Tromsø sits approximately 350km above the Arctic Circle. It is known as the ‘Capital of the Arctic’ and has much to offer visitors. There’s a fantastic culinary scene, some fascinating Arctic heritage and many local attractions to enjoy. Whilst the city is at the heart of the Aurora Zone, it is away from the city lights that the best displays are found and, as the city is surrounded by Arctic wilderness, you don’t have to travel far to witness some amazing Aurora displays.
To maximise your Northern Lights viewing potential, we have included three guided Aurora activities in this five-night break. You split your time between the city, an amazing Aurora Camp and the stunning island of Sommarøy and each offers its own Northern Lights appeal.
From Tromsø you will hunt by minibus, allowing you to cover greater distances and outrun any localised cloud cover to hopefully capture a display.
A real Aurora hunting highlight, however, is a night of luxury glamping in a wilderness camp on the island of Kvaløya, roughly 40 minutes from Tromsø. The camp is set in dramatic natural surroundings and the deluxe tents have panoramic windows so if you are lucky, you may witness the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed! During your stay, you will also enjoy a 40 minute dogsled safari for yet another unforgettable experience.
You will then spend two nights at a dedicated Aurora Camp on the stunning island of Sommarøy which has very little light pollution.
The island of Sommaroy will introduce you further to the dramatic scenery of Northern Norway. This fishing community retains its traditions and charm. We have left your time relatively free on the island so you can explore at your own pace. If you would like to include additional activities, please see the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page for more details.
Image Credit: Tromso Adventure
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