31 Jan 2018 | by Sophie Darbon

Being able to visit the Northern Lights is on many people’s bucket list, and where better to do it then in the beautiful city of Tromsø? Blanketed in tufts of soft snow, the magical city lays at the centre of the northern aurora zone, where dazzling celestial displays circle the sky above.

Located just around the corner from seemingly untouched wilderness, there are plenty of opportunities for visitors to go hiking, fishing, kayaking and dog sledding. The historic city centre is distinguished by its old wooden houses and is now infused with an animated street scene and a creative culture that reflect the lights above. With plenty of great restaurants to eat in as well as a lively nightlife, a night in this cosmopolitan city is always exciting.

Short haul, winter escape, adventure

  • Direct flights
  • GMT +1
  • 3.5hrs from LON
  • Best in Winter and Spring

In Tromsø, you must

  • Take to the water on a whale safari cruise in search of humpback, killer and sperm whales
  • Embark upon an Aurora Hunt in search for the Northern Lights
  • Drive your own team of dogs through the stunning and scenic landscape
  • Try your hand at ice fishing
  • Hop on the back of a snowmobile and explore
  • Enjoy a visit to Polaria, the worlds northernmost aquarium and educational centre
  • Soak up the natural beauty of the area on a tour of the Fjords
Sophie Darbon

By Sophie Darbon

Sophie began her career in events back in 2010 after graduating from Bournemouth University with a BA in Events Management. Sophie is passionate about all events but particularly loves working in incentive travel.More articles by Sophie Darbon