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Aurora Chase with professional photographers

  • Increase your chances of seeing the aurora with guides who know exactly where to go
  • Professional photographer guides assist you under difficult light conditions
  • Travel off-the-beaten-track and into the Arctic countryside
Aurora Chase with professional photographers
From $118.82
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Aurora Chase with professional photographers
From $118.82
Spotting the northern lights is notoriously hit or miss—and photographing them is just as tricky. Hugely increase your chances on this this tour from Tromsø, led by professional photographers who can assist you with getting the best possible shots. Your experienced aurora-hunter guides take you out of the city and into the countryside, to a location selected, on account of the evening's conditions, for maximum light-spotting potential.
What to Expect

Dressed in warm clothing, make your own way to the tour operator's office in downtown Tromsø for the check-in at 5:30 pm.
Our staff will welcome you and introduce you to the team on duty: 2 experienced guides/photographers and an incredibly skilled driver.

Climb aboard the comfortable coach, pick your seat and be ready for the 6pm departure 

The guides will brief you on the plan for the night and the chasing strategy built around weather and solar activity forecasts. You will be escorted past fjords and mountains until we reach the best spot from where to see the northern lights, we will monitor constantly our live data feeds, relying on a strong network of  technical resources deployed in the region.

During the journey, you will be provided a detailed explanation about the scientific phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis and all the stories sourrounding it, in addition to insights on life in the Arctic and in its capital: Tromsø!

A photo workshop will be hosted by our photographer on the way to the first location, helping you to set up your camera and providing you with all the information needed to improve your photography skills and capture a stunning shots of the Northern Lights, you will be introduced to specific techniques and you'll get to learn all the tricks to take the picture of a lifetime!

In case you wish to have a professional Aurora Portrait taken by our photographer you just need to ask and this extra service will be available for you as soon as the Aurora appears in the sky. 

The tour returns to the office at about 1am.

Please Note:

The tour language is ENGLISH
The tour does not have a pre-determined itinerary but adapts according to the visibility conditions found on the ground.
The tour might stay in one location all night or travel to various spots, our priority is always to get the best views of the lights.
We offer refreshments as hot beverages and cookies and we guarantee the presence of a toilet at all time.
All pictures taken by our photographers are not included in the tour but can be purchased online for an addictional cost

See "Important Info" for additional details.

Reviews (40)
1 - 5 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great if you like big groups

The night I went there were two large buses and a mini bus as part of the tour. This sometimes made it difficult to get a good photo spot free of lights and/or people, and our professional photographer was spread pretty thin. The places we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Off the bucket list!

Did the Aurora Chase with NorhernShots in late September and I can truly recommend both the tour and the agency! My guide was Sebastian and he did an amazing job explaining the science behind the northern lights phenomenon, carefully educating all the participants how to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Piotr_Urbanski
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile
Brilliant tour last night

We went on this trip last night and it was fantastic. Sebastian was very knowledgeable and explained everything about the lights and how they happen. We drove for about 90 minutes on a comfortable coach to find a clear and dark spot next to the...More

1  Thank andyf269
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile
All inclusive!

So happy to be finally able to see Northern Lights! I went to Finland and I didn't manage to see it. The guides were very professional and they actually went around to teach us how to shoot the lights with our individual cameras. They also...More

Thank qiuuing
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile
Great experience

From booking till returning to the city, everything was professional and organised. The Aurora chase began with some slight introductions on the plan for the night before we reached our destination. The tour arranges to provide you with reflectors, tripods, hot drinks and cookies. The...More

Thank AEAreviewer
Victoria K, Marketing Manager at NorthernShots Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AEAreviewer, thank you for your feedback! it is very inspiring to hear that you had a great time with us! And amazing hint, we do have the Aurora Pass which allows our guests to join the tour for 7 nights in the row :)...More

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