Aurora Borealis activity and weather in Arctic Norway
GuideGunnar's best tip for tour to the magical Aurora Borealis is that you join a guide who will bring you to where the best weather conditions are.
What is most important to me is that you as a guest shall have the absolutely best possibility to experience what you have come here for; to see the dance of Aurora in the nightern skies.
GuideGunnar tours run in a high quality, warm and spacious 14 seater mini bus with on screen introductions to Aurora en route to the lights. Sometimes we will have to drive further afield, and if we have to stay out on the trail longer because of that, we won't charge you extra for it.
Northern lights finding rate with GuideGunnar is in the high 90s
GuideGunnar logs all Aurora Chase tours.
See all the facts at GuideGunnar's old Aurora Blog (2012-18) and the NEW Aurora Blog from December 2018!
The finding rate for clear sky and Northern lights in winter 2019 was 97,5% and Autumn 2019 was 97%.
Links for Weather forecast and facts about Aurora Borealis, the Northern lights!
- What`s Northern Lights..? Please enjoy this movie!
- The Northern Lights - Where, when and what (source: Tromsø University, UiT)
- Facts about the Northern lights!
- Follow the Real Time Aurora Activity
- Real Time Solar Wind
- Space Weather Prediction Center
- Northern Lights - 30 minutes forecast
- Weather Tromsø - YR
- Weather Tromsø - Storm
- Weather statistics for Tromsø
- GuideGunnar`s Aurora Blog 2012 - 2018
- GuideGunnar`s Aurora Blog Dec 2018 - Dec 2020 (coming..)
Which month is the best time for see the Northern lights..?
Nobody can really tell, since it`s depends what happen on the sun, how fast the solar storm speed are, and how the weather are too while you`re here.
Please check all my Aurora pictures and decide:
August ? September ? October ? November ? December ? January ? February ? March ? April?
About weather, darkness and when you can see the Northern lights
Please read more about it here. PDF >>
The Polar Night
In Tromsø, the sun set for the Polar night at 12:02 pm on November 26th, 2017, for not to be back until 11:25 am for a brief hour on January 15th 2018. This is the polar night. Read the story of The Polar Night – a time of colour at Northern Norway Tourist Board.
Daylight 24/7 and the Midnight Sun
From mid-April to mid-August it`s daylight 24/7 up here in the Arctic. This is why you can`t see the Northern lights, as the sky is too bright. From mid-May to mid-July we have the Midnight Sun. During this time the sun never sets...
Please stay warm! Clothing and gears in the Arctic environment
GuideGunnar offers complimentary warm suit and thermo boots for all guests. Please take up the offer to protect yourself from the cold. Temperatures in Northern Norway in winter is well below freezing point, and can reach -20 degrees Celcius (-4 Fahrenheit) and colder inland. It's imperative that you prepare well, finding the right clothing and that you follow your guide's instructions when out in the cold.
Please read more about how to prepare clothing for the arctic environment on GuideGunnar's Clothing and gears in the arctic environment page.