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Tromsø: Whale Watching Tour by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

1. 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.

Tromsø: Private City Tour

2. Tromsø: Private City Tour

In the company of your own guide, you can explore the city by foot on this unique private walking tour. The tour can be organized with 2 - 4 hours duration or even longer depending on your wishes. Tromsø, the largest city in Northern Norway, is a major cultural hub. Whether you want local food, culture, sightseeing or nightlife to be the focus of your visit, your guide can show you the sights that fits your travel interest. Make the most out of your stay in the city with a guide that has the knowledge and expertise to give you an authentic experience. If you want to explore other areas outside the city center you have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi at an additional cost.

Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

3. 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 Norwegian style as your guide serves up a dish of bacalao made with tomato and Norwegian stockfish (cod).

From Tromso: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour with Photos

4. From Tromso: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour with Photos

Chase the northern lights on a comfortable coach with a toilet and heating. Depart in the evening to the location with the best chances to see northern lights, which is based on forecasts and weather that are constantly monitored. Your guide will tell stories along the way and explain the phenomenon. Once you see the northern lights, your guide will take portraits of you free of charge. If you choose to take your own photos, your guide will show you how to photograph the northern lights. Enjoy coffee, tea, and cocoa to keep you warm and awake. If you get cold, the bus is always heated and you may use this for shelter. Of course, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon so cannot be guaranteed. Should your night be unsuccessful, you can join on another day for a second chance to see the aurora, and enjoy a 50% discount.

Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

5. Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

Start the tour by boarding a comfortable coach which departs from outside the Magic Ice Bar. Take a scenic drive to this fairy tale venue in the Arctic wilderness. Enjoy the ice bars, ice cinema, ice suits, and the ice restaurant with themes that change every year. Be greeted by your guide on arrival. Go to either the dogsledding tour or the ice domes visit; the order may vary based on availability and weather. Once you are done with your dog sledding tour, visit the majestic Tromsø Ice Domes. Join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of an ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of Arctic animals. Have a complimentary non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar.

Tromsø: Puppy Training at the Husky Home

6. Tromsø: Puppy Training at the Husky Home

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. 

Tromsø: Subarctic Fjord Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

7. Tromsø: Subarctic Fjord Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

Discover the wild Arctic on this guided tour of the Tromso Fjord See sparkling white beaches, and visit small communities and villages in the area. Stop for lunch in picturesque surroundings. Get picked up at your hotel and head towards Sommarøy, the Summer Island, which is a group of islands in the open sea. Here you can find some of the most scenic white beaches in the region. Pass through small communities along the fjord and learn about their unique traditions. Keep your eyes open to spot reindeers, sea eagles, and other birds near the fjord, and marine animals along the coast. Stop for lunch in a picturesque spot and make sure to snap plenty of photos.

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Meal with Northern Lights

8. Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Meal with 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: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

9. Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

Treat yourself to a guided tour from downtown Tromso to the magical new winter wonderland of Tromso Ice Domes. A comfortable coach will depart from the Magic Ice Bar in the morning for a scenic 75-minute drive to the fairytale venue in the Arctic wilderness. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, Tromso Ice Domes is built every year as the Polar Night approaches. The snow and ice art reflects the unique bond between man and nature in a unique and breath-taking manner. 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. 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 for the survival of the arctic animals. Visit a small group of reindeer and enjoy a short video display in the ice cinema. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complementary. Welcome to a once-in-a-lifetime experience of snow and ice magic in the Arctic wilderness.

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

This is a must do when in Tromsø. We were able to walk around freely and meet all of the dogs and even go into the puppy pen and play with them. We then chose to do a ride instead of a self drive and it was so relaxing and beautiful. Our wonderful musher provided us with so much information on racing, the season, how the dogs are cared for, how the weather impacts the sledding, and detailed information about each of our wonderful dogs that were pulling us. Lunch was amazing, with piping hot soup, hot chocolate, and chocolate cake all in a beautiful cozy setting. Each and every staff person we interacted with was informative, caring, and kind. We loved this excursion.

I was going to write that it’s a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, but I will be back to do it again in a few months. The staff are very friendly and professional, animal welfare is their main priority, and best of all, the dogs love it. A wonderful experience.

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

Super kind, helpful, nice and prepared guide. Fantastic places. Recommended.

Kurt is very dedicated and passionate. Great experience