Photo: Northern Lights, Tromsø - Norway, Farout
Fjord Tours Articles / 18 Nov 2019

Different Ways to Experience The Northern Lights

Experiencing the Northern Lights is one of the most amazing things you can do in nature. The colorful display that lights up the black sky is a truly awe-inspiring spectacles and will leave you with impressions and memories you will never forget! Luckily, Norway is a prime location for seeing these frail rays of beauty.

When the solar winds meet the atmosphere around the magnetic north pole, the phenomenon known as Aurora Borealis is created. When this meeting occurs waves, arches and curls of light move across the sky, and sudden rays of light shoot down from space. This phenomenon is more commonly referred to as The Northern Lights!

Norway is one of the prime locations to experience the Northern Lights and Fjord Tours offers loads of different ways to see them. Check out our exciting list of activities and tours below and find the perfect way for you to experience the Northern Lights!

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Northern Lights Chase in Tromsø

On this activity, you travel by bus from Tromsø and chase for the magical Northern lights! With good local knowledge, your guide will take you to the best areas to experience the Northern Lights and excellent scenery for taking pictures. To find a clear sky your driver will stop at nothing, he will drive all the way to the Finnish border if needed!

High-quality pictures of participants will be taken and uploaded to Tromsø Friluftssenters Flickr account for you to download and share with friends and family.


(C) Brim Explorer Northern Lights On Deck
Photo: Brim Explorer

Northern Lights Cusine cruise in Tromsø

Experience the unique atmosphere while enjoying an Arctic Tapas dinner made by the local award-winning Mathallen Restaurant. Here you will also get a chance to see the Northern Lights, also called Aurora Borealis. A great meal accompanied by a great view; what could be better?


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Photo: Joanna Borgiel

Northern Lights Photo Tour in Reine

In beautiful Reine, Lofoten you can experience the greatest show on earth by joining in on a Northern Lights Photo Workshop. Here you will receive essential knowledge about night photography and an experienced photographer will show you the best techniques to catch the Aurora Borealis with your camera.

Depending on weather conditions and Aurora forecast, your guide will drive to different locations to get the best view and interesting landscape. The trip lasts around 4 hours (depending on Lady Aurora) and is suitable for anybody who is eager to see and take photos of the Northern Lights.


Northern Lights Tour By Coach
Photo: Farout

Other ways to see the Northern Lights

We have several other tours and activities that are not specifically Northern Lights tours, but where you may well see the Northern Lights! Especially in the Dog Sledding & Snow Tours category. Check out those activities HERE, and see all activities HERE.

Happy Northern Lights hunting!