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Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

1. Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Depart from Tromsø in the morning, and head out to where the whales are in time to enjoy the short hours of daylight. Take in the breathtaking views of frozen landscapes in comfortable, panoramic lounges, and multi-level decks. Find a selection of food and drinks for purchase on board. It'll take you about 3 to 3.5 hours to reach the whales, and, depending on the way and weather conditions, you'll spend about 1 to 1.5 hours with them. The boat uses a hybrid engine to reach their feeding grounds. As you near the whales the captain will switch to a silent electric engine that allows you to get close without disturbing them.

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Tromsø: 5-Hour All-Inclusive Wildlife & Bird Fjord Cruise

2. Tromsø: 5-Hour All-Inclusive Wildlife & Bird Fjord Cruise

Experience the extraordinary scenery around the region of Tromsø aboard a classic mahogany boat. Benefit from a pickup in Tromsø city center and be escorted to the harbor to climb aboard a classic boat called the "Fjord Queen." Cruise out onto the Arctic Sea and around the beautiful fjords and straits of the region. Along the way, enjoy delicious Arctic fish, drinks, and snacks. Settle down in a warm cabin, or make use of the insulated bodysuits to stay on deck and admire the views. Keep your camera positioned at all times for some incredible photo opportunities. Experience the wildlife of the Tromsø region as you keep a lookout for birds such as sea eagles, guillemots, and eider ducks. Encounter puffins (in season), cormorants, seals, and otters. See small pilot whales and dolphins playing in the water. Look to the shoreline to spot reindeer, and take in the flora and fauna of Tromsø in all its diversity.  Then, journey back to Tromsø harbor, where your fantastic polar tour ends.

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From Tromsø: Small-Group 4x4 Arctic Roadtrip

3. 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.

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Tromsø: Northern Lights Cuisine Cruise by Electric Catamaran

4. Tromsø: Northern Lights Cuisine Cruise by Electric Catamaran

Take in the atmospheric Arctic night in all its majesty, onboard a silent electric catamaran with 360-degree uninhibited panoramas. In warmth and comfort, cruise around Tromsø island, past snow-covered mountains, landmarks like the Arctic cathedral, and through icy waters. Watch as the crew launch an underwater drone with lights to discover the mysteries of the depths below. As the darkness of the ocean reflects the stars above, if you're lucky the Northern Lights may appear. Finally, soak up the unique atmosphere as you sit down to an Arctic Tapas dinner. Savor the fresh and local ingredients, based on traditional dishes with a modern twist.

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Tromsø: Arctic Fjord Cruise by Electric Catamaran

5. Tromsø: Arctic Fjord 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.

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Tromso: Scenic & Eco-Friendly Snowshoeing Tour

6. 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.

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From Tromso: Small-group Snowshoeing Tour

7. From Tromso: Small-group Snowshoeing Tour

Northern Norway has a unique nature, which changes with varying colors and light of the four seasons. This tour takes you right in the middle of these amazing landscapes. The tour starts from Tromso city center, from where you will head to the coast on the west side of Tromso. With a small group size, 8 people maximum, you will have an intimate and cozy experience. Be driven to the countryside of Tromso. Depending on the snow conditions and weather, the walk will be done either with or without snowshoes. In the autumn months of October and November, you'll get to enjoy the colorful countryside before it is covered with a thick layer of snow. In the winter, the landscape will be white with snow to play in. After the drive, stretch your legs on a nice walk up a small mountain. The Arctic nature offers you an unforgettable experience. During the walk you can view wildlife and when you reach the summit you will be provided with lunch. Your guide will take photos on the tour and share them with you after the trip, free of charge. Just enjoy the hike.

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Tromsø: Northern Lights - Luxury TeslaX Electric Car

8. Tromsø: Northern Lights - Luxury TeslaX Electric Car

Explore Tromsø in the north of Norway and admire the spectacular Northern Lights while riding in an eco-friendly Tesla Model X car. Tromso is fortunate enough to be the perfect place to watch this unique natural phenomena, which can only be experienced in this region of the country. People from all over the world come to Tromso to experience the magic of the Northern Llights, Aurora Borealis, in the fall and winter season - it is a must-do experience. During the tour, you can also admire Norwegian nature around Tromso. As you hunt for the Northern Lights, you will also get to experience the wilderness in the dark. With a maximum of just 5 guests, this tour will give you a highly personalized experience. While driving to the destination, your guide will tell you about the city, what you can see arround you, and stories about the area. With only a few guests, the tour is super flexible regarding where to go and how long you stay. The Tesla is a very comfortable and quiet vehicle. After the tour, your guide will share pictures of the experience with you.

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Tromsø: Northern Lights Luxury Catamaran Cruise

9. Tromsø: Northern Lights Luxury Catamaran Cruise

The tour departs from Tromsø, where you board your luxury catamaran for the trip and embark on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. On board the Arctic Princess, stay warm inside at the Panorama Saloon, or cozy up on one of the outdoor daybeds wearing a complimentary thermal suit. As you glide along the crisp Norwegian waters, marvel at the stunning beauty of the Aurora Borealis. Immerse yourself in the magic of the experience and soak up the incredible atmosphere that this natural wonder creates. Watch in awe as the sky is lit up with color, almost like a painting coming to life. As you stare up at the stunning sky, take moment to appreciate this feat of nature and relax as the world around you melts away. Throughout the journey, make yourself feel at home on board the boat and enjoy coffee and tea to stay warm as well as a selection of light snacks. On the return journey to Tromsø, taste the unique flavors of the region with a deliciously traditional fish soup.

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Tromsø: Snowshoeing and Guided Ice Domes Visit

10. Tromsø: Snowshoeing and Guided Ice Domes Visit

Your guide will take you on a snowshoe adventure in the area surrounding the Tromsø Ice Domes and teach you essential skills for surviving the arctic wilderness. Afterwards, you will explore the beauty of the Tromsø Ice Domes. Your destination is the nature camp, where your guide will help you chop wood, start a fire, and cook some delicious lunch. Once you are done with your snowshoeing tour, your next excursion will begin with a visit to the majestic Tromsø Ice Domes. The ice bar, ice cinema, ice bedrooms, and ice restaurant have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the northern lights. At the Ice Domes, you will join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of an ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of our arctic animals. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complementary. You will be able to purchase other drinks, which will be served in the ice restaurant or ice bar.

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What people are saying about Troms County

Very nice walk in the fjords in a small group. With a cod fishing trip! And for the greediest of what to eat: fruits, small cakes ... and waffles! A beautiful moment in the heart of nature with explanations but also moments of silence

Great day with Frank and his first mate. Lovely Fjord cruise with great views. Got lucky with the weather. The fish soup was delicious and hearty. Highly recommend if you like boat activities. Wear warm shoes!

Beautiful landscape and many orca’s around the boot. Guide give l lot of information about the history of whale hunting, the animals and the landscape around us

Lovely trip! Just as I hoped it would be and better! I’m glad I dressed warm. The boat was comfortable.

Everything worked out great. Perfect service. Highly recommended