Best spots for Northern Lights in Tromso

Northern Lights in Tromso

Adriana & Kevin enjoying the Aurora Borealis.

When I was in Tromso I tried to find an article about the exact topic I’m writing about now: where is the best spot to watch the Northern Lights in Tromso. Disclaimer: I’m not an expert for  Northern Lights in Tromso. I just want to share the little knowledge I have in this article.

Is there a perfect spot?

I doubt there is. Tromso is surrounded by spectacular landscape, so it’s easy to find dozens of great settings to watch the Northern Lights. Some basic rules are:

  • it’s best to see the lights outside the city, as you don’t have “light pollution” from the city lights
  • you need a clear sky to watch the Northern Lights, if you won’t find a cloudless sky you won’t find the Northern Lights. How can you find a cloudless sky? Simply look for stars…
  • Forecasts  indicate, if the Northern Lights are intensive or not, it didn’t work for us: on a day where they projected a “1” we saw strong Lights and where happy that we ignored the forecast

So far so good, here are the spots, where we took our pictures, where the setting was great:

Map: best spots for Northern Lights in Tromso

Some spots to see the Northern Lights around Tromso

Some spots to see the Northern Lights around Tromso

Here are some Pics we took:

Northern Lights close to Tromso

Northern Lights close to Tromso

Adriana & Kevin enjoying the   Aurora Borealis.

Adriana & Kevin enjoying the Aurora Borealis.

Waiting for the Northern Lights..

Waiting for the Northern Lights..

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9 comments on “Best spots for Northern Lights in Tromso
  1. I went to the island of Sommarøy, and at the north of Tromsøy, where I took my best shots of the northern lights. An as you said, forecasts are just an indication, if you get clear sky, just look at the sky :)

    Your pics are awesome !

  2. CAROLINE says:

    We are travelling to Tromso in two weeks, on 14th February for four days. I have found your review, especially the map, very informative & will be using your advice. I too loved your photo’s only hope we are as fortunate.

  3. nuri148 says:

    Thanks a lot for this post! I’m flying to Tromso tomorrow, and staying ion Ersfjordbotn :)

  4. Yara says:

    Hi. I’m planning to go to Tromso. The information I the article great. Just one question…. At night, with an unfamiliar place… Is that safe to be a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children)?
    Thanks

  5. Prabhanshu says:

    Good to learn about tromso we are planning to visit in october this year thanks alot for photos & map

  6. Marcin says:

    One question – how to get there? Is there any other option than renting a car? Thank you

  7. Nikolay Ivanov says:

    where about is the second picture took from? PLease advice, I am going in a months time

  8. Andre says:

    In the map it’s the left error, where this picture was taken.

  9. Andre says:

    Several operators in Tromso offer tours to see the lights.

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