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Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

1. Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

To start the adventure, your driver will meet you at the pickup point at the Scandic Ishavshotel 10 minutes before your scheduled departure. You will hop on the comfortable minibus and enjoy the short 35-minute drive out to the kennel on the island of Kvaløya. When you arrive at the kennel, you will be directed to the equipment room, where you will be kitted out with everything you need including winter suits, boots, and headlamps. You will be able to leave any items that you do not need in the lockers.  Once kitted out, you will see the kennel of 130 Alaskan Huskies, who are always excited to meet guests. You will be given a short talk and a demonstration on how to drive a sled and be able to ask any questions that you may have. After everyone is happy with the instructions you will follow your guide up to where your teams are ready and waiting for you. Each pair, one passenger and one driver, will have their own sled. You will be given several opportunities to swap between roles once the trip starts. You will be assisted by staff in setting your team off and you will then follow the guide on the trail. Passengers are welcome to take photos throughout the trip. Once your 90-minute adventure is coming to an end, the staff will assist you in getting back safely to the starting point. Then, you can thank your dogs and make your way into the Sami Lavvo where hot drinks and Hege's famous homemade chocolate cake will be served. Enjoy sharing your stories from the trip around the cozy fireplace until it is time to change out of your suits and hop back on the bus. You will be returned to the pickup point. 

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From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

2. From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

Depart Tromsø and travel to a nearby ranch where you will have the chance to feed a herd of around 300 wild reindeer. Marvel as the friendly animals swarm around you and eat straight from your hands. Learn more about the Sami culture of the Arctic. They have been living and working on this land for centuries and have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily lives. Get invited inside a typical gamme (hut) and be served warm drinks and a traditional meal that has been cooked over the fire (vegetarian option available). Then, gather around the fire at a traditional Sami lavuu (tent) to listen to stories about their culture. Hear what it is like to live as a reindeer herder, and watch a performance of a traditional joik (song) before making your way back to Tromsø.

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Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

3. Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

Treat yourself to a guided tour from downtown Tromso to the magical new winter wonderland of Tromso Ice Domes. A comfortable coach will depart from the Magic Ice Bar at 10:30 AM for the scenic 75-minute drive to the fairytale venue in the Arctic wilderness. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, Tromso Ice Domes is built every year as the Polar Night approaches. The snow and ice art reflects the unique bond between man and nature in a unique and breath-taking manner. The ice bars, ice cinema, ice bedrooms, and ice restaurant have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful colored lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. On arrival at Tromso Ice domes, you will be greeted by your guide who will share their knowledge about the construction process of an ice hotel and about the impact the snow has for the survival of the arctic animals. You’ll visit a small group of reindeer and enjoy a short video display in the ice cinema. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complementary. Welcome to a once-in-a-lifetime experience of snow and ice magic in the Arctic wilderness.

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Tromso: 6 to 8-Hour Northern Lights Chase with Photos

4. Tromso: 6 to 8-Hour Northern Lights Chase with Photos

Chase the northern lights for 6 to 8 hours on a comfortable coach with a toilet and heating. Depart at 6:00 PM 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.

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Tromsø: Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari Boat Tour

5. Tromsø: Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari Boat Tour

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.

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Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

6. Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

Depart from the meeting point in Tromsø to go on a hunt of the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Also known as the Northern Lights, their appearance is truly striking. Head for wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. Your experienced guides will give you an honest assessment of the opportunity of spotting the lights for your evening. To get stunning views of the sky you will aim for areas with good solar activity and clear skies. Visit different locations with the most chance of seeing Mother Nature at work. Traveling in a small group ensures greater flexibility regarding stops, activities, and decisions on the length of the trip. Your guide will assist you with the camera settings to get the best picture of this natural phenomenon. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Breivikedet: Dogsledding Tour

7. Breivikedet: Dogsledding Tour

Learn to drive your own team of dogs on the adventure of a lifetime in Norway. To begin, learn from an expert and get some great advice on how to have a wonderful experience while learning to become a musher (driver). Become one with nature as you guide our 84 friendly Alaskan huskies, who are all playful and fun, and have their own names and different personalities. Marvel at the incredible views of the Lyngen Alps, and during the dark season, experience the Northern Lights dancing above you. Don't forget to take lots of photos on this magnificent adventure.

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Tromsø: 4-Hour Northern Lights Photo Cruise

8. 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 a warm salon or unwind 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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Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour

9. Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour

This tour is led by a passionate, professional, experienced and easy going team that will take you to the most aesthetically pleasing spots. Before picking you up from the meeting place, your guide will carefully analyze the weather forecast in order to take you to the areas where the clearest sky is expected during that night. Tromsø is a great place to start the chase. It is located nearby many microclimates where the weather conditions vary from the ones in Tromsø. Once a proper location to observe the Aurora Borealis has been found, the bonfire begins. The menu consists of hot drinks, lamb or soy sausages, and cookies. Your group will be small so everyone can get to know each other, and you can get the most out of the experience. Thermal suits and heat packs are provided to make sure that you stay warm and cozy during the tour. Your guides are passionate about photography, especially when it comes to taking the night shots of the Northern Lights. All pictures taken during the tour will be sent to you the next day. You are more than welcome to bring your own camera and use your guide's tripods. The tour usually takes from 6 up to 9 hours depending on the weather conditions. After the trip you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

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From Tromsø: Snowmobile Safari With Warm Meal and Drinks

10. From Tromsø: Snowmobile Safari With Warm Meal and Drinks

Based in Lyngen near Tromsø, visit Camp Troll and experience a day of exploration, excitement, and fun on a snowmobile safari. Ride your own snowmobile beneath giant mountains and learn how these spectacular summits inspired Norwegian Folklore. Depart from Tromsø city center by bus which will take you to Breivikeidet where you’ll board the ferry as a foot passenger (included). Get met on the other side at Svensby for further transport. On arrival at base camp, get welcomed by your guide and listen as they detail practical Instructions on how to handle a snowmobile. Watch a safety demonstration and then get changed before heading out. Drive your snowmobile in pairs (one driver and one passenger) and get the opportunity to switch drivers at the halfway point. Travel deep into nature whilst exploring the mythical world of trolls on a scenic trail through the Lyngen Alps. Enjoy time in the beautiful scenery and take pictures, keeping an eye out for the magical trolls you’ll be learning about. Later, head back to the base camp to enjoy a hot meal served around the fire before you depart. With a full stomach, return to the ferry after your tour, where you will return to Tromsø.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 560 reviews

The tour was first briefed professionally in a comfortable lobby. The minibus was comfortable. We we lucky to spot a lot of aurora activity from the location we were taken to. Mark was a very enthusiastic and a friendly guide, he offered to take our pictures and explain the right camera settings to capture the lights in the best possible way. Campfire and hot refreshments were also very nice. All in all, a very great experience!

We had a brilliant time skiing. The guides were so helpful and patient. The route was ideal as an introduction to skiing and the scenery great. We also loved being able to see the dogs when we got back. Couldn’t recommend this enough.

It was a different exeperience and enjoyed a lot. It was damn cold outside but that didnot stop in knowing about the ice domes. Had a nice Reindeer soup which was very much refeeshing.

Really nice and well organized trip. The Guide's answered every question even how to adjust the settings on your camera to get best pictures from Aurora!

Amazing experience. Staff were very professional and couldn't have done anything better. Special shoutout to Hege. You are great. Thank you so much.