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Our most recommended Tromsø Family-friendly Activities

Tromsø: Northern Lights and Husky Experience with Dinner

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

Tromsø: Luxury Catamaran Fishing Trip

2. 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 Home

3. 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: Reindeer Feeding and Chance of Northern Lights

4. Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Chance of 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: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

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.

It was lovely to be surrounded by so many friendly dogs. We stood by the fireplace(outside) eating marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate hopping for some activity on the sky, no Aurora that night but a lot of shooting stars ✨ Diner was interesting.

The trip was perfect and made our day unique! All of us caught at least one fish and we also got one huge! The soup cooked to us was delicious! The captain and the crew took care of our safety and were definitely very friendly!

A wonderful day with a very nice and dedicated guide. We caught some fish. The homemade fish soup on board was delicious. Thanks for the great day!