Water activity

Tromsø: Northern Lights Photo Cruise

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel

Tromsø: Northern Lights Photo Cruise

Activity provider: Norwegian Travel
Likely to sell out

From US$ 99.95 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the famous northern lights with a cruise from Tromsø. Escape the city lights, witness the beauty of the northern lights and take stunning photos with your guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Norwegian


  • Enjoy this evening cruise while looking out for the Northern Lights
  • Take a chance on experiencing the spectacular Northern Lights
  • Spend time outside on one of the decks, or keep warm inside the lounge
  • Sail away from the city lights into total darkness for the best viewing
Full description

Witness a clear night in Tromso city, without the need to travel too far to observe the Northern Lights. Join an evening cruise and navigate the stellar sky above the fjords of Tromso Island in comfort.

Meet at the boats, just by the quaside of Krystens Hus in Tromso centre. Feel welcomed by the crew as you climb aboard this Northern Lights Photo Cruise. As the ship departs, the guide will show you the ship's amenities, including the deck and indoor spaces.

Hear stories of the Northern Lights while sipping on a tea or coffee in the lounge. Take the freedom of roaming around the spacious outder deck or unwind inside. Since the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, there's no guarantee of a sighting.

The course depends on the weather forecast, and the cloud-free sky defines what sights may appear. Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow the boat and drift along with the current.

Set up your camera, with help of your guide, and when the Northern Lights start to dance, they will offer to take many photos for you.

  • Scenic transport by boat
  • Safety instructions
  • Guide
  • Short presentations and explanations about the phenomena of the Northern Lights
  • Photos/portraits taken on board by the guides and sent within 72 hours (only if the Northern Lights are visible)
  • Thermal winter suit and life jacket
  • Hot coffee, water, tea, and biscuits
  • Towels
  • Swimwear
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meet at the harbourside of Kystens Hus. Tour times: Early Season: September 15th - October 24th: 9 PM - 11 PM High Season: October 25th - February 28: 7 PM - 11 PM Late Season: March 1 - March 25: 9 PM - 1 AM

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Scarf
  • Warm shoes

Know before you go

  • Because the amount of daylight changes throughout the winter season, this tour lasts 2 hours in the early season and 4 hours in the high and late seasons
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and it is not guaranteed if, when, and in what strength they will show on the evening of your tour. No refunds are offered if you do not see the Northern Lights
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 291 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

It was a comfortable cruise with a wonderful staff who were friendly and eager to help us get beautiful photos. The pictures were said to be on the website within 72 hours and we’re up within 24. They had a wonderful selection of hot and cold drinks and the cabin was very comfy.

November 6, 2022

The experience was great, we were able to see magnificent aurora borealis through the clouds. In addition, the welcome is great as well as the guides who are very attentive. You can also enjoy an outdoor jacuzzi and a sauna on board the boat, this makes the experience even better. Activity to do!

October 31, 2022

A great trip, luckily on a night with clear skies and a good aurora display. The boat crew were all friendly and helpful, and took good photos that were shared afterwards. Thanks especially to the Captain for getting us back on time and helping by phoning a taxi for us at the end of the trip - we had a ship to catch and had been concerned about getting back to the cruise port in time.

Read more

October 24, 2022

Product ID: 277392