Northern Lights Holidays to Tromsø

Tromsø is known as 'the capital of the Arctic' being Northern Norway's most populous city as well as its social and cultural capital and visitors can be sure to experience a lively nightlife, dazzling restaurant scene, and striking architecture.

The city has a beautiful backdrop, with fjords and mountains starting just outside the city limits. The harbour front here is also an idyllic location to visit, and helps to provide the plentiful fish that can be seen in the increasingly ambitious and high-quality restaurants here. The city is well known for its cultural diversity so there are plenty of different cuisines and flavours to try.

Other attractions in this welcoming city include the Fjellheisen Cable Car* which gives excellent panoramic views across the city and can be enjoyed by day or night. There is also The Polar Museum which discusses the Arctic explorers who have passed through the city and a lot of the worlds 'most northern' attractions including the university, botanical gardens and planetarium.

Whilst Tromsø is famous for its Northern Lights record, it is always best to escape the sodium lights of the city after dark if you want to witness an Aurora at its best. That is why for all Aurora hunting we take you out beyond the city so that you can find the most appropriate location and the darkest, clearest skies for Northern Lights displays.

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Following only a short drive from the city you can find yourself in a world of wilderness. Fjords and mountain scenery surround this city and guests can explore this landscape during a variety of thrilling activities.

This city is an ideal base from which to explore the area and gives you access to a wonderful mix of Norwegian experiences.

*Please note: The Fjellheisen Cable Car will be closed from September 2015 until the end of February 2016 for refurbishment.

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The Aurora Zone was born out of our love of all things wintery. We were already regular visitors to the likes of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland thanks to a fascination with winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and the Scandinavian way of life. Many of our visits coincided with sightings of the Northern Lights and The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with as many people as possible. We have all been held in the Aurora’s thrall and our mission is to do our very best to ensure that our clients can experience that magical moment on their Northern Lights holiday.

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