Tromsø Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Tromsø Outdoor activities

Tromsø: All Inclusive Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour

1. Tromsø: All Inclusive Northern Lights Chase Minibus Tour

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, snacks, and warm locally-made stew. 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 with the tripod provided. 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".

Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

2. 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.

Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

3. 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. 

Breivikedet: Fun and Easy Dogsledding Adventure

4. 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: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

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

On this comfortable cruise from Tromsø, head to Whale Island and the open sea. Listen to your guide’s commentary about the fish and whale species that thrive in waters that are filled with herring and plankton. The local partner's fast boat ensures that you'll get plenty of time on the water. The coast of Tromsø in northern Norway is widely considered among the best areas in the region for spotting whales. You’ll be on the lookout for inquisitive humpback and killer whales swimming and feeding, and for birds such as sea eagles, gulls, guillimots, eider ducks, and cormorants. 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. Keep warm and refreshed with snacks and drinks.

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Chase

6. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Guided Bus Chase

Meet your guide in Tromsø and drive by bus to the location with the highest possibilities of Aurora viewing that day. Enjoy hot drinks and biscuits as you wait for the Northern Lights to occur. Your guides will stay with you for the entire evening while making sure you are as comfortable and warm as possible. As the weather in Tromsø is very unpredictable, you might move to various places throughout the night. If you are lucky and the Northern Lights start flickering above in the sky, as your guides will take portrait photos which will be sent to you after the tour. The time of return to Tromsø depends on the course of the tour: the distance of the chase, weather conditions and the displays of the northern lights.

Arctic Nature Tour from Tromsø

7. Arctic Nature Tour from Tromsø

Come on this 5-hour day tour and experience nature in one of the purest natural regions in the world. Your guide knows the area very well and will take you to the most picturesque spots. On this tour you will receive pick-up/drop off at your accommodation, pictures of you and the landscape, homemade lunch and hot beverages. Enjoy the beauty of the Arctic on this wonderful experience!

Tromsø: Northern Lights Trip with Campfire and Snacks

8. Tromsø: Northern Lights Trip with Campfire and Snacks

Increase your chances of seeing the northern lights with a guide that has seen over 1000 sightings of this stunning natural phenomenon on this tour from Tromsø. Get camera tips on how to best capture pictures of the northern lights from a photographer.  Meet your guide in Tromsø and travel to a location that is outside the city with excellent viewing conditions. Know that your guide will take you as far away as Finland to ensure you get the optimal viewing conditions.  Once on location, sit in a camping chair and enjoy a cozy bonfire with traditional knekkebrød (crispbread) and gulrotcake (carrot cake). Keep your hands warm with a piping hot drink and wear a cozy thermal suit. If you still get too cold, stay warm on the heated bus.  Make use of the camera tripod and get tips on which camera settings to use from your guide, so you can share photos of the dazzling aurora borealis with your friends and family back home. Return to your hotel in Tromsø.

Tromso: Northern Lights Photo Excursion

9. Tromso: Northern Lights Photo Excursion

Search for the Northern Lights above the stunning fjords, mountains, and lakes around Tromsø. Enjoy the best chances for clear skies from September to March and marvel at this natural phenomenon in a small group of no more than 8 people per minivan. Please note that we can have up to 4 minivans on busy nights. After pickup at the Radisson Blu Hotel at 7 PM, head to the local partner's office where a briefing will be given. Listen to a briefing about the weather conditions and the best chances of seeing the aurora. Then, receive warm overalls, and boots before driving to the best spot. Relax with coffee and muffins as you wait for the Aurora Borealis or, if you're lucky, watch her dancing as soon as you arrive.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour with Free Professional Photos

10. Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour with Free Professional Photos

Go on an adventurous search for the Northern Lights with an expert local guide who will find the best spot for viewing opportunities on the night of your outing. You will be picked up at the meeting point, and ride away from the pollution of the city lights and into the darkness of the fjords, forests, and mountains. Your guide will choose the best spot within a 350 km area to see the Northern Lights. While waiting to see if the lights appear, enjoy hot chocolate with cake or snacks for a warm and sweet start. Then, if the weather allows, sit by a bonfire and enjoy the Arctic beauty while roasting marshmallows. Your guide will share the facts, stories, traditions, beliefs, and superstitions about the lights as you warm by the fire. When the Aurora Borealis does appear, your guide will take professional pictures and share them with you for free. They will also help you to get the best out of your cameras and even mobile phones. Every guest has a free Aurora portrait included in the tour. You have the option to take more pictures if you want as an additional service. Conclude your tour with a drop-off close to your hotel in the city center. If you are staying at a private accommodation outside of the city center, you can book the drop off at your address when you book your ticket.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

Incredible experience, absolutely recommend this to anyone wanting to see the lights. Our guide Mag was extremely nice, knowledgable and gave us the best experience possible. The weather was pretty bad in tromso, snowing a lot, and he was able to get us to a place where we say the lights. Then we kept driving and saw them 2 more times. The pictures he took with his camera came out spectacular, almost unreal. Do yourself a favor a book your tour with them!

I'd waited years to see them and was not disappointed. The guide and driver were determined to get us to clear sky so we stood a chance and they didn't let us down. We had to drive to Finland mind, but wow, what a display we saw. Great information along the way and looked after us with hot drinks, food and some stunning photo's. Would definitely recommend out Tour company.

people on the tour were really nice and explained about the possibilities to watch the auroras, for us it was not a good day due to the weather but still they drove long time to find an spot with clear sky and we got to see them. You can notice the effort they put to chase them. My experience was super nice.

It was such a nice tour, Thomas and the crew are so nice and always pendent of your needs, they are constantly explaining everything really well and making you feel like it's your own boat. The fishing experience was great!

Our guide, Anett was determined that we would experience the northern lights and we did, despite all the worst weather forecasts. Thank you!