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From Tromso: 3-Hour Polar Fishing Adventure

1. From Tromso: 3-Hour Polar Fishing Adventure

Join local fishermen on an unforgettable fishing trip where you will experience true arctic marine wildlife. Travel outside the city to the best fishing spots in the sounds and fjords where forefathers have been fishing for centuries. The local 'pirates' will tell you old tales and traditions that the ancestors have passed on through the generations. All the equipment you need will be provided on our boat Capella; from the rods and tackles through to warm insulated suits and all safety gear.   Experience the power of nature, this is just a fantastic experience. When the fish are biting and pulses are rising from the tension, the thrill of the catch will take you out of your everyday life. This is the only moment that matters, the rest can wait for another day. It's a moment that, when later recounted, the fish will usually get bigger and bigger with the retellings. You will catch the fish and the tour operator will serve the catch. Fresh fish, straight from the sea to the plate. Relax and enjoy your meal surrounded by the magnificent landscape with the best northern Norwegian hospitality.

Tromsø: Fjord Cruise and Whale Safari by Catamaran

2. Tromsø: Fjord Cruise and Whale 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: Midnight Cruise

3. 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: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

4. Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

Discover the way of life of the Sami reindeer herders on this van day trip from Tromsø. Meet the herders and travel on a sled pulled by reindeer. Savor authentic Sami food as you listen to traditional stories and songs while gathered around an open fire. Be picked up from the city center and relax on a short seaside drive to the reindeer area. Be greeted by your host. Hop on a sled pulled by a reindeer and let your guide lead you on a magical sled ride through the snow. Make your way to the camp and d feed the majestic reindeer herd of 300 animals. Gather inside the lavuu (Sami tent) for some warmth and a delicious traditional hot meal. Circle around the campfire as your guide tells stories about Sami culture and sings joiks (Sami song). Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end of your tour.

Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

5. 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. 

Tromsø: 4x4 Small Group Northern Lights Photography Tour

6. Tromsø: 4x4 Small Group Northern Lights Photography Tour

Go in search of the magnificent Northern Lights on a guided photography tour. Depart from Tromsø and drive out into beautiful remote scenery in a custom-built 4x4 tour van. Most of the time this is a short drive to the surrounding coastal islands of Tromsø, or if needed a long drive into Finland. Upon reaching suitable skies, set up camp for the evening. Warm up around the roaring campfire, whilst getting to know fellow travelers. Enjoy a hearty homemade soup, cookies, and hot beverages. You will also be provided with everything you may need to survive in the arctic temperatures. If you bring your own camera, you will be provided with the use of quality tripods. Learn from your guides how to get the most out of your photographs. All the photos the guides take of you and the Auroras will be shared with you the very next day at no extra charge.

From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

7. From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

Increase your chance of seeing the dazzling northern lights on this bus tour from Tromsø. Keep warm with a thermal suit and hot drinks. Ensure you get great pictures on your tour with camera help from your guide. Depart from Tromsø in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and hunt for the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Relax in the comfortable bus on your way to wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. Get an honest assessment of the likelihood of spotting the lights from your guide for that evening. To get stunning views of the sky, head for areas with good solar activity and clear skies. Enjoy flexibility regarding stops, activities, and decisions on the length of the trip. Your guide will assist you with the camera settings and use of a tripod for the best pictures. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

8. 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.

Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

9. 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).

Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

10. Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

Experience the magic of the artic on this nighttime reindeer sledding day trip with a bus or van transfer Tromsø. Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Have the chance to spot the northern lights dancing above you.  Board your bus or van in Tromsø and embark on your artic adventure. Stop at a Sami camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will eat from your hands. Feel the thrill of riding on a sled pulled by majestic reindeer. Be invited for a cup of hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and warm up around the fire inside a candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut). Taste a three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over the open fire. Join your hots in a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Learn what it is like to be a reindeer herder. Watch as your guide performs a joik (traditional Sami song).  Step outside to see if the northern lights appear above the reindeer camp. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end your tour. 

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What people are saying about Troms County

Such a surreal experience! This was definitely the best part of our 2 week Norway trip. Our guide Thomas and captain Kenneth were both amazing. You can tell how passionate they both are and that made the experience even more memorable. The fish soup that we had for lunch was prepared on board and was surprisingly as good as some of the dishes we’ve tried at fine dining restaurants in Norway. We did not see much wildlife other than seagulls and bald eagles, but it didn’t really matter as the view of the fjords itself was completely worth it. Highly recommend!

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.

Great experience ! Went by myself, and met many people from around the world to spend this activity with. The captain is great, and allowed us to really enjoy this time and make the best out of it.

I was able to cruise while relaxing on a cute and cool cruise ship, and I was able to take pictures of beautiful scenery from the deck. The fish soup was very delicious.

Kurt is very dedicated and passionate. Great experience