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Tromsø: Northern Lights Husky Visit with Traditional Dinner

1. Tromsø: Northern Lights Husky Visit with Traditional 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 in Norwegian style as your guide serves up a dish of bacalao made with tomato and Norwegian stockfish (cod).

Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour with Drinks & Snack

2. Tromsø: Skjervøy RIB Whale Watching Tour with Drinks & Snack

Enjoy a whale-watching adventure on a RIB speedboat. Search for humpback whales and orcas frolicking in their natural habitat as you sip on hot drinks admiring the views. Start by meeting in central Tromsø where you will join your fellow explorers on the bus route to the island of Skjervøy. Relax on the 4-hour journey on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with WiFi and toilets onboard. Meet your guide in Skjervøy which is the town closest to the feeding grounds of the whales. Be escorted to the dressing room where you will put on your protective thermal gear. Then, board the speedboat and begin the search. Look out for humpback whales and orcas in their natural habitat. Learn about them and other local marine life with an experienced guide, and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and tasty Norwegian sweet bread. After approximately 3 hours onboard the rib boat, you will return to harbor and warm up with tea and coffee in the dressing room. From here, your guide will escort you back to the bus, give you a packed lunch of a baguette and bottled water to enjoy on the relaxing journey back to Tromsø.

Tromsø: Luxury Catamaran Fishing Trip

3. 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.

Tromsø: Puppy Training at the Husky Kennel with Lunch

4. Tromsø: Puppy Training at the Husky Kennel with Lunch

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: Guided Husky Sledding with Traditional Lunch

5. Tromsø: Guided Husky Sledding with Traditional Lunch

Embark on a husky sled ride on a half-day trip from Tromsø. Glide through the snowy Norwegian landscapes and return to camp for a traditional stew. Start this exciting half-day tour with transport from Tromsø. Meet your professional musher, dog sled driver. Once you are well-equipped, the guides will take you for a ride in a sled shared with one or two other guests. Enjoy great views of the mountains surrounding Tromsø, which stretch towards the Balsfjord and Malangen peninsula. After an hour of dogsledding, head back to camp. There, a trained handler will share their stories about animal care, how the dogs are bred and trained, and the history of dogsledding. Cuddle a husky puppy. Then, enjoy a hearty meal of bidos prepared with reindeer meat, broth, and vegetables. A cozy wood fire will be burning in the middle of the tent where a large pot of coffee awaits to warm you up.

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding & Chance of Northern Lights Viewing

6. Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding & Chance of Northern Lights Viewing

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: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

7. Tromsø: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

Meet reindeer and see a Sámi camp with this tour from Tromsø. Try reindeer sledding and enjoy a hearty Sámi lunch. Be picked up from the meeting point and take a scenic drive to the camp at Breivikeidet. Be greeted by your Sámi guide who will take you meet the reindeer that will take you on a sledding tour. Revel in the glory of the Lyngen Alps and the beautiful nature as you ride. Breathe in the crisp arctic air. Warm up with some tea, coffee, and Bithos (a traditional Sami dish that is served for finer meals like celebrations). After lunch, learn more about Sámi life, culture, and clothing. Experience a joik (Sámi folk music). Head back to Tromsø with newfound knowledge.

Tromso: Sightseeing Cruise by Catamaran with Snacks & Drinks

8. Tromso: Sightseeing Cruise by Catamaran with Snacks & Drinks

This amazing journey around the isle of Tromso takes place in our luxury catamaran. The boat offer 360 degree view, and has all necessary equipment for up to 12 passengers. Our boat has a heated indoor saloon, where you can enjoy a warm coffee or tea. The boat has also 4 toilets for the guests to use. During this cruise our crew will show you the amazing nature and wildlife, and they will share all their local knowledge. The wildlife in Tromso is adapted to each season, but there is good chances of seeing Sea Eagles, Seals and different kinds of birds. Tromso has a great amount of history, and our crew love to tell people the stories. Stories who often is told: Battleship Tirpitz History about fishing History about Kvaløya War history History about the University Hospital Who it is to live in Tromso now Enjoy small groups, good atmosphere and amazing surroundings

Tromsø: Cross Country Course With a View

9. Tromsø: Cross Country Course With a View

The Winter seasons gives you chance of exploring the true north above Arctic circle. The winter activities we provide with is guiding and cross country courses. Be a part of the full Arctic experience. Take the opportunity and time to learn the traditional winter sport Cross-Country skiing. You will have the chance of exploring the beautiful and extreme winter wonderland thru professional guided cross-country course. The most traditional and biggest winter sport in Norway. Our professional guidance gives you the chance of exploring the beautiful Arctic winter wonderland thru cross-country skiing. Our choice of tracks and unique terrain is showing you the beauty of fjords, mountains and forest covered in snow. Our experts are happy to design a unique route based on your preference and wishes. Maybe you want some decent exercise, practice your technique, or just enjoy some time in the snow! We will do our very best to make this an unforgettable experience. We are also considering the fitness level, age and sporting ability. You will learn how to ski as a real Norwegian. First, we'll meet up at the parking spot and start point. Then we go thrugh the equipment and basic information about cross-country before starting. During the lesson and touring we will give you some technique advices and how to approve your skiing skills. We enjoy a hot drink and some local sweet snacks. After a couple of hours, depending on the weather we return til staring point.

Tromso: Arctic Panorama Cable Car Excursion

10. Tromso: Arctic Panorama Cable Car Excursion

Get ready for an authentic Arctic experience. Enjoy a ride on the famous Tromso Fjellheisen cable car. Once at the top, marvel the views that you can see from there of the city of Tromso and beautiful nature around it.  Enjoy the stunning views of Arctic landscapes with your local guide, who will teach you all about Tromso. You will learn why Tromso is called the ”Paris of the North” and ”Gateway to the Arctic”. Take a moment to enjoy this unique view and take amazing photographs that will serve as a lifetime memory.

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We did this excursion on our first day in Tromso and we were so amazed by experience!!! The tour guides were very informative and told us interesting stories about the Northern Lights around a campfire. We got to see the puppies first then you can roam around the huskies kennels to see all the dogs you like! The dogs are all so friendly and playful! We then had some fish soup in a Sami tent with hot cocoa and eventually waited patiently for the northern lights which unfortunately did not make an appearance. Despite not seeing the lights the guides took us sledding which was so fun and we fussed a few more huskies before we left. Amazing experience with or without seeing the lights, seeing the lights is a added bonus. Fully worth the price and a must do if visiting Tromso, thank you for a wonderful experience!!

We loved this! Our family of 4, including a 9 and 11 year old enjoyed every minute, in fact, probably the highlight of our trip. The dogs were so fun, the staff was so friendly and helpful. We had plenty of time to be outdoors and were lucky to see the lights, with the best guides of how to find them. The food was great and the warming tents incredible. If you only do one tour in Tromso, this is it!

Absolutely brilliant and after chasing the Northern Lights for years actually got to see them. Staff were excellent as was the food the huskies the whole experience My daughter lost her very old apple phone there she thinks when she sat down outside drinking her hot chocolate.

Excellent experience. Good viewing of Northern lights and interacting with the dogs is amazing. the food is also a wonderful way to end the evening.

It’s a experience unbelievable and amazing, the guide is very good and help us to see the whales very closely!