Kvaløya
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Our most recommended Kvaløya Day Trips

  • Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

    1. Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

    To start the adventure, your driver will meet you at the pickup point at the Scandic Ishavshotel 10 minutes before your scheduled departure. You will hop on the comfortable minibus and enjoy the short 35-minute drive out to the kennel on the island of Kvaløya. When you arrive at the kennel, you will be directed to the equipment room, where you will be kitted out with everything you need including winter suits, boots, and headlamps. You will be able to leave any items that you do not need in the lockers.  Once kitted out, you will see the kennel of 130 Alaskan Huskies, who are always excited to meet guests. You will be given a short talk and a demonstration on how to drive a sled and be able to ask any questions that you may have. After everyone is happy with the instructions you will follow your guide up to where your teams are ready and waiting for you. Each pair, one passenger and one...

    Fantastic day at the Arctic Adventure. The huskies were so friendly and cute. The sled ride was awesome (the perfect weather conditions was no disadvantage of course!). We really enjoyed Hege's chocolate cake and coffee, and otherwise her warm hospitality. We also had a good briefing of the huskies and what they do during the different seasons. Thanks for a wonderful day!

  • From Tromsø: Small-Group 4x4 Arctic Roadtrip

    2. From Tromsø: Small-Group 4x4 Arctic Roadtrip

    Head off on a 4x4 adventure to explore Norway's Arctic wildlife and landscapes. Go exploring in a 4x4 van equipped for off-road adventures. On your way to Kvaløya island, enjoy the ever-changing landscapes, and be sure to look out for roaming wildlife. Have the possibility to spot soaring sea eagles, native reindeers, and the shy moose. There will be several scenic photo stops along the way, pictures will be shared with you after the trip. Upon reaching the archipelago islands, enjoy an organic, homemade vegan picnic, and a warm drink. As you continue through the mountain valley, pass quaint fishing villages, and make a final stop at one of the most dramatic fjords on the island. Sit back, relax, and breathe in the calmness and quietness of life in the Arctic. This tour will run in any weather; rain, wind, and snow are part of an authentic Norwegian experience.

    The Trip with Hannah was just awesome. I think she was a great and very professional Tourguides. We had lot’s of fun and she knows exactly what to see and explained everything very good. I am still impressed by the tour … just awesome Thank you Hannah

  • Tromsø: Fjord & Wildlife Cruise by Electric Catamaran

    3. Tromsø: Fjord & Wildlife Cruise by Electric Catamaran

    Depart from Tromsø and set off to explore the bays, straights, and fjords of the Arctic which are rich in wildlife and history. Make a few stops en route including at modern fish farms, small fishing villages, and ancient island communities on the outside of Kvaløya or ‘whale island’. Watch as the crew deploys an underwater drone to see the rich marine life found in the crystal clear shallows. Purchase drinks and a warm lunch on board, to enjoy while taking in the magnificent panoramic views.

  • Tromso: Scenic & Eco-Friendly Snowshoeing Tour

    4. Tromso: Scenic & Eco-Friendly Snowshoeing Tour

    Get as close to nature as you can on this unique snowshoeing adventure. Explore Kvaløya island, Norway's fourth-largest island only 25 minutes from Tromsø’s city center. Pass by several fjords before entering the wilderness, surrounded by magic mountains. Walk along the Kaldfjord village and learn about the local wildlife from your experienced local guide. Spot reindeer, moose, and other animals while you pass them on your way. Take advantage of the fantastic numerous photo opportunities before getting back into the low-emission vehicle.

  • Tromso: RIB-Boat Excursion to Hella

    5. Tromso: RIB-Boat Excursion to Hella

    Departing from Tromso, board a RIB boat, or rigid-inflatable boat - a lightweight but high-performance boat. Set off to explore the beautiful Hella region, navigating along the Ry tidal current. Discover how this current attracts fish, who in turn attract birds. Keep your eyes peeled for lots of local wildlife species during the ride. Dock the boat, and walk 5 minutes to a small boathouse where you can enjoy coffee, tea, and muffins. Admire the beautiful views of fjords, mountains, and wildlife surrounding you. Observe the strength of the current you just navigated. Finally, start the short hike back to the RIB boat and begin your exciting navigation back to Tromso.

  • From Tromsø: Northern Lights Experience with Aurora Camps

    6. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Experience with Aurora Camps

    Maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights on this exciting trip combining a Northern Lights and a visit to an Aurora Camp. With 10 years’ of experience in Northern Lights tourism, the focus is on quality, comfort and ensuring guests have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Set off by bus from Tromsø to chase the Northern Lights. Where you head depends on the Aurora and weather forecasts. Your experienced guides will find the best photo stop with excellent conditions and a scenic backdrop. Your guides are also professional photographers and will help you with your camera settings so you can take your own photos. After 2 or more hours, drive to one of the exclusive Aurora Camps. The three camps, located in the Tomok Valley, Lyngen and Kvaløya, each have 2 comfortable lavvus (Sami tents) and toilet facilities. Divide into two smaller groups with a maximum of 20 guests per group, eac...

    Best tour and tourguides ever! As last tourists of the season because of covid, hope you can get over it in every field and work again soon. Thank you for all and the extra programs added too! Vlado

  • From Tromsø: Snowshoe Hiking Tour and Husky Camp Visit

    7. From Tromsø: Snowshoe Hiking Tour and Husky Camp Visit

    Walking on top of a deep layer of snow, listen to the steady rhythm of your breath. A gorgeous mountain landscapes stretches as far as the eye can see; let the image sink into your mind. For the locals, hiking is more than just another outdoor activity, it is the most intimate way to experience nature. Immerse yourself in the moment and let things fall into perspective; clear your head and refill your batteries. Follow your guide into the Arctic wilderness and experience it all for yourself. The exact route will be determined based on the weather conditions and wishes of the group. If the weather allows, enjoy your homemade chocolate cake and something hot to drink on the trail while taking in the views. Otherwise, indulge in the snack around an open fire at the husky camp upon return. Get to know the fluffy friends and their puppies before heading back to Tromsø.

  • Tromsø: Tesla x Fjord Sightseeing

    8. Tromsø: Tesla x Fjord Sightseeing

    The Arctic is a magical place that offers special moments through and around the fjords during the midnight sun months that can only be found above the Arctic circle. This tour is a scenic and educational sightseeing tour in which you will explore the fjords in the Arctic landscape around the Tromsø region. Your tour will begin after meeting at the local operators base camp in central Tromsø for a quick briefing and overview of the area you will explore. You will head out in your Tesla Model X with a personal guide who will be with you for the entire duration of the tour. This tour offers the perfect combination for those looking to explore the fjords that face the Atlantic ocean, while enjoying the genuine setting of a small group and an experienced guide. During the tour you will be taken to 3 main spots located on the island of Kvaløya. Your first stop is Ersfjord, a local coastal ...

  • Tromsø: Arctic Landscapes Sightseeing Shore Excursion

    9. Tromsø: Arctic Landscapes Sightseeing Shore Excursion

    The tour starts with pickup from Tromsø and heads out into the natural landscape of the surrounding fjords to the west side of the city. Immerse yourself in the stunning scenes around you and experience what the arctic wilderness has to offer. First stop is Kvaløya, one of Norway’s biggest and most beautiful islands. Here, take advantage of the viewpoint to admire the breathtaking landscapes of the fjords, mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, and small villages in the countryside of Tromsø. Listen to your guide talk about the native flora and fauna of the region and watch out for the variety of wildlife that lives here including otters, reindeer and sea birds. When you’ve built up an appetite from your wilderness exploration, enjoy a picnic in the peaceful atmosphere surrounded by the stunning views and sounds of nature.

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What people are saying about Kvaløya

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 51 reviews

We booked a half day with my girlfriend and we were delighted. From the pick up at the meeting point, to the sled ride through the wonderful landscape inland from Tromsø, to the petting time with the dogs in the camp, it was a really great time! We really felt that the dogs loved to go out for a walk! They were all adorable, and the guide accompanying us was really nice. When we came back, we had a moment by the fire with cakes and tea during which we could pose. In short, really good, I recommend!

The Trip with Hannah was just awesome. I think she was a great and very professional Tourguides. We had lot’s of fun and she knows exactly what to see and explained everything very good. I am still impressed by the tour … just awesome Thank you Hannah

What an amazing experience! We saw a lot of wildlife and with a rough weather the boat ride was even more fun! Our guide was amazing and told us a lot of information about the nature in the region.

Hannah is absolutely perfect. Nice very kind and efficient. A tour that is deserving to be done. Amazing!

Safety first - then fun An exiting and pleasent trip wrapped in local history