The Hunt for the Northern Lights.


Day 1


Overnight: Tromsø, four-star Hotel

Arrival to Tromsø airport TOS. There are regular transfers to the city centre. From here, hotel is within walking distance.

Day 2


Overnight: Tromsø, four-star Hotel

Morning: Tromsø city tour.
Evening: Boreal Camp.

In this day we’ll get to know the botanical gardens, Tromsø University, Lake Prestvatn, the Meteorological Institute, the Arctic Cathedral, and the Aurora Boreal Camp.

Day 3


Overnight: Alta hotel three-star.

Morning: Transfer to Alta.
Evening: Optional excursion.

During this transfer we’ll get to know the Norwegian mountains. On the way we’ll visit the town of Sorrisniva, have two ferry crossings and lunch before arriving into our destination in Alta.

  • Optional:
    Excursion to the camp of Sorrisniva for the observation of the Northern Lights.

Day 4


Overnight: Alta hotel three-star.

Morning: Alta city tour.
Afternoon: Free.
Evening: Optional excursion.

During this tour we will visit the Alta Museum and the stunning Northern Lights Cathedral.

  • Optional:
    Ride on a horse sled under the Northern Lights.

Day 5


Departure from Alta’s airport ALF.

  • Transfer:
    There is a regular service of transfers to Alta airport.
Itinerary map of the Hunt for the Northern Lights
Northern Lights, Norway
Trømso under the northern lights
Boat in Finnmark
Camping under the northern lights

What's Included in the Tour


  • 4x nights accommodation in 4-star and 3-star hotels with breakfast.
    • 2x nights in Hotel Radisson Blu Tromsø.
    • 2x nights in Thon Hotel Alta.
  • 4x Buffet-style breakfasts at hotels.
  • Entrances:
    • Aurora Borealis observation camp.
    • Alta Museum.
    • Northern Lights Cathedral.
  • Leading guide for the entire journey.
  • This tour is available in English and Spanish languages.
  • Comfort coach with climate control.
  • Regular transfers airport-hotel-airport.

  • Notes:
    Hotel ratings are shown according to the date of this publication. Bear in mind customer reviews may vary.


  • Trømso Radisson Blu Hotel
    Radisson blu room
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  • Thon Alta Hotel
    Radisson blu room
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The Hunt for the Northern Lights.

When talking about Northern Europe, and particular about Scandinavia, the most common image that comes to mind is the aurora borealis, also known as The Northern Lights. As humans, we have an inherent fascination with this astronomical phenomenon. Perhaps it's the palpable connection to the stars it provides or perhaps it's just the sheer beauty of the lights floating magically in the sky. Whatever the case, to our minds, this is the most otherworldly experience one can ever experience on Earth.

The northern lights take place when the solar wind reacts with Earth's magnetosphere producing flashes of plasma that look like curtains of light hanging from the firmament. In order to see them, you need to be located quite up North, right above the arctic circle, and in a time of the year when daylight time is much shorter. This means that the best season to see the northern lights is evidently Winter. That is between November to March in Northern Europe.

Aurora Borealis

Due to the randomness at which the solar wind occurs, you might require quite a bit of luck in order to spot the northern lights. Luckily for you, and after decades of experience, special camps have been created to facilitate their observation. These camps have all the facilities to accommodate you warm and comfortably, while providing a reasonable distance from any type of light contamination produced at ground level.

So with a good location and a bit of luck you might be able to spot the northern lights a make some pretty good instagram pictures!