We visited the Tromso tourist office and booked the northern lights trip to Ersfjorden on Monday 27 January. Henry picked us up at the tourist office at 17.30. There were just the 2 of us and he only caters for small groups on this trip. We drove out of Tromso and headed to the fjord. Took about 30 mins and when we arrived, wow, so many stars! Henry runs several holiday chalets and we were able to use his nice warm office as a base. He had laid on bread, cheese, smoked salmon, tea ,coffee and fresh fruit for us. He was keeping an eye on a geo-magnetic website monitoring aurora activity and was sure it was on the way. We watched and waited. For hours. Then at about 22.30 the aurora arrived and treated us to a fantastic show of swirling green and white lights for about 45 minutes. Then it was gone and Henry drive us back to our hotel. It was absolutely fantastic. So much so that we went back again tonight! Just 3 of us this time and Henry was sure we would see the lights again. There were some good bursts on and off from about 18.00 and from just before 23.00 we got another amazing display of lights for about a half hour. Beautiful dancing white lights. We watched it with 4 Chinese girls staying in the chalet and their enthusiasm was infectious. Henry's photographer friend took amazing pictures of us all and promised to e-mail them to us. Unbelievable trip. If you just want to see the lights with no mucking about, do this. It was very good value for money. Henry was extremely charming and hospitable and took very good care of us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three small cabins in modern Norwegian style with lounge, kitchen, bathroom and 1-2 bedrooms. Boat hire (18ft. 40 hp engine) available. Pick-up from Tromso by prior arrangement. Ersfjordbotn is located 15km from the airport and 20km from the city centre. Activities winter:A legendary Northern Lights photo location, as the lights contrast magnicently with the rugged peaks. Skiing, snowshoeing. Activities summer:A well-known rock climbing location. A fjord rich on fish. Mountain hiking. ... more less