FAQ

When is the best time to see Northern Lights in Tromso

Northern lights in Tromso can be seen well between appr mid Sept to end of March. Can also be good early Sept and early April.

All months can be very bad, and all months can be very good. Solar activity and coastal weather are both very unpredictable, so you can not plan ahead which dates that will be good. The most important for you if you want to see good northern lights, is to have enough days in Tromso, waiting for a good day with lights activity and clear skies.

All months have advantages, and all months have disadvantages. We have northern lights in average every second day, so our answer is; have enough days. It does not matter which month you come, as long as you have enough days here.

Info mail sent to guests that books our northern lights tour

Thank you for booking your Northern Lights Trip (1 day) with Arctic Explorers.

PLEASE READ ALL IF YOU HAVE BOOKED OR ARE CONSIDERING TO BOOK

PICK UP
Pick up time was given when you booked. Please check your mail during the evening before the tour date, and also during the day on the tour date.

Sometimes we need to change pick up times, offer cancellation/refund, or try to change your tour date because of very bad weather all over.

Pick up will be in the city center at Comfort Hotel Xpress, Gronnegata 35, 9008 Tromso.

It is not time to have personal pick up, because drivers have limited driving time by law, and because we want the tour to be as long as possible. Personal pick up would mean less tour time, which no one wants.

Pick up time can change if the weather forecast show that we have to drive far away.

DROP OFF
Will be in the city center. We will drop you off at your hotel, or near your hotel if you stay in the city center. Our drivers have limited driving time by law, and we must use that time on the tour, so we can not drop you off at your place if you stay outside the city center. We can call a taxi for you if you need it to get to where you stay.

NORTHERN LIGHTS PHOTO CHECKLIST
Focus your lens on infinity during the day time and mark an area on your lens with a pen so you know exactly where to turn it in the dark.

Find your settings home, or in the warm car on the way to the spot. Often to cold to do this outside.

Aperture as low as possible.
Shutter as low as possible.
ISO as low as possible but still get good pictures. Normally 800-2500 ISO is best.
Use timer.
Turn off timer sound.
Lens on infinity.
Shoot in RAW format, if possible.
Set LCD Brightness to low.
Remove the filter from your lens, or you will end up with an undesirable aberration on all your images.
White balance best to set to appr. 3000-4000 Kelvin.
Have at least 2 batteries, and recommended 2 flash cards. Change often and keep in warm place.
Use a tall but sturdy tripod.
Use your lens hood to protect against frost/condensation on your lens.
Put black tape over your red processing light under the wheel.
Have some references like mountains, ocean, building, lakes etc.
Have a nice foreground, not only the sky. Be creative.

CLOTHES
You need warm winter clothes in Tromso, when you are not with us. With us you need warm clothes to have under the expedition suit.

The best is to have thick wool from top to toe, a warm hat, a warm scarf, and a warm mid-layer, like a small down jacket or a warm sweater.

We provide a very warm winter suit, and warm winter boots. For kids we have down jackets, and winter pants.  You need to provide the rest for your kid yourself.

You must bring thick socks, a warm hat, and warm mittens for yourself, together with warm wool clothes to have under the suit.

WEATHER
We don´t cancel trips due to bad weather in Tromso. You will be surprised how different the weather can be in other parts of Norway or Finland. We are working with local meteorologists to ensure we are heading in the right direction.

Also we do not trust so called aurora forecasts. Those are incorrect every week, and you can might miss a great show if you rely on them.

Many people check the weather forecast for Tromso before a northern lights chase. No need to do that, since we do not chase clear sky in Tromso. We drive either to the coast, inland to the driest place in Norway called Skibotn, or even to Finland.

Often we have to drive into the rain shadow behind big mountains, and the weather can be completely different there. To check the weather forecast more than 3-5 days ahead is no use. We have coastal climate that can change within minutes and hours.

We will not pay back money due to bad weather. If the weather conditions are safe, the tours go as planned. You will be surprised how different the conditions are further inland, although the clouds are thick over Tromso. Normally we find some clear skies.

We will offer you 90 % refund if it looks like very bad weather all around us, with small chances to find clear skies.

NORTHERN LIGHTS
Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that we have no impact on. Therefore we cannot give you a guarantee that you will see them.

We guarantee we will do our best each night to find clear sky for you. More nights out will increase your chances of seeing a good show.

FLIGHTS
http://www.flysas.com/en/uk/?vst=true

http://www.norwegian.com/

BUS AND TAXI FROM TROMSO AIRPORT LANGNES, TO HOTELS
http://www.flybussen.no/en

http://www.tromso-taxi.no/Info.html

http://www.dintaxi.no/en

You do not need to book transfer ahead. You will normally find a bus or a taxi outside the airport. 10 min with taxi from airport to city center.

OTHER
Please eat and drink well before you join us. We usually serve food and drinks between 9 pm and 11 pm, depending on how far away we have to drive.

Temperatures are usually between -5 and -15°C on our tours, but it can be both much colder and warmer than that.

Please bring your passports since our chase might even take us to other countries.

All our guides are trained by a professional local driving instructor, with special focus on driving safe on ice and snow.
 
There will always be at least one toilet stop on the way, and one on the way back.

For driving safety reasons and the convenience of tourists who have to get up early the latest return time is 03:00 am, but it can be later, because of bad weather, bad driving conditions, or other reasons.

If there is anything you feel uncomfortable with, please tell us right away instead of saying nothing or waiting until the end of the trip.

You can change to another date if that other date is available, but you have to tell this to us as early as possible, so we can try to change the date.

We are looking forward to meeting you personally and showing you the magic of the Northern Lights.

Greetings from the Arctic Explorers

DATA PROTECTION
 
You are obliged to provide certain information to allow us to process your booking, by booking with us. We inform you that no information are requested without a specific reason.

Arctic Explorers will not sell or otherwise market your data to third parties. Transfers of data to government institutions and authorities is done only within the rules set by law. Our employees and partners are obligated by us to maintain secrecy and to comply with legal data protection regulations.

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about your personal data stored with us. If your data is stored incorrectly or wrongly by us, we will gladly correct, block or delete it.

Availability?
Group discount?

No group discount now when we have our summer discount

Prices?

All pr person:

NOK. 1350,- for the first Aurora chase, 1240,- for day two, and 900,- for all following days in low season.

NOK. 1750,- for the first Aurora chase, 1640,- for day two, and 1550,- for all following days in high season.

NOK. 500,- for Aurora self drive chase.

NOK. 1200,- for Arctic fjord and wildlife tour.

NOK. 1000,-, for fjord RIB cruise.

NOK. 2600,- for whale watching tour, but it is 10 % off for all bookings that are created now.

NOK. 2200,- for whale watching rib tour, but it is 10 % off for all bookings that are created now.

NOK. 1400,- for whale watching RIB tour self transfer in in low season.

NOK. 1490,- for whale watching RIB tour self transfer in in low season.

NOK. 1940,- for dog sledding, but it is 10 % off for all bookings that are created now.

NOK. 1900,- for snow mobile, but it is 10 % off for all bookings that are created now.

NOK. 1695,- for Sami Reindeer Experience.

Group discount 10 % off on lights tours and fjord tours, if you are 4 persons or more.

From Jan 22th 2018, all group bookings with 5 persons or more, will get a 10 % discount on all daytrips. The discount will be added after the booking.

From Jan 22th 2018, all group bookings with 5 persons or more, will get a 10 % discount on all daytrips. The discount will be added after the booking.

From Jan 22th 2018, all group bookings with 5 persons or more, will get a 10 % discount on all daytrips. The discount will be added after the booking.

From Jan 22th 2018, all group bookings with 5 persons or more, will get a 10 % discount on all daytrips. The discount will be added after the booking.

Payment?

Payment is done by card when you book. You will be given the option to pay 25 % deposit, or 100 % full payment, if it is more than one month before the trip. If one month or less before the trip, you pay 100 %.

If you choose to pay 25 % deposit when you book more than one month before, then we will send you the 75 % rest payment link by mail one month before the trip.

We do not accept cash payment. We prefer card payment. If you for some reason can not pay with card, we prefer bank transaction.

Bank transaction details:

Name: Arctic Explorers AS
Company Address: Hjalmar Johansens gate 100 E, 9007 Tromso, Norway
Bank: DNB
IBAN: NO2215033251995
BIC/SWIFT: DNBANOKKXXX

Do you have northern lights cruise?

No, we do not, and we never will.

It is very important to chase lights with a vehicle, not by boat.

It is not good to search for lights by boat, because a boat does not drive away from clouds to clear skies behind the mountain shadows. A boat can not drive away from the often cloudy coastal weather, and into clear skies in Finland either.

Example: March some years ago we had to drive inland and to Finland 29 days during only that month, meaning that all that had booked northern lights cruises with other companies then had totally 29 days under clouds, while guests looking for lights with a vehicle those dates were enjoying them inland or in Finland.

It is also impossible to get good lights pictures from a moving boat. It is impossible since shutter speed often are 5-20 sec.

Also all cruises for lights are near Tromso city, with the city lights pollution reducing the view, making the lights look more faint.

How many days do i need to book, to see the Northern Lights?

You can be lucky and see great northern lights on your first trip, or you can be unlucky and get only clouds all places possible to drive for a week or more. The sun and our coastal weather are both very unpredictable, and can not be predicted weeks ahead. 1-3 days is a gamble, but can be enough. Normally you see some northern lights during a 5 days stay in Tromso in Sept-April, but not necessarily.

Can I book northern lights trip several days, and If lucky to see good lights the first day(s) cancel all following days?

No, we ask you not to do that.

It will not be fair to others we have to say no to, if you book more days than you actually plan to join, and then decide to cancel some trips last minute since you have seen enough northern lights the first day(s).

It creates chaos to us, since we then need to spend hours trying to find others to take your seat(s), and maybe we even need to rearrange vehicles and guides.

We hope people join the trips they have booked. There will always be a new experience no matter what. The northern lights will never be the same. It can be different colours, different shapes, and different brightness. We also drive to different locations, and it it will normally be different people in the vehicle.

Full moon or new moon when chasing Northern Lights?

Many read online that moonlight is bad for seeing good northern lights. This is a myth, and it is wrong. Most local photographers prefer some moonlight, because mountains, fjord, snow, and the ocean are incredibly beautiful in moonlight.

Our nicest pictures are normally from northern lights trips with half to full moon. Yes, the faintest northern lights gets a bit fainter with a full moon, but the nicest pictures are often taken in full moon.

Choose new moon if you want to see more stars, shooting stars, satellites, and the milky way. Choose moonlight if you also want to capture our world class landscape on your northern lights pictures.

Why is Tromso maybe the best place in the world to see Northern Lights?

LATITUDE
The best places in the world to see northern lights are places between 68-74 degrees latitude. Tromso is on appr 69 degrees latitude, so our location is perfect. This means we can often se northern lights even when the forecast is 0 on the kp-index.

CLIMATE 
We are located in the Arctic, so many believe it is very cold here. Wrong. Normally in Tromso we have around minus 5 degrees celcius in the winter. It can be colder inland. Places in Canada or Alaska on the same latitude are much colder places.

CITY LIFE 
Tromso is in the "middle of nowhere". You can enjoy city life, and sleep in your hotel bed every night, because Tromso is located close to amazing nature. We have dark places ideal for northern lights viewing only 20 min away from the city.

MOUNTAINS
There are not many places on earth with chances of seeing northern lights, that have as many mountains as Tromso. This is very important, and the main reason we think Norway are better than Iceland for northern lights trips.

The reason is because we some times have the same challenge as Iceland; a lot of clouds coming from the ocean. Iceland are surrounded by ocean on all sides, which means a lot of clouds that can come from all sides. We only get ocean clouds coming from the west.

When these clouds hit our mountain range with mountains up to 1830 meter above sea level, they rise. When rising, pressure changes, and we get condensation. This is called adiabatic process. It makes the clouds dissolve, and on the other side of the mountain range, we have the driest place in Norway, Skibotn. Dry means a lot of clear skies, and often ideal for seeing northern lights.

Wikipedia Rain Shadow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_shadow

And if Skibotn also have clouds, we can chase into the flat areas of Finland, away from all clouds often. But sometimes, of course clouds here too.

Why choose Arctic Explorers?

OUR GUESTS LIKE US! 
We have (Aug 2018) 1308 excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, and that is much more than all other appr. 90 tour operators in Tromso. We have appr 97 % happy guests that rated us very good or excellent.

WE ARE THOROUGH
as you will see. Almost perfectionists. Our goal is to be the best in all areas, meaning we think and analyze every day how to become even better.

QUALITY IN ALL AREAS, IN EVERY DETAIL 
Quality cars, checked at official garage more often than normal, the warmest expedition suit possible, quality head torches, quality winter boots, dedicated and passionate guides that have taken countless pictures of northern lights, great pictures all sent to you free of charge after the trip, warm food, warm drinks, long chases,  sleeping mattresses to sit on, often campfire when weather allows, and much more.

SMALL PERSONAL GROUPS ARE ESSENTIAL 
when chasing northern lights. It is easier to get to know the guide and the other guests, or it is easier to get a bit away from the rest of the group if you prefer that, and just enjoy the northern lights and the silence of nature.

A big bus can never start earlier, must finish earlier, can not drive as far, and can not stop all over. With up to 14 guests pr vehicle, can we adapt to nature, which is important. 

In a small group, the impact on nature is not as big as in a big group, and we manage easier to be in nature without disturbing the wildlife unnecessarily.

EXAMPLE WHY A SMALL GROUP IS BEST
Sometimes weather forecast shows us that early evening have most clear skies and maybe highest activity, in Finland. When this happens, we can change pick up time, so we can start earlier. When the buses start at 6-7 pm, we are often already in Finland seeing amazing purple lights. When the bus drive back normally around midnight, we just wave bye bye, and stay longer. We are more flexible, and that is so important!

WE KNOW THE BEST PLACES TO DRIVE TO
After living here for more than 30 years, spending decades exploring around, and loving every minute of it, we know most good places to see lights from. If weather permits, we choose the most scenic spots. All guides know all these spots.

WE DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Several cars work together in different directions, contact with other tour operators, contact with meteorologists on-call duty, checking webcams, calling friends living all around the county to get them to see if clear skies above them, calling petrol stations, and having people back home to check online forecasts. We adapt to nature and chase at the time that looks best, if guests can change pick up time.

But, there are also many other very good tour operators in Tromso. If we are sold out, we will put you in contact with some of the other quality tour operators.

How do you chase the Northern Lights - Itinerary?

A normal day on a northern lights trip with us would be like this:

When we wake up, we check weather forecast and solar activity forecasts right away. If there are any doubt which place that is best to drive to, we call the meteorological institute in Tromso. They check their real-time satellitte images, and tells us which place that looks most promising.

We also check webcameras, call friends around in the county, or call petrol stations, to find which place has most clear skies.

We will email you the estimated pick-up time. It will be around appr 18:00 to 18:30 pm in Sept-early March, and a bit later in late March and all of April because of more daylight. Pick-up time can change if the weather forecast show that we have to drive far away. Please be ready on stand-by from appr 03-04 pm, in case an earlier start is important because of clear skies earlier, long drive to the best place, or similar. We don`t start earlier if you are not ready earlier, of course.

If you hear nothing, it means the pick up time we have mailed you is good. If we need to change pick up time because early or late evening looks best, we will ask you if it is ok to change pick up time, to maximize your chances of seeing the northern lights.

We then pick up people at different hotels, or sometimes the same hotel. Then we drive to our warehouse to dress you up in warm clothes. After that we start driving to the area that looks best that evening. It can be 30-40 min to the coast, 90 min inland, or even 2,5 hours to Finland.

We make many stops on the way. If weather permits, we will have one main stop to eat well, drink, relax, maybe a campfire if weather allows, and just enjoy the great outdoors for a while. Sometimes we can stay there under clear skies, and sometimes we have to change location because of clouds coming.

We are back at the warehouse normally after 8-9 hours, often around 01-02 am, but if we suddenly spot good lights late in the night, it can be even later, but normally never later than 03 am. We then drive you to your hotel.

If clouds and difficult weather, we work together to find clear skies. We can call the meteorologist until 10 pm, we have one person back home that can check online forecasts and webcams, we have contact with other tour operators, we can call petrol stations, and friends living in different places. All our cars also work together by spreading out in different directions, and helping each other to search for clear skies.

Itinerary - Fjord Excursion?

We pick you up at your hotel, normally around 10 am. We make sure you have warm enough clothes. We then drive to the coast to Whale Island. We stop at different scenic places to walk into nature, take pictures, maybe walk on frozen lakes, maybe walk on frozen beaches, eat well, and just enjoying the great outdoors.

You spend most of the time outdoors, not in the car. We choose this area because we think it is among the nicest landscapes we have up here.

You can see fjords, mountains, beaches, fishing villages, islands, and if lucky you can even see reindeer, whales, eagles, and seals on this trip.

We can sometimes drive to fjords inland, if bad weather at the coast. In the dark season can we sometimes see northern lights on the way back.

We will drop you off at your hotel appr. at 3-4 pm, but this is not fixed. In the dark season maybe a bit earlier, and if amazing weather, maybe a bit later. Weather, and what people wants, plays a parts in when we finish.

This trip is adapted to the northern lights trip, so you can take both on the same day. You normally get time to relax between the two trips. This is a very popular trip, and a great way to see world-class Norwegian fjord landscapes.

Do you guarantee that we will see the Northern Lights?

No, we do not. No one can do that. We will do our best to find northern lights, but no one can guarantee a natural phenomenon that are visible most days, but not all days.

Will you give us a new trip for free the day after, if we don't see the lights?

No. We can not work for free. No small groups tour operator can do that, and survive economically. We can not keep 14 seats open the day after, in case our guests see nothing. If they then are happy after day 1, we suddenly have nothing to do on the other day.

We offer the same service, and have the same expenses, both with and without lights. Only big buses with countless seats available can offer something like this, so if you want this, choose a big bus with 50 people around you. They have shorter chases, can not stop all over, people all around you, less personal, no warm clothes, etc, so this is not something we recommend.

What do you do if it looks like a bad day for chasing the Northern Lights?

If it looks like a cloudy day all over and small chance for seeing northern lights, we give you four options by meeting you/mail/call/sms/via the hotel receptionist:

- Try anyway. (There is always a chance forecasts are wrong. It happens every month)
- Cancel and 90 % refund.
- Change date, if other dates you can join are available.
- Change to another trip, normally fjord excursion, whale watching, or boat cruise.

Do you ever cancel any trips?

No, we never cancel as long as it is safe to drive, except unforeseen events like blocked road, or similar. If bad weather, but safe, we give you the four options mentioned earlier. The only time we cancel without asking what you want, is when the meteorologist says it is dangerous to drive. It can be because of storm, avalanche risk, or extreme ice on roads. I assume you agree that we have to cancel if dangerous conditions. We can not risk your health, or worse, because you reallly want to see the northern lights, or our nature. Safety above all.

What if bad weather in Tromso?

Many people check the weather in Tromso, or the weather forecast for Tromso, before a northern lights chase. No need to do that, since we do not chase clear sky in Tromsø. We drive either to the coast, inland, often to the driest place in Norway called Skibotn, or even to Finland or Sweden. Some evenings we drive in both Norway, Finland, and Sweden on the same northern lights trip.

Often we drive into the rain shadow behind big mountain ranges, and the weather can be completely different there. To check the weather forecast more than 3-5 days ahead is no use, and to check Tromso weather, or Tromso weather forecast is no use either. We have coastal climate that can change within minutes and hours.

Toilet?

Northerh Lights trips: We have a toilet in the place we dress you up, and several toilet stops on the way out, and on the way back. Not all places we stay have toilets, because the best places are in the dark in the middle of nowhere, places with no civilization, and therefore no toilets. We make sure you get enough toilet stops.

Fjord Excursion by car: Several toilet stops.

 

Food?

We serve warm energy-rich expedition food. The main point with this food is to make you warmer, so it is a lot of energy in this food. It also needs to be quick to make, since we sometimes get clouds and have to change location quick. We also have food for vegetarians, gluten-free food, lactose-free food etc.

Which clothes do I need to bring, and which clothes do you provide?

You need warm winter clothes in Tromso, when you are not with us. With us you need warm clothes to have under the expedition suit. The best is to have thick wool from top to toe, a warm hat, a warm scarf, and a warm mid-layer, like a small down jacket or a warm sweater.

We provide an expedtion suit, and winter boots. For kids we have down jackets, and winter pants.  You need to provide the rest for your kid yourself.

You must bring thick socks, a warm hat, and warm mittens for yourself, together with warm wool clothes to have under the suit.

Which hotels do you recommend?

We show you in the booking process which hotels we recommend.

How to get to Tromso, which airline, and which airport?

Most guests fly from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Tromso Airport Langnes. Appr. 1h 45min with a plane from Oslo to Tromso. From Great Britain, many skip Oslo, and fly straight to Tromso from Gatwick Airport or Stansted Airport with Norwegian Air Shuttle. From Oslo, or other Norwegian cities, the most normal airlines to use are Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), or Norwegian Air Shuttle. From some small places nearby Tromso, you can fly with Wideroe.

How to get from the airport in Tromso to the hotels?

No need to book this ahead. There are normally taxis/airport shuttle bus/local bus outside the airport. It takes only appr 10 min with taxi to most hotels.

Which camera do I need to get good pictures of the Northern Lights?

Preferably a DSLR-camera. New small cameras can also be good enough, but normally not as good as a DSLR-camera. You need to be able to adjust ISO, shutter, aperture, timer, and focus manually. You also need a tripod! That is important. We recommend wide angle lenses, so you can get more nature and more northern lights on the picture.

Just as important is that you know how to operate your camera. We will help you with this, but we don`t know all the cameras in the world, and sometimes it will be too cold to learn this outdoors.

If you don`t know your camera, we will of course try to help you, but then you loose valuable time; time that could be used taking pictures of the northern lights. Maybe you miss the ultimate picture, because you did not read up before the trip.

Other tips to get a good Northern Lights picture?

Focus your lens at infinity during the day time and mark an area on your lens with a pen so you know exactly where to turn it in the dark. Find your settings home, or in the warm car on the way to the spot. Often to cold to do this outside.

Aperture as low as possible.
Shutter as low as possible.
ISO as low as possible but still get good pictures. Normally 800-2500 ISO is best.
Use timer. 
Turn off timer sound.
Lens on infinity.
Shoot in RAW format, if possible.
Set LCD Brightness to low.
Remove the filter from your lens, or you will end up with an undesirable aberration on all your images.
White balance best to set to appr. 3000-4000 Kelvin.
Have at least 2 batteries, and recommended 2 flash cards. Change often and keep in warm place.
Use a tall but sturdy tripod.
Use your lens hood to protect against frost/condensation on your lens.
Put black tape over your red processing light under the wheel.
Have some references like mountains, ocean, building, lakes etc.
Have a nice foreground, not only the sky. Be creative.

Do you take pictures on your trips, and send them to the guests?

Yes, we do on all trips, except our boat trips since the guide there often stands behind the guests, to give guests the best photo opportunities.

We have taken countless pictures of the northern lights, so we know how to get the ultimate picture. We also know the nicest spots, so we do all possible to get the best pictures. Some of us are professional photographers, and all of us know how to get the ultimate picture. We send you the pictures we take on all trips you join us, as soon as possible, and free of charge.

Do you pick up at all hotels?

No, but we pick up close to all city center hotels. Not fixed place. We will mail you where to meet.

 

Pick-up time northern lights trips?

We will email you the estimated pick-up time. It will be around appr 6 pm to 6:30 pm in Sept-early March, and a bit later in late March and all of April because of more daylight. Pick-up time can change if the weather forecast show that we have to drive far away. ¨

If possible, please be ready on stand-by from appr 03-04 pm, in case an earlier start is important because of clear skies earlier, long drive to the best place, or similar. We don`t start earlier if you are not ready earlier, of course.

Age?

To book a trip from us, you must be 18 years old the day the trip will take place. If not, you must be with someone older than 18 years old.

Kids discount?

We have same price for all on our tours. Kids need same seat space as an adult, they need much more attention outdoors, extra kids seats, expensive down clothes, often sleeping bags, campfire if weather allows, etc, so no reason to have discount for kids on outdoors trips, because we provide more for them than adults. With small personal groups with up to 12 guests, we can not have discounted seats, except for the offers we already have.

We have kids discount on some tours conducted by other tour operators, like snow mobile and dog sledding.

Where to eat in Tromso?
We recommend these restaurants:

Best seafood restaurants:
Arctandria

Fiskekompaniet

Best pizza:
Yonas
Casa Inferno
Peppes Pizza

Best tapas, also arctic tapas:
The place called "T", on the main square. Love this place!
Presis

Best burger:
Blå Rock
Huken pub
Burgr

Best beef and meat:
Biffhuset
Steakers

Best overall, best gourmet, most expensive, and most famous we have:
Emmas Drømmekjøkken

Best hotel restaurant, without having tried them all:
Clarion Edge

Great too, with different food, and good prices:
Egon

Best bacalao, and a bit other food, and best atmosphere. It´s is among our most famous pubs, with maritime decoration. Not a restaurant, but they still have good food:
Skarven

Packages?

No fixed package. You just choose the tours you want manually.

Group discount, student discount, or other discounts?

We have discount for multiple trips. All northern lights trips are discounted from day two.. Travel agents, tour operators, etc gets 10-20 % off.

No further discounts.

Are there any years with less northern lights activity?

No, Tromso area will not get less northern lights activiy. You can read about it here:

https://www.visittromso.no/en/northernlights_forever