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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 and snacks, cooked over the campfire. 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".

Tromso: RIB Boat Midnight Excursion to Hella

2. Tromso: RIB Boat Midnight Excursion to Hella

Embark on a RIB-boat photo safari to the islands of Gåsvær, Musvær, and Risøya with the possibility of seeing eagles, cormorants, seals and/or puffins, and beautiful scenery. Be inspired by the incredibly unique evening light from the midnight sun which can only be experienced in places above the Arctic Circle. Start the tour with pick up from outside the Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromso. Walk around the corner to the activity provider's office where you'll get kitted out with warm flotation suits, boots, mittens, goggles, and life jackets. Then, board the RIB boat and begin your adventure. The trip will be fast and exciting as you navigate from A to B slow and scenic as you explore the beautiful landscape, with plenty of opportunities to take pictures.  Navigate towards Gåsvær, Musvær, and Risøya islands and keep your eyes peeled for eagles, cormorants, puffins, seals, and/or harbor porpoises. 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. Finally, start the short hike back to the RIB boat and begin your exciting navigation back to Tromso.

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

3. 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. 

From Tromsø: Visit to Medieval village of Tønsvik

4. From Tromsø: Visit to Medieval village of Tønsvik

The journey starts in Tromsø city center where you will be picked up and driven to the mainland where the Viking adventure will begin. After a short drive, you will leave the vehicle behind and go on for a lovely, 1 kilometer hike in the wilderness. At the end of the path you will enter the estate, where, centered on an open courtyard, you can find five large buildings, built according to centuries-old Viking, Medieval, and Sámi techniques. The master builder of the homestead will welcome you to his world, and tell you about his decades-long project, inspired by the ancient lifestyle and traditions of the people of the North. You will even get the chance to hone your Viking skills by participating in axe-throwing and archery. Join this epic adventure today!

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: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

6. Tromsø: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

Experience the pristine beauty of the Arctic landscapes and fjords on a catamaran cruise. Observe native wildlife in their natural habitat with insightful commentary from a local guide. Board a comfortable catamaran in the Tromsø city center. Marvel at the Arctic landscape and the beautiful fjords. Learn about Norway’s wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages, and weather from your knowledgeable guide. Take photos from either the indoor or outdoor viewing decks. Enjoy hot coffee or tea, while admiring the unique natural setting. Pick up snacks at the kiosk on board if you feel hungry. During late October to late January, have the best chance of seeing a humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbor porpoise, or even a fin whale. Arrive at the whale feeding site and enjoy 1-1.5 hours to take an up-close look at the feast.

Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

7. Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

Experience the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights just 30 minutes from downtown Tromsø at a husky camp where you will be served hot drinks and can grill marshmallows over an open fire. Go inside an authentic lavvo (Sami tent) while you wait for the lights to appear in the night sky. Then, lay down on reindeer skins in the great outdoors, or sit on the provided chairs while you scout the sky for the dancing lights. Your guide will answer any questions you may have. As a work of Mother Nature, there can be no guarantee that the Northern lights will appear, but visiting 200 Alaskan huskies with their puppies is well worth it! Enjoy a warm meal in Norwegian style as your guide serves up a dish of bacalao made with tomato and Norwegian stockfish (cod).

Tromsø: Fjord and Islands Luxury Catamaran Cruise

8. Tromsø: Fjord and Islands Luxury Catamaran Cruise

Experience the stunning scenery of Norway from onboard a luxury catamaran. Board the Arctic Princess from Tromsø and embark on a magical journey through the refreshingly crisp waters to explore the fjords and islands that surround the region. Discover the natural beauty of Tromsø and feel immersed in another world far from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. Sit back and relax on board the boat, grab a drink at the Panorama Saloon or cozy up on the deck’s day beds in a complimentary thermal suit. Throughout the journey, make yourself feel at home on board the boat and enjoy coffee and tea to stay warm as well as light snacks. On the return journey to Tromsø, taste the unique flavors of the region with a deliciously traditional fish soup.

Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

9. 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. 

Tromsø: Guided Husky Sledding with Lunch

10. Tromsø: Guided Husky Sledding with Lunch

Embark on a husky sled ride on a half-day trip from Tromsø. Glide through the snowy Norwegian landscapes and return to camp for a traditional stew. Start this exciting half-day tour with transport from Tromsø. Meet your professional musher, dog sled driver. Once you are well-equipped, the guides will take you for a ride in a sled shared with one or two other guests. Enjoy great views of the mountains surrounding Tromsø, which stretch towards the Balsfjord and Malangen peninsula. After an hour of dogsledding, head back to camp. There, a trained handler will share their stories about animal care, how the dogs are bred and trained, and the history of dogsledding. Cuddle a husky puppy. Then, enjoy a hearty meal of bidos prepared with reindeer meat, broth, and vegetables. A cozy wood fire will be burning in the middle of the tent where a large pot of coffee awaits to warm you up.

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4.5 / 5

based on 183 reviews

The hike into the midnight sun was definitely the highlight of my Norway trip! Already on the drive to the starting point of the hike we were able to marvel at the incredible nature and our guide gave us a lot of interesting information about the country and its people. The hike itself and especially the view were simply fantastic and indescribable!!! After the hike there was a very lovingly prepared and delicious snack and on the way home we were even able to marvel at reindeer on the side of the road :) It was an all-round perfect trip and our guide created a great atmosphere with his open nature . Thank you for making the excursion possible despite our very small group size and for the wonderful evening in the midnight sun :)

Amazing experience!! We had amazing weather and enjoyed the midnight sun at the fullest!! Our skipper Per was amazing and his soup was the best we ever had!!! I totally recomend it and for sure i’ll be back for a northern lights one too!!!

The trip was perfect and made our day unique! All of us caught at least one fish and we also got one huge! The soup cooked to us was delicious! The captain and the crew took care of our safety and were definitely very friendly!

The Huskies were so playful, the cloudy weather was perfect for this tour, amazing how strong they are, the guides were super nice, providing snacks and drinks and also a meal after the hike

It was a wonderful day on the water and the weather was perfect.