For generations, the magical Northern Lights have filled people with enthusiasm and awe. Given its location at 69 degrees North and beneath the Northern Lights Oval, we have exceptionally good conditions for “chasing” the lights.
Even though we have considerable experience and extensive knowledge of the Northern Lights and the local surroundings, it’s impossible to guarantee a successful chase. No one can!
However, we will do our utmost to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. During the 2015/2016 season, we spotted the Northern Lights on 96 % of our chases.
We will pick you up outside Magic Ice in a minibus (the maximum number of passengers is 15). We provide ourselves on providing excellent, personalized service.
From here we will drive you into Norway`s wide open landscape. Sometimes we drive quite a distance from Tromsø, other times a much shorter distance. We decide, where to go, just before we set off, based on the weather forecast and our knowledge for the Northern Lights and local surroundings. There may be snow and poor conditions on the coast but excellent conditions somewhere else.
We never know for sure when or where the Northern Lights will appear or how intense the activity will be. Consequently, it is important to reach places where the vastness of the spaces and the darkness will give us the highest prospects of seeing and experiencing the Northern Lights, even on nights when the activity is not so intense.
On the way your guide will provide you with information about the area and the Northern Lights. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and will do our utmost to ensure you have a memorable trip, regardless of the weather.
We provide warm thermal suits in varied sizes. We also have a selection of hats, mittens, socks and boots. If you have your own winter clothes, please bring them otherwise we will do our best to provide suitable gear. Please, remember to wear woollen underwear or similar as dressing in layers is important. Even though it is not that cold along the coast when you consider the latitude, it can get quite cold when you are outside at night over a longer period. Hence, it is important to dress warmly in order to enhance your overall experience.If you feel unsure about your clothing, please, trust our experience and recommendations.
If you want to take good photos of the Northern Lights, we recommend a DSLR camera and a tripod. We are experienced Northern Lights photographers and will be happy to assist you with your camera settings and offer tips. We also take photos on each tour and (conditions permitting) we will take a photo of you with the Northern Lights. After the tour we will e-mail you the standard photos free of charge within a couple of days. If you are interested in high-resolution pictures, then the price is 50 NOK per picture. To receive photographs from us you need to sign an agreement according to the European law (GDPR) that we are allowed to take a picture of you. If you want to withdraw your agreement it is only possible in a written way. Please, note your excursion date.