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We stayed in Tromsø on december (2009) and we were really lucky according to what some locals tell us. As @froderik stated, they explained that the Aurora is common from december to march and rare rest of the year. We stayed 3 days the first week of december and took these photos that were "great for this epoch": Not very spectacular, but good for early ...
According to wikitravel Tromsø is in the "aurora belt" between 6pm and midnight and it is dark before 6pm between mid-october and mid-march. It goes on to say that the best time to visit for the aurora is december to mid/late march. It seems that you are just on the edge of the best circumstances with the 21st of march.
Wikipedia has a very cool list for such kind of questions. It is called the List of northernmost items. As you can see there, there are two possible candidates: Airport, permanent without scheduled flights: Alert Airport, Nunavut, Canada 82°31′04″N 062°16′50″W Airport, permanent with scheduled flights: Svalbard Longyear Airport, Svalbard, ...
According to wikipedia the northern most permanent airport with a regular schedule is indeed Svalbard (78°14′46″N 15°27′56″E). I imagine there are possibly some further north in Canada but they may not have commercial flights.
The Norwegian website yr.no is a good resource for weather information in Scandinavia. Looking at the information about Tromsø, among other things, there are live webcams on the bottom of the page, which, sadly, show that there is currently no snow at all there. Direct link to the webcams: here and here. See also detailed weather information, together with ...
So your flight is an international flight. The airport is fairly small, with just 5-6 restaurants, has wifi and opens officially at 4.30am in the morning. To make sure, I'd always check the advice of the airport's website itself. In this case, the official Tromsø Airport website says: It is advised that you arrive at the airport in plenty of time. The ...
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