Northern Lights Guide Course


8th Nov - 19th Nov 6 days 10-20 People

Northern Lights Guide Course

If you are passionate about the Aurora Borealis and dream of becoming a Northern Lights guide, then this course is for you! Whether you are an experienced guide, or are new to guiding, you will be sure to to learn a great deal on this Northern Lights Guide Course which has been especially designed for guides working in the Tromsø area. The course is hosted by a number of local experts from expert guides to academics, and local photographers. Within this course you will learn all the specific technical skills to run a successful, safe and sustainable northern lights tour. You will also have a night photography workshop to learn how to capture the dancing lady on your lens. The course follows the principals of the Adventure Travel Guide Standard (ATGS) compiled by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and includes the following modules:

Module 1
Module 2
The Northern Lights
Module 3
Safety & risk analysis
Module 4
Group management
Module 5
Specific technical skills
Module 6
Night Photography
Assignment, theoretical & practical exam

WHO? The course content is delivered by experienced guides, locals, and topic specialists from UiT, MET, and more.

HOW? With limited number of participants, learning will be interactive and practical. Participants will receive handouts, resources, and Q&A sessions throughout the course. The course takes place in English. 

WHERE? The theoretical part of the course takes place near Tromsø city centre in a spacious setting. The practical part of the course will take place under the night sky (transport included).

WHEN? The course starts on Monday 8th November-Friday 12th November. There will be a week for self-study and the final examination and delivery of assignments will be on Friday 19th November.  

WHAT? Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be given a  diploma for course completion. 

*Bare in mind that to join this course you need to have successfully completed the Adventure Guide Course, which covers many topics which will be put into practice on the Northern Lights Course. 


**Please note that you need to have access to a camera in order to participate in the photo workshop.

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COVID-19 update

Please note that our tours have been slighty altered to fit current Covid-19 regulations and we take special measures in order to help prevent the spread of the virus.