The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, is a natural phenomenon unlike any other. Every winter, you can find this extraordinary lights in the Lofoten Islands. In fact, you can see it from September until April during night time. Every year many travel to Northern Norway to follow their dream to experience the magical light. The Lofoten Islands is situated right under the Northern Lights oval, which means there are good chances to catch glimpses of the lady Aurora when here.

Chase the northern lights in Lofoten.

We arrange daily trips by bus to chase for the lights during winter. Our trips mainly take you to the northern parts of the island where there are better chances to see it and the light pollution is minimal. The locations Brenna – Festvåg – Sunnlandsfjorden are situated 30 minutes from Svolvær. We take you here, or where our experienced guides mean we have the best chances to find it considering weather conditions. During our Northern Lights trips we try to take good photos if we find the Aurora Borealis. Our guide will help you to catch it on camera, and send it to you after the trip. This way you can bring the memory back home and share with friends and family.

It would be foolish of us to give you a Northern Lights guarantee since it is a natural phenomenon, but we guarantee we do our best to find it. If we believe it will be hard to find it due to bad weather conditions, we reconsider together with our guests whether to cancel and postpone the trip to the next day, or not.

On our trips, we also bring snowshoes in case the best places for the Northern Lights are unavailable by bus. We always decide whether to use them or not together with our guests.

Who is this trip made for?

This trip is made for the ones eager to chase the Northern Lights together with an experienced guide with a small group of people. You are interested to know more about why the northern lights occurs, but you also want to know more about our way of living in the islands and our history. We help you to catch the northern lights on your camera if you bring one, or we send you our pictures after the trip.

What to wear and bring?

The weather in Lofoten chances rapidly, and during winter we advise you to bring warm clothes, just the same as you will see locals are wearing:

  • Wool underwear
  • Fleece or wool sweather
  • Warm jacket and trousers that isolates
  • Scarf, gloves, hat, warm and isolated shoes
  • Always bring an extra sweather in case

This is included:

  • English speaking guide
  • Bus from Svolvær
  • Snowshoes and poles
  • Varm drinks and small snack/chokolade

Meet up 15 minutes beforehand at our headquarter in Svolvær. The tour starts here.

The following dates are available for online booking. If you are looking for a date that is not listed below you can contact us for other available dates.


Approx. 4 timer
2 persons
16 persons
Transportation, equipment, warm drinks
1050 kr per person
Starting point
XXLofotens headquarter in the city centre of Svolvær

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