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northern lights norway


A scenic nightcruise in search of the northern lights while enjoying your own private hot tub experience aboard our luxury sailing yacht.

Enjoy personalized service, hot drinks, a uniquely delicious reindeer soup and a luxurious atmosphere on this small group tour.


Step aboard our exclusive 4-hour Northern Lights Cruise and immerse yourself in pure luxury as you chase the mesmerizing aurora borealis.


Join us aboard Stella Oceana, a custom built 32-meter luxury yacht, designed to host small groups of up to 12 guests.

Settle into an evening of indulgence with a private hot tub experience and a delectable local dinner featuring the rich flavors of traditional reindeer soup.


Relax in our spacious saloon, reminiscent of your own living room, offering comfort, warm drinks, entertainment and engaging conversations.


Your knowledgeable local captain ensures the best vantage points for seeing the northern lights.


Immerse yourself in the serenity of the arctic landscape and, with luck, witness the northern lights while relaxing in the warmth of the hot tub.


Don't miss this extraordinary chance to experience the magic of the northern lights in unparalleled comfort and luxury.


NOK 2,500 per Adult (Age 13+)

NOK 2,200 per Child (Age 1-12)

Private charters:

For up to 12 people NOK 30,000


19:00 - 23:00 (7-11pm)

4 hours

-4 hour cruise in search of the aurora

-Private hot tub time for your group

-Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water & cookies

-Reindeer stew with bread

-One non-alcoholic welcome drink

-Blankets & pillows for comfort

-Books & games for entertainment

-English speaking host and guide

-Former Norwegian Navy Sea Captain


Our luxury Norweigen northern lights cruise departs from Tromsø, the Paris of the North in Northern Norway. Tromsø is an ideal destination for viewing this special light show. With very little light pollutio just outside of the town, we don’t have to sail far for the opportunity to view the northern lights at sea. With this area being above the Arctic Circle, the Tromsø northern lights are a spectacular sight to behold. As we depart our home port, you can enjoy the scenery outside under cozy blankets with a warm drink. We’ll cruise out to the best place to see the lights depending on the weather for the day. Settle into our dining room for a traditional dinner of reindeer stew paired with local root vegetables and fresh bread. Your guides will share local stories and answer any questions you have about the aurora borealis or Northern Norway. Now full and content, you can opt to take a soak in our outdoor hot tub. This is literally the best way to stay warm and keep an eye out for the auroras. Alternately, if you’re not going to hot tub, you can rent a thermal suit to stay warm and bundled up while searching for the lights, or stay out as long as it's comfortable for you then go inside to warm up. Around 11 o'clock, we’ll slip back into the harbor and conclude our hot tub and northern lights cruise. Ready to relax & search for the auroas?



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Frequently asked questions about this

Luxury Norwegian Northern Lights Cruise

What food and drinks are available?

Coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate and cookies are included. A reindeer stew with local root vegetables and fresh bread will be served onboard. A soup that suits your dietary restrictions can be prepared if notified in advance. No other beverages or food are available for purchase onboard. Alcohol is not allowed to be brought onboard.

Will I get sea sick?

While seasickness varies from person to person, the boat's stability and the sheltered cruising area typically prevent discomfort for most travelers. In the rare event of seasickness, we suggest preparing with your preferred prevention methods. Our captain, a licensed medic, and experienced crew are available to assist, ensuring a pleasant journey for all guests.


What are the chances of seeing the northern lights?

Your chances of seeing the northern lights in Tromsø are very high as long as their are clear skies. 9 out of 10 times, we see the aurora borealis on this cruise. The weather changes quickly and often above the arctic circle, but even when there is cloud cover, we have seen the northern lights through a small opening between the clouds. Although the chances are normally very high, we can not guarantee that you will see them on the day of your cruise.

Is there a good app to forecast the northern lights?

We like this aurora forecast to help you decide when to book a tour in Tromsø.

When can you see the northern lights?

It is possible to see the northern lights in Tromsø between September and April and they can occur whenever the sky is dark and their is strong solar wind.

Can someone help me take photos?

Yes, our crew can help with camera settings and will gladly take photos for you.

What to wear on a northern lights cruise?

On a northern lights cruise in Norway, you will want to wear layers of winter clothes suitable for below freezing temperatures. If you want to spend most of your time outside, we recommend wool under layers, ski pants, a waterproof down jacket, a scarf, neck gaiter or winter face cover, a warm hat that covers your ears well, windproof touch screen gloves, wool socks, and shoes that are easy to take on and off. You can also rent our thermal suits during the booking process.

What wildlife/animals will I see?

You never know what you might encounter in the sea, but occasionally we have seen dolphins on this cruise.

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