We are planning on going to Tromso for seeing the NL. We are NOT good and dedicated fotographers, on our "normal" trips we just take simple fotos as a souvenir with a simple digital camera. So, when (and if) we are going to see the Lights, we'll probably just want to look, and stare, and look more ... However, a few fotos would be nice to have this documented!
Can anybody advise us with what kind of camera we can get by without spending a fortune on equipment and weeks of learning?
Thanks a lot!
We are going to Tromso in the end of february / beginning of march. We live in Spain and never make it further north tan Hamburg, so we probably have to face buying a lot of warm clothing we'll never need again! Having learnt that most of the businesses that take tourists on "Northern Light Chases" provide extra warm clothes & even boots, there remains the question:
What do people wear for just walking around in the city? Or, for taking a bus to somewhere else, or a ferry ... etc etc. For instance. are warm shoes with warm socks enough, or does it have to be moon boots? Pants, coats?
I'd be really grateful for some advice!
Hi everybody, I'm going to Tromso this winter and I was wondering if it's possible to chase the northern lights by car. I'm going a programmed tour one night, but I'd like to try to catch the aurora borealis on my own, using a rented car. Is it safe or may I have some problems such as battery freezing?
Hi, I'm trying to figure out if I should spend 2 nights in Tromso and 2 nights in Stockholm or 3 nights in Tromso and 1 night in Stockholm. Any suggestions? I really want to do an overnight tour in Tromso to see the northern lights and a cruise and possibly some hiking. Is 3 nights better than 2? Is it really Paris of the North?! thanks. :)
I am planning to be in Tromso on 24 December, disembarking from the steamer, staying until 27th and doing an overnight dogsled on 25th. I have noticed Norway closes down on 24 & 25 December. Will I be able to get transport from where the steamer docks on 24th December into the town centre to my hotel? Is it very far?
We are looking to visit Tromso in between 27th Nov and the 30th Nov. I understand that the sun does not rise at this time of year. Is there anything to do/see when there is no daylight? Is it pitch black? Any advice would be appreciated.
we are looking for a place in Norway to go fishing. Prefarebly way up north around Tromso or Soroya.
In the past few years, we used travel agency services, however this year, we want to go on our own. Therefore we are loking for someone, who lives there and can rent us or help us arrange accomodation, car pick up, fishing boat, fishing equipment and who knows what else.
If you happen to know someone like this, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Do people in Tromso dress up or go casual? I'm going next week and don't know what to pack. Help!
I want to go to a place in the Tromso Norway area that you can see the Northern lights well. Some place outside of city light pollution. Does anyone have any recommendations? I did a tour last year but I don't know where they took us. One area was a beach like area off the highway. I don't know if it was a lake or what tho. It wasn't big enough to be the ocean and it looked a bit dried up. Anyone know what place I'm speaking of? I have pics in my Norway album of it. Anyhow any suggestions on locations, not far from Tromso, for view the northern lights would be great. How's the area near the cable car? Can you still see a lot of light pollution there?
I am coming to Tromso in a Hurtigrutenship. What can I do there ? Do I Need to book a tour ?
Four of us travel into Tromso Airport on the 7th Dec 2013 for a week and we're staying in Oldervik, Lyngen Alps. We haven't organised how we're going to get to our accommodation, so wanted some advice if possible.
Are there any transfer companies, as our flights arrive at 14:00 and this misses the only bus to Oldervik on a Saturday. Also going home will mean we will miss our flight if we got the bus....so we need a transfer if possible?
Does anyone have any experience of Transfers including prices, as I've only been able to find a couple of taxi companies and these seem to be pretty pricey.
If there are no transfers, it may turn out to be better to hire a car, if anyone has any cheap recommendations, we would love to know.
Thanks for any advice.
I will be in Tromso on 8 July from 9am to 5pm on an MSC cruise. Can you please tell me how to best get around in Tromsö and do some sightseeing on my own. Thanks a lot.
I want to go to the Storsteinen to see the view of Tromso.Where is the Ticket office of Storsteinen to buy the Lift Tickets and where is the car park?I need the address please.Thank you very much.:)
Hi, I am going to be in Tromso next week, and I am planning to do at least one full-day trekking day-trip. I am looking for a trail route recommendation. I have seen some shorter recommendations online, but I am looking for something a bit more substantial (at least 20 km). Anyone?
Hello. I am going to tromso next winter, in late january, I am not used to freezing weather, and gonna spend 4 days there. It is adviceble to rent a car?
Hello. I am trying to find out whether there is a bus from Tromso to Bardufoss. If you have a web site link, I would appreciate it.
I'm going to Tromso for 3 days in hope to see the northern lights. I realise it varies greatly depending on what activities we decide to do, but can anyone give a rough guide on how much money to bring with me?
I'll be flying to Tromso in March armed with little more than a good tent, a significant amount of warm kit, a stove, some food and a bottle of good Scottish whiskey.
I plan on heading out of the city almost as soon as I'm in it, but as of yet can't make out the best direction to go in. There are a lot of camping sights in the area but from what I make out, it's legal to pitch a tent mostly anywhere that's nowhere, right?
Anyway, this being my first real adventure in the cold I figure it'd be a good idea to talk it through with some people in the know-how. Has anyone here done anything similar in the area? Is there anything I'm missing here? Any recommendations?
Thanks for any advice/warnings/comments you can offer
I'll be in Tromso for 5 to 6 nights starting 7th Feb 2013 hoping to catch the auroras. As it is hard/impossible now to find cheap accommodation in tromso (as i'm travelling alone, but open to people who might want to join/share), I expect most of my budget will go to hotels for at least 5 days.
Hence can anyone make recommendations on the following:
(1) Dark places good for aurora photography, not more than an hours walk from Tromso
(2) Or similar locations as (1) but accessible by bus ride from tromso, including bus number
(3) Budget aurora tours, if any, i've checked GuideGunnars, not sure if his rates are considered cheap 1200 NOK, but the are fully booked anyway for February.
(4) Budget dog sledding tours - would love to give this a try
I am staying in Sommaroy Arctic Hotel in October 2012 and is wondering what kind of public transportation I can take from the airport to the hotel.
I will arrive on a Sunday afternoon, and I think the public bus 420 is not available on Sundays. Apart from taxi, is there any other alternatives?
I’m in my mid 20’s and planning a trip to Tromso for March 2013. Like most visitors, I’m also coming to see the Northern lights and off course to have fun in the snow. I can’t seem to find anyone of my friends that’s willing to dig as deep into their pockets as Norway needs one to, so I’ll be travelling alone.
I usually end up meeting a lot of other travellers during my solo trips, by staying in backpackers, but I’m worried that there might not be as many young travellers to your area due to the high costs.
Is this a valid concern?
Where should I stay to increase my chances of meeting other young travellers? Or are there specific tours or trips you can recommend?
The "Visit Tromso" website has a tip for aurora-hunters that says the following:
Take bus 37 to the Tromso Museum, then walk along the west coast for severalo hours to Givaerbukta, from where you can get frequent buses back to city center."
I have several maps of Tromso, including most of the island, but can't find Givarebulta either there on by using Google.
Can anyone help?
Thanks very much.
Hello everyone! I have problems to get to lofoten on 6th, April. The bus stop and there is no flight. Do you have any suggestions?
I need to arrange transfers for a party of 4 from Tromso airport to the port on the 16th March. Can you help please?
I'll have several days in Tromso and one of the things I love to do is just take local buses to nearby villages to explore sights off the usual tourist trail.
I've found four routes and may only be able to do two of them. Which two might be more scenic? Susannejord, Kvaloyvag, Bellvik, or Grunnfjordbotn?
Thanks very much.
I;ll be in Tromso for about 5 days and would like to explore using local buses. Can anyone direct me to a site where I can find schedules? I want to be able to take a bus to a nearby town (for example, Fagernes) and be able to get back the same day without having to hang around for hours waiting for a return bus.
I think there was a bus route that goes to Holtveien and over the hill to the airport?
Where can I find information, and will the schedule also identify where the bus originates from?
Thanks very much in advance for any help you can give me.
P.S. What is "Prostneset" and where is it? I have a schedule of buses to Narvik that leave from here.
Im coming to Tromso for the 3rd week of March, and Im just wondering if anyone can recommend one of the many Northern Lights chasing / viewing companies...... Or if anyone knows of someone who might do it on a more 'informal basis' ?
Also, Im wondering if it possible to take PUBLIC TRANSPORT to a possible viewing location - or is that a bad idea . . . . ?
Norway looks SOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL, but Im a rather poorly paid Graphic Designer . . . so Im not sure what I can afford to see :((
Thanks for your help
PS. helpful answers win a cake ;))
Hi, I am moving to Tromso in March 2012 for 6/7months stay. My husband has to work in the Northern Research Institute. I have 2 children aged 3 years and 9 months at present. I am wondering how to dress them, hoping to have the things required before we get there. Will 'ski wear' be required as in the heavy ski jacket/pants, fleece layers, all in one suit for my youngest etc. We have no immediate plans for actual skiing, however I have read sources that say it is definitely needed for outdoor playing etc at this time of year and other sources saying it will soon be summer and to wear regular springtime clothes...? Any help/suggestions are welcome, thank you.
i have finally booked the hotel (clarion hotel bryggen) for our stay in March 2012.
We have never been to norway and we would love to see the lights, i know that they may not been seen and its a chance.
Can anyone let us know any advice, trips, tips etc to make our stay a great stay. We will be staying for 3 nights.
I'm planning on visiting Tromso next year to view the Northern lights, its my wifes dream and I want to take her for our anniversary.
I was thinking about visiting in October, does anyone know if this will be a good time of the year to go and if there will be much activity? I have checked lunar activity in October and it looks like there will not be much moonlight around the 14th - 19th.
Also, does anyone know if we will be able to go dog/raindeer sledding in October or is it only certain times of the year?
Any information would be greatly appreciated, thanks!