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NorthernShots Tours

Kaigata 2A, Tromso 9008, Norway
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We are a northern lights (Aurora Borealis) and photography tour company based in Tromso. Our guided northern lights excursions leave at 18:00 from the city center of Tromsø (or hotel pickup for some expeditions) every single evening from October to April. Come and visit us at our "Aurora Center" shop and meeting point any day from 12:00 in Kaigata 2, just 30 meters from the tourist info point!
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Kaigata 2A, Tromso 9008, Norway
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"comfort tour"
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"solar activity"
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We ditched plans for a dinner cruise where we probably had zero chance of seeing the lights and booked last minute with Northern Shots, based on a recommendation of someone we met on a dog sledding excursion who had toured with them 4 nights in...More

Thank Virginia C
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Did what it said on the tin - took us to the best place in the area to see the Northern Lights. The guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Did not appreciate being shouted at by the receptionist at the start of the excursion however....More

Thank Mary M
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Sara L, General Manager at NorthernShots Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Dear Mary, Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we are very happy that you appreciated the tour and your guide. We have been informed of what happened in the shop by our staff. Our receptionist did not shout at you and tried...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We used Northern Shots for our Northern Lights tour in Tromso. We stumbled upon this company after following them on Instagram. The tour guides were awesome. On our drive to find he lights, our tour guide gave us a lesson on the lights and what...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

There are several Norhern lights chasers in Tromso. We did a lot of research on which one to select and finally zeroed in on this one. The 3 main requirements to see Northern lights are clear sky, darkness and solar activity. The tour operators cannot...More

Thank Amit J
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

So we were out on another aurora chase when our van hit a patch of ice and ended up on it's side in a ditch! We were in the middle of nowhere, waiting for a taxi back to Tromso, possibly with a disappointing end. The...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We took this Tour on the 12th December this year. We caught an amazing night. Morgen is a great guide. Christian is an amazing photographer. Very knowledgable, patient and always keen to help you take the best pictures. The bus driver was also a very...More

Thank JVT113
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This place was recommended by the tourist centre in Tromso . ( Do read my review about the Tromso Tourist Centre for more info). We booked a 1 night tour for 4 pax. Each pax cost 950 NOK . One word: The tour was AMAZING...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Bought the aurora pass for a good price, saw the lights 4 out of the 5 days I used the pass(only in Tromso for 5 days) never been more excited to see the lights, but what made it more special is the guides and front...More

Thank Kevin F
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Jinous A
28 November 2017|
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Hi! There are different types of Northern Lights tours one can choose In Tromsø. We conduct an Aurora Chase, a dynamic tour that lasts up to 7 hours and does not have a pre-determined itinerary but adapt instead to the... More
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Elena260976
13 September 2017|
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Hi Elena, there is no better period for Northern Lights as far as you have a dark clear sky above your head and solar activity able to sparkle the Aurora. From October to April those conditions can be always potentially met... More
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