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  3. Tromsø - Electric Northern Lights Cruise
Back in November 2024
  • Chance to see the Northern Lights

  • Guided tour

  • Soup included

Shawn van Zyl Brim Explorer 1

Search for the northern lights

Set off on an adventure into the total darkness of the Arctic fjords and Polar nights. We depart Tromsø and set sail for the direction where the clearest weather conditions for the night has been predicted. This can be north towards the areas of Kvaløyvågen or south to Ramfjorden or west along the southern part of Kvaløya island. The captain and crew will work together and keep their eyes out for clear skies or a gap in the cloud layer. While we wait for the northern lights to appear, you can stay warm and comfortable in our heated lounges. Grab a beverage from our cafe and a snack.

Northern Lights in Tromsø with Brim Explorer

Our guides will share stories & knowledge

Throughout the evening our guides will share their knowledge and personal stories of the Northern Lights. From mythical stories from around the world to the scientific explanation of the Northern Lights. When we get lucky to spot the Northern Lights, we can put on our warm clothes and go outside to admire lady Aurora in the night sky. Some nights she shines bright in the sky and dances with different colours, while on other nights she's a bit shy and is only faintly visible or not visible at all. Our guides can help you take pictures during the tour.

On the way back, you get a fantastic view of the Arctic city of Tromsø and it's skyline and the famous Arctic Cathedral visible from the water.

Know before you go

Tour Info

  • Time & Duration

    19:00 - 22:30 (3 -4 hours)

  • Meeting point

    Meet 15 minutes before departure at the pier to the side of Skarven Kro Restaurant in Tromsø (Kaigata 6)

  • Group size (min-max)

    8 - 120

  • Season

    01 November - 29 March

  • Important things to note

    Northern Lights sightings are not guaranteed
    This only includes a light meal only. For our dinner cruise, book the "Aurora Dinner Cruise"
    Note that while we have chances to see the northern lights, it is generally more common to see them on a full evening tour by bus or car.

  • Cancellation policy

    More than 48 hours in advance – 100% refund.
    Less than 48 hours in advance - No refund.

  • Electric Use

    Under normal circumstances, 75% of this tour is done on our electric engine.

Inclusions & Facilties

  • 3 hour cruise around Tromsø area

  • Light meal

    A soup and bread are included in the price

  • English speaking guides

  • Free tap water

  • Fully licensed bar with drinks for sale

  • Free wifi

  • Should you need any assistance?

    Email us at info@brimexplorer.com if you require assistance with reduced mobility and impaired vision/hearing.

  • Toilets

  • Warm indoor saloons


  • Adult (17+)

    1190 NOK

  • Youth (12 - 16)

    893 NOK

  • Student

    893 NOK

  • Child (3 - 11)

    595 NOK

  • Infant (0 - 2)

    0 NOK

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you see the Northern Light on every boat tour?

What is the best time to see the Northern Lights?

Is there a minimum number of participants for the tour?