When to See The Northern Lights In Norway

When to See The Northern Lights In Norway

Northern Lights In Norway

When to See The Northern Lights In Norway? It’s one of the most common questions we get. A natural wonder, the Northern lights are on most travel bucket lists the Northern Lights in Norway are like a celestial ballet of light dancing across the night sky, with a colour palette green, pink and  violet. Many of us have seen pictures or videos of it, but only those lucky enough to experience it first hand can fully comprehend the almost divine attraction that the northern lights possess.


“The capital of the Arctic” is a lively and charming city. Packed with culture and history, Tromsø is surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands that all have their own stories to tell.

Tromsø is one of the best places on earth to observe the northern lights. Safaris and nightly visits to northern light camps as well as activities such as dog sledding, snowmobile rides and reindeer sledding are all good ways of enjoying time beneath the northern lights.

For locals in Tromso Norway, the northern lights are a part of their life.  They light up the night sky , mountains and sea shores.

When to See The Northern Lights  In Norway

The aurora can be elusive and will only start the show when the time is right. Patience is a virtue, when chasing the northern lights. But here’s how you maximise your chances of see this natural phenomena:

The lights are at their most frequent in late autumn and winter/early spring.

When to See The Northern Lights In Norway? Between late September and late March, it is dark between 6pm and 1am, and you have the best chances of spotting the lights.

When to See The Northern Lights In Norway

Useful tools

With strong eastern winds the coast can be clearer than inland areas. In order to get the best value from the show you should try and avoid the full moon because a bright moon make the experience considerably paler. Ask us and we advised the best times around your date.

Install the Norway Lights app for Android and iPhone to find out when and where to see the northern lights.

iPhone: Download Norway Lights for iOS
Android: Download Norway Lights for Android
Windows: Download Norway Lights for Windows

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Have a look at some of our Northern Lights Holidays starting from €590 per person