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Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Tromso, Including Photography Tips provided by Tromso Safari AS

Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Tromso, Including Photography Tips

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Overview
Maximize your chances to see the northern lights—notoriously difficult to find and photograph—in this guided tour from Tromso. With a guide who has expertise in finding the lights and photographing them, travel into the Arctic countryside to find a prime viewing area. While waiting for the magical aurora, your guide offers photography tips and serves warm beverages. Group size is limited to 16 for an intimate experience.
Highlights
  • Get out of Tromso and into a prime viewing area to see the northern lights
  • Benefit from expert photography tips from your guide
  • Tripods and warm beverages are supplied
  • Small group size ensures personalized attention
What to Expect
After pickup from central Tromso, meet your guide and small group, pull on your supplied thermal coveralls, and settle into the minibus for the journey out of the city. Your exact destination depends upon the evening's conditions and the expert assessment of your aurora-hunter guide, who takes you to areas where you are most likely to see the lights. As you journey into the Arctic countryside and away from the light pollution of the city, your guide explains the science and some of the mythologies surrounding the aurora borealis. Upon arrival at the selected location, your guide serves hot chocolate, coffee, and cake to keep you warm and alert as you await the appearance of the dancing lights. Your guide can also offer tips for handling the tricky conditions of northern lights photography—and can also supply tripods. Keep your camera at the ready and, with luck, the sky soon lights up with colors. Afterward, hopefully with a camera full of photographs and memories to last a lifetime, journey back to central Tromso for drop-off. Before you leave, your guide shares an online link so you can download other photos taken during your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned, 16-seater minibus
  • Use of thermal coveralls
  • Hot chocolate, coffee and cake
  • Access to online link for tour photographs
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Dress for cold weather: gloves, hats and scarves are recommended
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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samuel M wrote a review 4 Dec
2 contributions
We did the excursion althrougt their was a winter storm and a red alert for avalanche (guide from other company were cancelling and refunding their guest). Because of that we weren't able to go far from the conventionnal road. The guide and driver were perfect and knew their
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Response from Tromso S, Front Desk at Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Tromso, Including Photography Tips
Responded 1 week ago
Hello there, Thank you for your feedback, your opinion is very important for us, and we appreciate that you had taken the time to leave us these words, therefore we would really appreciate if you could send us an email to info@tromsosafari.no with further details so we can take a specific look into this situation. Thank you once again for booking with us.
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Beth M wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I joined the minibus tour with Elizabeth as the guide last week. Both Elizabeth and the driver were fabulous. They both made everyone feel comfortable (even solo travels) with lots of great conversation. It was fun to learn about Tromso on the bus ride there and we stopped
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Response from Tromso S, Front Desk at Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Tromso, Including Photography Tips
Responded 14 Oct 2019
Hello there, Thank you so much for this fantastic review and your nice words. You have just made our day! We will send your words to Elisabet and our driver too! It is wonderful to hear that you not only saw the Northern lights, but also had a good experience with our Aurora Safari Minibus. We hope to see you again anytime. Have a wonderful day and thank you once again for choosing us :)
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Joy R wrote a review Mar 2019
91 contributions18 helpful votes
I got to Tromso late and made a last minute decision to join the tour. Ayaka was our guide and Froda was our driver. They took us to an area by the sea with mountains on both sides. The sky was clear and the Aurora Borealis was just magnificent!! Ayaka took several pictures of
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Response from Tromso S, Product Manager at Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Tromso, Including Photography Tips
Responded 7 Mar 2019
Wow, what a kind and wonderful review you have taken time to write. We are so happy you made a late decision to join our Aurora Safari Minibus . The conditions where excellent and Ayaka and Frode is such a good team togehter with the guests (you). We are thrilled to hear you got so many fantastic photos and good help aslo with your mobile phone. Thanks for being part of our Aurora Safari and enjoy the rest of your stay in Tromsø. Welcome back. Arctic Regards, Oda (Tromsø Safari)
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C Y L wrote a review Feb 2019
5 contributions
Awesome mini-bus tour with William who was an exceptional guide! A last minute decision that we were very happy with! An experience made better by the awesome photos and cheerful commentary from our guide 🤗
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Response from Tromso S, Front Office Manager at Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Tromso, Including Photography Tips
Responded 26 Feb 2019
Hello there! Thank you so much for this amazing review! Last minute decision with a twist! It means a lot to us and to William as well for sure! We are very happy you enjoyed both the pictures and the guiding! You are always welcome here in the North! Have an amazing day! Best regards, Alexia
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Stevie64 wrote a review Feb 2019
15 contributions1 helpful vote
The bus left Tromso in heavy snow and after about 1 3/4 hours arrived at the base station - a warm Sami style wooden hut. The local Sami chap was most welcoming and his reindeer stew was great. (toilets on site) The clouds parted and the Northern Lights appeared,Magical! Gudmund
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Date of experience: February 2019
Response from Tromso S, Front Desk at Northern Lights Small-Group Tour from Tromso, Including Photography Tips
Responded 27 Feb 2019
Hello there, thanks for your nice review! We are pleased to hear you had a cool experience :) We, and especially Gudmund, appreciate that. Hope to see you soon! Wish you all the best, Cecilia.
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