Tromsø Food & gourmet tours

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Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

1. Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

Experience the magic of the artic on this nighttime reindeer sledding day trip with a bus or van transfer Tromsø. Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Have the chance to spot the northern lights dancing above you.  Board your bus or van in Tromsø and embark on your artic adventure. Stop at a Sami camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will eat from your hands. Feel the thrill of riding on a sled pulled by majestic reindeer. Be invited for a cup of hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and warm up around the fire inside a candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut). Taste a three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over the open fire. Join your hots in a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Learn what it is like to be a reindeer herder. Watch as your guide performs a joik (traditional Sami song).  Step outside to see if the northern lights appear above the reindeer camp. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end your tour. 

Tromsø: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

2. Tromsø: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

Meet reindeer and see a Sámi camp with this tour from Tromsø. Try reindeer sledding and enjoy a hearty Sámi lunch. Be picked up from the meeting point and take a scenic drive to the camp at Breivikeidet. Be greeted by your Sámi guide who will take you meet the reindeer that will take you on a sledding tour. Revel in the glory of the Lyngen Alps and the beautiful nature as you ride. Breathe in the crisp arctic air. Warm up with some tea, coffee, and Bithos (a traditional Sami dish that is served for finer meals like celebrations). After lunch, learn more about Sámi life, culture, and clothing. Experience a joik (Sámi folk music). Head back to Tromsø with newfound knowledge.

Tromsø: Norwegian Cuisine and Northern Lights Day Trip

3. Tromsø: Norwegian Cuisine and Northern Lights Day Trip

Explore the Norwegian wilderness in search of the northern lights on this bus day trip from Tromsø. Eat a 2-course dinner and stop for a delicious Norwegian dessert and a hot drink along the way. Stay warm with a thermal winter suit.  Board a comfortable minibus at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø. Enjoy a scenic ride thorugh the countryside to the mountainside town of Malangen. Hear about the surroundings and the northern lights from your guide as you travel.  Head to the restaurant, but stop to observe the lights if they appear on the way. Sit down to dinner in a heated lavvu (tradtional tent) next to a cozy bonfire. Listen to stories told by your local chef. Savor local flavors during a 2-course dinner paired with a wine, beer, or soda. Try locally-sourced food that has been spiced with herbs from the chef's garden. Partake in a meat starter of ham, local chevre cheese with fruit chutney on top of flatbread, or a vegetarian starter of chevre with fruit chutney served on top of roasted bread spiced with dried leaves of birch. Taste a meat main dish of lamb steak from local farmers served with delicious sauce, stewed sweet peas, vegetables, and almond potatoes. Savor a vegetarian main dish of marinated tofu served with tzatziki and oven-baked vegetables from the farm. After dinner, go out in search of the stunning northern lights and admire views of the mountains and fjords along the way. Your guide will go to places with the clearest skies to increase your chances of spotting the northern lights.  Make a stop for a sweet flatbread snack called lefse and a hot chocolate, coffee, or tea. Get help capturing night photos of the northern lights and have a tripod to use. Return to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø at the end of your tour. 

Tromsø: Arctic Fjords and Reindeer Experience

4. Tromsø: Arctic Fjords and Reindeer Experience

Experience the beauty of Kvaløya island on this tour from Tromso. Enjoy a delicious local lunch at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel. Be surrounded by hundreds of reindeer and have the opportunity to feed them. Be picked up at the meeting point in Tromso and relax on the comfortable journey to the island of Kvaløya. Have the chance to stop and take pictures of local wildlife that you spot along the way.  Once you arrive at the island, be surrounded by snow-capped mountains and arctic fjords. Stop for a lunch made with local ingredients at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, which has views overlooking the water. Hear stories and facts about the indigenous Sámi people. Find out how life has changed for these people. Take some time to explore the fishing community on a short walk.  Head off to meet a local Sámi reindeer herder. Watch how the herder calls his herd using a bell. View how the reindeer are free to roam in the wilderness. After a quick safety briefing, feed the reindeer.   Gather in a lavvo (Sámi traditional tent) and sit around a bonfire to enjoy joiking (Sámi folk songs). Listen as your hosts tell you more about their culture and traditions. Relax in the lavvo tent, before heading back to Tromsø. 

Lyngseidet: Arctic Distillery Guided Whisky Tour

5. Lyngseidet: Arctic Distillery Guided Whisky Tour

Book a guided tour at the worlds Northern most distillery - Aurora Spirit. This unique tour includes complimentary tastings and you will learn about making premium alcohol in the Arctic circle. Great views, local tastes and interesting facts guaranteed! The Distillery Tour will be given by a qualified staff member who will guide you through the process of manufacturing various types of spirits such as vodka, aquavit, gin and whisky. You’ll get a glimpse into the mysterious past of Viking age drinking customs and learn about hi-tech alcohol production on top of the world. During this exciting guided tour, you will see, feel and smell Arctic ingredients all used in their production. I

Norway: Aurora Spirit Distillery Tour with Lunch and Tasting

6. Norway: Aurora Spirit Distillery Tour with Lunch and Tasting

Enjoy a guided tour at the world's most northern distillery - Aurora Spirit Distillery, where you will learn about alcohol production and try some for yourself. The tour will be given by a qualified staff member who will guide you through the process of manufacturing various types of spirits. Meet your guide at Scandic Ishavshotel then hop-on the bus to Breivikeidet. Board a ferry to Svensby and then head straight to the Distillery. Visit a state of the art and atmospheric Viking inspired cask storage, where you can learn about the mythology and science behind the whisky brand Bivrost. This unique tour includes complimentary tastings, transfers and lunch, with time to relax in the visitor's centre enjoying the panoramic views of the Lyngen Alps and fjord. Afterwards, your guide will escort you back on the ferry.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 748 reviews

It was really an Arctic experience!!! Blizzard , gusty winds, heavy rains! We did couple stops to see and check the sky the northern light shows only couple of seconds. So our guide drove us up to Finland just to chase the northern light. We stopped on a safe side of the road start a fire, get some nice hot drink and norwegian bread and waited for about one hour and half. Unfortunately because of the harsh weather we did not see what we are looking for. Our guide decided that it’s time to go back for everyone’s safety. On our way back our guide still keep checking the sky for signs of northern light. We stopped again on the spot pf our first stop and hold and behold we got what we are looking for! Magnificent aurora borealis! Everyone jumped infront of our guide’s camera and do our own pose! After almost 10hrs of travel from Tromso to Finland and we went home with an extra ordinary happiness! Thank you to our guide who made sure that we are safe and we experience only the best!!!

We had some perfect experience with them we was 10 people in a group, Harry was our guide, with a lot of experience, on the beginning was kinda bad weather and a small hope but he just stopped with us in a spot that he knew it would be nice and some time later the big show started, everyone got impressed all the night along (also Harry!), he made also a very good fireplace, told historys about local fairy tales and talked about a lot of things. He also takes a lot of perfect pictures and helped us to configurate our camera and take our own pictures also, anyway was a perfect experience, i really recommend them, thank you for the night and I am so sorry for the accident with the camera Harry…

Mansor our guide is very kind and knowledgeable how to take pictures of northern light. He brought camera and took pictures all of us and help setting all of our iphone and camera to take our own pictures too. We were lucky to see some very bright northern light

An excellent small group experience and we were lucky enough to see a spectacular Aurora show. Guide Harry was very knowledgeable and dedicated. Driver Monica was also great and so helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Amazing light display. Patience is key to the these things. Trust the tour guides. The extras of hot chocolate, cakes, sandwiches and marshmallows were really nice!