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Tamok Valley

Tamok Valley: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

1. Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

Treat yourself to a guided tour of the magical new winter wonderland of the Tromsø Ice Domes. Travel in a climate-controlled bus from downtown Tromsø, and explore this fascinating construction surrounded by pristine Arctic wilderness. Depart from the Magic Ice Bar in the morning for a scenic 90-minute drive to the fairytale venue. Set among high mountains in the Tamok Valley, the Tromsø Ice Domes are built every year as the Polar Night approaches. On arrival at Tromso Ice domes, you will be greeted by your guide who will share their knowledge about the construction process of an ice hotel and about the impact the snow has on the survival of the arctic animals. Admire the ice hotel and how ice art reflects the unique bond between man and nature. Meet reindeer and have an ice shot and some hearty stew. The ice bars, ice cinema, ice bedrooms, and ice restaurant have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful colored lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. Visit a small group of reindeer and enjoy a short video display in the ice cinema.

Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

2. Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

Combine a dog sledding adventure followed by a guided visit to the magical Tromsø Ice Domes. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, the Tromsø Ice Domes are built every year as the Polar Night approaches. For this tour, you will be picked up from the city center of Tromsø, from which you will be taken to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at Tromsø Ice Domes, receive warm winter clothing and learn how to steer the dog sled. Dog sledding with the Alaskan huskies is an active experience. The sled team consists of two and two people on one sled sharing a team of huskies. Teamwork is essential in dog sledding and together with the team, you will help to push on parts of the tour. After the dog sledding, visit the Ice Domes where the ice bar, cinema, and suites have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful colored lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. Join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of the ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of Arctic animals. There will be time to walk around freely and ask questions to the experienced guide. You will be able to purchase other drinks at the ice restaurant or ice bar. During this combination tour, you will get a chance to visit a small herd of reindeer near the Ice Domes for reindeer feeding.

Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowmobiling & Guided Ice Domes Visit

3. Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowmobiling & Guided Ice Domes Visit

Venture into the wilderness and experience the Arctic wilderness on a guided snowmobile tour and visit the Tromsø Ice Domes. Upon arrival you will be directed to the equipment room, where you will be provided with warm clothes and shoes for the day. Here you can also leave anything you don’t need on the tour. Receive safety instructions and practical demonstrations on how to drive the snowmobile. Drive in pairs with one driver and one passenger per snowmobile and plenty of opportunities to switch places during the up to two-hour snowmobiling adventure between the snow-covered mountains. The halfway point of the snowmobiling adventure is a good place to take photos, play in the snow or enjoy the landscape. After driving back down the trail and parking the snowmobiles, you will visit the Ice Domes where the ice bar, ice cinema, and ice suites have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful coloured lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. At the Ice Domes, you will join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of the ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of arctic animals. There will be time to walk around freely and ask the experienced guide questions, as well as admire the unique snow and ice art carved by professional artists. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complimentary. There is also a small group of reindeer at the Tromsø Ice Domes for guests to visit.

From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowshoeing & Guided Ice Domes Visit

4. From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowshoeing & Guided Ice Domes Visit

Be picked up from the city center of Tromsø, from which you will be taken to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at the camp, get set up with all required equipment for the hike through the snow. Enjoy the serenity of your surroundings as you hear the crunch of snow underfoot. Arrive at the nature camp where the guide will help you chop wood, start a fire and cook some delicious lunch. With your belly filled you will be shown how you can survive the ice-cold arctic wilderness. Learn how to sleep, what to eat, and how to find your way home. After the snowshoeing tour, your next excursion will begin with a visit to the majestic Tromsø Ice Domes. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, Tromsø Ice Domes are built every year as the Polar Night approaches. At the Ice Domes, join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of the ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of arctic animals. There will be time to walk around freely and ask questions to the experienced guide. Admire the snow and ice art that reflects the unique bond between man and nature. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complimentary. You will be able to purchase other drinks, which will be served in the ice restaurant or ice bar. You can also visit the small herd of reindeer located at the Ice Domes. Take some time to feed these cute animals, before heading back to Tromsø.

From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Reindeer Sledding & Ice Domes Visit

5. From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Reindeer Sledding & Ice Domes Visit

Go reindeer sledding at a Sami camp and visit the Tromsø Ice Domes on this tour from Tromsø. Take a comfortable and scenic bus ride out into the Arctic wilderness of Tamokdalen. Dress in warm winter clothes and boots upon arrival at Camp Tamok and then head off to explore an ancient part of Sami culture. Try the oldest form of transport in the north on your reindeer sledding adventure. Get an introduction to lasso throwing, learn about the storytelling traditions of the Sami culture, and feed some reindeer. Return to Camp Tamok after your memorable encounter with the Sami people, where a hot meal will be served around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. Relax and warm up before heading to the Tromsø Ice Domes for more sightseeing. Join a guided tour of the Ice Domes, high in the mountains of the beautiful Tamok Valley. Learn about the processes that went into constructing the ice hotel. Take some free time to walk around and ask your guide some questions. Admire the unique snow and ice art carved by professional artists. Take a complimentary non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar.

From Tromsø: Northern Lights Visit at Camp Tamok

6. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Visit at Camp Tamok

Experience the mystical Aurora Borealis at its best at the scenic location of Camp Tamok. Surrounded by untouched wilderness, enjoy exclusive access to the darkness far removed from the bright city lights. Upon arrival at Camp Tamok, receive your warm winter clothing and watch a thorough presentation about the Aurora Borealis and how to photograph this natural phenomenon. If the sky is starry, embark on a short hike near the wilderness camp to discover different settings to photograph the Northern Lights. Whether you see this amazing spectacle or not, a trip to Camp Tamok is an adventure in itself. The dark and silent surroundings provide a genuine Arctic atmosphere. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and they can appear early in the evening or late at night.

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What people are saying about Tamok Valley

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 643 reviews

The husky sled ride was uniquely beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed driving the sled through the beautiful snowy landscape ourselves. The guides were all very courteous and helpful. A delicious (for us vegan) meal was served in a typical tent. The Ice Domes tour was also interesting and impressive. What unfortunately came up short were the reindeer. Here we could only catch a quick glimpse through the fence. Here we would have liked to have had a little more time and contact with the animals. But all in all an absolutely recommendable activity!

The Ice Domes are definitely worth a visit. The works and ice sculptures are incredibly well designed and detailed. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to tell us a lot about Vikings and the Sami culture. In addition, I was very happy about the reindeer behind the house and about the vegetarian choice of food.

It was the most exciting adventure ever. The staff were amazing and the location is breathtaking. I want everyone I know to experience this!

Awesome experience dog sleighing and the most beautiful scenery. Great food and friendly people. The ice castle is impressive

The guides were so helpful and the lamb stew lunch was delicious!