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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: 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.

Tromsø: Private City Tour

5. 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.

From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

6. 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 Tromso: Northern Lights Guided Bus Tour with Photos

7. 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.

Tromso: Overnight Lavvo stay with Fjords, Whales & Aurora

8. Tromso: Overnight Lavvo stay with Fjords, Whales & Aurora

Orcas and Humpback whales are in Skjervoy from November to January. The local provider will pick you up at 5:30 AM outside Scandic Ishavshotel, drive you to Skjervoy, give you warm flotation suits, and take you on a once in a lifetime whale watching experience on Rib-boats.  Enjoy sandwiches, tea and coffee and continue to the Green Gold Villa in the Lyngen Alps. Here you’ll get a nice and warm group dinner and short photo workshop. Experience the Northern Lights at night and photograph the incredible phenomenon right outside the Green Gold Villa. Accommodation is at one of six private Crystal Lavvos. Next morning, enjoy breakfast together before returning to Tromso at 11:00 AM.

Tromsø: Fjord and Islands Luxury Catamaran Cruise

9. 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.

Tromsø: 4-Hour Northern Lights Photo Cruise

10. Tromsø: 4-Hour Northern Lights Photo Cruise

Join an evening cruise to escape the city lights of Tromsø. Watch as the city lights fade into the distance and enter the serene darkness of the Arctic Circle. Cozy up in an outdoor jacuzzi under the Northern Lights or in the sauna onboard (subject to availability). Your cruise course depends on the weather forecast and Solar Storm disturbance in Earth’s Magnetic Field. Once the course is set according to the highest possibility of seeing the Northern Lights, your guide will show you the amenities, spaces, and safety equipment of the ship. Once the conditions are right, the captain will slow the boat to lightly drift along with the current. Witness the dancing Northern Lights and learn tips from your guides to catch the best photo. Your guide will also offer to take portraits of you and the Lights in the background with access to download them. Visit different locations, each one offering a different view of the northern lights. Experience the magic of the aurora borealis– the colors, the movement, and as northerners say, the sounds.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 79 reviews

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!

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.

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

Kurt is very dedicated and passionate. Great experience