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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.

Check out our Northern Lights Chase in Tromsø!

(C) Jonas Legernes Northern Lights
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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.

In Tromsø, you can also join in on a Northern Lights Walk, while if you travel a bit more north to Lofoten, you can go on a Northern Lights Photo Tour in Reine.

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. Perhaps the Northern Lights Cuisine Cruise is something for you?

Either way, happy Northern Lights hunting!

(C) Brim Explorer Northern Lights On Deck
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