Luxury Norwegian Northern Lights Cruise

Luxury evening cruise in search of the aurora borealis in Tromso

Outdoor hot tub

Safe & stable ship

Dinner included

northern lights over stella oceana
northern lights over stella oceana

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outdoor hot tub

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interior saloon
interior saloon

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This 4-hour hot tub and dinner cruise takes you to areas where the dark night sky provides the best opportunities to see the milky way and northern lights at sea.  Enjoy personalized service and a traditional local dinner of reinsdyrgrtye (reindeer stew), sit in the hot tub on the deck while enjoying a beverage and search for the aurora borealis amongst the starlit sky.

Our aurora borealis cruise is ideal for couples, families or groups who want to relax and stay warm while in search of this natural phenomenon.

Tour Highlights

  • Watch the northern lights from our outdoor hot tub

  • Local meal of reindeer stew

  • Night cruising under the milky way

  • Be out at sea surrounded by nature

  • Small group experience on a luxurious yacht

  • Norweigan history, culture and natural interpretation

If your desired tour dates are not available on the booking calendar, let us know and we may be able to arrange special dates for you.

Our luxury Norweigen northern lights cruise departs from Tromso, the Paris of the North in Northern Norway. Tromso 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 Tromso northern lights are a spectacular sight to behold. As we depart our home port, you can enjoy the top deck under cozy blankets with a warm drink. We’ll cruise out to one of our favourite anchorages and drop anchor. You’ll settle into our dining room for a traditional dinner of reindeer stew paired with local root vegetables. Your guides will share local stories and answer any questions you have about 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 a water lover, you can snuggle up under the blankets on the top deck and sip hot tea. Around 11 o'clock, we’ll slip back into the harbor and conclude our hot tub and northern lights cruise. Ready to soak & watch for the auroas?

Trip Details

PRICE

  • 2,500 kr per adult

  • 1,950 kr per child

  • Private charters available

TIME

19:00 - 23:00

HARBOR

Tromso Harbor

Stortorget 2

9008 Tromsø

DURATION

4 hours

GROUP SIZE

Maximum 12

SEASON

October - April

DAYS

Daily

ABOUT YOUR CAPTAIN

Former Norwegian Coast Guard Sea Captain with 35 years experience

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INCLUDED

  • 4 hours aboard luxury sailing yacht, Stella Oceana

  • Personalized service for your group's arrival

  • Reindeer Stew Dinner as well as hot drink such as Coffee & Tea. We cater to individuals with dietary restrictions if notified in advance.

  • Hot tub, shower & toilets

  • Cozy blankets

  • Wi-Fi onboard

  • Local captain and first mate

  • Stories and interpretation in English, Norwegian or Japanese

  • Indoor and outdoor seating and dining areas

  • A great location to spot the northern lights

NOT INCLUDED

  • Towels

  • Fishing

WHAT TO BRING

  • Warm jacket - be prepared to be outside

  • Hat & gloves

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Towel

Take Our Guests' Word For It

Frequently asked questions about our Luxury Norweigan Northern Lights Cruise

When is the best time to see the Aurora Borealis?

The Northern Lights are a spectacular sight to see, but they're only visible in the winter months when there is plenty of darkness. The best time for viewing them will be between late September and early March/late April since this period sees equinoxes that bring much better conditions than other times during the year due unstable weather patterns that bring rain or snow.

The most common displays last 15-30 minutes at most; however, if you get lucky it could extend up until 2 hours or more. The best viewing times are between 6pm and 3am, so our tour takes you out during this window for optimal viewing.

Am I guaranteed to see the Aurora Borealis?

The aurorae are produced based on solar activity and when the sun's particles enter the atmosphere of the earth. It is more likely to see them on a clear night, but even then, if there is no solar activity, they may not make their appearance. Like all things wild, they are unpredictable and it’s often just about being in the right palace at the right time.

Is there a minimum number of participants for the tour?

Yes, we have a minimum of 8 guests for our tours. We always strive to do a Northern Lights Cruise each day within the season, but if there are too few people booked, we will reschedule your tour to another day or provide you with a full refund. We cancel because it is both financially and ecologically unsustainable to do a cruise with groups any smaller. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

Will I get seasick?

We can't guarantee that you won't get seasick, but most people don't experience this discomfort because the boat is so stable and the wind usually dies down in the evenings.  However, in the small chance that you do get seasick, the crew has a lot of experience and can help you so you can enjoy your trip.

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