I am currently planning a trip to Northern Norway in March of this year with the hope of seeing the northern lights. I am very split on how much time to spend between Tromso and Alta, it seems like we can do pretty much the same things in both towns (dog sledding, snow mobile tours, sami tours) and we definately want to stay the night in the ice hotel up in Alta.
My question is whether we should just stay up in the Alta area and do all the activities and the search for the Northern Lights up there or should we also make time to come to Tromso? We have a total of 8 days in Norway.
Any advice that you can give would be much appreciated.