Being in the Northern Lights oval Tromsø is the ideal location where you can experience the Northern Lights in Northern Norway. The best time to see the Northern Lights in Tromsø is from late August to late March or when the midnight sun goes to sleep early 🌥
Tromsø is the 21st largest municipality in Norway, where almost 80 thousand people live there. One of the most challenging factor you will have there is light pollution. Even though you will be able to see the Northern Lights in central Tromsø, it is always better to find a dark location to increase your visibility and get a good picture of the aurora.
If you are in Tromsø and receive the Northern Lights notifications from our aurora app and don't want to drive far, lake Prestvannet or Báhpajávri might be an ideal location for you, the lake is located right inside Tromsø and it sits on the highest point in the middle of the island. Geir Lia Hammer one of our featured photographer who lives in Tromsø have recommended Grøtfjord, Sommarøy, Ersfjorden, and Kattfjordvannet for the close locations to see the Northern Lights. If you have time to spare do not hesitate to drive to the island of Senja there you will surely find an incredible foreground for your Northern Lights photoshoot.
If you planned to visit Tromsø or want to see the Northern Lights in Norway do not hesitate to follow Adrien from Night Lights Films, Adrien is an experienced Northern Lights photographer and tour guide. He lives in Tromsø but had photographed the aurora in various locations and know Norway's geography very well, he also has published a book called Aurora Chaser. You can follow Adrien on Facebook and Instagram.