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DAYTIME WINTER ACTIVITIES

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BOOKING MADE EASY 1. Book online at www.visittromso.no/booking 2. Choose one or more of your preferred activities with available capacity 3. Select the number of participants 4. Fill in your contact information (in order to reach you in case of changes or cancellation) 5. Pay by credit card 6. Please make a note of the reference number, pick-up point and departure time of your activities 7. Make sure you are at the pick-up point on time and have fun!


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BOOKING — BEFORE ARRIVING IN TROMSØ Many of the activities are in popular demand and some of the providers prefer smaller groups, so this makes it important to consider booking the activities in advance. If you find a tour you really like, make sure to get a place booked before you leave for Tromsø and Northern Norway.

BOOKING — WHILE YOU ARE IN TROMSØ Some tours might be full, but there are always other options. This makes it possible to book activities after you arrive in Tromsø. Access our online booking system through computers available at hotels or the Tourist Information Office. If you require assistance, please ask your hotel receptionist or the staff at the Tourist Information Office. www.visittromso.no/booking


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SYMBOL GUIDE DOG SLEDDING Experience the area around Tromsø on a dog sledding tour with an experienced guide

REINDEER SLEDDING Get a glimpse into Sami life through the reindeer tradition

HORSES IN WINTER LANDSCAPE Spend the day in the company of friendly horses

VISIT THE ARCTIC Learn more about the way of life in the arctic

SNOWMOBILE Snowmobiling is a fun way to explore the snow-covered landscape

SNOWSHOEING Try the art of walking on the snow with snowshoes

SKIING Guided tours for both beginners and experienced skiers

BOAT TRIPS The city of Tromsø is located on an island. Boat trips in winter are a beautiful experience

FISHING ON SEA AND ICE Catch your own dinner – also in winter! All equipment needed is included

NORTHERN LIGHTS KNOWLEDGE Learn more about the Northern Lights

WHALE WATCHING Try to catch sight of some of the world’s largest animals.

ICE FISHING Enter the ice with fishing tackle and a drill and start a different fishing experience

HOT MEAL A hot meal is included, often based on traditional Sami or Norwegian food.

LAVVU A lavvu is a traditional Sami herdsmen’s tent and acts as an excellent place, even in our modern times, to seek shelter and warmth. It is equipped with a fire place, reindeer skin and some hot coffee.

ONLINE BOOKING This symbol indicates that the activity will be available through www.visittromso. no and the Tourist Information Office. The other activities must be booked directly through the providers (listed below product information).


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WINTER WHALE WATCHING

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WINTER WHALE WATCHING

Make the most of this exciting opportunity to see whales in Tromsø’s fjords. Seeing these huge creatures is an unforgettable experience, made even more special by being able to hear them as they break the surface of the water. You might catch sight of several humpback, orca or pilot whales as they follow the herring shoals.


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WINTER WHALE WATCHING

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WHALE WATCHING 08:00

EASY

Sailing With the Whales – Whale Watching Boreal Yachting (Oct 15 – Dec 31) Join us on a cruise to the outer coast of the island of Kvaløya (Whale Island) on a photographic hunt for whales, dolphins and orcas in our spacious and modern yachts. The herring and humpback whale normally arrive here in mid-October. Maybe you will experience the unique interaction between the yacht and the whales. Tue – Sun. Min. 4 people. Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Transportation, lunch, hot drink, snack, soft drink, heated saloon, flotation suit, warm clothes

NOK 1950/ NOK 975

7 hours

Boreal Yachting

08:30

EASY/FAMILY

Scenic Whale Watching – Tromsø Friluftsenter This year we offer humpback whale and killer whale safaris from mid-November to midJanuary. We take you on a whale safari out to the open sea on a big day cruiser. This boat is normally used on Spitsbergen to look for polar bears and offers three decks for great views to spot the whales. On the way out we often see sea eagles and seals. If we don’t have enough bookings for the big boat we will use the RiB (rigid inflatable boat), which really gives you the opportunity to study the whales up close. Min. 4 people. Quay by Rica Ishavshotel/ Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Whale watching, transport by boat or bus and boat, guide

NOK 1200/ NOK 600

5 hours

Tromsø Friluftsenter

10:00

EASY/FAMILY

Whale Cruise in Ersfjord – Arctic Sea Cruise (Nov 1 – Dec 31) Powerful and unforgettable: Join us for a whale cruise in the narrow Ersfjord surrounded by high and pointed peaks. From November to January some of the world’s biggest mammals visit the coast outside Tromsø to feed on herrings. You are invited to come out by boat to take a close-up look at the feast. The tour is by bus from downtown Tromsø to Ersfjord and then in a high class comfortable boat. The boat has space inside and outside for a maximum of 12 guests. Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. Floating jetty down from main square

Included: Transportation by bus and boat, life jacket, hot drink, snack

4 hours

NOK 1200/ NOK 600

Arctic Sea Cruise

Arctic Whale Tours An unforgettable safari to experience the whales of Tromsø! The herringfilled fjords attract orcas, humpback whales and fin whales. All tours are accompanied by an experienced marine biologist with first-hand knowledge of the nature and the whales of the area. We are an experienced operator of whale watching tours, and focus on high quality. Our main goal is to provide our visitors with a unique opportunity to observe marine animals in their natural habitat and to spread knowledge about their behaviour and biology. Booking is available through our website. +47 76 13 43 00 +47 47 38 46 21

info@arcticwhaletours.com

www.arcticwhaletours.com


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WINTER WHALE WATCHING

EASY/FAMILY

10:15/07:30*

Whale and Northern Lights Expedition on spectacular Senja (Mon, Thurs, Sat*) Combine Whale watching and Northern Lights in one adventure. Travel by express boat from Tromsø to Finnsnes where you are picked up and head for the outer part of Senja. We will visit spectacular viewpoints, wildlife or whale safari and provide you with the best opportunity of watching the magic Northern Lights. In recent years, the whales have come to Senja in December and leave in early February. If the weather is too bad for the boat ride, we replace whale safari with wildlife safari and go looking for sea eagles, moose and reindeer. Good local food will be served at Posthuset Expedition Lodge, where we also spend the night. Tromsø Express Boat Quay

Included: Transfer to/from Finnsnes (**ticket for express boat, 75 min., not included) all meals, guide, activities, accommodation

2 days/ 1 night

NOK 3500**

Basecamp Senja

DOGSLED TODAY Daily departures at 09:45, 14:30 and 18:15 Price from NOK 1490 tel: +47 77 69 60 02

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When you want something special! Phone: +47 77 66 42 22 - post@compagniet.no - www.compagniet.no

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DOG SLEDDING

Dog sledding is an easy activity that is suitable for everyone, even young children. There are normally two people to a sled, one standing up controlling the direction and speed (known as ‘mushing’) while the other is seated. Some providers require one of the guests to do the mushing, while others provide a guide. In the latter case, you need to inform the provider if you wish to try your hand at mushing. Let the provider know beforehand if you have any relevant health conditions.


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DOG SLEDDING

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DOG SLEDDING 08:45

EASY

One Day of Active Dog Sledding – Active Tromsø We set off from our base camp into fairytale Arctic wilderness. Mush your own dog sled pulled by a happy team of trained Alaskan Huskies. Great views of the mountains and spectacular Arctic scenery. The trails are excellent for both beginners and advanced expeditions seekers. We stop by the cosy atmosphere of a campfire where your guide shares his stories from 30 years of extreme expeditions and long-distance sled dog racing. Bring a “lunch bag”, woollen underwear and socks. Radisson Blu Hotel

Expert guide, mushing instructions, warm Arctic proof boots & clothing, hot drink, biscuits, transfer (35 min. one way)

8 hours

NOK 1200/ NOK 600

Active Tromsø

08:45

EASY/MEDIUM

Two Days of Active Dog Sledding – Active Tromsø Our two days of Active Dog Sledding is a winter overnight trip, where you get to live the magic of the Arctic wilderness. Mush your own team of trained and friendly Alaskan Huskies. Great views of the mountains and spectacular Arctic scenery. Excellent trails for both beginners and advanced expedition seekers. The dark night provides good chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis. After a full day of dog sledding, feed and care for your own team, before we establish our campsite. Good tents, clothes and stove to heat up your tent make for a warm and cosy introduction to your winter adventure. Bring warm woollen underwear and socks. Radisson Blu Hotel

Expert guide, mushing instructions, warm Arctic proof boots & clothing, 3 meals, camping gear, transfer (35 min. one way)

32 hours

NOK 3200/ NOK 1600

Active Tromsø

09:00

EASY

Dog Sledding in the Lyngen Alps – Tour In Lyngenalps For a real Arctic adventure, hardly anything beats driving your own team of dogs across the untouched wilderness of the Lyngen Alps. You can, of course, choose to sit back and relax on the sled and let your guide do the work. The dogs are friendly and enjoy their work. We provide tips on how to become a successful “musher”. Rica Ishavshotel

Guide, warm clothes, hot meal, hot drink, Lyngen cake, transfer (60 min. one way incl. a short ferry ride)

7 hours

NOK 1795/ NOK 898

Tour in Lyngenalps

EASY/FAMILY

09:45/10:00*

Dog Sledding in the Arctic Coastal Landscape – Tromsø Villmarkssenter Drive your own team of huskies or take a ride with one of our experienced guides. Enjoy the Arctic coastal nature with fantastic views of Tromsø, surrounded by snow-covered mountains and long fjords. The dog sledding trip lasts about one hour and is followed by a guided tour through the dog and puppy yard. A traditional Sami meal with reindeer meat is served around an open fire in a Sami tent. N.B.: Own sled driving only on pre-booking. **Oct 20 – Dec 20 NOK 1490, Dec 21 – Jan 20 NOK 1590, Jan 21 – Mar 20 NOK 1690, Mar 21 – May 01 NOK 1490 Radisson Blu Hotel/*Scandic Hotel Tromsø Villmarkssenter

Warm clothes, hot meal, hot drink, cake, transfer (25 min. one way)

4 hours

From NOK 1490**/ NOK 745


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09:45/10:00*

MEDIUM

Dog Sledding Expedition 1 Day – Tromsø Villmarkssenter This one-day expedition gives you a real feeling of being a musher. Drive your own team of experienced huskies. The dog sledding trip last for approximately 6 hours and you can enjoy the pristine beauty of the Arctic wilderness. Possible wildlife sightings along the trail include foxes, eagles, Arctic and snowshoe hares, moose and reindeer. No previous experience is needed, but good physical condition is required. **Oct 20 – Dec 20 NOK 2490, Dec 21 – Jan 20 NOK 2590, Jan 21 – Mar 20 NOK 2690, Mar 21 – May 01 NOK 2490 Radisson Blu Hotel/*Scandic Hotel

Warm clothes, equipment, hot meal, hot drink, cake, snack, transfer (25 min. one way)

From NOK 2490**

8 hours

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

MEDIUM

09:45/10:00*

Dog Sledding Expedition 2 Days – Tromsø Villmarkssenter Join our experienced mushers on an overnight stay in the Arctic wilderness. Prepare and drive your own team of Alaskan huskies. Good instructions will be given before the adventure starts. The guides will make a camp site in the snow to stay overnight in tents. Look out for the Northern Lights, no place is better. The expedition continues on the second day. We guarantee a proper Polar winter expedition. No previous experience is needed, but good physical condition is required. **Oct 20 – Dec 20 NOK 4990, Dec 21 – Jan 20 NOK 5090, Jan 21 – Mar 20 NOK 5190, Mar 21 – May 01 NOK 4990 Radisson Blu Hotel/*Scandic Hotel

Warm clothes, all equipment, three meals, transfer (25 min. one way)

From NOK 4990**

2 d/1 n

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

10:00

EASY

Daytime Arctic Dog Sledding Experience (until Mar 14, 2014) A popular four-hour trip that gives a good insight into the Arctic forest wilderness. You will be taught how to control your husky team and leave with a great sense of achievement after a warming camp fire, some home-made cake and coffee/tea. All the kit you need is provided. Rica Ishavshotel

Warm clothes, chocolate cake, hot drink, transfer (30 min. one way)

4 hours

NOK 1285/ NOK 643

Arctic Adventure Tours

MEDIUM/HARD

On request

Dog Sled Expedition 5 Days (March – May) – Tromsø Villmarkssenter The ultimate dog sledding experience for adventurers. Start and finish will be in Signaldalen in Storfjord. Together with our experienced guides, you will drive your own team of huskies for five days and camp overnight in tents, increasing our chances of seeing the Northern Lights. As a participant, you have to be prepared for long days, hard work, beautiful scenery, and an opportunity to develop a special relationship with your dog team. All of this will amount to an experience you will remember for a lifetime and you will be able to call yourself a musher when you finish. This excursion requires very good physical condition. Please bring: Thermal underwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and woollen socks. Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø Villmarkssenter

Guiding, transport, all equipment, expedition clothes and all meals

7 days

NOK 14 900


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DOG SLEDDING

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On request

MEDIUM/HARD

One Week of Active Dog Sledding (March – May) – Active Tromsø The most outstanding wilderness challenge, where you get to feel a genuine expedition atmosphere and true harmony with nature. You will be mushing and camping in the Arctic conditions of 3 countries, actively caring for your own team of trained and friendly Alaskan Huskies. You will be taught the skills of becoming a real dog musher. Perhaps this experience will entice you to start an Active lifestyle with your own Huskies, or even enter sled dog races? A medium level of fitness is required, but no previous experience is necessary as you will have detailed instructions and a follow-up process. We only do small groups, this to ensure your personal safety and great experience. Bring: Thermal base layers, sunglasses, sunscreen and wool socks. Numbers: 10

Tromso Airport

Included: Transport, expert guide, training, all food for the trip, all equipment and clothing provided for an expedition in the Arctic environment

7 days

NOK 12 500

Active Tromsø

Fly Taxi Nord Sightseeing or Aurora Chase by plane. Flight sightseeing across Arctic mountains and fjords from a twin-engine Piper PA31 Navajo. Easy access to scenic regions like the Lyngen Alps, Sommarøy (Kvaløya) and Tromsø or head above the low cloud cover for even better views of the Northern Lights. The route depends on weather and wind conditions and will be confirmed just before take-off. (Min. 5 passengers, max. 8) +47 77 67 07 60 +47 90 52 06 60

post@flytaxinord.no

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NORTHERN LIGHTS DINNER CRUISE One of the best Northern Lights spots - from the sea! We can also offer: - Fishing in the blue light - Tromsø Day Cruise

Contact us: +47 948 47 500 post@havcruise.no www.havcruise.no


ARCTIC ACTIVITIES

The snow mobile has made life easier for many people in the Arctic as well as being a popular recreational activity – a faster and easy way to explore. A reindeer and a sled driven by a Sami - what else conjures up images of an Arctic experience? The reindeer are owned by the indigenous Sami people, making these trips an ideal way to encounter their culture. Another iconic Arctic animal is the Icelandic horse which is particularly sure-footed, making this a suitable opportunity even for people with no previous riding experience.

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SNOWMOBILE TOURS

09:00

EASY

Snowmobile Adventure in the Lyngen Alps – Tour In Lyngenalps The Lyngen Alps is one of Norway’s premier winter wilderness playgrounds. This exhilarating snowmobile tour takes you from fjord to mountain, starting on easy ground then becoming more varied, following a well-established trail. The route takes us up and into the alpine landscape, which defines this area. NOK 500 extra to ride alone. Rica Ishavshotel

Warm clothes, guide, hot meal, hot drink, transfer (60 min. one way incl. a short ferry ride)

7 hours

NOK 1795/ NOK 898

Tour in Lyngenalps

REINDEER SLEDDING

09:00

EASY/FAMILY

Reindeer “Raid” with traditional Sami food – Tromsø Friluftsenter Join Tromsø’s most experienced provider of Sami culture on a day trip to the island of Kvaløya for some nice scenery, exotic reindeer sledding (30 min) with lasso throwing as part of your introduction to Sami culture. An intimate and personalized experience with stories about Sami and Tromsø culture. After the ride a traditional Sami lunch of bidos (reindeer broth) is served in the lavvu. Test your tobogganing skills and look for sea eagles and seals. Suitable for all ages. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Warm clothes, guide, hot meal, hot drink, transfer (35 min. one way)

4-5 hours

NOK 1450/ NOK 725

Tromsø Friluftsenter

10:00

EASY/FAMILY

Reindeer Sledding with Sami Culture – Tromsø Lapland Join the real Sami guide, who comes from a Sami family with long reindeer herding traditions. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of pure reindeer sledding (1 km) and Sami culture in Tromsø. During the visit you will experience: Reindeer sledding trip, lasso throwing, sightseeing at the camp, Sami food, storytelling, display of cultural artefacts and joik (traditional Sami song). Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø Lapland

Included: Warm clothes, guide, hot meal, hot drink, transfer (10 min. one way)

3 hours

NOK 1350/ NOK 675


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HORSES IN WINTER LANDSCAPE 10:00

EASY/FAMILY

Arctic Nature from Horseback – Nordre Hestnes Gård Visit Nordre Hestnes Gård, a farm specializing in Icelandic horses. Located by one of Norway’s many beautiful fjords, with easy access to the mountains. A perfect starting point for horseback riding. No previous experience required. Suitable for families Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: Warm clothes, hot drink, sweet snack, equipment, transfer (60 min. one way)

4.5 hours

NOK 1350/ NOK 675

Nordre Hestnes Gård

Sætres Wild Delights Delightful wilderness experiences in beautiful Balsfjord, just an hour’s drive from Tromsø. Try ice-fishing, photography, off-piste alpine and Telemark skiing, Northern Lights excursions or a combination of several activities. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our adventures. +47 47 66 34 47

roysaatre@gmail.com

Boreal Opplevelser We deliver the ultimate Arctic adventures for individuals and groups, summer and winter at 70 °N. Try exciting adventures like “A Day on the Ice”, “Northern Lights Night”, “Rafting on the Reisa River” and more. Welcome to Northern Norway. +47 91 73 31 27

www.boreal.as

post@boreal.as

Tromsø Adventure Tromsø Adventure offers all-inclusive tours for tourists visiting Tromsø and the city`s beautiful surroundings. We specialise in soft adventures for the average tourist. The main activities in winter are Northern Lights chases, Whale Watching, Dog Sledding, Snowmobile Safaris, Winter Fun activities and Sami Culture. We focus on availability and quality when booking and producing our services. All our suppliers, from transport, hotels and restaurants through to providers of the various activities and adventures, will follow the same quality standards.

+47 40 07 13 70

info@tromsoadventure.no

www.tromsoadventure.no


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SUMMER EXPERIENCES

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RECOMMENDED CLOTHING In order for your stay in Northern Norway to be as comfortable as possible, it is important to have the right clothes. Bring warm and comfortable clothes and shoes. We recommend wearing 100% wool or similar quality clothing next to your skin. Layer your clothing, so that you can easily regulate your temperature by removing or adding a layer. Outer clothing should be lined and windproof. Most activity organisers supply clothing for excursions, i.e. thermal suits, shoes, hat and mittens.

Long-sleeved and long-leg underwear (synthetic or wollen)

Jumper or fleece

Trousers (cotton or fleece)

Socks

1ST LAYER

2ND LAYER

Hat Scarf Winter jackket (cotton or fleece)

Thick jumper (wool or fleece)

Gloves or mittens Lined trousers (preferably windproof)

Wollen socks

Winter shoes

3RD LAYER

4TH LAYER


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WINTER EXPERIENCES

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WINTER EXPERIENCES

The Winter in Tromsø is more than the cold, the snow and the darkness. Light up your stay with evocative music in the Arctic Cathedral or join an interesting city walk to learn more about our past and present as the gateway to the Arctic.


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VISIT THE ARCTIC 09:00

EASY/FAMILY

Visit My Home in the Lyngen Alps – Tour In Lyngenalps Visit My Home is a personal invitation to experience the Lyngen area with a local family who live and work in the area – something which makes your visit a lot more engaging. You may simply want to take in the fantastic alpine scenery while you relax and unwind in the outdoor hot tub. Alternatively, you can choose from one of our wide range of activities to make your stay a little more action packed. Wed, Sat, Sun Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Hot lunch, barbeque hut, activities, transfer (90 min. one way) or free car rental

7 hours

NOK 1295/ NOK 648

Tour In Lyngenalps

12:00

EASY/FAMILY

Tromsø City Walk – Arctic Guide Service Walk to the Polar Museum with an introduction to the fascinating world of Roald Amundsen, Fridtjof Nansen and other polar explorers and hunters. The walk continues on the main street and pedestrian zone to the market square, the Catholic and Protestant churches and the former Mack Brewery. Visit to Polstjerna, one of last seal hunting vessels in the Arctic. Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included: English-speaking guide, entrance Polar Museum and Polstjerna

2.5 hours

NOK 320

Arctic Guide Service

21:30

EASY

New Year’s Eve Concert in the Arctic Cathedral (Dec 31) The dramatic and at times divine environment created by the Aurora Borealis is made for evocative music. The majestic architecture of the Arctic Cathedral makes for a memorable moment with a suitable and varied concert programme. A good way to celebrate the New Year. Arctic Cathedral

Included: Concert

45 min

NOK 250/ NOK 50

Arctic Cathedral

23:30

EASY

Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral (Feb 06 – Mar 16) The majestic architecture of the Arctic Cathedral makes for a memorable moment with a suitable and varied concert programme. Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun. Arctic Cathedral

Included: Concert

30 min

NOK 150/ NOK 50

Arctic Cathedral

EASY

On request

City Walk – Scan Adventure A personalised and adapted city walk with an experienced Tromsø guide who will show you the highlights of Tromsø in a fun and informative way. Available in Norwegian, English and German. Other languages might also be available on request. Tromsø Tourist InformationOffice Scan Adventure

Included: Guide

On request

NOK 600 per hour


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SKIING & SNOWSHOEING

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SKIING & SNOWSHOEING

If you can walk, you can go snowshoeing, quite simply, a way of walking easily on deep snow. Choose a guided trip or go off exploring on your own. Cross-country skiing is very much a part of North-Norwegian culture. A short lesson is recommended for absolute beginners, while the more experienced can conquer mountains, yes, both up and down.


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SNOWSHOEING 09:00

EASY

Snowshoeing on Your Own – Tromsø Friluftsenter Experienced or not, try snowshoeing on your own, It’s easy to learn. The coastal landscape north on the island of Kvaløya is easily accessible and offers some great views. Look for sea eagles and seals. No guide needed. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Snowshoes, poles, transfer (35 min. one way)

4 hours

NOK 600

Tromsø Friluftsenter

09:00

EASY/FAMILY

Snowshoeing in the Lyngen Alps – Tour In Lyngenalps (Dec 01) Snowshoeing is a great way to get out and enjoy the winter landscape. Snowshoeing doesn’t require any special skills – if you can walk, you can do snowshoeing. No place is better suited than the stunning Lyngen Alps. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Snowshoes, poles, hot drink, hot meal, Lyngen cake, transfer (90 min. one way incl. a short ferry ride)

7-8 hours

NOK 1295/ NOK 648

Tour in Lyngenalps

EASY/FAMILY

09:45/10:00*

Snowshoe Trekking – Tromsø Villmarkssenter Explore the Arctic winter landscape on your own with snowshoes. Map and suggested routes are provided along with basic instructions. When you come back relax and enjoy a hot drink by an open fire in the Sami tent. Meet our 300 huskies and their puppies. Lunch NOK 200/NOK 100. No guide needed. Radisson Blu Hotel/*Scandic Hotel

Included: Snowshoes, poles, hot drink, transfer (25 min. one way)

4 hours

NOK 790/ NOK 395

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

10:00

EASY/FAMILY

Guided Snowshoeing Trip – Tromsø Outdoor Join the local guide on this short and fun snowshoeing trip in easy terrain. This tour is designed for people who have not tried snowshoeing before, so it’s perfect for rookies and children. Learn to put on and take off the snowshoes before starting to walk slowly in the forest. The trip takes place in undulating terrain with several stops for photos and information. Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø Outdoor

Included: Snowshoes, poles, hot drink, guide, transfer (10 min. one way)

2 hours

NOK 595 NOK 395


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SKIING & SNOWSHOEING

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10:00

MEDIUM

Guided Snowshoeing Hill Climb Kvaløya – Tromsø Outdoor We head to the places with the best snow conditions on the island of Kvaløya. On arrival, we put on snowshoes and walk up a hill, which is a small summit with great views of the sea and the majestic mountains. Break for hot drinks en-route. Radisson Blu Hotel

Included: Snowshoes, poles, hot drink, snack, guide, transfer (30 min. one way)

4 hours

NOK 895

Tromsø Outdoor

11:00

MEDIUM

Snow Shoes in the Wilderness – Arctic Explorers (Oct 10-May 05) Experience a fun day snowshoeing with good people, surrounded by our wildest mountains. This is a perfect way of getting away from the city and into nature: walking on top of snow, using your body, and being outside for many hours. Clarion Collection Hotel With

Included: Snowshoes, poles, hot drink, snack, guide, transfer (30 min. one way)

4-5 hours

NOK 1100

Arctic Explorers

+47 77 63 80 37 | post@tromsocamping.no


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SKIING 09:00

EASY

Cross-Country Skiing in the Lyngen Alps – Tour In Lyngenalps (Dec 01) Try cross-country skiing in the Lyngen Alps. Make your own tracks in the unspoiled landscape. Previous skiing experience is an advantage, but not a must, since we adapt the skiing according to your level. Cross-country skiing in the Lyngen Alps is something you always will remember. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Ski, ski poles, ski boots, hot meal, hot drink, Lyngen cake, transfer (90 min. one way incl. a short ferry ride)

7 hours

NOK 1295/ NOK 648

Tour in Lyngenalps

11:00

MEDIUM

Cross-Country Wilderness Skiing – Arctic Explorers (Oct 1 - May 20) Join us on a cross-country ski trip into the amazing wilderness a short drive away from Tromsø city centre. This is the classical Norwegian way of experiencing nature. You will love this trip. Clarion Collection Hotel With

Included: Ski, ski boots, ski poles, mittens, woollen socks, snack, transfer

4-6 hours

NOK 1300

Arctic Explorers

13:00

EASY

Guided Cross-Country Skiing – Tromsø Outdoor This cross-country skiing trip is designed for beginners – people who have never tried crosscountry skiing or skiing in general before. We ski on flat terrain, mostly in prepared tracks on top of the island of Tromsø. We teach you how to put on and take off your skis and then how to ski using basic techniques. Radisson Blu Hotel

Included: Skis, ski poles, ski boots, hot drink, sweet snack, guide, transfer (10 min. one way)

3 hours

NOK 895

Tromsø Outdoor

Lyngen Basecamp If you want to experience an extremely special tour, please contact us for suggestions. Northern Lights around Tromsø and in the Lyngen Alps, cycling trips, kayaking trips, mountain hikes (summer), summit ski climbs (winter), cross-country ski trips in the Lyngen’s alpine landscape, mystery tours and corporate trips. With us as your adventure partner, you can experience virtually everything. Ring us or send an e-mail. We look forward to meeting you! +47 97 57 79 86

www.lyngenbasecamp.com


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BOAT TRIPS & ICE FISHING

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Don’t let the cold or reduced daylight hours put you off from fishing or enjoying a boat trip. Once the lakes have frozen it’s time to go ice fishing. You are shown how to drill your own hole in the ice, bait the line… and enjoy the thrill of the wait. Be prepared to feel a few degrees colder while on a boat or frozen lake. You will be given an extra outer layer of waterproof clothing to take the chill off, but you still need to dress warmly underneath.


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BOAT TRIPS 09:00

EASY

Morning Cruise in a Modern Yacht – Boreal Yachting (Oct 1 – Nov 15) Join us on a morning cruise around the island of Tromsøya, experience the city waking up and take pleasure in the fantastic morning light early on an autumn day – or experience some wet and windy weather, safely aboard the city’s most modern yachts. Thu – Sun. Min. 4 people. Floating jetty down from main square

Included: Transportation, hot drink, snack, soft drinks, heated saloon, flotation suit

2.5 hours

NOK 1400/ NOK 700

Boreal Yachting

13:30*

EASY/FAMILY

Tromsø Day Cruise – Sørøya Havfiskecruise (from Oct 01) See Tromsø and the surrounding landscapes in a beautiful blue light on-board the catamaran MB Havcruise. Your hosts pride themselves on providing service to their guests and will do their utmost to give you a memorable experience. Oct 1 – Nov 30: Fri + Sun, from Dec 01: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun. * Nov 21 – Jan 21: Departure 11:00 Floating jetty down from main square

Included: Hot drink, cake, heated saloon, viewing deck, poncho, tripod

2 hours

NOK 1100/ NOK 550

Sørøya Havfiskecruise

15:00

EASY

Afternoon Cruise in a Modern Yacht – Boreal Yachting (Oct 1 – Nov 15) Join us on a cruise to the islands of Håkøya and Grindøya and experience the evening settling over the city. See the fantastic light that can appear in the early evening – a sight you simply shouldn’t miss – from the city’s most modern yachts. Thu – Sun. Min. 4 people. Floating jetty down from main square

Included: Transportation, dinner, hot drink, snack, soft drinks, heated saloon, flotation suit, warm clothes

3 hours

NOK 1700/ NOK 850

Boreal Yachting

FISHING ON SEA & ON ICE 09:00

EASY

Go Ice Fishing in the Lyngen Alps – Tour In Lyngenalps Complete with ice drill, fishing rods and lures venture on to the frozen ice to try and catch a fish or two, including the elusive Arctic char. Hot drinks and food around a campfire add to the feeling of being in the wilderness. Rica Ishavshotel Tour in Lyngenalps

Included: Warm clothes, fishing gear, hot meal, hot drink, transfer (90 min, one way incl. a short ferry ride)

7 hours

NOK 1595/ NOK 798


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10:00

EASY/FAMILY

Go Fishing in the Blue Light Hour – Sørøya Havfiskecruise Exciting fishing trip on the catamaran MB Havcruise to some of the area’s best fishing grounds. The hosts´ extensive knowledge and experience will give you a memorable and exclusive fishing trip on a comfortable and warm boat. Eat your own catch for lunch. Suitable for all ages. Oct 1 – Nov 30: Thu + Sat, from Dec 01: Tue, Thu, Sat Floating jetty down from main square

Included: Fishing tackle, home-made fish meal from today’s catch, hot drink, heated saloon, viewing deck, flotation suit

3 hours

NOK 1300/ NOK 650

Sørøya Havfiskecruise

On request

EASY/FAMILY

Winter Fishing in Lyngen (min. 3 people) – Tour In Lyngenalps Come on a winter-fishing tour by boat to the Lyngen Alps. We drive from Tromsø to Lyngen, where the boat is waiting. The boat is solid and has everything you need for winter fishing, including a heated saloon to keep you warm. We will travel by boat to excellent fishing grounds and rich bird life including sea eagles, among the majestic Lyngen Alps. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Guide, fish meal, hot drink, warm clothes, safety equipment, transfer (90 min. one way)

8 hours

NOK 2195

Tour In Lyngenalps

H. Hoel Sjøtransport (Sea Transportation) H. Hole Sjøtransport offers custom-made and eventful fishing trips, business trips, bird watching, summit hikes and sightseeing by boat along the coast of Troms County. The tours are offered throughout the year, providing unique opportunities to experience the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights at sea. The boats are stationed at Hansnes, 60 km (37.3 mi) from downtown Tromsø. “MS Tromsøgutt” has a capacity for up to 12 passengers, while “MS Øyskyss” can take up to 33 passengers. Refreshments are available onboard. Visit our website to see photos and read more about the boats and the company. +47 41 56 53 39

h-hoel2@online.no

www.oyskyss.no


NEW KNOWLEDGE

Enhance your experience of seeing the Northern Lights by understanding the science behind the phenomenon. Choose from several aurora documentaries in the city, lasting from 15 minutes to 1 hour.

Gaute Bruvik Š www.nordnorge.com

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NORTHERN LIGHTS KNOWLEDGE

10:00-16:30*

EASY

Embrace The Aurora A must do activity for all Northern Lights enthusiasts. Get a grip of Aurora Physics and learn more about the Aurora myths. Try making your own Northern Lights in the plasma chamber. Enjoy a guided tour and a beautiful picture show – plus a free gift. *Opening hours weekends: Sat 12 – 15, Sun 11 – 16 Tromsø University Museum

Included: Mini-lecture, diploma, admission to all exhibits at Tromsø Museum and Polar Museum

1-2 hrs

NOK 250

Tromsø University Museum

10:00-17:00

EASY/FAMILY

Visit Polaria and watch the film «Northern Lights in Arctic Norway» Visit Polaria and enjoy the film “Northern Lights in Arctic Norway” which explains the Northern Lights as well as gives you a beautiful film showing the Northern Lights over Tromso. After the film you walk along the “Arctic Walkway” to an Arctic aquarium with live seals and other different Arctic sea life. The film is included in the admission fee for Polaria. Polaria

1-1.5 hours

Prices for 2013

NOK 120/ NOK 60

Polaria

11:00-16:00*

EASY/FAMILY

Experience the Northern Lights in Norway’s largest planetarium Visit Norway’s largest planetarium with all-dome full digital film screenings every day, including “Experience the Aurora”. A planetarium movie where a lot of the Northern Lights footage is from the Tromsø region. The planetarium is a part of the Science Center of Northern Norway where you can have fun with popular science, explore both regional phenomena and universal questions on more than 80 interactive installations. Further information, film, screenings and times at: www.nordnorsk.vitensenter.no. The Science Centre of N. Norway

*«Experience the Aurora» every day at 15:15

films: 25-45 min

NOK 100/50

The Science Centre of Northern Norway

Polar Zoo Polar Zoo is one of northern Norway’s most popular tourist attractions and the world’s northernmost zoo. In a scenic location, Polar Zoo places major emphasis on animal welfare. The zoo features species including brown bear, moose, reindeer, lynx, wolverine and Polar fox, all which are natural inhabitants north of the Arctic Circle. Add a visit to the Wolf Camp (extra fee) where you can have an up-close encounter with the wolves. Winter opening hours: Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday +47 77 18 66 30

polarzoo@online.no

09:00 – 16:00 11:00 – 15:00 www.polarzoo.no


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For booking online and more information: www.visittromso.no Further contact information: info@visittromso.no Phone: +47 77 61 00 00 (Mon-Fri 09.00 – 16.00) Booking conditions (unless otherwise specified) • The tours can be booked at short notice at www.visittromso.no or Tromsø Tourist Information Office. You may also contact the provider directly. • Pick-ups/transfers are included. All transfer times are stated on a per-way basis. • The price is per person, based on a minimum of two people. • Children’s prices apply for 12 years and under. • All tours are subject to availability and cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. • The providers are responsible for quality and safety. • All included meals are meat/fish based. Please state special food requirements when booking. • Pre-booked tours need to be cancelled 7 days prior to departure for a full refund. Please read our complete booking conditions on www.visittromso.no/conditions Visit Tromsø-region disclaim liability for any errors or changes. The editorial deadline was August 2013. AR CT IC CIR CL E

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Winter Activites in Tromsø 2013-2014