If you’re keen to see the Northern Lights in Lapland, boost your chances with this viewing tour from Tromsø. Traveling by coach, swap the electric lights of the city for the dark, surrounding wilderness, and head for one of four base stations specially chosen on the day as the best potential viewing location. Stargaze from beside a crackling campfire or in a cozy hut or tepee-style 'lavvo' tent, and with luck, you’ll catch a display to remember forever. Enjoy hot drinks and snacks, or upgrade to enjoy a hot meal, like reindeer stew or fish soup.
Dress warmly and make your own way to the starting point in central Tromsø to meet your local guide. Next, head into the nighttime wilderness on your way to a Northern Lights base station. One of four located in the wilds around Tromsø, the station will be chosen on the day according to the weather. If conditions suggest another viewing spot, enjoy your hot drinks, snacks or meal (if upgrade selected) before setting off.As you travel, watch a video that explains the science behind the Northern Lights, also called the Aurora Borealis, and why and when they can be seen. Although sightings can never be guaranteed, the flexibility of the base station system will boost your chances of witnessing this natural light show.When you arrive at the base station, head inside a warm lavvo or hut, or relax by an open fire outdoors. If you want to take photos of the lights, get tips from your guide and use one of the available camera tripods.As you watch, enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and snacks such as lefse – a sweet local cake. You can also upgrade to enjoy a hot meal, like reindeer stew or fish soup. If required, a vegetarian or non-fish option can be selected when you book.With luck, you’ll be treated to a brilliant show of lights. If so, gaze in awe at the glowing ribbons moving across the sky — they’re a truly unforgettable sight. When the time comes, return by coach to central Tromsø where your tour ends.