Join us as we hunt the mystic, fascinating Northern Lights during this three-hour evening cruise from Tromsø in the darkness of Polar Night. This guided cruise aboard the large, comfortable sightseeing catamaran MS Rygerdronningen departs from Tromsø, some 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle.
During the winter, the sun sets in Tromsø on 27 November and doesn’t rise again until 15 January, creating perfect dark conditions for seeing the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. You can look out for the Aurora through the panoramic windows of our warm, cozy cabin and then head out into the crisp Arctic air for a look from our spacious decks for an even clearer view.
The Auroras are unforgettable light shows caused by electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. They are best seen near the Earth’s North and South Poles. They can be many colors, although green is the most common. Even when we know the science, the magic and mythology of these wavering lights remain. The ancient Vikings, for example, believed the lights were reflections from the shields and armor of female warriors called the Valkyrie.
NORTHERN LIGHTS GUARANTEE: While our expert crews will do everything possible to show you the Aurora on this northern lights tour, it is a natural phenomenon that we can’t guarantee. But if you don’t experience the Northern Lights, we will give you a free ticket to the next available Northern Lights safari on our boat. The guarantee can only be used once.
MS Rygerdronningen is a perfect boat for hunting the northers lights. The boat is large and spacious, with plenty of space both outside and inside. To ensure the one meter distancing we have reduced the number of guests on board. In the kiosk you can buy food, snacks as well as hot and cold drinks.