The Northern Lights

Seeing The Northern Lights in Tromso

We have recently returned from an absolutely dreamy trip to Tromso, Norway and one of the activities we got up to was of course seeing the Northern Lights. October is a great time of year to see them here and we were lucky enough to see them twice! So I thought I would share our experiences and tips from seeing the Northern Lights in Tromso.

Why Is Tromso So Good For Seeing The Northern Lights?

Tromso is a special location in which to see the Northern Lights as it sits right in the oval of them which means you can even see them when activity is considered to be low. Of course, this is a natural phenomenon so there is never any guarantee that you will always be lucky on your chosen night but between September and April, Tromso will give you the best chance.

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Living more eco-consciously is most definitely on more people’s minds as is reducing their carbon footprint especially when it comes to travel. This rise in the popularity of eco-travel has led to an increase in the use of the word ecotourism but what exactly does this mean? According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), ecotourism is defined as:

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