drivers/guides, Ivar Haugen and Roger Larsen, who during the past four seasons have driven a total of 593 trips and have seen the Northern Lights on 459 of these (77.4 %). Depending on the weather we decide each night where we have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. If the sky is clear, we know about a lot of good places to wait and watch! **NOK 1050/NOK 525 from Dec 1 to Mar 31. Rica Ishavshotel /*Scandic Hotel Natur i Nord

Included: Warm clothes, tripod, hot drink, cake, transport, guide, download photos

4.5-5.5 hours

from NOK 950**/NOK 475**


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19:00

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Northern Lights Safari – Scan Adventure A Northern Lights Safari is an unforgettable experience for almost every age. It is important to reach those areas where we have a clear and dark sky. Here we have the highest chance to see the magnificent Northern Lights, but since the lights are unpredictable we have to chase them. It gives you the opportunity to see different places in our area and finally the Northern Lights. We will do our VERY BEST to find them for you. The maximum number of participants is 15. This gives us the possibility to take care of every single guest. Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Transportation, hot drink, snack, safety vest, warm clothes, guide, Northern Lights diploma, tripod, return transport to your hotel, photos sent to the guests

NOK 900/ NOK 500

6 hours

Scan Adventure

19:15

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The Ultimate Northern Lights Chase – Tromsø Friluftsenter We do our research before we pick you up so that we know where the chances will be best that evening for the Northern Lights. We have good local knowledge and will find the best area for the Northern Lights and also good scenery for your photos. We drive to find clear sky, even to the inner parts of Troms County if needed. During the evening we will show you how to adjust your camera for Northern Lights pictures, to prepare you for the night and the rest of your stay in Tromsø. We also bring toboggans, so if we find some nice hills we can play in the snow. We may visit a lavvu with an open fire. N.B: Save money – discount on your second tour. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Hot drink, snack, guide, transportation, photo tips

5-6 hours

NOK 880/ NOK 440

Tromsø Friluftsenter

19:30

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The Northern Lights Hunter If you would like to see the fantastic Northern Lights, but don’t know when, where and how, come with us in our comfortable minibus as we leave the lights of the city behind us to find far more suitable Northern Lights locations elsewhere. Photo tips will be given. Small groups – max. 14 people. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Warm clothes, hot drink, snack, guide, transportation

4.5 hours

NOK 950/ NOK 500

Ishavstoget

20:00

EASY

Personal Northern Lights Safari – Scan Adventure (Tues, Sat*) Would you like to experience the Northern Lights alone, or only with your family and friends? Join this trip, where your personal guide takes you out of the city to good and dark locations and with her knowledge and enthusiasm tells entertaining stories about the Northern Lights and Tromsø. When the magical Northern Lights dance in the sky, enjoy the light and the company. We will also take pictures.*Saturday NOK 6000 On request Scan Adventure

Included: Hot drink, snack, reflector vest, warm clothes, guide transportation, pick-up/drop off at your hotel

5 hours

*NOK 5000


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NORTHERN LIGHTS BY BOAT 18:00

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Northern Lights above the City or on the Outer Coast – Boreal Yachting (Oct 15 – Feb 28) Join us on modern and comfortable yachts for a Northern Lights chase off the coast of Tromsø or the island of Kvaløya. We attempt to get away from the bright city lights to find the strongest outbursts of this spectacular phenomenon. If the weather at sea is too rough for sailing, we will take you on a comfortable journey by minibus. Wed – Sun. Min. 4 people. Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Transportation, dinner, hot drink, snack, soft drink, heated saloon, flotation suit, warm clothes

6 hours

NOK 2200/ NOK 1100

Boreal Yachting

20:00

EASY/FAMILY

Northern Lights Dinner Cruise – Sørøya Havcruise (from Oct 1) This is a very civilized and comfortable way to go hunting for the Aurora Borealis with viewing deck, heated lounge and a good traditional fish meal served on board. The boat stays in protected areas. Only 30 minutes outside the city there is the most amazing spot for the Northern Lights. Even when it’s snowing in Tromsø there is always a chance to find an opening for the lights. Oct 1–Nov 30: Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun. From Dec 1: every evening. Floating jetty down from main square

Included: Home-made Norwegian fish meal, hot drink, tripod, poncho

3 hours

NOK 1250/ NOK 625

Sørøya Havfiskecruise

20:30

EASY/FAMILY

Northern Lights around the Tromsø Island - Arctic Utleie Cruise around the island of Tromsøya in the evening in safe and calm waters with beautiful views of the city, mountains, fjord and the Northern Lights. The different locations we visit on this cruise provide different views of the sky with several possibilities of seeing the Northern Lights. We cruise in a high class comfortable boat with space inside and outside for maximum 12 guests. From November to January the cruise may take place in Ersfjord, Norway’s most popular Northern Lights fjord, with bus transport from downtown Tromsø. Floating jetty down from main square

Included: Transportation, life jacket, hot drink, snack

2.5 hours

NOK 900/ NOK 450

Arctic Sea Cruise

21:00

EASY/FAMILY

Northern Lights Cruise with Hot Tub – MS Leone (Fri – Mon) MS Leone offers an exclusive guided tour to hunt the Northern Lights. Even if it is freezing temperatures in the air we can guarantee that you will never feel the cold in the 40 °C woodfired hot tub. This is the perfect place from which to scout for the Northern lights. Welcome aboard. Radisson Blu Hotel MS Leone

Included: Wood-fired tub, towel, hot shower, snack, hot drink

3 hours

NOK 1000/ NOK 500


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cake, transfer

4 hours

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NOK 520/NOK 260

EASY/FAMILY

23:30

Midnight Cruise under the Northern Lights – Sørøya Havfiskecruise (Dec 27-Jan 8, Feb 8-25) rt (Plane or We offer a combined Northern Lights and midnight cruise. This is a civilized, comfortable and ibus, return personal way to chase the Northern Lights with knowledgeable and friendly hosts. The cruise takes place in safe and protected waters around Tromsø, but far enough away from city lights. ), warm Even when it is snowing in Tromsø there is always a chance of finding the Northern NOK 2590/NOK Lights when 1490 with MB Havcruise. overnighthunting in *Same price, but more 14 hours/ Arctic Travel Guides nner, hot Floating jetty time when1250/ departing a 17 hours* Included: Home-made fish soup, hot drink, tripod, down from 3 hours NOK poncho 625 main square nacks, 16:00 byNOK bus Sørøya Havfiskecruise st, photos on

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BUS Join Ivar in search of the Northern Lights Every night at 7pm - Mid September to April Natur i Nord +47 975 17 583 ivar@naturinord.no

MORE THAN A HUNT...

Camera instructions | Picture of you and Aurora Borealis Save money by booking two or more tours Book now: +47 907 51 583 | info@tromso-friluftsenter.no Tromsø Friluftsenter is one of Tromsø´s most experiences activity providers. We show you the Sami way of living and the Northern Lights. We guarantee the passion and the knowledge to give you good memories. Join our family and let us take you into our heart and home. The personal touch makes this trip different. Tobogganing, white beaches and speechless moments to treasure.

Photo: ©Bjørnar G. Hansen

To book: Visit Tromsø +47 776 10 000 info@visittromso.no


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NON-STOP NORTHERN LIGHTS CHASE With us you don’t need to book in advance. Just come to our Arctic Guide Service offices right behind the reception of Radisson Blu hotel (Bankgata 1, 9008 Tromsø), and we will show you the last updated weather and Aurora forecasts so that you can decide whether to join this or next evening; we are open every single day. Our excursion lasts from six to seven hours and includes one professional driver, one or two authorized guides, hot chocolate, chocolate chips, and free pictures of the excursion posted on our Facebook page. Price adult NOK 950, Price child NOK 475 │ www.arcticguideservice.com


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NORTHERN LIGHTS & PHOTOGRAPHY

17:30

EASY

Aurora Photo Tour with Professional Photographer Creative Vacations invite you to a night devoted to searching for that frail beauty called the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Easy-to-grasp night photography instructions by a professional photographer are accompanied by outings to good Northern Lights locations, dinner and all necessary transportation. Radisson Blu Hotel

Included: Photo workshop, photo safari, meal, hot drinks, tripod, warm winter suit, transportation, pictures sent to the guests, possibility to rent a camera

7-10 hours

NOK 1200

Creative Vacations

17:30

EASY/MEDIUM

Chase the Lights Tour (Sep 19 – Apr 06) If you want to see and photograph the Aurora Borealis, then you have come to the right place. We are a small company with a big heart and a lifetime experience of Aurora viewing. We will do all we can and a little bit more to make your Aurora hunt satisfactory. City centre post office

Included: Photo safari, light meal, various hot drinks, warm winter suit, tripod, reflex vest, head torch, transportation

6-8 hours

NOK 1350

Marianne’s Heaven on Earth Aurora Chaser Tours

18:00

EASY

Karl-Ivar’s Northern Lights Photography Karl-Ivar has many years’ experience as a photographer and has delighted many with his photos of the Tromsø region. Let him teach you how to take beautiful Northern Lights and nature photos as you join him on the hunt for beautiful subjects and, not least, Aurora Borealis. This tour is suitable for anyone interested in taking better photos with all types of camera. Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Hot and cold drinks, warm clothes, reflex vest, transportation, photo tips, heated lavvu, head torch

5 hours

NOK 1100

Karl-Ivar Ingebrigtsen

19:00*

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The Aurora Chaser Kjetil Skogli Chase for the Northern Lights with the professional guide Kjetil Skogli from BBC1’s “Joanna Lumley; In the Land of the Northern Lights”. Join him for a relentless chase by car with a small group of people to track down the Northern Lights. Where others stop, he continues his chase. Kjetil is a real Northern Lights enthusiast, a professional photographer with a great knowledge of astronomy, who welcomes you to his flexible and adventurous tours. *From March 16: Dep. 19:30 Radisson Blu Hotel www.kjetilskogli.no

Included: Warm clothes, transport, coffee, snack, photo tips, woven “Aurora Chaser” badge

6-8 hours

NOK 1750/ NOK 1000


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Lauklines Adventure Centre High standard cabins only 30 min transfer from Tromsø airport. Perfect base for exploring the Tromsø region and the arctic nature!

www.lauklines.no +47 77 65 60 80

Join us in the hunt for the Northern Lights! We will take you to the locations that provide the best opportunities for experiencing the northern lights.

A warm meal, cold/hot drinks, thermal suits, tripods, hand/foot warmers and pictures from the trip are included. Arctic Fishing Adventures www.arcticfishingadventures.no post@arcticfishingadventures.no +47 948 60 941


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Northern Lights on the Beach with Snow/Ice Bath – Buvik Brygge (from Oct 01) Buvik Brygge has an idyllic location on the water’s edge. In this typical North Norwegian rural community, you may observe the majestic Northern Lights without the disturbance of the bright city lights. Relax around an open fire on the beach and try a refreshing snow/ice bath after a wonderful sauna (additional). If the Northern Lights cannot be observed from Buvika, there are popular observation spots nearby. Sauna NOK 250 pp. Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Transport, simple traditional North Norwegian food, hot drink, warm thermal suit, head torch, guide, camp fire driving in the local area

5 -7 hours

NOK 1180

Buvik Brygge

17:30

EASY/FAMILY

Northern Lights across Ersfjorden (Oct 1 – Apr 6) Ersfjorden is one of the most popular fjords in the Tromsø region as well as a beautiful Northern Lights spot, since the reflection of the lights on the fjord between the steep and narrow mountains makes the Northern Lights extra spectacular. A heated cabin with food and drinks is available throughout the evening, making this a comfortable and exciting night. Warm clothes available. Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Light meal, hot drink, transfer (30 min. one way)

5-7 hours

NOK 890/ NOK 445

Ersfjordbotn Kystferie

EASY/FAMILY

18:15/18:30*

Northern Lights Visit – Tromsø Villmarkssenter Enjoy the darkness out at the wilderness centre on a Northern Lights visit only 25 minutes away from downtown Tromsø. Hot drinks and grilled sausages are available inside a Sami Tent (lavvu) while you wait for the Northern Lights or lay down on reindeer skins or sit on chairs outside and scout the dark sky for the lights. We can of course never guarantee that the lights will appear, but if not, a visit to the dog yard with puppies is well worth it! Add a traditional local dinner for NOK 200 per person. Add a warm bath outside in our new Jacuzzi for NOK 350 per person. Radisson Blu Hotel/*Scandic Hotel

Included: Snack, hot drink, guide, transfer (25 min. one way)

4 hours

NOK 590/ NOK 290

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

19:00

EASY/FAMILY

Northern Lights from Lavvu – Tromsø Lapland Join the Sami people in a traditional lavvu at night to look for the Northern Lights. Stay warm in the lavvu and enjoy a traditional hot Sami meal of Bidos (reindeer broth). Hear about Sami history and joik (traditional song) under the Northern Lights. Take really good photos of the tent, which glows in the dark. Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø Lapland

Included: Warm clothes, guide, hot meal, hot drink, transfer (20 min. one way)

4 hours

NOK 1000/ NOK 500


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NORTHERN LIGHTS & DOG SLEDDING 16:45

EASY/MEDIUM

A Night with Active Aurora Dog Sledding – Active Tromsø A full night of Active Dog Sledding, starting out from our base camp into a fairytale Arctic wilderness. Mush your own dog sled, pulled by a happy and friendly team of trained Alaskan Huskies. Great views of the mountains and Arctic scenery. Excellent trails for both beginners and advanced expedition seekers. Enjoy the excitement of searching for the spectacular phenomenon of Aurora Borealis. A stop by a campfire where your guide shares his personal stories from 30 years of extreme expeditions and long-distance sled dog racing. N.B: Bring a “food bag”, woollen undergarments/socks and your desire for adventure. Radisson Blu Hotel

Included: Expert guide, mushing instructions, warm Arctic proof boots & clothing, hot drink, biscuits, transfer (35 min. one way)

7 hours

NOK 1200/ NOK 600

Active Tromsø

16:45

EASY

Dog Sledding and Aurora – Tour in Lyngenalps For a real Arctic adventure, it would be difficult to beat driving your own team of dogs in the untouched wilderness of the Lyngen Alps. An evening adventure will hopefully bring out the magic light in the Arctic as well. You don’t have to drive the dog sled, but take this opportunity to try. You will not regret it. Or sit back and relax on the sled and let the guide do the work. Our dogs are friendly and enjoy their work. Not available Saturdays. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Transfer (60 min. one way, incl. a short ferry ride) or free car rental, warm winter suit, hot meal, hot drink, Lyngen cake

7 hours

From NOK 1795/NOK 898

Tour in Lyngenalps

18:00

EASY/MEDIUM

Northern Lights Evening Dog Sledding (until Mar 14, 2014) – Arctic Adventure Tours The Aurora Borealis! This is something that you have to experience to understand how breathtakingly beautiful it really is. An evening of dog sledding under the stars. All the kit you will need is provided along with a warm fire to finish, some home-made cakes and hot drinks. Drive your own team of huskies under one of the greatest shows on earth... the Aurora Borealis. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Warm clothes, chocolate cake, hot drink, transfer (30 min. one way)

4 hours

NOK 1285/ NOK 643

Arctic Adventure Tours

18:00

EASY/MEDIUM

Northern Lights Overnight Expedition (until Mar 14, 2014) – Arctic Adventure tours Dog Sledding and sleep beneath the Aurora Borealis. A slightly more challenging Arctic experience, but easily achievable. Mush with your huskies through the early evening and into the night. An exciting and rewarding experience, where you will learn dog handling skills, sample home cooked food, slip on some snowshoes and take a walk in the mountains after supper and then spend the night in a Sami tent (lavvu). Everything is provided - so just bring yourself! Rica Ishavshotel Arctic Adventure Tours

Included: Warm clothes, sleeping bag, equipment, two meals, transfer (30 min. one way)

19 hours

NOK 3680


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18:15/18:30*

Dog Sledding under the Northern Lights – Tromsø Villmarkssenter Drive your own team of huskies or take a ride with our experienced guides and chase the Northern Lights. We drive through the snow-covered landscape to get the best chance to see the Aurora. A traditional Sami meal will be served by an open fire in a Sami tent. NB: Own sled driving only by pre-booking. **Oct 20 – Dec 20 NOK 1490, Dec 21 – Jan 20 NOK 1590, Jan 21 – Mar 20 NOK 1690, Mar 21 – May 01 NOK 1490 Radisson Blu Hotel/*Scandic Hotel

Included: Warm clothes, hot meal, hot drink, cake, transfer (25 min. one way)

4 hours

From NOK 1490**/ NOK 745

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

EASY/FAMILY

18:15/18:30*

Aurora Camp and Dog Sledding – Tromsø Villmarkssenter Look for the Northern Lights all night, sleep in a Sami tent and go dog sledding the next morning. Chase the Northern lights on foot or with snowshoes before you go to sleep in a big common Sami tent and spend the night as the Sami people have done for generations. Enjoy the Arctic atmosphere and wilderness at our Aurora Camp. Private Sami tent (max. four people) NOK 1000. Extra dog sledding NOK 600. Jacuzzi NOK 350. NB: Own sled driving only by prebooking. **Oct 20 – Dec 20 NOK 2490, Dec 21 – Jan 20 NOK 2590, Jan 21 – Mar 20 NOK 2690, Mar 21 – May 1 NOK 2490 Radisson Blu Hotel/*Scandic Hotel

Included: Camping, equipment, warm clothes, three meals, transfer (25 min. one way)

18 hours

From NOK 2490**/ NOK 1245

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

EASY-MEDIUM

18:15/18:30*

Aurora Dog Sledding Expedition by Night – Tromsø Villmarkssenter Chase the Northern Lights with your own team of huskies. Drive and explore the untouched wilderness of the island Kvaløya. Our professional guide will lead the way to the highest mountains, to the deepest valleys, to the sea to make this expedition the most authentic Northern Lights experience of your life. Please bring woollen underwear. **Oct 20 – Dec 20 NOK 3490, Dec 21 – Jan 20 NOK 3590, Jan 21 – Mar 20 NOK 3690, Mar 21 – May 1 NOK 3490 Radisson Blu Hotel/*Scandic Hotel

Included: Your own dog sled, expedition clothes, equipment, snack, transfer (25 min. one way)

7,5 hours

From NOK 3490*/NOK 1745

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

MEDIUM/HARD

On request

One Week of Active Dog Sledding (March-May) – Active Tromsø The most outstanding wilderness challenge, where you get to feel a genuine expedition atmosphere and true harmony with nature. You will be mushing and camping in the Arctic conditions of 3 countries, actively caring for your own team of trained and friendly Alaskan Huskies. Enjoy the excitement of looking for the spectacular Aurora Borealis while we’re on the trails. A medium level of fitness is required, but no previous experience is necessary as you will have detailed instructions and and follow-up process. We only do small groups, this to ensure your personal safety and a great experience. Bring: Thermal base layers, sunglasses, sunscreen and wool socks. Numbers: 10

Tromso Airport Active Tromsø

Included: Transport, expert guide, training, all food for the trip, all equipment and clothing provided for an expedition in the Arctic environment

7 days

NOK 12 500


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BOOK ONLINE

www.visittromso.no/booking

NORTHERN LIGHTS & REINDEER 19:00

EASY

Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding – Tromsø Lapland Try reindeer sledding, the oldest means of transportation in the north, with Tromsø Lapland on the island of Kvaløya. The location has little artificial lighting and excellent conditions to look for the Northern Lights. After the sledding adventures you will enjoy a traditional hot Sami meal, storytelling, display of cultural artefacts and joik (traditional Sami song). The camp is run by a real Sami guide, who comes from a family of long reindeer herding traditions. Radisson Blu Hotel

Included: Guide, warm clothes, hot meal, hot drink, transfer (30 min. one way)

4 hours

NOK 1400/ NOK 700

Tromsø Lapland

19:00

MEDIUM

Overnight Northern Lights and Reindeer Sledding – Tromsø Lapland Try reindeer sledding, the oldest means of transportation in the north, with Tromsø Lapland on the island of Kvaløya. The location has little artificial lighting and excellent conditions to look for the Northern Lights. Instead of heading back to the city centre where you might miss a late night dance from the Aurora, stay on in this good location in a traditional Sami lavvu sleeping on reindeer skins in winter-insulated sleeping bags. Radisson Blu Hotel

Included: Guide, warm clothes, hot meal, breakfast, hot drink, winter sleeping bag, transfer (30 min. one way)

14 hours

NOK 2490/ NOK 1245

Tromsø Lapland

NORTHERN LIGHTS

& SNOWMOBILE SAFARI 16:45

EASY

Snowmobile and Aurora – Tour in Lyngenalps The Lyngen Alps are one of northern Norway’s premier winter wilderness playgrounds. This exhilarating snowmobile tour takes you from fjord to mountain – offering you the chance to experience the fantastic scenery and a good chance to see the Northern Lights. Depending on the snow conditions we might use alternative locations. N.B: Please bring your driver’s license. Not available Saturdays. Rica Ishavshotel Tour in Lyngenalps

Included: Transfer (60 min. one way, incl. a short ferry ride) or free car rental, warm winter suits, hot meal, hot drink, Lyngen cake

7 hours

From NOK 1795/NOK 898


BOOK ONLINE

www.visittromso.no/booking

NORTHERN LIGHTS EXPERIENCES

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NORTHERN LIGHTS

& HORSEBACK RIDING 18:00

EASY/FAMILY

Northern Lights from Horseback – Nordre Hestnes Gård Experience one of the area’s most beautiful fjords and the Northern Lights from horseback with a wide and uninterrupted view of the sky. Nordre Hestnes farm has reliable and steady horses, including Icelandic horses, and adapt the horseback riding according to their guests’ needs to take you looking for the Northern Lights. No previous experience needed. Suitable also just as a Northern Lights visit if someone in your party does not wish to go horseback riding. Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Warm clothes, equipment, sweet snack, hot drink, transfer (60 min. one way)

4.5 hours

NOK 1350/ NOK 675

Nordre Hestnes Gård

NORTHERN LIGHTS & SNOWSHOEING

EASY/FAMILY

18:15/18:30*

Aurora Watching and Snowshoe Trekking – Tromsø Villmarkssenter Escape the city and go looking for the Northern Lights by snowshoe at your own pace. Easy terrain and suggested routes with the Tromsø Villmarkssenter as a base makes this a safe and fun experience. No guide needed. Please bring: Winter boots, thermal underwear and a water bottle. Hot meal NOK 200/NOK 100 per person. Radisson Blu Hotel/*Scandic Hotel

Included: Warm clothes, snowshoes, transfer (25 min. one way)

4 hours

NOK 790/ NOK 395

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

NORTHERN LIGHTS OVERNIGHT

09:00/14:00

Overnight Stay in Lyngen – Svensby Tursenter It is well worth spending a night away from the city of Tromsø to better maximize the chances of seeing the Northern Lights. The Lyngen area, with its towering peaks and deep fjords, makes an excellent alternative. Stay in basic, but comfortable cabins with access to sauna and spa. Includes an exciting snowmobile safari. Add snowshoeing with guide (NOK 500) or on your own (NOK 200). City centre hotels Svensby Tursenter

Included: Dinner, breakfast, activity, transfer (60 min one way incl. ferry ride)

21-28 hrs

NOK 2700/1350


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BOOK ONLINE

www.visittromso.no/booking

10:00

EASY

Northern Lights Stay and Sauna – Buvik Brygge (from Oct 01) Buvik Brygge has an idyllic location on the water’s edge in a typical North Norwegian rural community and has no light pollution from the bright city lights, making it an ideal place to observe the Northern Lights. If the Northern Lights cannot be observed from Buvika, there are three other popular observation spots nearby. Guided round-trip (by snowshoes if sufficient snow) to experience the Arctic nature and historic cultural relics together with a sled dog of the breed Siberian husky. Special fish dinner. Sauna with snow/ice bathing.

Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Transport, guided walk (snowshoes if sufficient snow), lunch from REAL turmat, fish dinner, breakfast pack in your room, overnight accommodation and sauna, towel, bathrobe, footwear, hot drink, warm thermal suit, head torch, guide and any driving in the local area

27 hours

NOK 2980

Buvik Brygge

18:00

EASY/FAMILY

Farm Visit to Nordre Hestnes Gård with Overnight Stay Nordre Hestnes Gård is located by one of many beautiful fjords in Northern Norway. The farm has many animals, but specialises in Icelandic horses. The family invites you to see how they live and work as well as seeing some nice views. Combine this tour with horseback riding, snowshoeing or boat rental with or without fishing, and of course the Northern Lights. Warm clothing available. Accommodation in a cosy older house sleeping up to 10 people. Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Dinner, breakfast, accommodation, transfer (60 min. one way)

15-24 hours

NOK 2000/ NOK 1000

Nordre Hestnes Gård

19:00

MEDIUM

Northern Lights Overnight in Lavvu – Tromsø Lapland If you want to see the magnificent dance of the Northern Lights, it is more extraordinary to experience it where only the Northern Lights light up the sky. On beautiful Kvaløya, located some distance away from downtown Tromsø, you are more likely to see the real colours of the Northern Lights than in the city. Listen to Sami history and joik (traditional Sami song). After looking for and at the Northern Lights into the early hours, cap the experience by staying the night in a lavvu. Radisson Blu Hotel

Included: Sleeping bag, two meals, hot drink, warm clothes, transfer (20 min. one way)

14 hours

NOK 2000/ NOK 1000

Tromsø Lapland

19:15

MEDIUM

Extreme Northern Lights Overnight Stay (from Sep 15) – Tromsø Friluftsenter An overnight stay in a wooden lavvu (Sami herdsmen’s tent) beneath the Northern Lights for those who want to stay outdoors, explore nature, surround themselves with a beautiful landscape and most importantly: Increase the chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Stay up as long as you like and then go to sleep in a warm sleeping bag on reindeer skins. A light meal consisting of traditional reindeer meat and vegetable soup is served in the evening and a Norwegian breakfast in the morning. Portable toilet facilities and no showers. Rica Ishavshotel Tromsø Friluftsenter

Included: Equipment, two meals, toboggans, transfer (35 min. one way)

18 hours

NOK 1950/ NOK 976


BOOK ONLINE

www.visittromso.no/booking

NORTHERN LIGHTS EXPERIENCES

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NORTHERN LIGHTS PACKAGES

EASY/FAMILY

10:15/07:30*

Whale Safari and Northern Lights Expedition on spectacular Senja (Mon, Thurs, Sat*) Combine Whale Safari and Northern Lights in one adventure. Travel by express boat from Tromsø to Finnsnes where you are picked up and head for the outer part of Senja. We will visit spectacular viewpoints, wildlife or whale safari and provide you with the best opportunity of watching the magic Northern Lights. If the weather is too bad for the boat ride, we replace this with wildlife safari and go looking for sea eagles, moose and reindeer. Good local food will be served at Posthuset Expedition Lodge, where we also spend the night. Tromsø Express Boat Quay

Included: Transfer to/from Finnsnes (**ticket for express boat, 75 min., not included) all meals, guide, activities, accommodation

2 days/ 1 night

NOK 3500**

Basecamp Senja

EASY/FAMILY

17:30/18:30*

Northern Lights Package – 3 days and 2 nights in Magic Malangen (Mon, Wed) Malangen Brygger is one of the best places in Northern Norway to experience the Northern Lights. Accommodation in hotel room, apartment or modern fishermen’s cottage. Northern Lights watch out at Camp Nikka including guide and dinner, with the possibility to try snowshoes, kick-sled and toboggan. Dog sledding, reindeer sledding and snowmobile safaris available one hour from Malangen (supplementary activities). Grand Rica Hotel/*Tromsø Airport

Included: Two night’s accommodation, twocourse dinner in restaurant, breakfast each morning, lunch departure day, hot meal with dessert and coffee during the Northern Lights watch, transfer (60 min. one way)

3 days /2 nights

NOK 3385

Malangen Brygger

EASY/FAMILY

17:30/18:30*

Northern Lights Package – 4 days and 3 nights in Magic Malangen (Friday) Malangen Brygger is one of the best places in Northern Norway to experience the Northern Lights. Accommodation in hotel room, apartment or modern fishermen’s cottage. Northern Lights watch out at Camp Nikka including guide and dinner, with the possibility to try snowshoes, kick-sled and toboggan. Dog sledding, reindeer sledding and snowmobile safaris available one hour from Malangen (supplementary activities). An extra night with more adventures and even more chance to experience the Northern Lights. Grand Rica Hotel/*Tromsø Airport Malangen Brygger

Included: Three night’s accommodation, twocourse dinner in restaurant, breakfast each morning, lunch departure day, hot meal with dessert and coffee during the Northern Lights watch, transfer (60 min. one way)

4 days /3 nights

NOK 4310


BOOK ONLINE

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Embrace the Aurora with us

Please refer to page 27 in the daytime edition

http://uit.no/tmu

Foto: Adnan Icagic©Tromsø Museum Universitetsmuseet

www.visittromso.no/booking

Northern Light Magic See the light – take the magic home! Products with Northern Lights from the Tromsø area. Magic mugs, beautiful silk scarves, unique jewellery, delicious chocolate and more magic. For sale at the Tromsø tourist office and Polaria. + 47 90 07 90 53

susanne.kirchberger@ online.no

www.northernlightmagic.no

Lyngsfjord Adventure We offer single trip adventures day and evening, with a wide range of activities from dog sledding to snowmobile safaris. We focus on the Northern lights, and guests will have a great opportunity to experience the phenomenon during one of our evening adventures at our wilderness centre at Camp Tamok. If you are interested in a special event or you belong to a group or company, please contact us for a tailor-made programme. +47 77 71 55 88

post@lyngsfjord.com

www.lyngsfjord.com


BOOK ONLINE

www.visittromso.no/booking

«Experience the Aurora» every day at 15:15. Film listings and times: nordnorsk.vitensenter.no

The World’s Best Winter Adventure!

www.tromsoadventure.no Phone: +47 400 71 370

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PROVIDERS ACTIVE TROMSØ

+47 48 13 71 33

www.activetromso.no

ARCTIC ADVENTURE TOURS

+47 45 63 52 88

www.arcticadventuretours.no

ARCTIC EXPLORERS

+47 48 60 22 38 www.www.arcticholidays.org

ARCTIC FISHING ADVENTURES

+47 94 86 09 41 www.arcticfishingadventures.no

ARCTIC GUIDE SERVICE

+47 92 80 90 57

ARCTIC SEA CRUISE

+47 97 12 45 35

www.arcticguideservice.com www.arcticutleie.no

ARCTIC WHALE TOURS

+47 47 38 46 21

BASECAMP SENJA

+47 91 70 96 18

www.arcticwhaletours.com www.basecampsenja.no

BOREAL OPPLEVELSER

+47 91 73 31 27

BOREAL YACHTING

+47 99 38 13 60

BUVIK BRYGGE

+47 95 27 04 50

www.boreal.as www.boreal-yachting.com www.buvikbrygge.no

CREATIVE VACATIONS

+47 98 80 92 83

www.creativevacations.no

ERSFJORDBOTN KYSTFERIE

+47 90 87 41 90

FLY TAXI NORD

+47 90 52 06 60

www.ersfjordbotn.no www.flytaxinord.no

GREEN FOX GUIDING

+47 94 80 01 88

www.greenfoxguiding.no

H. HOEL SJØTRANSPORT

+47 41 56 53 39

ISHAVSTOGET

+47 90 88 16 75

www.oyskyss.no www.ishavstoget.no

KARL-IVAR INGEBRIGTSEN

+47 47 75 77 30

KARLSØY BUSS

+47 93 00 07 28

KJETIL SKOGLI

+47 90 73 75 52

LYNGEN BASECAMP

+47 97 57 79 86

gladifoto@gmail.com aurora@karlsoybuss.no www.kjetilskogli.no www.lyngenbasecamp.com

LYNGSFJORD ADVENTURE

+47 77 71 55 88

www.lyngsfjord.com

Kirkegata 2 | Pb. 311, 9253 Tromsø Tel +47 77 61 00 00 | Fax +47 77 61 00 10 info@visittromso.no | www.visittromso.no


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MALANGEN BRYGGER

+47 77 65 58 00

www.malangen.com

MARIANNE’S HEAVEN ON EARTH AURORA CHASER TOURS +47 www.chasethelighttours.co.uk 97 17 30 74

MS LEONE

+47 91 84 82 99

NATUR I NORD

+47 97 51 75 83

bak@kvitbjorn.no www.naturinord.no

NORDRE HESTNES GÅRD

+47 95 21 05 40

www.nordre-hestnes-gaard.no

NORTHERNSHOTS TOURS

+47 98 60 93 09

POLARIA

+47 77 75 01 00

POLAR ZOO

+47 77 18 66 30

SCAN ADVENTURE

+47 99 34 18 14

www.northernshots.com www.polaria.no www.polarzoo.no www.scanadventure.no

SVENSBY TURSENTER

+47 91 70 99 36 www.svensbytursenter.no

SØRØYA HAVFISKECRUISE

+47 94 84 75 00 www.havcruise.no

THE ARCTIC CATHEDRAL

+47 41 00 84 70

www.ishavskatedralen.no

THE SCIENCE CENTRE OF NORTHERN NORWAY

+47 77 62 09 45

www.nordnorsk.vitensenter.no

TOUR IN LYNGENALPS

+47 91 73 54 97

www.tourinlyngenalps.no

TROMSØ ADVENTURE

+47 40 07 13 70

www.tromsoadventure.no

TROMSØ FRILUFTSENTER

+47 90 75 15 83

TROMSØ LAPLAND

+47 91 85 76 35

TROMSØ OUTDOOR

+47 97 57 58 75

TROMSØ SAFARI

+47 97 51 75 83

www.tromso-friluftsenter.no www.tromsolapland.no www.tromsooutdoor.no www.tromsosafari.no

TROMSØ UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

+47 77 64 50 01

http://uit.no/tmu

TROMSØ VILLMARKSSENTER

+47 77 69 60 02

www.villmarkssenter.no

Kirkegata 2 | Pb. 311, 9253 Tromsø Tel +47 77 61 00 00 | Fax +47 77 61 00 10 info@visittromso.no | www.visittromso.no

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