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Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

1. Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

Discover the way of life of the Sami reindeer herders on this day trip from Tromsø. Travel to the camp on a comfortable bus. Meet the herders and travel on a sled pulled by reindeer. Savor authentic Sami food as you listen to traditional stories and songs while gathered around an open fire. Be picked up from the city center and relax on a short seaside drive to the reindeer area. Be greeted by your host. Hop on a sled pulled by a reindeer and let your guide lead you on a magical sled ride through the snow. Make your way to the camp and feed the majestic reindeer herd of 300 animals. Gather inside the lavuu (Sami tent) for some warmth and a delicious traditional hot meal. Circle around the campfire as your guide tells stories about Sami culture and sings joiks, which are a form of Sami songs. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end of your tour.

Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

2. Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Set sail on a hybrid electric catamaran cruise for the Arctic waters and observe marine animals in their natural habitat. Watch orcas, Fin whales, Sperm whales and/or Humpback whales feed in the icy fjords and admire the stunning landscapes around you. Depart from Tromsø in the morning, and head out to Skjervøy where the whales are in time to enjoy the short hours of daylight. Take in the breathtaking views of frozen landscapes in comfortable, panoramic lounges. Our boats are designed for sightseeing and with capacity for over 100 guests. Yet the large panoramic windows and the multi-level decks allows you to enjoy the views from anywhere on board. Find a selection of food and drinks for purchase on board. Sail for about 3 to 3.5 hours to reach the whales and spend about 1 to 1.5 hours around their feeding grounds. Our captain will keep an eye out for the whales. Sometimes it takes a little longer to spot an Humpback, Fin, Sperm whale and/or Orca but our guides have some nifty tricks to spot them. While we search for the whales, our passionate guides will share their personal stories from the Tromsø area and interesting sights that we can see from the fjords. Of course, a whale watching tour would not be complete without an abundance of information about the Humpbacks, Fin, Sperm whales and/or Orca's. Once the whales have been spotted, we will switch to our electric and silent engine to minimize disturbance to the whales. The vibrations and noise from the engines have been cited by researchers as a large disturbance to marine life and whales. We strive to work towards better and more responsible whale watching tourism and therefor we follow a strict whale watching philosophy. Note: Please bring warm cloths, including your wool and equivalent. We sail in the arctic waters, and its cold, especially out at sea. Our saloons are heated and comfortable, but its cold outside.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour with Campfire

3. Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour with Campfire

Journey outside of Tromsø, away from the city's light pollution, in search of the Northern Lights together with an experienced guide. Marvel at the immense majesty of the Arctic as you share stories with your companions by a crackling bonfire. Depart from the meeting point in the center of Tromsø and embark on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Arctic wilderness. Your experienced guide will then lead you in the pursuit of the spellbinding natural phenomenon that is the Aurora Borealis. As you search the skies in multiple locations, take in the rugged beauty of your surroundings. Listen to local myths and stories about the lights, as well as a scientific explanation about why they exist. After finding the best spot to watch the lights, crunch through fresh snow surrounded by towering mountains and deep fjords. Take the time to really admire this incredible natural display of light, where colors dance in the air in beautiful, mesmerizing patterns. Keep your energy up with hot drinks and snacks. Then be taken back to memories of summer camp as you roast marshmallows on a smoky bonfire. Take lots of great photos throughout the night. Your guide will offer advice to set up your camera properly, and also take photos of your group with the Northern Lights in the background. After a memorable evening, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Tromsø.

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Chase

4. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Chase

We will be chasing low light pollution and trying to dodge those pesky clouds that might try to steal the show of the aurora borealis from us. Our mission is to take you on a thrilling ride searching the celestial canvas above. We will be heading to the prime spots with the highest odds of catching the mesmerising auroras. Once we have found the perfect spot, where the stage is set for nature's grand performance, we'll warm your soul with steaming hot drinks and biscuits. Our dedicated guides will be your Arctic companions throughout the evening, ensuring you're nice and toasty. For extra coziness, you can rent thermal suits and boots at the meeting point of the tour (depending on availability). Since Tromsø's weather likes to keep us guessing, we might just turn this adventure into a dance with the elements, taking you to various awe-inspiring locations under the Arctic night sky in search of our lady in the sky. If we’re blessed by the Northern Lights gracing us with their presence, your photography guide will capture those magical moments with some stunning portrait photos. Consider it your cosmic photo op, capturing memories that will last a lifetime. If you are looking to take northern lights picture yourself, your guide will be happy to help and share tips and tricks with you. You can also rent a tripod at the meeting point for the tour (depending on availability). So, get ready to chase the auroras like never before, with us by your side every step of the way.

From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

5. From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

Increase your chance of seeing the dazzling northern lights on this bus tour from Tromsø. Keep warm with a thermal suit and hot drinks. Ensure you get great pictures on your tour with camera help from your guide. Depart from Tromsø in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and hunt for the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Relax in the comfortable bus on your way to wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. Get an honest assessment of the likelihood of spotting the lights from your guide for that evening. To get stunning views of the sky, head for areas with good solar activity and clear skies. Enjoy flexibility regarding stops, activities, and decisions on the length of the trip. Your guide will assist you with the camera settings and use of a tripod for the best pictures. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Tromsø: Wildlife Bird Fjord Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

6. Tromsø: Wildlife Bird Fjord Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Experience the extraordinary scenery around the region of Tromsø aboard our boats. Cruise out onto the Arctic Sea and around the beautiful fjords and straits of the region. Along the way, enjoy delicious Arctic fish, drinks, and snacks. Benefit from pickup at a meeting point in the city center of Tromsø and be escorted to the harbor to climb aboard a classic boat called the "Capella" or "Polar Adventure". Settle down in a warm cabin, or make use of the insulated bodysuits to stay on deck and admire the views. Experience the wildlife of the Tromsø region as you keep a lookout for birds such as sea eagles, guillemots, and eider ducks. Encounter puffins (in season), cormorants, seals, and otters. Keep your camera positioned at all times for some incredible photo opportunities. See small pilot whales and dolphins playing in the water. Look to the shoreline to spot reindeer, and take in the flora and fauna of Tromsø in all its diversity.  Then, journey back to Tromsø harbor, where your fantastic polar tour ends.

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase by Boat

7. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase by Boat

The experience starts in the dock in the city center in Tromsø, from there you will take on the arctic night on board MS Polar Adventure. The boat departs at 20:00 and will set course to the destination where the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are the greatest. On board are a variety of warm and cold drinks for you to enjoy and keep you warm, it is self-service and you can eat as many cookies and drink as many coffees as you want. There are also thermal suits available for you to put on for a cold winter night. Photos are not included in this activity, but the crew on board will help you to set up the correct settings on your camera and phone, so you can capture the green lady. You are allowed to bring with you food and beverages, but alcohol is not allowed to take on board. The boat will stay with the Northern Light as long as it can take into consideration the duration of the tour. The boat will return at the same dock right next to Scandic Ishavshotel at 23:30. We cannot guarantee the viewing of the Northern Lights, but if you do not see the Northern Light on your first night, you will be offered a new tour for free on the days we have available places(A new tour is only valid once). Since we do not guarantee to view the Northern Lights, a partial or full refund will not be available if you do not see the Northern Lights. On days when the weather is bad and the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are small, we will contact you and ask you to move your booking to another day, so please be available for contact within 24 hours before departure.

Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

8. Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

Embark on a guided sledding experience from Tromsø. Take turns directing the sled or simply enjoy the incredible Arctic scenery. After, trade stories around a warm fire with some hot chocolate and cake. Hop on the comfortable minibus and drive to the kennel on the island of Kvaløya. Once kitted out, head to the kennel and see the 130 Alaskan Huskies, who are always excited to meet guests. Get a short demonstration on how to drive a sled and feel free to ask any questions. Then, follow your guide and meet your huskies. Each pair, one passenger, and one driver will have their own sled. Enjoy several opportunities to swap between roles once the trip starts. Finally, head out to the snow and follow the guide along the trail. Take photos throughout the trip and take in the incredible landscapes. After your 90-minute sledding adventure, make your way into the Sami Lavvo for hot drinks and Hege's famous homemade chocolate cake. Trade stories from the trip around the cozy fireplace until it is time to change out of your suits and hop back on the bus. You will be returned to the pickup point. 

From Tromsø: Fun and Easy Dog Sledding Adventure

9. From Tromsø: Fun and Easy Dog Sledding Adventure

Drive your own team of huskies with this extraordinary experience, a must-do for anyone visiting Northern Norway. The dog sled has been used for centuries throughout the Arctic region, mainly for travel, hunting and transportation and now you get to take part in this historical and cultural, fun activity. The tour departs from the city center of Tromsø from where you will be picked up for a scenic 50-minute transfer to the camp in Breivikeidet. Upon arrival at our camp in Breivikeidet, situated in a picturesque valley close to the sea, you will be welcomed by our friendly staff. We will provide you with polar insulated suits, boots, hats and mittens before heading out on our dogsledding adventure. Your guide will go through the safety instructions and show you the basics of driving the sled. Two people will share one sled: one as a driver and the other one as a passenger, and you will get the chance to swap places halfway through the tour. This will provide everyone with the opportunity to experience the life of a dog musher and to take all the photographs they want while being a passenger. After listening carefully to the demonstration and a few minutes of practice, you will enjoy driving on the open fields and inside the forest trails. After your dog sledding ride and arriving back at the camp, you are invited into our lavvo (a traditional sami tent), where you can enjoy a hot drink and cake around the campfire. Once you changed back to your normal clothes, and waved one last goodbye to the huskies, it is time to board back the bus to Tromsø.

From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

10. From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

Embark on a boat tour through the waters of Tromso and Skjervoy and watch for whales and wildlife as you gaze at the beautiful landscapes of Norway. Spot different animals, in particular, the Orca, and learn the history from your guide. Begin the tour at 8 AM and be the first boat into the whale-watching area from Tromso. Take your time admiring the majestic Orca whales in complete silence for the ultimate chance to hear their charming calls. While on board, delight in food and snacks, and sip on a hot drink. Look out over the landscape and hear the crew's stories and information about the whales, and other wildlife such as seagulls, the white-tailed eagle, guillemots, wider ducks, and cormorants. Discover the coast of Tromso and SKjerboy, widely considered among the best areas in the region for spotting whales. Be on the lookout for the inquisitive humpback and killer whales swimming and feeding on herring. Frame all the action through the lens of your camera. With outdoor decking and indoor seating on board the heated boat, you can enjoy an up-close experience with Norway’s native wildlife. 

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4.6 / 5

based on 519 reviews

Amazing Tour. Everything was perfect. We went to a spot and had to wait for a little while for the clouds to clear up and then the Aurora appeared. It was so beautiful and it quite went for a while. Our guide Oscar took pictures of the Aurora and of everybody and on the next day we got ALL the pictures :) We also drove to a second spot where the Aurora like exploded, left side, right side above our heads and really for a long time changing and dancing. It was so spectacular and definitely a once in a lifetime moment. Oscar made a fire and provided hot chocolate and cookies. I know we were lucky in this day with the clear sky but we couldn't have found the spots alone so if you are in Tromso book this tour.

Joanna was the best guide. She was very interactive with the group, was very knowledgeable about her work. She showed use the best sceneries around Tromsø. She even helped me to plan a surprise proposal for my girlfriend which i always be thankful to her all my life. Keep up the Quality work. Anyway, would love to come back Regards Ankur

We saw the aurora lights, Johannes the guide has the best knowledge about the region of Tromsø and for the aurora. Really had fun chatting with him. They took care of us during the travel.

the guide Vinny was amazing.he didn't let us lose hope, and we finally did see the northern lights after 5 hours of hunting. Also the bonfire, hot chocolate were amazing.

Wonderful ride in the middle of northern Norway!!!!