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Fjord Tours Articles / 14 Jan 2021

Tromso: The best place in the world to see the Northern Lights

Tromsø is located in the middle of Northern Lights hot spot. This means that there will always be good chances for the northern lights, regardless of the sun's cycles given that the weather plays along. The best time to see the Northern Lights is from September to April.

The dancing aurora borealis can be experienced by boat, with a dog sled, on a snowshoe trip, or simply in some cozy accommodation included. In Tromsø, you will find something for everyone.

Reindeer Sledding Northern Lights 18
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Northern Lights Inspiration and Information

Of all natural phenomena, perhaps the northern lights are what fascinates us the most. When the sky is filled with green rays of light in a calming yet wild and magical dance, one quickly loses the sense of time and place and is drawn to a moment of infinity. It can be a surreal experience that is hard to comprehend until you see it for yourself. There are many ways to experience the Northern Lights, and in Tromsø, you will definitely find an activity that suits you! 

(C) Jonas Legernes Northern Lights
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Northern Light Adventures in Tromsø

Like many natural phenomena, the Northern Lights are changeable and unpredictable: when and where are questions that all Northern Lights chasers want to be answered. A little bit of knowledge and research, time, and patience are all blended together to make the dream of seeing the Northern Lights come true... Oh, and we forgot you may need a little luck too.

The great thing about our activity provider in Tromsø is that they will always give you the best possible chance of seeing the Northern Lights. They have a string of camps and locations and together with weather forecasts, night sky observation, and a whole bunch of experience, they will seek out the best locations to see the beautiful lights. Check out these activities in Tromsø!

Northern Lights Tour By Coach
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If the sky is clear, it may be possible to see the northern lights directly over the city although they are far more stunning when you are away from any man-made light sources. If you fly to Tromsø, you may be lucky to see the northern lights from the plane, don’t worry, they are quite harmless. To increase your chances, we recommend participating in one of our amazing trips. 

Happy Northern Lights hunting!

(C) Brim Explorer Northern Lights On Deck
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