Guided tour

Tromsø: Arctic Sightseeing Tour & Citizen Science Project

4.8 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Wandering Owl
Guided tour

Tromsø: Arctic Sightseeing Tour & Citizen Science Project

Activity provider: Wandering Owl

From US$ 131.11 per person

Join a road trip to the fjords around Tromsø and become a citizen scientist. Discover beautiful scenery, see wildlife, take scenic photos, and enjoy an Arctic picnic.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Participate as a Citizen Scientist and collect data for local researchers
  • Drive through different landscapes on the island of Kvaløya and see the fjords, mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, and small villages
  • Find the best spots for your photos
  • Spot some wildlife like reindeers, seabirds, otters, and sea eagles
  • Enjoy home-made food on a picnic in the Arctic
Full description

This is an opportunity for you to experience what the arctic wilderness has to offer. The tour starts from Tromsø city center, from where you'll be taken to the coast, the west side of Tromsø. The group size is a maximum of 15 people, which guarantees an intimate and cozy experience for everyone.

Head to Kvaløya, one of Norway’s biggest and most beautiful islands. Take pictures of the fjords, mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, and small villages in the countryside.

Your guide will assist you with your camera and will take photos along the way. These photos will be shared later in web-sized resolution. Also participate in a citizen science project and take the opportunity to collect data from the beaches.

Following validated methodology, help fight to protect the tundra. After collection, the data is uploaded to a researcher's database and used to help inform policy-making. Then, enjoy a homemade lunch and hot chocolate before returning to Tromsø.

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Souvenir photos - by email after the tour
  • Participation in a Citizen Science project
  • Home-made vegetarian and vegan food
  • Hot drinks and biscuits
  • Hotel pickup
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Pickup is in front of Scandic Ishavshotel. Address: Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø. Your guide will pick you up in front of the main entrance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Outdoor clothing

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Plastic bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
  • Make sure you wear a warm base layer, winter clothes including warm shoes, a hat, mittens, a scarf, and woolen socks. In spring it’s good to wear sunglasses
  • Be prepared for limited toilet possibilities
  • Remember to charge the battery of your camera and if possible have an extra one with you
  • Don't bring unnecessary luggage, since there are limited storage places in the car
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • Group size is between 4 - 15
  • When exceptional situations arise (e.g. weather cancellations) it is important to reach you. This is easiest if you provide your contact number on the road and the place where you will be staying
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking as well as medical conditions if needed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 64 reviews

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We saved this tour for our last day and so glad we did! It was amazing to get out of the city and see the fjords and beautiful scenery by car and our guide Anthony really made this tour from start to finish! He was super friendly and knowledgeable and knew all the best spots along the way! We took our 10 year old who was made to feel so welcome and included by the guests and our tour guide. Got some amazing pictures of the scenery and fjords plus saw lots of reindeer (to my sons delight!) and lastly we were treated to a delicious lunch with hot chocolate and home made cookies on the beach - what more could you ask for?! An amazing end to our trip - thank you so much Anthony! Amazing!

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October 29, 2022

Despite the bad weather, we really liked the tour. Virgil, our guide, had a lot to tell about the scenery and patiently answered all our questions. He also took pictures that he shared wirh us after the tour. By taking the tour we were able to see some places that were impossible to reach by public transportation and we stopped many times to take pictures and to enjoy the view.

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March 8, 2022

What a wonderful tour! We were 8 people, and we got to spend a few hours exploring the beauties of the coast. Our guide, Karolis, was really nice and helpful. He knew a lot about the place and you could feel his passion. Also, he was so nice to take pictures of all of us, and the landscapes, and then sharing them for free. This tour made us fall in love even more with the Norwegian beauty. Thank you

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December 20, 2021

Product ID: 190292