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Begin your tour in central Tromso, setting off into the outlying fells by air-conditioned vehicle. Your tour may take you across the border into Finland if conditions require, so passports are required.

On route, your guide uses local knowledge to select a good viewing point. Having chosen it, they'll set up camp and light a bonfire, so you can watch for the lights in the warmth and comfort. 

Enjoy a homemade soup and scan the skies. You may need to wait for a brief sighting; or you may be lucky enough to witness an extended display. As you watch, hear background on this natural wonder from your guide.

If you want to take photos, get advice from your guide on capturing the best shots. You’ll also receive souvenir photos after your tour to take home with you.

Your outing finishes with a hotel drop-off back in Tromso.
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Wandering Owl
The Northern Lights are notoriously hard to predict, even in Tromso. So it makes sense to increase your chances of a sighting by joining a guided excursion, especially if you’re only in Tromso briefly. This tour delivers—a guide chooses a prime viewpoint according to the day’s weather and you'll enjoy soup beside a firelit camp as you watch. A drop-off back at your hotel afterward is included.
  • Up the chances of seeing the Northern Lights on an evening tour from Tromso
  • No time-wasting random searches—visit a location based on day’s weather 
  • Stay cozy at a firelit camp with soup included
  • Get expert photography tips and souvenir photos as keepsakes
  • Thermals provided if required: warm suits, gloves, and hats
  • Hotel drop-off included after tour for extra convenience
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Reviewed 2 days ago
dancing lights of the north

We felt very good in our trip. That's because we saw the aurora and nothing else mattered. It was cold but our guide was nice and helpful.

Thank c_sirghie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Not happy about it

It was the first Trip of the Season, weather was cloudy. Our guide took us to some spots for the sunset to take some photos. Honestly if he would used this time to bring us to a better location it would be good. We dont...More

1  Thank tKleinbeckes
Reviewed 15 April 2018
Well organized and lovely experiencd

We joined the trip the last day of the season, and still saw amazing Aurora! Fantastic experience all throughout. Forgot my phone during the tour, and the staff was very helpful to keep it safe for me until the next day. Thank you!

2  Thank Fiona J
Reviewed 13 April 2018
Very disappointed

We started out being extremely optimistic about our tour with Wandering Owl, given the great reviews and reputation that they drive until they find the lights. This is not what happened on April 6th. Our tour guide was very kind and entertaining, but it seemed...More

13  Thank JennJaeg
Maarit V, Manager at Wandering Owl, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Jenn, We´re sorry to hear that you were so disappointed about the tour. Our aim is definitely, as you write, to find a place with the northern lights. Sometimes this means driving from one location to another, but other times we just need to...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Chasing the aurora borealis - northern lights

We travelled to Tromso with the main purpose to see the northern lights. The weather forecast had not been promising the last couple of weeks and still we hoped. We chose wandering owl because of the size of the groups (max 15) and because the...More

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13 September 2018|
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Response from JasDerby | Reviewed this property |
The tour guide from night owl told us Septembers a good time although we were there in November and still managed to a get a good sighting.
28 August 2018|
Response from JasDerby | Reviewed this property |
We got bac to the hotel around 2.30am so I would say yes you should have plenty of time
Bernie W
25 July 2018|
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Response from Soph5035 | Reviewed this property |
I booked 3 nights in a row. Viewing and taking pictures of Northern Lights were the main purpose for my trip so I gave myself all the chances. It's possible that you don't see them on a given night (the sky can be cloudy all... More
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