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Tromsø: Whale and Arctic Wildlife Cruise Safari by Catamaran

1. 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: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

2. 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. 

Tromso: RIB Boat Midnight Excursion to Hella

3. 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: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

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

Set sail on a hybrid electric catamaran cruise for the Arctic waters and observe marine animals in their natural habitat. Watch orcas and humpback whales feed in the icy fjords and admire the stunning landscapes around you. 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. Sail for about 3 to 3.5 hours to reach the whales and 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.

From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

5. From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

Watch magnificent humpback whales and orcas feed on shoals of herring when they migrate to Skjervoy between November and January. Enjoy a scenic panoramic drive from Tromso to Skjervoy, then hop into a rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Meet at the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso bright and early. From here, drive for 3.5 hours to Skjervoy to meet your guide. Once in Skjervoy, receive a warm flotation suit before getting into the RIB. Then, set off on a 2.5-hour whale watching excursion in the Kvaenangen Fjord. Marvel at the natural scenery and keep your eyes peeled for orcas and humpback whales, as well as other local wildlife. After your excursion, refresh with some sandwiches, tea, and coffee before driving back to Tromso.

From Tromsø: Snowmobile Safari in the Lyngen Alps

6. From Tromsø: Snowmobile Safari in the Lyngen Alps

Based in Lyngen near Tromsø, visit Camp Troll and experience a day of exploration, excitement, and fun on a snowmobile safari. Ride your own snowmobile beneath giant mountains and learn how these spectacular summits inspired Norwegian Folklore. Depart from Tromsø city center by bus which will take you to Breivikeidet where you’ll board the ferry as a foot passenger (included). Get met on the other side at Svensby for further transport. On arrival at base camp, get welcomed by your guide and listen as they detail practical Instructions on how to handle a snowmobile. Watch a safety demonstration and then get changed before heading out. Drive your snowmobile in pairs (one driver and one passenger) and get the opportunity to switch drivers at the halfway point. Travel deep into nature whilst exploring the mythical world of trolls on a scenic trail through the Lyngen Alps. Enjoy time in the beautiful scenery and take pictures, keeping an eye out for the magical trolls you’ll be learning about. Later, head back to the base camp to enjoy a hot meal served around the fire before you depart. With a full stomach, return to the ferry after your tour, where you will return to Tromsø.

Tromsø: Fjord and Islands Luxury Catamaran Cruise

7. 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.

Tromso: RIB-Boat Excursion to Hella

8. Tromso: RIB-Boat Excursion to Hella

Departing from Tromso, board a RIB boat, or rigid-inflatable boat - a lightweight but high-performance boat. Set off to explore the beautiful Hella region, navigating along the Ry tidal current. Discover how this current attracts fish, who in turn attract birds. Keep your eyes peeled for lots of local wildlife species during the ride. 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. Observe the strength of the current you just navigated. Finally, start the short hike back to the RIB boat and begin your exciting navigation back to Tromso.

Tromsø: Midnight Cruise

9. Tromsø: Midnight Cruise

Experience the midnight sun, one of nature's great wonders during this sightseeing cruise through the Tromsø fjords. From the 21st of May onwards, Norwegians experience day-light for 24 hours, painting the sky with incredible colors so that it sometimes looks like the sky is on fire. Climb aboard a comfortable boat and embark on an invigorating cruise through the fjords of Tromsø as you admire the incredible views of the everlasting sun. Whilst there is no guarantee that the sun will be seen, on a cloudless evening, you can get a serious suntan in the middle of the night. Your body will tingle with energy because of the light. Enjoy complimentary snacks and hot drinks while glancing over the sea from the boat's deck or heated indoor lounge. Keep a look out for birds such as sea eagles, guillemots, and eider ducks.

Tromsø: Luxury Catamaran Fishing Trip

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Troms County

Lovely and very quiet trip. Nothing for an impatient soul, but nice when you are on a trip with a soulmate. We had a trip in the first half of May - and even though we can borrow a warm suit, WEAR ENOUGH CLOTHES that you can fit in a large warm suit (do not take a coat, take a short down jacket, stilongs, etc.). Nice operators who took us to some areas where there were occasional eagles to see, we did not have luck this time, but anyway wonderful scenery and wonderful skies. It does not matter that we had a trip a week before midnight sun, the sun is barely below the horizon anyway.

My daughter and I were in a group with 4 French speakers and we are English speakers. The guide did a fantastic job guiding in both French and English! He was very concerned that everyone have a great tour. We made extra stops because we saw reindeer 3 different times. The scenery was awesome. Overall it was very enjoyable and I would define recommend.

I was a lovely experience although we went on this trip at the end of the season and we didn't spot any activity in the water the view of the fjords was amazing.

An amazing day with our guide, even though the weather was against us, we kept moving and found sunshine and amazing views.

It was very nice also because we were lucky to have sunny weather.