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Troms County Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Troms County Family-friendly activities

Tromsø: Luxury Catamaran Fishing Trip

1. Tromsø: Luxury Catamaran Fishing Trip

Enjoy a fantastic fishing tour from Tromsø—this is not an ordinary fishing trip. When you arrive onboard, feel the warm and cozy atmosphere. The saloon is comfortable but offers a high standard. The friendly staff will have warm coffee and tea waiting for you. The panoramic saloon is the best place to be while sailing slowly or cruising to the fishing area, a fishing spot where you can watch the Tromsø Island from a sea view. After a short trip, you will be able to start trying to catch fish. Of course, there is no 100% fishing guarantee, but the chance you’ll catch something to eat on the way back is high. Sit back and relax as the staff cooks the very fresh fish for you on our way back to the city.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Husky Visit with Traditional Dinner

2. Tromsø: Northern Lights Husky Visit with Traditional 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: Arctic Fjords and Reindeer Experience

3. 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. 

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Chance of Northern Lights

4. Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Chance of Northern Lights

Discover a Sámi reindeer camp with this unique tour from Tromsø. Travel to the camp at Breivikeidet to feed the reindeer. Have the chance to see the northern lights and experience eating Bithos (a traditional Sámi dish). Meet your guide and travel to camp Breivikeidet which is surrounded by mountains. Step off the bus and admire the view of the Lyngen Alps. Follow your guide to the reindeer fence to pet and feed the reindeer. Learn about these animals from your guide. Spot the dancing Aurora should it be out. It's an excellent place to spot the Aurora in the night sky above your head as there is little artificial light. Continue to an authentic Gamme (traditional Sámi housing). Get cozy as you savor Bithos, which is a meal only reserved for special occasions. Hear about what life is like in the Arctic for the Sámi people. Listen to a joik (Sámi folk music). Return to Tromsø.

Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour with Drinks & Snack

5. Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour with Drinks & Snack

Enjoy a whale-watching adventure on a RIB speedboat. Search for humpback whales and orcas frolicking in their natural habitat as you sip on hot drinks admiring the views. Start by meeting in central Tromsø where you will join your fellow explorers on the bus route to the island of Skjervøy. Relax on the 4-hour journey on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with WiFi and toilets onboard. Meet your guide in Skjervøy which is the town closest to the feeding grounds of the whales. Be escorted to the dressing room where you will put on your protective thermal gear. Then, board the speedboat and begin the search. Look out for humpback whales and orcas in their natural habitat. Learn about them and other local marine life with an experienced guide, and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and tasty Norwegian sweet bread. After approximately 3 hours onboard the rib boat, you will return to harbor and warm up with tea and coffee in the dressing room. From here, your guide will escort you back to the bus, give you a packed lunch of a baguette and bottled water to enjoy on the relaxing journey back to Tromsø.

Tromsø: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

6. 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: Puppy Training at the Husky Kennel with Lunch

7. Tromsø: Puppy Training at the Husky Kennel with Lunch

One of the local tour operator's main ambitions is participation in dogsled racing. Training of both the dogs and people throughout the years is essential and summer is the time for the new puppies first try at teamwork. Join your experienced handlers and train the youngest sled dogs who are from 4 weeks to 6 months. Take the puppies out for a 1 to 1.5-hour hike close to the husky farm and do different exercises in wilderness depending on the age of the puppies. Suitable for adults and always a hit with the kids. Trek across the landscape outside the camp to let the puppies experience the beautiful scenery. 

Tromso: Arctic Panorama Cable Car Excursion

8. Tromso: Arctic Panorama Cable Car Excursion

Get ready for an authentic Arctic experience. Enjoy a ride on the famous Tromso Fjellheisen cable car. Once at the top, marvel the views that you can see from there of the city of Tromso and beautiful nature around it.  Enjoy the stunning views of Arctic landscapes with your local guide, who will teach you all about Tromso. You will learn why Tromso is called the ”Paris of the North” and ”Gateway to the Arctic”. Take a moment to enjoy this unique view and take amazing photographs that will serve as a lifetime memory.

Tromso: Northern Light Cruise Luxury Catamaran

9. Tromso: Northern Light Cruise Luxury Catamaran

See the wonder of the aurora borealis, known as the northern lights, on this catamaran tour in Tromso. Relax in comfort as you’re taken on a trip with the greatest likelihood to see the incredible natural phenomenon. Once aboard the catamaran, you can relax on the catamaran net for an excellent view of the incredible night sky while the sea calmly moves beneath you. The boat will travel away from polluted light, so the sight of the Northern Lights phenomena can be enjoyed to the fullest. While on the trip, you can warm up with a hot cup of coffee or tea in the warm lounge. The attentive crew is on hand to make your experience the best possible, with local snacks, such as locally produced stockfish or dried reindeer meat available. There’s even some chocolate. You’ll enjoy good company and beauty all around you on an unforgettable journey.  

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What people are saying about Troms County

We loved this! Our family of 4, including a 9 and 11 year old enjoyed every minute, in fact, probably the highlight of our trip. The dogs were so fun, the staff was so friendly and helpful. We had plenty of time to be outdoors and were lucky to see the lights, with the best guides of how to find them. The food was great and the warming tents incredible. If you only do one tour in Tromso, this is it!

Very friendly Sami guides who told a lot about their culture and the reindeer. The herd of reindeer lives freely and is additionally fed at midday in winter. So we could stand in the middle of the big herd and feed them. It was a great experience to be so close to the shy animals. A very good and personally guided tour that I can only recommend.

The most beautiful experience of my life. We had incredibly nice weather and saw a lot of humpback whales and some orcas. It was indescribable. Our skipper was really great. I would book it exactly the same way again and again. Every cent is absolutely worth it. At the end there was a super delicious baguette with salmon. Many Thanks.

An unforgettable experience. Our guide was really knowledgeable and knew where to go for us to admire the beauty of the orcas and whales. The whole activity was well organised, and we were also offered a sandwich and hot chocolate

Extremely beautiful! Top guide and excellent lunch in a crazy hotel! Then the reindeer