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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 van day trip from Tromsø. 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.

Bergen: Round-Trip Scenic Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

2. Bergen: Round-Trip Scenic Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

Discover the stunning natural beauty of the Norwegian fjords on a scenic cruise from Bergen. Board a sustainably-designed boat and catch views of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Venture through the majestic Osterfjord with striking mountain landscapes and magical waterfalls. Begin your tour and set sail from the city center of Bergen. The iconic, Hanseatic heritage buildings decorate the Zachariasbryggen wharf with quaint and colorful charm as you cruise. Then, enter the Osterfjord. With its length of 27 kilometers, feel enveloped by the natural world. Next, as you near the narrow Mostraumen Strait, marvel at the steep mountain views and approaching waterfall. On the sundeck, feel a refreshing spray on your face from the falls. Keep an eye out for soaring eagles above and other animal life while you relax in an idyllic setting.

Breivikedet: Fun and Easy Dogsledding Adventure

3. Breivikedet: Fun and Easy Dogsledding Adventure

Drive your own team of huskies in an extraordinary experience and a must-do for anyone visiting Northern Norway. Get up close to raw Arctic nature and try this adventurous way of travel. Be welcomed by the activity staff upon arrival at the camp in Breivikeidet. Put on thermal suits, boots, hats, and mittens before heading out to meet the huskies, hear the safety instructions, and be taught the basics of driving the sled. Enjoy a fun and easy and a great way to experience Northern Norway's unparalleled landscapes. Two people will share one sled: one as a driver and the other as a passenger, with the chance to swap halfway through the tour.

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Chase

4. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Chase

Experience the northern lights on a guided excursion from Tromsø. Board a bus and head to a location where the chances of seeing this natural phenomenon are high. As you wait to spot this incredible light display, enjoy hot drinks and biscuits. Set off from the center of Tromsø and head to a location with low light pollution, minimal cloud coverage, and the highest chances of aurora viewing that day. Upon arrival, hot drinks will be served along with biscuits while you wait for the northern lights to occur. As the weather in Tromsø can change, you may need to throughout the night. Your guides will make sure you are as comfortable and warm as possible. If you're lucky and the northern lights start flickering above you in the sky, your guides will take some photos which will be sent to you after the tour.

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

5. 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. 

Tromsø: Arctic Fjord Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

6. Tromsø: Arctic Fjord Cruise by Hybrid-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. 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.

Lofoten Islands: Silent Trollfjord Cruise

7. Lofoten Islands: Silent Trollfjord Cruise

Discover Trollfjord on a nature-oriented but comfortable and relaxing catamaran cruise with an expert guide and crew. Learn about the wildlife you see along the way, including eagles, plus explore what's underwater with the underwater drone. Departing from the Svolvær harbor in the morning, you’ll set out for Trollfjord, about an hour away. On the way, you can take in the breathtaking views in comfortable, panoramic lounges and multi-level decks. Experience a unique perspective on the mysterious depths of this fjord with an incredible underwater drone stream. What do you think hides beneath the surface? Spend some time in Trollfjord, exploring white-tailed eagles soaring against the backdrop of soaring mountains. The engaging crew will tell you about the wildlife, landscape, and history of the resilient communities that live in this epic coastal landscape. Onboard there’s a selection of beverages and local foods for purchase.

Tromsø: Lyngen Alps Snowmobile Safari

8. Tromsø: Lyngen Alps Snowmobile Safari

Experience the thrill of a snowmobile ride through the Lyngen Alps on this guided tour. You’ll see the beauty of an arctic fjord, take in an amazing mountain view, learn local history from your guide – and then warm up with delicious soup at a fishing village.  Departing from Tromsø, you’ll take a bus through arctic scenery and then transfer to a ferry to cross Ullsfjorden. After being escorted to the fishing village, you’ll get ready for the tour with driving and safety instructions, and be outfitted with warm clothing and safety equipment. Taking turns driving the snowmobile with a partner, you’ll follow the tour guide through epic nature with mountains surrounding you. Throughout the 2-hour trip there will be various stops at viewing points for photos and to learn the history of the area.  Once the trip is over, you’ll return to the fishing village for a warm homemade soup with fresh bread in a restaurant with a panoramic view. A warm drink and sweet cake will be the perfect end to a memorable day.

Geiranger: Dalsnibba, Flydalsjuvet, Eagle Bend & Fjords Tour

9. Geiranger: Dalsnibba, Flydalsjuvet, Eagle Bend & Fjords Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Dalsnibba, Flydalsjuvet, Eagle Bend, and the Fjords tailor-made for cruise passengers arriving in Geiranger. Relax on board a comfortable bus and listen to live commentary as you admire landscapes, mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. After meeting the guide and boarding the bus, begin your guided tour of Geiranger and the UNESCO World Heritage area. Sit back and relax as you make your way to Flydalsjuvet, one of Norway’s most photographed viewpoints. Continue to the spectacular Djupvatn Lake and reach the top of the famous mountain Dalsnibba, at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. Make a stop at Eagle Bend and soak up the breathtaking views of Geiranger village, the Geirangerfjord, and the Seven Sisters Waterfall. Drive up the serpentine Eagle Road for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities of the Geirangerfjord. As you explore, your guide will provide insightful commentary about the area and its history. Finally, enjoy a punctual return to the terminal in time for your cruise departure.

Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

10. Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

Treat yourself to a guided tour of the magical winter wonderland of Tromsø Ice Domes. Enjoy a scenic bus ride from the city center of Tromsø, discover the construction process of the domes, and marvel at intricate ice sculptures. Begin your day with a comfortable drive to the Tromsø Ice Domes in the mountains above Tamok Valley. Each year at the start of the winter season, new Tromsø Ice Domes are constructed. Upon arrival, join a guided tour through the domes, passing beautiful ice sculptures and snow carvings lit with magical special lighting effects. Learn about the typical northern Norwegian themes of the snow and ice sculptures, featuring the Northern Lights, Sami culture, and Arctic animals. Learn about the construction process of the domes and the impact the snow has on all life in the Arctic. After the guided tour, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, visit the herd of reindeer near the Domes, and have a non-alcoholic ice shot at the ice bar. Warm up around a fireplace and relax in a warm wooden lavvu (traditional Sami dwelling) while enjoying a traditional Norwegian soup or stew.

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We felt lucky to be in a new electric boat which was in service for just a month. Two decks of fully heated seating area . The tour guide was in English very nice lady who presented with wit and pleasant to listen to. We sat in the upper deck and the view was breathtaking. The bar located in the lower deck sold refreshments and alcohol. On the upper deck you could also go into the open space (-4degree) to take photographs or view the tour in the cold. Despite everything being expensive in Norway, we felt this ride was value for money. Highly recommend to see the Oslo fjord via this pleasant silent sustainable mode. Excellent service

Amazing experience. We booked this last minute and it was the most magical end to our holiday. The people were lovely and can’t do enough for you. The Sami culture chat was so interesting and good fun as well especially the yoik. The reindeers were lovely and it was so much fun feeding them. You get unlimited food for them and trust me they keep going and going. The sleigh ride was also so magical, and we were even lucky enough to see the lights. The meal was lovely and had GF and DF options and vegetarian. Thank you so much for the experience it was so lovely.

Terrific friendy crew led by Elizabeth. Leadig you to a marvelous chase and encounter with the Northern Lights.

relaxed experience learning a little about Sami culture and a fun experience reindeer sledding

super nice stuffs and clear instructions, great cookie and hot drinks on the boat