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Aurora Chase with professional photographers provided by NorthernShots Tours

Aurora Chase with professional photographers

Aurora Chase with professional photographers
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–7 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
47
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 40827P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 50% DISCOUNT on a new tour if we do not manage to spot the Lights!
Exclusions
  • Thermal overalls
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Roald Amundsens plass 1B, 9008 Tromsø, Norway check for "The Booking Point"
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All activities carried on in the Arctic regions are considered slightly dangerous due to the extreme weather conditions that sometimes may occur. Temperatures can drop as low as -30°C ( -22°F)
  • While these are uncommon, natural risks include avalanches, frozen grounds, snow storms or any other natural phenomenons that we cannot control
  • Dress appropriately and be careful when exploring
  • The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any excursion when the weather conditions are known to be dangerous. In which case a full refund to all guests will be issued
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 47 travelers
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 50% DISCOUNT on a new tour if we do not manage to spot the Lights!
Exclusions
  • Thermal overalls
Departure details
  • Roald Amundsens plass 1B, 9008 Tromsø, Norway check for "The Booking Point"
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All activities carried on in the Arctic regions are considered slightly dangerous due to the extreme weather conditions that sometimes may occur. Temperatures can drop as low as -30°C ( -22°F)
  • While these are uncommon, natural risks include avalanches, frozen grounds, snow storms or any other natural phenomenons that we cannot control
  • Dress appropriately and be careful when exploring
  • The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any excursion when the weather conditions are known to be dangerous. In which case a full refund to all guests will be issued
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 47 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Mar 2, 2021
A note from Aurora Chase with professional photographers
During the difficult times of the Covid19 pandemic, NorthernShots Tours reserves the right to cancel a tour if the minimum passengers number (3) is not reached.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Roald Amundsens plass 1B
    Roald Amundsens plass 1B, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
    check for "The Booking Point"
    See address & details
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    Northern Shots Tours AS
    Stop: 30 minutes
    At our booking point shop you will find your travel experience of a lifetime.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
104 reviews
Excellent
82
Very good
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Average
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Poor
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4

Ana-Maria
14 contributions
Solo
Can only recommend Northern Shots, even with a big bus they take care of everybody and provide all information you might need. Marek is doing his guidance passionately, with lots of positive energy and gives all his best to find the perfect spot for the Northern Lights. Atmosphere created is very warm and lovely. Good job, guys!
Written December 29, 2021
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Foodie_901
Frankfurt, Germany60 contributions
We had an amazing time with Mirco from northern Shots tours! It’s a bit cheaper than other providers but aurora lights are the same for everyone. The tour doesn’t come with fancy bonfires but with a tour guide who’s passionate about what he’s doing and really cares about everyone having a good time. We didn’t have the best conditions to see the northern lights but Mirco managed to keep the spirit up and by the end we were rewarded with a fantastic view of dancing polar lights! Mirco kept our expectations realistic and was a fun and entertaining guide. We had cookies and hot chocolate as well. Shoutout also to our bus driver who took us safely to all the spots :)
Absolutely recommendable! Just bring your own warm clothes and camera and you’ll be good to go!
Written November 19, 2021
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Émilie H
3 contributions
We had an amazing experience chasing the lights with Christian.

The weather was really bad in Tromsø but our guide really did so much efforts (and kilometers) to provide us with the best spots imaginable. He explained a lot about the lights and how to take good shots. He also took amazing pictures of our little french group for which we are really grateful.

Regarding covid-19, we were asked to bing a mask and used a private van (we were 6).

We had a student discount.

I highly recommend this tour since the lights are hard to see from the city and the guide was really nice and helpful !

Emilie.
Written February 15, 2021
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Anne A
Peregian Beach, Australia9 contributions
You too can pay money to stand on a beach on a fjord in the freezing cold and total darkness to wait interminably for the Northern Lights to appear. Should you seek refuge from the cold in the bus you will be enticed to exit yet again with cries of the lights are getting stronger. Having relayered your clothes yet again you rush outside to see nothing with the naked eye. Believe the company when they say there are no guarantees in nature.
Written January 27, 2020
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Sara L
Dear 766annea, we are very sorry to hear your experience has not been up to your expectations, and we thank you for taking the time of giving us your feedback. However, from what you write we infer that your frustration comes from the whole idea of being on an Aurora Chase rather than being a feedback on our tour specifically. Going on an Aurora Chase is not for everyone, that is why in Tromsø there are also Aurora camp visits in the wider offer. We are in the Arctic, the weather is unpredictable and on some particular nights it can be freezing cold and windy. In such cases the bus is used as a shelter on wheels, with the comfort of toilets facilities and extra leg space. If we find a location that presents good visibility conditions we might decide to stay there and wait for the Aurora to show up instead of moving elsewhere where we might indeed find a worse situation. The Aurora degree of visibility and behaviour is also something unpredictable, it can be out there all night, dancing sharply in shades of colour, be still and glowing green or not showing up at all, or it can play hide and seek, getting stronger at times to then disappear again. It is the duty of our guides to come and advise the guests that are resting on the bus to get out if they want to see the lights, however it might be that in the time one uses to layer up the lights have faded away and we must wait some more. At that point you can use your time to socialize with other guests or your guide, get more information on the place you have chosen to visit or the phenomenon you would like to see and get some visual reminders on how nature is indeed powerful, beautiful and out of our control. We always suggest to spend as much time outdoor as possible and there are options in town for renting special equipment when hardcore low temperatures hit. Guests must be prepared for the arctic winter when they chose Tromsø as a destination. To conclude, as we usually inform people, there is no guarantees in nature, and an Aurora chase is designed to maximize the chances of witnessing such phenomenon, we do not promise fireworks nor else, just that we will do our very best to bring you in a spot that presents the best possible conditions to see the Aurora if that is there on the date you decided to join us. If that happens on a beach in full darkness on a cold night it actually means we have done our job very well. Cordially,
Written February 1, 2020
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Kerstin S
1 contribution
Friends
This tour was AMAZING! 10/10
It's all about the northern lights: the chase, the best view and the most amazing pictures!
You'll be booking a tour with very skilled "Aurora-hunters" who are professional photographers also. They not only take amazing pictures for and of you but also help you get the best pictures with your own camera. They are really passionate about what they do and won't be satisfied as long as you haven't seen the aurora! But on the other hand they are really honest about the chances and the outcome. Northernshots only wants the best for you and the guys there would tell you, if it wouldn't be worth booking because of bad weather conditions.
Also it's one of the cheapest tour around, specially if you book in their store without the additional booking fees (990 NOK)!
Definitely would recommend booking via Northernshots!!
Written October 15, 2021
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Yvette G
Shurlock Row, UK49 contributions
We didn’t think we were going to be lucky! Both Marek and Julia were excellent and didn’t raise our hopes to high, as the inclement weather was not in our favour. We travelled all the way to Finland and just on the border they danced above us. They didn’t last for long - just a few minutes. We waited patiently and they appeared again for another couple of minutes - enough time to take a few pictures back with the help and advice given by Marek.
Waiting around was cold, although you could always pop back in to the coach for a warm up and then come out again. The hot chocolates and cookies help with the cold temperatures.
Written March 18, 2022
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rikiks
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland20 contributions
Family
The guide Marek and team were great and we had a great experience
But the most important is that they are very honest as they cancelled a tour 2 days after because the weather forecast was too bad whereas other companies maintained the tour although there were very small chances to find clear Sky.
I strongly recommend them.
Because it was our last night in Tromso we tried neverthless another tour and it was a waste of money and time
Written February 22, 2022
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Marzia M
2 contributions
Couples
I never thought we would be so lucky, we were fully aware we were chasing a natural phenomenon and ready to take the chance. Our guide Marek kept our expectations low during the drive, while also giving us good tips for taking photos with our cameras or smartphones. After ~1hr drive we stopped and by the time everyone got off the bus and found a nice spot to take photos... There they were, dancing above us!!! It was a glorious show which went on for a long time, we took nice pics thanks to Marek's tips and went home very happy and satisfied. Absolutely recommended!!
Written March 27, 2022
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Camilla C
Italy1 contribution
Couples
my partner and I took the tour of Jan 1st 2022 with Mirco, he was an excellent guide, also he was quite entertaining and his enthusiasm was contagious. We did a small stop for the first shots around 19.00 to take some pic due to some activity then later we had a huge explosion, the experience was great, I felt we were properly followed by Mirco, which btw is a professional photographer. The only concern was the covid measures, the bus was full, different tourists from every part of the world, no distance just masks, that concerned me a bit but overall was a great experience.
Written January 2, 2022
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Janet D
2 contributions
Couples
The Northern Lights was on my bucket list and when I hit 70 my husband and I decided to go for it! We were prepared for a possible no show but had heard this company would go the extra mile (literally- as they are prepared to drive to Finland for improved conditions.) However, we struck lucky and didn’t have to go too far for a perfect sighting.
The two guides were fun and knowledgable -they went into great detail about the science behind the Aurora and we learned a great deal. As they went around the coach asking if anyone needed help in setting up their cameras to capture the marvel I explained that I wanted to absorb the experience directly and not be staring at a screen. I was told. that photos would be taken by them and would be available to purchase the following day. The quality of those mementos was great.
It was a marvellous experience. Thank you!
Written February 26, 2020
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Best Tour Company to see the Northern Lights!
Just got back from Tromso and I have to say this is the best tour company to see the Northern Lights. Not only ar
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Patience can be rewarded
A massive thank you to Tom and Barbara (for those oldies out there not the ones from the good life) Both were know
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First night aurora hunt
Our guide Tom was extremely helpful with setting up cameras and spoke to each individual on the way to our viewing
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Very nice road trip
It was really a very nice trip with a lovely guide. This experience with the nice, trustable and cute guide was rea
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Hospitality Review
This is a review strictly on the hospitality my bf and I experienced during the tours we took with this pass. Tom
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Professional yet expensive
My guide was excellent, though my trip was on day official systems predicted less chances to view the aurora, this
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Saw the lights - briefly!
We saw the northern lights very briefly on this tour after a 3 hour wait and when we were close to leaving - so we
Wanderlust1856
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OK It's a Bus Tour - BUT IT'S THE BEST!
There are several bus tours in Tromso, and this one isn't in the most obvious storefront, but it is easily the best
SamJones313
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Perfect end to our Honeymoon
We had a day spare on our Honeymoon and booked this tour in hope of seeing the sites and maybe some wildlife. We we
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Good choice to chase the lights!!
I tried this company in order to chase the lights; and I must say that the guides were friendly, helpful and suppor
SauRuby
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Wonderful experience
The tour was totally worth it! Would definitely recommend this if you are in Tromso. We spotted moose, reindeers an
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Natural wonder of the world
Its was a big challenge for us to chase for Northern Lights in Tromso but Northern Shots Tours had made it manageab
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Amazing!!!
We booked the 7 day bus pass, went out twice and saw the lights both times. The first night our guide was Tom, an A
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went out twice, saw the lights each time.
We booked the 7 day bus pass, went out twice and saw the lights both times. The first night our guide was Tom, an A
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Trip of a life time
This was an excellent tour went two nights running and saw the lights both times ~ the second night was exceptional
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