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
Here are some Pics we took: