Tromsø: Arctic Landscapes Sightseeing With Citizen Science

4.6 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Wandering Owl

Tromsø: Arctic Landscapes Sightseeing With Citizen Science

Activity provider: Wandering Owl

From US$ 121.11 per person

Admire the landscapes, watch native wildlife, take unforgettable photos, and enjoy a picnic surrounded by nature on a day tour from Tromsø. Your trip will also contribute to scientific research in the region.

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


  • 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 including reindeers, seabirds, otters, and sea eagles
  • Collect important data that contributes to our research partners projects
  • Enjoy a home-made food on a picnic in the Arctic
Full description
The tour starts with pickup from Tromsø and heads out into the natural landscape of the surrounding fjords to the west side of the city. Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery around you and experience what the arctic wilderness has to offer - meanwhile contributing to scientific data collection! First stop is Kvaløya, one of Norway’s biggest and most beautiful islands. Here, take advantage of the viewpoint to admire the breathtaking landscapes of the fjords, mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, and small villages in the countryside of Tromsø. Listen to your guide talk about the native flora and fauna of the region and watch out for the variety of wildlife that lives here including otters, reindeer and sea birds. When you’ve built up an appetite from your wilderness exploration, enjoy a picnic in the peaceful atmosphere surrounded by the stunning views and sounds of nature. During the activity, we'll stop by the water and educate you on our ongoing micro-plastics project. Once you understand the scientific method we are following, we go together to the sand and put the method and knowledge into practice. We'll collect data samples together and the data will be collected and shared with our research partners. This data is important as it will be used to inform policy makers and research institutions about plastics in our oceans. Come with us and your vacation in Northern Norway will contribute to the fight against micro plastics!
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All equipment needed for the scientific data collection
  • Souvenir photos via email after the tour
  • Home-made food, vegetarian and vegan options are available
  • Hot drinks and biscuits
  • Hotel pickup

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Meeting point

Pickup is in front of the Scandic Ishavshotel. Address: Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø. Your guide will pick you up in front of the main entrance. If you arrive by cruise ship in Tromsø Havn Prostneset (Quay 7 and 8 in the city centre) you can walk a very short distance and reach the meeting point which is very close by. If you arrive by cruise ship in the northern part of the city, in Breivika Harbor (Quay 20 to 25) the local partner can come and pick you up from the cruise ship dock 15 minutes earlier. While booking please precise about the name of your ship and its arrival time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The weather is quite unpredictable and can change fast on the coast. Wind and rainproof clothes and good shoes are recommended but not necessary
  • It’s good to take sunglasses along just incase
  • Be prepared for limited toilet possibilities, we make a gas station stop during the drive if needed but otherwise the forest serves as the toilet
  • Remember to charge the battery of your camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 16 reviews

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A beautiful tour of Kvaloya, along the coast. Magnificent views of beaches and mountains. Many thanks to our guide Antony, he informed us well and spoiled us with a delicious snack at the foot of the glacier. On the way back we saw reindeer up close. What an eventful trip. Thank you Antony

July 13, 2022

Thank you for this wonderful experience! It was a very exciting and impressive day. The guide Gordon really made this trip something very special. We got to see a lot and will never forget the day :) It was very pleasant in the small group. We really had a lot of fun. The driver Andrej was also very nice and was able to tell a lot about the area. We can only recommend this excursion!

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July 2, 2022

Great trip to see landscape around Tromso if you are on a tight schedule. Our guide Gordon was 10/10.

July 14, 2022

Product ID: 226068