Northern Lights cruise

Are you ready to hunt the northern lights? There are many legends about the Northern Lights and why it dances so beautiful over the night sky in the north.

Today we know why science has given us the explanation and can even help us predict when it will be showing. But still, there is something magical about seeing the northern lights on the sky, the colours and movement, and of course, as we in the north know to be true, the sound. The best way to experience the magical northern lights, aurora borealis, is away from the city's lights. There is no faster way of leaving the city centre than by boat.

Cruise out from Tromsø city centre in the evening, with beautiful views of the city, mountains, fjord and the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) with Arctic Expedition. The different locations we visit on this cruise provide different views of the sky with several possibilities of seeing the Northern Lights. We cruise in a high-class comfortable, and very stable boat with space inside and outside.

Meet up by boat in Tromsø City centre, where we will check ahead where the best weather conditions are to see the northern lights. Dress warm; you are in the arctic ocean, experiencing a winter night!

We can use one of our 3 boats: MS Aurora Explorer (max. 145 pers.), MS Leone (max 12 pers), MV Strønstad (max 50 pers). The number of pre-ordered places determines which boat will be used.


Price includes:

  • Scenic transport by boat
  • Safety instructions
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide and host
  • Thermal winter suit and life jacket
  • Hot coffee, water, tea and biscuits
  • Short presentations and explanations about the phenomena of the northern lights
  • Possibility to use jacuzzi/ sauna onboard (subject to boat availability)
  • Enjoy our Northern Lights Guarantee with the opportunity to rebook for free if you don’t see them


Participants  8-145
Duration 4 hours
Level Easy/family
Departure time  7 pm (19:00)
Departure place  From the quayside by Kystens Hus near the main square
 Included Transportation, life jacket, hot drink, biscuits, warm winter suit
Please bring: Warm clothes & boots, hat, scarf and mittens
Portrait photo included
Warm clothing included
Return to private accommodation

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