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Northern Lights Sailing

Northern Lights Sailing
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Witness the Northern Lights From The Sea – everyone needs to experience this phenomenon at some point in their lifetime. We have walked the extra mile to bring this experience to you with the utmost passion. Our Northern Lights Sailing Experience is a 3 hour excursion that gives you the opportunity to see two arctic phenomenons, sailing through the arctic fjords, while having the chance to see the Northern Lights all while sailing onboard one of our comfortable catamarans. In the winter, the sun is replaced with the polar night, exchanging the light of the sun with saturated greens and purples of the aurora dancing above the sea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • We are very passionate about The Northern Lights and will do everything we can do to provide you with the most memorable experience while waiting for the sky to start dancing in the sky above you. There are many ways to enjoy nature’s best light show, but our favorite is to combine it with a warm, comfortable cruise through the fjords surrounding Tromsø. Why watch the northern lights by boat instead of car you may ask? Sailing through the fjords in the polar night is a very unique and different experience than driving to a certain spot in a car or bus. We are able to keep moving with the lights, while being able to go inside to grab a fresh coffee, stay warm and enjoy the lights on the net of a spacious catamaran. Our skippers and guides have the knowledge and first hand experience to keep you safe and comfortable while enjoying the dancing night sky. After hundreds of sailing tours in the area we have found the best spots in which we will have the highest chances to see the lights. Your skipper will also navigate to different areas depending on the weather forecast.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We are very passionate about The Northern Lights and will do everything we can do to provide you with the most memorable experience while waiting for the sky to start dancing in the sky above you. There are many ways to enjoy nature’s best light show, but our favorite is to combine it with a warm, comfortable cruise through the fjords surrounding Tromsø. Why watch the northern lights by boat instead of car you may ask? Sailing through the fjords in the polar night is a very unique and different experience than driving to a certain spot in a car or bus. We are able to keep moving with the lights, while being able to go inside to grab a fresh coffee, stay warm and enjoy the lights on the net of a spacious catamaran. Our skippers and guides have the knowledge and first hand experience to keep you safe and comfortable while enjoying the dancing night sky. After hundreds of sailing tours in the area we have found the best spots in which we will have the highest chances to see the lights. Your skipper will also navigate to different areas depending on the weather forecast.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 48745P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided cruising tour onboard one of our comfortable catamarans
  • Fresh quality coffee & a wide variety of premium tea
  • Warm homemade fish soup from today’s fresh catch
  • Easy sailing with possibility to ask questions around navigation
  • Professional skipper with all commercial licenses
  • Comfortable heated saloon with toilets
  • Warm safety suits to stay dry & warm
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Kirkegata 1, 9008 Tromsø, Norway We will meet you at Pukka Travels basecamp at Kirkegata 1. In case you can't find your skipper, please give us a call. If your tour is outside our opening hours, please stay on the line and you will get the option to get connected directly to your skipper/guide.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Meet up 10 minutes prior to departure
  • We can not guarantee the Northern Lights, but we can guarantee a magical Arctic night in great company
  • This tour has a minimum requirement of 6 participants to run
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided cruising tour onboard one of our comfortable catamarans
  • Fresh quality coffee & a wide variety of premium tea
  • Warm homemade fish soup from today’s fresh catch
  • Easy sailing with possibility to ask questions around navigation
  • Professional skipper with all commercial licenses
  • Comfortable heated saloon with toilets
  • Warm safety suits to stay dry & warm
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Kirkegata 1, 9008 Tromsø, Norway We will meet you at Pukka Travels basecamp at Kirkegata 1. In case you can't find your skipper, please give us a call. If your tour is outside our opening hours, please stay on the line and you will get the option to get connected directly to your skipper/guide.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Meet up 10 minutes prior to departure
  • We can not guarantee the Northern Lights, but we can guarantee a magical Arctic night in great company
  • This tour has a minimum requirement of 6 participants to run
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
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4.5
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Adrián Blanco
1 contribution
Incredible
Sep 2021 • Couples
The captain, who was the same person as the guide, was most friendly and hospitable, he invited us to soup, in addition to telling us everything about the northern lights. without a doubt an incredible experience.
Written 1 October 2021
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Denis C
2 contributions
A night on Board below the Aurora
Feb 2020 • Couples
Excellent evening on board a comfotable catamaran with friendly and professionnal guides and thanks to the aurora for joining the tout. Magic.
Written 1 March 2020
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We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and super happy that the "Dancing Lady" made an appearance to top off the evening! Warmest Regards Josh and the Pukka Travels Team
Written 3 March 2020
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johnhayes53
Inverurie, UK36 contributions
A night to remember!
Feb 2020 • Friends
Very easy to book and great communication throughout our experience. The initial trip we booked showed a poor weather forecast but it was simple to change to the following evening. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed and could access hot drinks in a very cosy reception room. The equipment on offer was of the highest quality - we wore the thermal suits - there were also boots etc if needed. On board we had tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits etc readily available. Out on the fjord we were so lucky to see the Aurora with clear skies and still waters. Throughout the trip staff were always on hand to answer any questions and assist with cameras etc. The fish soup with coconut milk was so so delicious - thank you Ant. On the way back we enjoyed the company of other travellers and had a right good laugh. Staff helped us safely off the catamaran after a most wonderful evening - thank you skipper Dave and second in command Ant!
Written 29 February 2020
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Louis
4 contributions
Fantastic Northern Lights Sailing
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went on the catamaran cruise on a very cloudy day. Chances of seeing the Northern lights were almost zero but our two guides found a gap in the sky and we could experience the beautiful spectacle. The crew was super friendly and competent. They caught a fish, which they prepared later to a delicious fish soup. Equipment/Clothes provided fitted perfectly helped keeping warm. Everything was fantastic!
Written 25 February 2020
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Thank you so much for your feedback! It is sometimes on the most challenging looking nights that the Dancing Lady puts on a show! Warmest Regards The Pukka Travels Team
Written 26 February 2020
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Uma V
42 contributions
Unforgettable Night!
Feb 2020 • Solo
This crew is so amazing! Jamie, this wonderful young man, music player, dancer, photographer, the chefs, who cooked aboard of the Catamaran on site a delicious soup from fish caught in the same day! What an amazing treat! To my surprise a young sweet girl who saw my excitement as soon as the Aurora started to show over the Fjords, offered to take pictures of me with the Aurora. It turns out, she was the Captain! I drove her crazy, but she was very excited with my Dominican craziness! By the way Jamie, I must come back to have the dance that you asked for! LoL
Written 15 February 2020
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Wow! Thanks for taking the time to review your Northern Lights Sailing excursion with Elise and Jamie. It sounds like you had an amazing time :-) Warmest Regards, The Pukka Travels Team
Written 18 February 2020
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emsjames
Bristol, UK30 contributions
A great way to finish our trip to Tromso
Jan 2020
We had booked the northern lights sailing tour for earlier in our trip to Tromso but the weather was not great and Pukka allowed us to change our booking to a few days later.

It was a really relaxing trip, with a small group (just 5 of us plus the guides). All the necessary warm gear was provided if you didn't have your own. Our guides were fantastic throughout the whole trip (skipper Elise - I think! and Max, both very lovely). They were both really knowledgeable, very friendly and chatty. We had a delicious fish soup cooked by Max and despite the weather being quite overcast and windy, they managed to find us a gap in the clouds and we luckily caught a glimpse of the Northern lights just at the last moment before we had to head back to port.

It was a brilliant way to spend our last night in Tromso. Would definitely recommend.
Written 26 January 2020
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Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing review. Fantastic that you had a great time and that you enjoyed our awesome crew. Warmest Regards The Pukka Travels Team
Written 28 January 2020
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cjbogard
Hempstead, NY2 contributions
Best guides ever!
Dec 2019
We actually went on four tours sponsored by Pukka (three run by them, one by the Sami reindeer folks). All were fantastic, especially the guides!
The guides were not only very friendly and knowledgeable but they also often shared a bit of their own lives and backgrounds with us. Some of them were first-rate adventurers, researchers and explorers in their own right, and their tales of arctic and other travels just added to the quality of our experiences. Our mini-bus trip around the fjords was informative and a great introduction to the area. The catamaran trip was lovely. We saw the Northern Lights in all their glory and had a wonderful fish stew while on board. It was great learning about the Sami people, feeding reindeer and riding behind them. We went looking for the Aurora a second night and "only" got a great look at the Milky Way, reindeer stew around an outdoor campfire and great stories about our tour guides' travels as we roasted marshmallows over the cozy campfire. Great night photography by our guides, too! Our trip to the arctic was really memorable (and we have traveled a lot) - and much of it was due to the dedicated, flawless, friendly service of the Pukka team. Don't hesitate a second. If you are headed to Tromso, book with Pukka!
Written 5 January 2020
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Dear Traveller, It was a real pleasure to host you for these tours and we are glad that you enjoyed it as well. Hopefully we get to see you here soon again, maybe in the summer next time! :-) Best wishes, Alice and the Pukka Team
Written 11 January 2020
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Hannah T
2 contributions
Cannot recommend this company enough!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Pukka Travels went above and beyond to help us, were very accommodating, answered all of our questions and made us feel very welcome! Marlene was outstanding, helping us book last minute tours when our itinerary changed due to delayed flights, and making sure we booked appropriately to the weather forecast! We cannot fault the service provided by this company. We also loved that they are a small company, and we got to know the staff in the 3 days we were in Tromsø, which was lovely, it felt very much like a family.

The sailing trip was a very special way to see the beautiful Northern Lights, very peaceful out on the water and not another boat in sight when we went! John and Max were great, very knowledgable, welcoming and fun, and provided an incredible home-made fish stew!

The lights were of course wonderful, and it was a very different and special experience out on the water, and a very comfortable way to travel to see them. We were very lucky with the weather, which of course cannot be controlled.

Overall this trip was fantastic and highly recommended, as was the Northern Lights Minibus Chase also through Pukka Travels!
Written 23 December 2019
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Dear Hannah, Thank you for the great feedback! It was a pleasure to host you two on our tours here in Tromsø and it's great to hear that you had such a good time with us. We are happy that we could assist you with rebooking your activities and that everything turned out fine and you had a fantastic holiday even though your flight was delayed. I will make sure to forward the kind words to everybody here at Pukka Travels. Warmest regards, Marlene and the Pukka Team
Written 25 December 2019
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Carly F
2 contributions
A fantastic night.Breathtaking
Dec 2019 • Friends
Absolutely brilliant. Guides were friendly and knowlegable. Bonus was we got to see the northern lights right before we were about to head back to port, which was brilliant. Carly (Australia) and Janine (United Kingdom).
Written 16 December 2019
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So awesome that you guys had a great time Carly and thank you for sharing your review with us! Warmest Regards Josh
Written 17 December 2019
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ELH475688
Salt Lake City, UT4 contributions
Loved it!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Everything about this was easy, fun, and friendly. Seeing the lights was almost a bonus rather than the main event. The boat was so nice, great soup, and fantastic crew that I would have paid just to do that.
Written 10 December 2019
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Thanks for paying us the ultimately compliment! So glad that you had a blast and hope to see you again some day.
Written 11 December 2019
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Amazing experience
This trip was really fun, we went really fast. We thought we might get cold but they gave us amazing suits that kep
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Excellent tour!
Excellent experience. We were out on the boat for about 2 hours with a very knowledgable guide who knew exactly whe
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The wall seen from the sea, and the hike to the beaches
The hike to the island, the catamaran, the view, hard to pick what was the best of this tour. Highly recommendable.
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Amazing trip
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Unforgettable experience
Unforgettable night... The tour was so nice and enjoyed it a lot back then... That was during July 2019
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Great cruise on the fjord outside Tromsø
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Relaxing and beautiful trip
This tour was awesome - comfortable sail boat, beautiful scenery of the fjords, delicious soup (we caught one big-i
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Fun at the see together with the power of nature
Everything went smooth ant the guide was very nice and informative. The boat itself was rough and fun. So was also
LLovecraft
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Highly recommend. AWESOME tour with AWESOME guide
We were looking for a sailing tour and found this trip on a catamaran and decided to go the next day if possible. A
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10/10 sailing trip
Absolutely perfect sailing trip with Oscar and Adin (for sure wrong spelling) to the Trollfjord! We had so much fun
900hildec
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The best day of our holiday!!
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spoujet
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Great! We recommend!
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