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ACTIVITIES

Tromsø winter 2017/18


Print & Design: Norbye & Konsepta AS, www.norbye.no Cover photo: Joffrey Thevenon, Wandering Owl

Contents

Northern Lights Chases...................................................................... 12 Northern Lights Experiences............................................................ 32 Sami and Reindeer Experiences...................................................... 42 Dog Sledding.......................................................................................... 45 Whale Watching.................................................................................... 49 Skiing and Snowshoeing.................................................................... 62 Snowmobile............................................................................................ 69 Fishing....................................................................................................... 71 Boat Trips................................................................................................. 74 Fjord Excursions.................................................................................... 80 Other Activities..................................................................................... 85 In Tromsø City........................................................................................ 88 Rental Services...................................................................................... 93 Attractions............................................................................................... 97 Attractions in Balsfjord.....................................................................102 Going Out..............................................................................................104 Shopping................................................................................................109 Culture and Sports Events...............................................................112 Information...........................................................................................114 Booking Your Activities.....................................................................117


Tromsø Photo: Delphin Ruché, Wandering Owl

Tromsø is a major centre for research, education and commerce in Northern Norway. Home to Norway’s third largest university with 15,000 students, world-leading research environments in the fields of polar research, biotechnology and maritime activities help to put Tromsø on the map. The world’s northernmost brewery, Macks Ølbryggeri, is perhaps the city’s best known brand. Tromsø has a rich and diverse sporting and cultural scene, a cuisine that blends local ingredients with international flavours and vibrant nightlife.

Facts • Population: approx. 74,500. • Latitude: 69 ˚N. • University city with 15,000 students. • Polar Night: November 27 – January 15. • Midnight Sun: May 20 – July 22. • Northern Lights: September – March. • Whale Watching: Late October – early February • Average temp. July: 11.8 ˚C. Record high: 30.4 ˚C. • Average temp. January: –4.4 ˚C. Record low: –18.4 ˚C. • There is usually snow on the ground from December to May.


Snow Season • Snow-dependent activities are available as soon as the snow settles, any time between October and January. • The most stable snow conditions are from middle of December until middle of April. • Big variations from the inland (early snow) to the coast (late snow).

Whale Watching Season • The whales come to this region to feed on herring. Over the last couple of years, large herring shoals have migrated very near shore and into the fjords surrounding Tromsø. • The season for the winter whale watching varies, depending on when the herring arrive and leave, but is approximately from late October to early February. • The most common whale species are Humpback, Orca, Pilot whales, Fin whales and the Common Porpoise. • Make use of the light at mid-day during the Polar Night season to go whale watching.


Photo: Maarit Valkonen, Wandering Owl

WHEN TO VISIT & NORTHERN LIGHTS FACTS • Northern Lights Season: from September to April • Northern Lights are most often seen between 18:00 (6pm) and 02:00 (2am) • Northern Lights might be visible for a couple of minutes or for most of the evening. • Northern Lights outbursts visible from Tromsø are mainly green, but large outbursts can also include other colours.

WHICH NORTHERN LIGHTS TOUR TO CHOOSE? • 1. Northern Lights Chases: These excursions go in search of the best possible place on any given night to find clear skies and then the Northern Lights. If you are in a hurry and don’t mind getting back late, then these are a good option. • 2. Northern Lights Experiences: These activities go to one dark, scenic and comfortable location where you have good chances of seeing the Northern Lights, and at the same time can try exciting and interesting activities or experience some Northern Norwegian culture. Choose the tour that best suits you, based on duration, price, group size and what is included.


8 Introduction

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Tromsø's Official Tourist information centre You can find Tromsø’s official Tourist Information right on the quayside in Tromsø on Kirkegata. We offer a wide range of services to make your stay in Tromsø an unforgettable one! We can help you with: • Personal suggestions and advice Our team know and love Tromsø, and will do our best to help you make the most of your stay. • Sales of high-quality and safe activities We set strict safety demands on all our partners, and work actively with them to guarantee safety and quality products. Securely book your activities directly with us to guarantee peace-of-mind. • Tickets for public transport Buy tickets for local city buses and get information on hire cars, camper vans, local ferries and other modes of transport.

• Accomodation We give advice on the best accommodation options in the region to suit all types of travellers. • Free city maps, regional maps and brochures Collect your free city maps, brochures for activities, attractions and accommodation from us. We will also help you book the activity that is right for you. • Maps, books & souvenirs We sell hiking maps, selected travel guides, and a range of Tromsø souvenirs. • Free wi-fi Connect with your own phone, tablet or laptop.

Opening hours WINTER (02.01. – 31.03.)

Monday – Friday: Saturday– Sunday:

09:00 – 19:00 10:00 – 18:00

SPRING (01.04 – 16.05) & AUTUMN (01.09 – 31.10)

Monday – Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

09:00 – 16:00 10:00 – 16:00 Closed

SUMMER (18.05 – 31.08)

Monday – Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

09:00 – 19:00 09:00 – 18:00 10:00 – 18:00

NOV – DEC (01.11 – 23.12)

Monday – Friday: Saturday – Sunday:

09:00 – 17:00 10:00 – 16:00

CHRISTMAS (24.12. – 01.01)

24.12: 25.12: 26.12 – 31.12: 01.01:

09:00 – 16:00 10:00 – 16:00 09:00 – 18:00 10:00 – 18:00

  Kirkegata 2 Pb. 311, 9253 Tromsø  +47 77 61 00 00  +47 77 61 00 10  info@visittromso.no  www.visittromso.no Visit Tromsø-region disclaims liability for any errors or changes. The editorial deadline was May 2017.


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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 percent 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.

first layer

Long-sleeved and long-legged underwear (synthetic or woollen)

second layer

Jumper (cotton or fleece)

Trousers (cotton or fleece)

Socks

third layer

Woollen socks

fourth layer Hat

Scarf Winter jacket Thick jumper (wool or fleece)

Lined trousers (preferably windproof)

© Nordnorsk Reiseliv – www.nordnorge.com

Gloves or mittens

Waterproof, warm shoes with non-slip soles


10 Introduction

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www.visittromso.no

Welcome to the Arctic capital! Tromsø is an international city with citizens from more than 140 countries. People from all corners of the world live here; Norwegians, Swedes, Chinese, Somali and the Sami indigenous people. Regardless of where you come from, you are welcome in the Arctic capital! Tromsø is surrounded by sea on all sides. We have lived by and from the sea for thousands of years, and that is still the case today. Fishing, marine resources and maritime industries, along with research, satellite technology, culture and tourism, are important and futureoriented cornerstones of the modern-day Tromsø. Tromsø is also known as the “Paris of the North”. We live modern lives in a safe, welfare society with a high standard of living, a thriving cultural scene and countless recreational opportunities. However, the climate is tough with major variations in the changing seasons. Our proximity to the scope and possibilities offered by nature makes Tromsø a perfect starting point for experiencing the unique combination of urban city life and wilderness – in one of the most exciting parts of the world. You are now in the Arctic, which although rich in resources is a vulnerable part of the planet. There is increased interest in what is happening in the Arctic, both politically and economically. Visitors and tourists come here to experience the uniqueness of Tromsø, especially in the winter when the Northern Lights dance across the night sky and enthusiastic guests exhale and see their breath in the cold air while experiencing snow for the first time.

Dress warmly as the winter storms can be hefty and the weather changes quickly. Take care of each other – and enjoy your time in the Arctic capital. I wish you a wonderful stay! Kristin Røymo, Mayor of Tromsø

Photo: Marius Fiskum

When you visit the Tromsø region, you will discover that not everything is organized. When turning a corner, you may discover something exciting that you are curious about. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask. Enjoy the combination that the urban wilderness of Tromsø offers; the city and nature at the same time. Whatever you do, please spare a thought for the nature and the environment. Taking care of the Arctic is our shared responsibility.


Northern Lights chases Photo: Matias Herrera, Wandering Owl

As with many natural phenomena, the Northern Lights are changeable and unpredictable: when and where you can experience them is a question that all Aurora dreamers and Aurora lovers want answers to. Turning your dream of seeing the Northern Lights into reality requires a combination of knowledge, time and patience. In Tromsø, you will find a wide range of experienced and knowledgeable Northern Lights guides who are keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you so you can fulfil your dream of seeing the Northern Lights.


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Northern Lights chases

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Northern lights by bus NorthernShots Tours  contact@northernshots.com  (+47) 986 09 309  From 1 November

 2–47

 18:00

Aurora Chase We are so confident of finding the lights that we offer a 50% discount on your next tour if the Aurora does not show up on your first tour. It is a dynamic excursion with no fixed locations! Based on weather and solar activity forecasts, we go where the chances of spotting the lights are the best. Our professional photographers will help you to capture the lights with your own camera. If you do not get “the shot”, you can request an “Aurora Portrait”. Check-in before 13:00 at our Aurora Shop if you decide to join us again! Starts at NorthernShots Tours Shop

Included Duration Guide, driver, transport, toilet, 50 % discount next day if the Aurora 6–7 does not appear, original aurora portrait hours (optional), Wi-Fi, hot drinks

Price (NOK)

 950 

475

NorthernShots Tours  contact@northernshots.com  (+47) 986 09 309  From 1 November

 2–47

 18:00

Aurora Pass – Join us every day for a fixed price, from NOK 2300 With our pass you can join our Aurora Chase tour as many times as you like during one week. Based on weather and solar activity reports, our professional guides will take you where the chances to see the aurora are the best. A professional photographer will help you capture the lights with your own camera. You can also request a professional portrait of you with the Aurora (optional). Remember to check-in before 13:00 at our Aurora Shop each time you decide to join us! Starts at NorthernShots Tours Shop

Included

Duration

Price (NOK)

6–7 hours

from 2300

Guide, driver, transport, toilet, original aurora portrait (optional), Wi-Fi, hot drinks

from 2300

Arctic Guide Service  tromso@arcticguideservice.no  (+47) 922 07 901  14 October – 31 March

 2–50

 18:30

Non-stop Northern Lights Chase Arctic Guide Service offers a Northern Lights Chase every evening. Your crew has one mission only: To take you wherever the chances to admire the magnificent Aurora are the best at that precise time! Each bus has a professional driver and authorized guide. We begin boarding at 18.15 and depart at 18.30. Transport by bus or minibus depending on the number of guests. Please bring: Warm clothes and shoes. Starts at Arctic Guide Service Office at Bankgata 1

Included Guide, driver and transportation. Hot drinks and cookies. Photos from the tour. 50 % discount next day if the Aurora does not appear.

Duration 6–7 hours

Price (NOK)

 975

 475  800


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Tromsø Safari  info@tromsosafari.no  (+47) 953 03 888  From 1 November

 2–100

 18:30

Aurora Safari Base Stations Aurora Safari Base Station is our well-established, comfortable and social Northern Lights Safari to our perfectly located private base stations with local hospitality. Our five private and safe Base Stations cover different weather regimes. Each base station has a local host, warm shelters, toilet facilities, warm overalls and tripods, as well as campfires and benches outside. Our primary focus on this trip is always to show you the Northern Lights. Meal may be ordered (NOK 200). Extra: Two choices of hot soup (one vegetarian option). Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide and driver, transport, film, hot drinks, local sweet snack

Duration 5–7 hours

Price (NOK)

 1050 

600

Polar Adventures  post@polaradventures.no  (+47) 909 89 995

 2–45

 1 October – 1 April

 19:30

Polar Northern Lights Chase From Tromsø – in Big Bus The combinations of activities and the Arctic landscape by the sea is unique. That’s why Northern Norway and especially the city of Tromsø is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Light. We have a high rate of good clear sky, giving good visibility for spotting the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, transport, hot drinks, snacks, tripod, photos from the tour

Duration 7 hours

Price (NOK)

 950 

850

Northern Lights Tromsø  info@northernlightstromso.no  (+47) 911 95 518

 2–50

 1 November – 31 March

 19:30

Northern Lights Chase by Bus Chase the Northern Lights with us! Finding them is magical, simply magical. You think you must be dreaming, especially when you catch them dancing. It just comes from nowhere… and keeps moving and changing shape! It’s like someone is doing a huge watercolour painting, in real time, across the canvas of the dark black sky. Although there is no guarantee, we find them most of the time. Join us for a chase and experience the thrill! Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Transport, guide and driver, a hot drink and biscuits and photos from the chase on Facebook

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 940 

470


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Northern Lights chases

www.visittromso.no

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Northern lights by minibus Arctic Adventure Tours AS  post@arcticadventuretours.no  (+47) 456 35 288

 2–14

 15 September – 15 March

 17:30

Hunting the Northern Lights As the night grows darker and longer, the phenomenon Aurora borealis appears in the sky throughout the winter in the Arctic. With its many myths, and magical superstitious powers, it has been viewed upon for decades of people from the north. If we are lucky, we can gaze at the sky with the Northern Lights dancing above us, as we cruise around comfortably together in our minibus. Our local guides will tell you about the light, help you with camera settings and get you safely home again. Please bring: Your own camera. Starts at

Arctic Adventure Center, Storgata 78

Included Duration Warm thermal suit, warm winter shoes (adults only), warm mittens, hats (although we recommend you bring your own), woollen socks (do not wear cotton socks!), pictures taken by our tour guide 6–8 and sent to you after your trip with us, hours photography tips and advice from our tour guides, transportation, expedition meal, hot drinks, water, campfire and outdoor experience, dedicated driver and 1 tour guide per group

Price (NOK)

 1650

 825  1550

Arctic Explorers  post@arcticexplorers.no  (+47) 486 02 238

 2–14

 1 September – 15 April

 18:00*

The Ultimate Northern Lights Chase Personalized trip in a small group. A Northern Lights Trip means an intense and exciting chase – to the coast or deep into the wild, perhaps even to the Finnish border. We do all we can to crown your Northern Lights Trip with a sight to remember forever. The trip includes warm clothes, energy-rich expedition food and, not least, the most dedicated guides you can imagine. Never trust the Northern Lights – but you can trust us. Starts at Comfort Hotel Xpress

Included Duration Price (NOK) Guide, transport, warm thermal suit, boots, socks, gloves, hat, hot meal, hot 7–10 drinks, headlamp, tripod, pictures from  1650 the tour, aurora portrait, drop-off at your hours** hotel in Tromsø

* Departure time might vary from 17:00 to 19:30 depending on the weather conditions ** Durations up to 10 hours usually only if we have to travel towards the Finnish border


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Aurora Excursion  hpnilsen@yahoo.no  (+47) 916 64 873  From 3 October

 2–15

 18:00

Aurora Excursion Minibus We will lend you thermal suits and tripods for free. We will take professional photos of you with the Northern Lights in the background. The photos will be available 2–3 hours after our return, and they can be downloaded free of charge. In addition, you can download 40 bonus photos of the Northern Lights and nature. If possible, we will light a campfire. Max 15 passengers. You will be driven all the way back to your hotel after the tour. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide and driver, warm thermal suits, hot drinks, cake, headlamp, reflective vest, ice grips, gloves, tripod, pictures from the tour, aurora portrait, bonfire, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 6–7 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200

Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours  post@auroraborealistours.no  (+47) 477 57 730

 2–16

 1 September – 30 April

 18:00

Karl-Ivar's Northern Lights Chase Join Karl-Ivar for a Northern Lights Chase. He knows the best spots around Tromsø that will give the optimal Northern Lights picture. A picture with stunning mountains and where the Northern Lights are reflected in the sea. It is important to be in a dark place where there is no artificial light. He will help you with camera settings and will take pictures of you and the Northern Lights. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Hot soup, tea, bread, snacks, Biscuits, warm clothes, hat, gloves, head lamp, tripod, reflective vest, crampons, help with camera settings, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1100 

550

The Green Adventure  post@ersfjordbotn.no  (+47) 908 74 190

 2–14

 15 September – 15 April

 18:00/19:00

The Green Adventure: Aurora in Wonderland Join our daily Northern Lights chase in a group of up to 14 adventurers. You will be guided by an experienced guide who is passionate about the auroras and experienced in finding clear sky. When we find the right conditions, we will make a campfire and share stories, snacks and hot chocolate. We will help you with your camera settings and take professional pictures for you. We drive you back to your accommodation in Tromsø after the tour. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Guide, transport, hot drinks and biscuits, snacks, warm clothes on request, bonfire 5–6 pictures from the tour, drop off at your hours hotel

Price (NOK)

 1200


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Northern Lights chases

www.visittromso.no

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Wandering Owl  info@wanderingowl.com  (+47) 484 60 081

 2–15

 15 September – 25 March

 18:00

 25 March – 15 April

 19:00

Aurora Hunt – All-Inclusive Small-group Northern Light Chase Join a fascinating quest for the Northern Lights. Keep your eyes open… Wandering Owl will do the rest. Dressed up to withstand the cold, we’ll take you out to the wilderness to hunt the lights, enjoy a home-made meal, take photos and exchange stories around a bonfire with a small group of guests. You will go home with memories of an Arctic adventure and our best shots of your tour. Our secret? Care for the detail! Featured in National Geographic Traveller Luxury Collection (2017). Please bring: Passport or ID in case we cross the Finnish border. Starts at

Tromsø Tourist Information Office

 2–8

Included Guide, transportation, warm homemade meal (soup, pastry, hot drinks), warm thermal suit, winter boots, mittens, professional tripod, head torch, photography tips, pictures of the tour and Aurora portrait sent by email. Wi-Fi in the car and drop-off at your accommodation in Tromsø

Duration

7–9 hours

 15 September – 15 April

Price (NOK)

 1650 1050

 See above

Special Night – Additional Service to Aurora Hunt (NEW) Are you dreaming of a romantic wedding proposal under the northern lights or wishing to offer something special for a birthday or a particular celebration? We can help you with that, and provide you with the little extra that will make this a night to remember. You will get personal email communication with the guide to plan the evening in advance and surprise your travel partner! The price is per celebration, independently of the number of people per booking. NB: for booking, use the link below or contact Wandering Owl. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Direct email communication with the guide before the tour to plan the evening, additional attention and pictures from the guide during the Aurora Hunt tour, home-made pastry or cake and candles (e.g. birthday), sparkling non-alcoholic wine for the celebration

Price (NOK)

550

 www.wanderingowl.com/product/special-night/  facebook.com/popupsauna Ersfjordbotn Brygge  post@ersfjordbotnbrygge.no  (+47) 917 03 341

 2–15

 1 September – 31 March

 18:30

Aurora – Northern Lights Tour Join us chasing the Northern Lights. With our 16-seat bus we will take you to the best locations for watching the Aurora each night. Every tour goes through a varied and wild landscape with countless photo opportunities. Each tour is unique as we plan the trip depending on weather conditions and the best possibilities to watch the Northern Lights. We will serve hot beverages including warm chocolate or coffee, and biscuits. If the weather is good we will also use the opportunity to light a campfire. Welcome to an unforgettable Northern Lights tour. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Guide/experienced driver, transport, thermal suits, tripod, hot drinks, help with camera settings

Duration 6–7 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200


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AuroraPhotoGuide  geir@ytterstad.as  (+47) 900 18 900

 2–15

 1 September – 31 March

 18:30

Chasing “The Green Lady” AuroraPhotoGuide Geir and his team takes you Aurora hunting every night! The areas we hunt the lights cover islands and fjords around Tromsø and mountains towards the Finnish border. The driver/guide/photographer has long experience in photography and chasing the Aurora. He will take you to the best spots for the Aurora every night. We serve hot chocolate and biscuits and we light a campfire (weather permitting). Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Guide, transport, hot drinks, warm thermal suit, tripods, pictures from the tour, aurora portrait, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 6–7 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200

Explore The Arctic  post@explorethearctic.no  (+47) 948 60 941

 2–15

 From 1 December

 18:30

All Inclusive Northern Lights Trip We will take you to the locations that provide the best opportunities for experiencing the Northern Lights and stay out as long as there is a good chance of activity. Our highly qualified local guides ensure a unique and unforgettable adventure with a personal touch. You will learn about the area, the Northern Lights, and how to take the best possible pictures. We also take professional pictures, which we share with you. During the evening, we serve the dinner around the campfire. Please bring: Passport or ID in case we cross the Finnish border. Starts at

Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Two guides, transport, movie about the Northern Lights, bonfire, hot meal, hot drinks, warm thermal suit, boots, ice grips, socks, hat, gloves, hand and foot warmers, tripod, head lamp, pictures from the tour, aurora portrait

Duration 6–10 hours

Price (NOK)

 1750

Green Fox Guiding Dedication to Northern Lights and nature combined with the will to share it with you makes us special and unique in the market. We love to be outside and we want to share our experience with you. We invite you on an adventure into the unknown as we never know if Mother Nature will bless us with the lights or not. Nature is unpredictable and we honour her choices. Please visit our website for specific product details.  (+47) 948 00 188

 info@greenfoxguiding.no

www.greenfoxguiding.no


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Karlsøy Buss  aurora@karlsoybuss.no  (+47) 930 00 728  From 1 October

 2–19

 18:30

Aurora Hunting Our local guide brings you away from the city lights to the places where the Aurora is likely to be seen. If the weather is nice, we visit our base camp located at Lake Skogsfjordvannet, and you may wish to try ice fishing. Starts at

Included

Duration

Guide, transport, hot drinks, snacks, warm clothes, boots, tripod, pictures from the tour

Tromsø Tourist Information Office

7.5 hours

Price (NOK) From  1450*

*Choose between: Amazing Aurora: Monday to Friday (NOK 1450) or Amazing Aurora with a meal: Saturday & Sunday (NOK 1550). Scan Adventure  karina@scanadventure.no  (+47) 993 41 814  3 September – 5 April

 2–14

 19:00

The Wonders of Northern Norway We will take you for an unforgettable tour to chase the Northern Lights in the Tromsø area. During the tour you will also experience the beautiful landscape that Norway has to offer. Our group will be maximum 14 guests in order to give you the best service and experience. Pack your bag, bring your camera and let’s go! Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Guide, transport, warm thermal suits, hot 6 drinks, snacks, pictures from the tour, hours* diploma, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 1095 

600

* Depending on the weather conditions and how far we have to go. Tromsø Safari  info@tromsosafari.no  (+47) 953 03 888  From 5 September

 2–15

 19:00

Aurora Safari Minibus Aurora Safari Minibus (previously Northern Lights Bus) is our well-established, flexible and personal Northern Lights Safari by minibus with local knowledge and 14 years’ experience to the best places to search for and photograph the Northern Lights. Based on our experience of more than 3,500 Northern Lights Safaris and a hit rate of more than 85 %, the most current weather forecast, wind direction and a wide network of knowledgeable locals and guides, we take you to the best spots to view the magical Northern Lights Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included

Duration

Guide, transport, pictures from the tour, tripod, warm clothes, hot drinks, snacks

5–7 hours

Price (NOK)

 1450 

1050

Aurora Tours  auroratourtromso@gmail.com  (+47) 450 96 035

 2–8

 10 September – 8 April

 19:00

Aurora Tour – Your Northern Lights Guide in Tromsø We drive away from the city to find clear skies and escape the light pollution. Sometimes it is a 1-hour drive and sometimes a 3-hour drive one way. We do our best to find the right conditions, but the northern lights itself is up to nature (but we do find her on over 90 % of the tours). Starts at Clarion Collection Hotel With

Included Duration Transport, guiding, bonfire, marshmallows, photos for our guests , soup, bread, snacks, 5–7 coffee, tea, water, thermal overalls, head hours torches, high visibility vests, tripod

Price (NOK)

 1200 

700


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Tromsø Friluftsenter  info@tromso-friluftsenter.no  (+47) 907 51 583

 2–16

 From 15 September

 19:15

Northern Lights Chase with Northern Norwegian Charm Join us on a chase with genuine North Norwegian hospitality, warmth and charm to chase the magical Aurora. We will use all our resources to find out where the Aurora is shown at her best. Good advice is given to help you take perfect photos of the Aurora and we will take a picture of you with the Northern Lights, which may be downloaded from Flickr. A warm and comfortable lavvu will be provided (weather permitting). Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, transport, warm thermal suit, hot drink, cake, pictures from the tour, aurora portrait, tripods

Duration 6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1050 

800

Ishavstoget  tefurnes@online.no  (+47) 908 81 675

 2–16

 From 15 September

 19:30

The Northern Lights Hunter by Minibus The Northern Lights Hunter is a local company with 25 years’ experience within the tourism industry and we are ready to bring you to the Aurora. We provide you with a professional guide and a driver, warm clothes, tripods, photo tips, hot drinks and food. We will also take pictures for you, free of charge. We drive in a minibus (maximum 14 guests). Private tours and scenic day tours can also be arranged. Starts at Clarion Hotel the Edge and Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Guide and driver, transport, warm clothes, tripods, cake, hot drinks, pictures from the tour, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1250 

600

Northern Lights Tromsø  info@northernlightstromso.no  (+47) 911 95 518

 2–14

 18 September – 31 March

 19:30

Northern Lights Chase in a Small Group This is the ideal tour for everyone who wants to chase the Northern Lights in a small group. Maximum 14 participants, everyone has close contact with the guide, all your questions will be answered and you escape the crowd. You can experience the magical Northern Lights in private. Chase the Northern Lights with us! Finding them is magical. You think you must be dreaming, especially when you catch them dancing. It just comes from nowhere… and keeps moving and changing shape! Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Transport, guide, hot drink, biscuits, high 5 resolution photos from the trip, warm hours thermal suit.

Price (NOK)

 1270 

950


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Northern lights by minivan Marianne’s Heaven on Earth Aurora Chaser Tours  aurora.chaser.bergli@gmail.com  (+47) 971 73 074

 2–8

 15 September – 25 March

 17:30

Marianne’s Arctic Xpress – A Passionate Aurora Borealis Hunt We are real Aurora hunters and professional photographers with a genuine passion. We travel in a 200-km radius on our hunt. We provide full night photography tuition and give live updates on the current state of the aurora oval and interplanetary magnetic field status. To find the best spots, we are in live chat with the weather forecaster, live contact with other groups and three-way radio contact with our sister groups. Full explanation on how, why, when and if we expect to see aurora activity. Starts at

Central Post Office

Included Duration Guide, transport, warm thermal suit, hat, gloves, boots, hand and foot warmers, ice grips, reflective vest, head lamp, hot 6–8 meal, hot drinks, tripod, remote controls hours or cable release for most DSLR, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 1350

Marianne’s Heaven on Earth Aurora Chaser Tours  aurora.chaser.bergli@gmail.com  (+47) 971 73 074

 2–7

 15 September – 25 March

 17:30

A Professional Photography Evening with Camera Gear Included Complete photography course with professional equipment included: Canon DSLR with 10–22 lens, cable release, memory card, spare batteries, professional pistol grip head and Manfrotto tripod. We give live updates on the current state of the aurora oval and interplanetary magnetic field status. To find the best spots, we are in live chat with the weather forecaster, live contact with other groups and three-way radio contact with our sister groups. Full explanation on how, why, when and if we expect to see aurora activity. Starts at

Central Post Office

Included Duration Guide, transport, professional photography equipment (incl. camera), warm thermal suit, hat, gloves, boots, hand and 6–8 foot warmers, ice grips, reflective vest, hours headlamp, hot meal, hot drinks, tripod, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 2000

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Creative Vacations  info@creativevacations.no  (+47) 988 09 283

 2–7

 From 1 November

 17:30

Aurora Adventure Tour with a Professional Photographer Join us for a night adventure chasing the Aurora and learn how to take the best photos. Our local guide and professional photographer knows the special places to go to take scenic photos. Helping you take memorable pictures of the Northern Lights and finding the right location is essential to us. We will share stories from the area and answer any questions. We want our guests to have a great time and bring back beautiful souvenirs! Camera for rent with SD card incl. (NOK 400). Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Duration Guide, transport, photo workshop, hot meal, hot drinks, warm thermal suit, boots, tripod, 8–10 ice grips, hand and foot warmers, head hours lamp, Aurora portrait, pictures from the tour, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 1350

Greenlander  info@greenlander.no  (+47) 401 91 636/(+47) 401 93 055

 2–6

 1 October – 20 March

 17:50

 21 March – 31 March

 18:50

Northern Lights Expedition with Arctic Truck If there is any possibility to find the lights, Greenlander finds them for you. Guided by 4 years’ operating experience, our adventurous Land Rover will take you to scenic places no other tour company does. Our maximum capacity is 6, which we like to call semi-private tours. Our approach to tourism is organic and the equipment is of the highest quality to ensure you have the best experience. There’s always lots of fun and laughter around the fire. We welcome you. NB!Bring your passport Starts at

From your hotel or homestay

Included Duration Hot homemade soup, cookies, hot beverages, thermal suit, winter boots, bonfire, Aurora portrait, photos from the 6–9 tour, instructions on how to take photos hours of Aurora, professional tripods, guide, pick-up and drop-off to your hotel or homestay on Tromsø island

Price (NOK)

 1550

Ersfjordbotn Kystferie  post@ersfjordbotn.no  (+47) 908 74 190

 2–8

 15 September – 15 April

 18:00/19:00

The Green Adventure: The Fellowship of Light Join us on our daily expedition to find the elusive Northern Lights. We invite you to be part of a small group of up to 8 adventurers. You will be guided by an experienced guide who will analyse the weather forecast and stay in touch with other expedition guides to find clear sky. Once we find the right conditions, we will light a campfire in the wild and share a warm meal, hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. Remember to bring your passport. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Guide, transport, warm thermal suit, hot soup, hot drinks and biscuits, pictures 5–8 from the tour, tripod available on hours request, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 1400 

980


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Flexitour  tromso@flexitour.no  (+47) 469 73 055

 2–8

 1 November – 28 February

 18:30

 1 March – 10 April

 19:30

Arctic Northern Lights Tour Old cultures considered the Northern Lights as one of the most extraordinary and spectacular experience which is never twice the same. If you would like to experience a northern lights chase tour with us, we will take you to some of the best places to watch the Aurora where we will be surrounded by magnificent mountains and fjords far away from the city lights. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Guide, transport, warm clothes, ice grips, reflective vest, wifi, fishing gear, binoculars, 6 snowshoes, filled tortilla wrap and butter hours pastry, grilling gear, hot drinks, pictures from the tour, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 1200

Northern Soul Adventure  info@northernsouladventures.com  (+47) 966 99 018

 1–8

 5 September – 28 September

 20:30

 29 September – 15 October

 19:30

 16 October – 4 March

 18:30

 5 March – 24 March

 19:30

 25 March – 4 April

 20:30

 5 April – 17 April

 21:00

Nordic Night Tour Every night, we venture out in search of the spectacular Northern Lights. Taking you to remote locations where we set up our camp to enjoy the aurora. Several of our spots may include a small walk/hike, or even an encounter with wildlife adding to the adventure. Whether you are a professional photographer, celebrating a special occasion, or just wanting a cosy evening, we cater to suit all your needs. Are you up for an adventure? Starts at

Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Home-made soup, fresh baked cake, hot drinks, traditional snacks, campfire and reindeer skins, professional tripods and headlamps, camera instructions and 7 photos from the evening, aurora portrait, hours guide, transport, thermal suits, hats, gloves and socks, drop off at your hotel or homestay on Tromsø Island.

Price (NOK)

 1550

Polar Adventures  post@polaradventures.no  (+47) 909 89 995

 2–15

 1 October – 1 April

 19:00

Polar Northern Lights Chase from Tromsø – in a Small Group This is a personal and extraordinary hunt for the Northern Lights, an experience you will never forget. Our Northern Lights chases are guided by a mix of professional tour guides, photographers and experienced aurora hunters. All chases are in small groups, as it makes the experience more genuine. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, transport, expedition meal, hot drinks, snacks, warm thermal suits, tripods, pictures from the tour, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 7 hours

Price (NOK)

 1250  1000  625


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Arctic Experience  post@arcticx.no  (+47) 971 85 890

 2–8

 1 September – 1 April

 19:00

 1 December – 1 March

 17:30

The Complete Aurora Experience My name is Dan, and I’m your guide, native aurora hunter and professional photographer, born and raised in Arctic Norway under the Northern lights. Let me take you on the hunt of a lifetime: To find and capture the beautiful aurora borealis! Every other day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Guide, transport, tripod, bonfire, hot drinks, home made soup and cake, 5–10 snacks, cake, warm suit, boots, pictures hours from the tour, Aurora portrait, drop-off at your hotel/accommodation in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 1500

Northern Light Magic See the lights and take the magic home! Gifts and souvenirs featuring the Northern Lights from the Tromsø area: magic mugs, candle covers, mouse pads, unique jewellery, stationery, reflective items, silk scarves and balaclavas. All products are on sale at Tromsø Tourist Information Office and Polaria or from our web shop. City walks focusing on the magic lights available on request.  (+47) 900 79 053

susanne@northernlightmagic.no

www.northernlightmagic.no

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Northern Lights By Boat Wild Seas  info@wildseas.no  (+47) 900 78 896

 4–90

 1 November – 15 March

 18:00

Antique Tall Ship – Northern Lights Dinner Cruise – Bar Lounge & Live Band Discover the ethereal beauty of the Northern lights and enjoy a delicious dinner on board our elegant tall ship. Feel the history of the SS Johanna, a 93-foot sailboat that has been sailing through the Norwegian Sea since the late 1800’s. We serve traditional Norwegian dishes produced by some of our best local talent, and inspired by fresh ingredients in season. During high season, we offer a variety of styles of musical entertainment such as jazz, traditional Norwegian singing and storytelling. Please bring: Camera, seasickness medication (if needed), and warm clothing. Starts at Clarion Hotel The Edge

Included

Duration

Northern Lights cruise, dinner service, alcoholic beverages available for purchase, live bands during high season

Price (NOK)

 1395

4 hours

 1095  795

Wild Seas  info@wildseas.no  (+47) 900 78 896

 4–80

 1 November – 15 March

 18:00

Antique Tall Ship – Northern Lights Cruise – Bar Lounge & Live Band Discover the ethereal beauty of the Northern lights and enjoy a delicious dinner on board our elegant tall ship. Feel the history of the SS Johanna, a 93-foot sailboat that has been sailing through the Norwegian Sea since the late 1800’s. During high season, we offer a variety of styles of musical entertainment such as jazz, traditional Norwegian singing and storytelling. This elegant sloop creates a beautiful setting for a memorable trip under the spectacular Northern lights. Please bring: Camera, seasickness medication (if needed), and warm clothing. Starts at Clarion Hotel The Edge

Included

Duration

Northern Lights cruise, alcoholic beverages available for purchase, live bands during high season

Price (NOK)

 995

4 hours

 795 595

Norfishinfo  mail@norfishinfo.com  (+47) 911 74 763  From 1 November

 2–6

 19:00

Experience Northern Lights In Tromsø’s Arctic Environments Exclusive northern lights tour, 3–4 hours in comfortable and modern 30' boat, 2–6 people. Join us and discover the northern lights – a truly magical experience where you can take your unique photos in a personal and intimate atmosphere. A trip that almost always meets expectations. Starts at Floating jetty at Clarion Collection Hotel With

Included Guide, snacks, hot drinks, warm thermal suit, pictures from the tour

Duration 3–4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200 

600


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Arctic Explorer  booking@arcticexplorer.no  (+47) 954 78 500  21 October – 23 March

 4–146

 19:00

Northern Lights Cruise Relaxing and comfortable Northern Lights cruise from the darkest possible spot, the sea, to look for the Northern Lights with local hospitality and knowledge. Starts at Quayside by Kystens Hus near the main square

Included

Duration

Guide, hot drinks and biscuits, warm thermal suits

4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200 

600

Arctic Cruise in Norway  kal@acinorway.com  (+47) 905 49 997  19:00

 4–10

Hunt for the Northern Lights on our Luxury Catamaran You can almost feel the Northern Lights when sitting on the sofa outside or the flybridge on board Arctic Princess. While sitting on the net, you are almost in contact with the sea while enjoying the unique natural phenomenon across the sky. Our interior and heated panoramic lounge is a cosy place from which to enjoy the surrounding nature. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotel

Included

Duration

Guide, hot meal, hot drinks, warm thermal suit, pictures from the tour

3 hours

Price (NOK)

 1800 

1200

Northern Sea Adventure  kenneth@northernsea.no  (+47) 913 97 076

 4–36

 1 October 2017 – 31 October 2018

 20:00

Northern Lights Cruise on the Rescue Boat Aurora in Tromsø! The dance of the Northern Lights is a magical sight. Seeing it from the sea must be experienced once in a lifetime. The rescue boat has a warm and comfortable saloon and spacious deck. You can sit inside or on the deck when we leave and arrive at the quay. Meal available on request (NOK 270). Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, warm thermal suit, boots, hot drinks

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200 

500

Sørøya Havfiskecruise  post@havcruise.no  (+47) 948 47 500/(+47) 948 43 500

 2–12

 1 October – 31 March

 20:30

Northern Light Dinner Cruise As owners of Sørøya Havfiskecruise, we can proudly introduce ourselves as a pioneer of winter tourism by boat in Tromsø. We focus on quality over quantity! Norwegian local skippers and crew with years of experience make this a safe, pleasant and memorable trip. We have offered tours on our homely catamaran MB Havcruise since 2006. The owners live on board in the winter. Maximum of 12 guests per trip provides a social and pleasant atmosphere. We keep ourselves in protected waters, and find the best place for aurora activity. We take security seriously and have annual inspections of boats and other equipment. All our passengers are well insured on board. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, hot drinks, hot meal, poncho, tripod, warm thermal suit

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 1400 

700


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Sørøya Havfiskecruise  post@havcruise.no  (+47) 948 47 500/(+47) 948 43 500

 2–12

 8 February – 20 February

 23:30

Northern Light Cruise at Midnight Late arrival to Tromsø? Don’t despair! In certain periods, you still have the chance of an Arctic adventure under the Northern Lights. The catamaran MB Havcruise is a very comfortable boat with good deck space, toilets and a warm, homely lounge. The Northern Lights from the seaside are spectacular and beautiful. You also get a fabulous view of the Tromsø area in the beautiful Arctic winter night. Knowledgeable hosts with years of experience will do their utmost to give you a memorable experience. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotel

Included

Duration

Guide, hot drinks, snacks, poncho, tripod, warm thermal suit

2.5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1300 

650

Northern Lights By plane Tromsø Budget Tours  booking@budgettours.no  (+47) 942 07 508

 20–38

 14 November – 16 March

 21:30

Aurora Flight Join us for a Northern Lights chase out of the ordinary! No freezing, no long drives and best of all: Absolutely no clouds! We depart from the airport of Tromsø in a small plane, which is operated and maintained by one of Norway's major airlines. Leaving any clouds below us, you are up for a stunning view of the starry night sky, having the best chances to watch Lady Aurora's nightly dance. Tuesday and Friday. Starts at Tromsø Airport, Departure Hall

Included

Duration

1 glass of champagne or beverage of choice

2 hours

Price (NOK)

 2900

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Private Northern Lights Chases NorthernShots Tours  contact@northernshots.com  (+47) 986 09 309

 2–8

 1 December – 2 April

 18:00

Aurora Top Comfort Pick-up at your hotel. Leave behind the main tourist stream and join us on a cosy and personalized experience. We will light a campfire and lay mats down for you. Weather permitting, we will send a balloon message to the lights or enjoy a small fire performance. You will get a free professional portrait with you and Northern Lights. If we do not manage to see the Lights, you will be entitled for a free tour on another day of your choice. Starts at

NorthernShots Office

Included Free tour next day if the lights do not show up (bus excursion), Wi-Fi, thermal suits & boots, bonfire, tripods, professional portrait of you with the Aurora, photo workshop, hot drinks and biscuits, guide, transport

Duration

Price (NOK)

7 hours

15000

Northern Lights Tromsø  info@northernlightstromso.no  (+47) 911 95 518

 Max 7

 18 September – 31 March

 19:30

Northern Lights Chase in Private Car – Up to 7 people This is the ideal tour for those who want to chase the Northern Lights in absolute privacy. Your group (max. 7 people) has its own guide/driver, so there is flexibility to customize the tour just for you. We can head east, west or all the way to the Finnish border, depending on the weather. Finding the lights is magical. You think you must be dreaming, especially when you catch them dancing. It just comes from nowhere… and keeps moving and changing shape! Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Transport, guide, hot drink, biscuits, tripod, high resolution photos from the trip, warm thermal suit.

Duration

Price (NOK)

5 hours

9970

Tromsø Safari  info@tromsosafari.no  (+47) 953 03 888  From 5 September

 4–15

 19:00*

Private Aurora Safari by Car or Minibus Take advantage of our deep knowledge and long experience and book a private Northern Lights Safari where the guide is completely at your disposal. This is the optimal adventure for those who would like to get the most out of your Northern Light experience, whether you are a professional photographer, on your honeymoon, a group of friends or a family. *departure time is flexible Starts at

On request

Included Guide, transport, tripods, hot drinks and sweet snacks, warm clothes, pictures from the tour

Duration

5–7 hours

Price (NOK) (

1–3) 12500

(

4–15) 17500


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AuroraPhotoGuide  geir@ytterstad.as  (+47) 900 18 900

 1–10

 1 September – 31 March

 On request

Private Northern Light Chase The AuroraPhoto Guide takes you out chasing the Aurora. We depart at your convenience and give superb service to a private group. We take you to wherever the chances of seeing the Aurora seem to be best that evening. The rate will be the same regardless of whether we have 1 or 10 guests. We meet and depart from your hotel or another convenient place in downtown Tromsø. If you have special requests, please send an e-mail. Starts at On request

Included Duration Guide, transport, hot drinks, hot meal, warm thermal suit, tripod, pictures from 6–7 the tour, Aurora portrait, drop-off at hours your hotel in Tromsø

Price (NOK) 20000

Arctic Guide Service  tromso@arcticguideservice.no  (+47) 922 07 901

 2–15

 15 September – 31 March

 On request

Private Northern Lights Chase We are pleased to offer a Private Northern Lights Chase, where we focus on providing superb service to private groups. We depart at your convenience and have guides available in different languages. Together we have one mission: To take you wherever the chances to admire the magnificent Aurora are the best at that precise time! The rates will be the same regardless whether we have one or 15 guests. Book on request. Starts at On request

Included Guide, driver and transportation. High resolution pictures and Aurora portrait. Hot drink and Norwegian treat. Warm thermal suits, pick-up and drop-off at your hotel

Duration 5–7 hours

Price (NOK)

17500

Tromsø Individuell Don't miss our stunning fjord scenery during the winter season! Our darker season offers some hours of beautiful blue-rose day light coming from the sun under or close to the horizon. We offer a full-day Fjord Tour to Sommarøy (about 7 hrs) with short walks at beautiful sites, lunch at Arctic Hotel at Sommarøy and – if open – waffles at Tove’s Glass Atelier (NOK 1300 per person). Tromsø Individuell also offers private photo tours, snowshoeing hikes, and Northern Lights tours on request  (+47) 98 12 94 61

 guideedel@gmail.com

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Greenlander  info@greenlander.no  (+47) 401 91 636

 1–6

 1 October – 31 March

 On request

Private Northern Lights Expedition with Arctic Truck Private tour for you and your dear ones or if your plane is landing late. If there is any possibility to find the lights, Greenlander finds them for you. Guided
by 4 years’ operating experience, our adventurous Land Rover will take you to scenic places no other tour company does. Our approach to tourism is organic and the equipment is of the highest quality to ensure you have the best experience. NB!Bring your passport Starts at

Your hotel or homestay

Included Duration Price (NOK) Hot homemade soup, cookies, hot beverages, thermal suit, winter boots, 6–9 bonfire, Aurora portrait, photos from hours the tour, instructions on how to take 10500 Can be photos of Aurora, professional tripods, guide, pick-up and drop-off at your hotel customized or homestay.

Active Tromsø Active Tromsø is your ultimate destination for outdoor activities in Northern Norway. With more than 35 years of experience in extreme challenges, we offer advanced dog sled trips and week-long adventures in the pristine Arctic wilderness - authentic activities for everyone longing for real adventures! Our trips are small, personal and caring for your dog’s quickly bonds you together to make lifetime memories. Each activity is suitable for anyone with a good fitness and includes high quality gear. Our guides are experienced. Your safety and wellbeing during any one of our trips is of paramount importance to us. Find your inner adventurer!  (+47) 481 37 133

 post@activetromso.no

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Northern Lights Experiences Photo: Delphin Ruché, Wandering Owl

Northern Lights Experiences are activities that offer that bit of extra adventure to your Arctic experience. It’s as if the nature in the Tromsø region was especially created for outdoor adventures. Sami families, experienced mushers, dedicated photographers, Arctic artists and other like-minded nature and Northern Lights enthusiasts are waiting to welcome you into their Arctic world. The Arctic evening can offer everything from crackling cold snow under a starry sky, which is becoming a rare sight in a world of ever increasing artificial lighting, to wild gusts of wind that will leave you breathless and in even greater awe of the forces of nature. And amidst these, the greatest adventure of them all suddenly appears: the Northern Lights.


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Northern Lights visits Ersfjordbotn Kystferie  post@ersfjordbotn.no  (+47) 908 74 190

 2–8

 15 September – 15 April

 18:00

Northern Lights at Ersfjord Ersfjord is one of the most popular fjords in the Tromsø region as well as a beautiful Northern Lights spot, since the reflection of the lights on the fjord between steep and narrow mountains makes the Northern Lights extra spectacular. You can watch the sky by a campfire outdoors, but there is also a heated cabin located by the fjord where food and drinks are available throughout the evening, making this a comfortable and exciting experience. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Guide, transfer (30 min each way), snacks, hot drinks, shelter, toilet, warm clothes, pictures from the tour, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 5–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 990 

693

Tromsø Villmarkssenter  mail@villmarkssenter.no  (+47) 77 69 60 02

 2–80

 10 September – 25 March

 18:15

Aurora Husky Visit Enjoy a more easy-going and relaxing experience along with our 350 husky friends. We invite you to our Aurora Camp where, along with our guides, you will have a great vantage point to the Aurora. A visit to the dog yard and the puppies is also included. You are welcome to take shelter around the fire in our Sami tents at any point if you want to warm up a bit. Tripod hire: NOK 100 Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included

Duration

Guide, transfer (25 min each way), dog yard visit, warm clothes, boots, hot drinks, meal (bacalao)

4 hours

Price (NOK)

 950

 475  855

Aurora Alps  post@auroraalps.no  (+47) 917 35 497  From 1 November

 2–30

 19:00

Northern Lights on the Edge of Tromsø From our base at Breivikeidet, only a 50-minute drive from Tromsø, you can spot the Northern Lights from different angles like the sea line with stunning views of the Lyngen Alps or other viewpoints that provide opportunities for great experiences in the Polar Night. If you get cold, drop in to our base and warm up before you take a new tour. So easy, so good. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, transfer (50 min each way), hot meal, warm clothes, tripod

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 795 

398


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Tromsø Safari  info@tromsosafari.no  (+47) 953 03 888  9 October – 15 April

 2–16

 19:00

Best Kept Secret: Aurora & Activity Not far away from Tromsø in a hidden fjord, you will find an Arctic paradise that remains largely untouched. This is where Tromsø’s best host waits to give you a memorable evening full of stories about the Sami culture and Northern Norway, local food, cosiness and an evening snowshoeing walk. Please bring: Warm clothes, boots, hat, mittens and scarf Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, transfer, soup, coffee and tea

Duration 4–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1590

Arctic Panorama Lodge Arctic Adventures around the Lyngen Alps. Right in the heart of Northern Norway, at the entrance to Lyngen Fjord, you will find the Arctic Panorama Lodge, surrounded by majestic mountains reflected in the Arctic Sea. The lodge is perfect for recreation, rest and silence, while opportunities for outdoor activities are almost endless: ski touring, snowshoeing, dog sledding, boat trips, snowmobile safaris and Sami culture and history.  (+47) 916 12 520

 info@arcticpanorama.com

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Overnight Packages Green Gold of Norway  francisco@greengoldofnorway.com  (+47) 928 09 057

 1–8

 10 September – 10 April

 08:45/17:15

24-hour Aurora Expedition in the Beautiful Lyngen Alps Enjoy 24 hours of adventure surrounded by the beautiful fjords and mountains of the Lyngen Alps (80 km from Tromsø). You will be picked up in Tromsø and driven to the Green Gold Villa where you can choose to stay in a room or a Crystal Lavvu. After a photographic excursion on a snowmobile and/or RIB boat, you will be treated to a lovely dinner and then taken on a Northern Lights Chase. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, transfer (90 min each way incl. a short ferry ride), all meals, activities, accommodation, warm clothes, boots, pictures from the tour, Aurora portrait

Duration 24 hours

Price (NOK)

 2900

Mefjord Brygge  booking@mefjordbrygge.no  (+47) 77 85 89 80

 2–8

 Saturdays

 15:00

 Tuesdays

 16:15

Winter Activity Package in Senja – 4 days/3 nights We are an all-year holiday resort located between the mountains and fjords on the island of Senja with magnificent clear sky and far removed from any light pollution, we offer guided trips to see the Northern Lights. You can see humpback whales and killer whales that visit our fjord from December to February. We always offer the best selection of activities available throughout winter in idyllic Mefjordvær! Starts at Tromsø Express Boat Quay

Included Guide, transfer Finnsnes-Senja, accommodation, all activities, all meals, safety equipment, warm clothes

Duration 4 days/ 3 nights

Price (NOK)

 7200

Round trip Express Boat Tromsø – Finnsnes is not included.

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Northern Lights and Dog sledding Arctic Adventure Tours AS  post@arcticadventuretours.no  (+47) 456 35 288  November – March

 2–16

 18:00

Husky Ride under the Northern Lights The Northern Lights are magical and fascinating. To see the flickering lights dance over the Arctic sky while driving your own dog sled is indescribable. Come share the experience with us. We can't guarantee the Aurora show is playing on all our trips, but we can guarantee you amazing scenery, great dogs and a memory for life. We provide all necessary equipment, Arctic suits, boots, hat and mittens. After the trip, we will light a camp fire and serve homemade cake, coffee and tea. Dog sledding: 1.5 hours Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included

Duration

Transfer, suitable clothing, shoes, coffee/tea and cake

4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1750

 875  1650

Tromsø Villmarkssenter  mail@villmarkssenter.no  (+47) 77 69 60 02

 1–48

 1 November – 25 March

(depending on snowfall)

 18:15

Husky Sled Ride – Evening Dog sledding in the winter night can be a magical experience. Guided by headlamps and the dog's nose, we safely take you up into the mountains where hopefully the Northern Lights will dance for us. A professional musher guides the sled so you can focus on the experience. After one hour of dogsledding, you get to meet our 350 four-legged friends and spend time with the puppies. Back at the camp, we serve Bacalao – Norwegian stock fish in tomato sauce. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, return transfers (25 min each way), warm clothes, boots, dog yard visit, meal, hot drinks

Duration 4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1850

 925  1665

Aurora Alps  post@auroraalps.no  (+47) 917 35 497  19:00

 2–11

Northern Lights Tour with a Dog Sled Experience an authentic Arctic adventure when you run your own dog team at the edge of Tromsø. You can now do this trip in the evenings while you experience the magical light here in the north. It’s even more exciting when you turn on the headlights and set off into the wilderness, where there is total darkness. Perhaps a starry sky, the moon or the Northern Lights will give you enough light to see some of the wonderful alpine scenery. Dog sledding: About 2 hours. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, transfer (50 min each way), warm clothes, hot meal

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1895 

948


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Overnight Dog sledding Tromsø Villmarkssenter  mail@villmarkssenter.no  (+47) 77 69 60 02

 1–22

 1 November – 25 April

(depending on snowfall)

 18:15

Aurora Camp & Dog Sledding Combine the best of two worlds with an overnight stay at our Aurora Camp and join Dog Sledding Daytime the next day! The Lavvu tent in the camp is heated by wood fire and we provide Arctic grade sleeping bags to keep you comfortable at night. The sleeping tent is communal, but you can rent the private tent if you prefer to sleep alone. The next day we'll rise early to go dog sledding. Three meals (dinner, breakfast and lunch) are included. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, transfer (25 min each way), dog yard visit, overnight stay in lavvu, sleeping bag, all meals, hot drinks, warm clothes, boots

Duration 18–20 hours

Price (NOK)

 2850

 1450  2565

Hamn in Senja Join our Magical Arctic Winter program from January to March. A scenic three-hour drive from Tromsø, you will discover the island of Senja, home to this seaside idyll and one of Norway’s recommended resorts. Comfortable accommodation and adventures in spectacular nature. Relaxing atmosphere. Perfect spot for viewing the Northern Lights, join a wildlife fjord safari meeting whales and eagles, go snowshoeing under the dancing Aurora, try body rafting in a maelstrom or rent a kayak. Love ski touring? Senja is a summit-to-sea eldorado. Daily tours, variable departure times.  (+47) 400 200 05

 booking@hamnisenja.no

www.hamnisenja.no


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Northern Lights and Reindeer Tromso Arctic Reindeer  tromsoarcticreindeer@gmail.com  (+47) 983 13 038/(+47) 957 59 710

 2–40

 1 December – 10 April

 18:00

Sami Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights After a 25-minute drive from the city centre, you will arrive at our camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 200 wild reindeer, which will swarm around you. You will then be invited inside a warm candlelit gamme (traditional Sami hut) and served a three-course dinner (vegetarian option). After dinner, you will gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture, life as a reindeer herder and a joik (traditional song). On clear nights, there is a good chance of Northern Lights! Please bring: Warm clothes, boots, hat, mittens and scarf. Starts at

Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Duration Scenic transfers (30 min each way) by comfortable coach, English-speaking guide, storytelling and joik, threecourse dinner with salmon starter, 4–5 hot traditional Sami main (bidos) and hours chocolate cake and blueberry dessert, hot drinks and snacks (vegetarian option possible)

Price (NOK)

 1450  (6–12)

825

 (0–5)

Free

Tromsø Lapland  post@tromsolapland.no  (+47) 918 57 635

 2–32

 1 November – 30 April

 18:00

Reindeer Sledding and Northern Lights Try reindeer sledding, the oldest means of transportation in the north, with Tromsø Lapland on the island of Kvaløya. The location has little artificial lighting and excellent conditions to hunt for the Northern Lights. After the sledding adventure, you can enjoy a traditional hot Sami meal, storytelling, display of cultural artefacts and joik (traditional Sami song). The camp is run by an authentic Sami guide coming from a family with long reindeer herding traditions. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included

Duration

Guide, transfer (30 minutes each way), warm clothes, hot meal, hot drinks

4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1495 

750

Aurora Alps  post@auroraalps.no  (+47) 917 35 497  From 15 December

 2–20

 19:00

Lapland Sami Culture and Reindeer Sledding Experience reindeer sledding and the aurora on the edge of Tromsø and learn about the Sami lifestyle. You can easily imagine the nomadic lifestyle of the Arctic Tundra while taking in the sights of the Lyngen Alps – with the fjord and mountains. You can try reindeer sledding, lasso throwing, and listen to the joik song and stories of the Sami. The Polar Night and hopefully Northern Lights will create lifelong memories. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, transfer (50 min each way), warm clothes, boots, hot drinks, hot meal

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1895 

948


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Overnight Reindeer sledding Tromsø Lapland  post@tromsolapland.no  (+47) 918 57 635

 1–8

 1 November – 30 April

 18:00

Overnight in Lavvu, Reindeer Sledding and Northern Lights Try reindeer sledding, the oldest means of transportation in the north, with Tromsø Lapland on the island of Kvaløya. The location has little artificial lighting and excellent conditions to hunt for the Northern Lights. Instead of heading back to the city centre where you might miss a late night dance from the Aurora, stay at this good location in a traditional Sami lavvu and sleep on reindeer hides in winter-insulated sleeping bags. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, transfer (30 min each way), warm clothes, hot meal, breakfast, hot drinks, winter sleeping bag, overnight stay in lavvu

Duration 15.5 hours

Price (NOK)

 2800 

1400

Arctic Trip Arctic Trip is a company based in Sørreisa, 170 km from Tromsø. We offer expeditions north of the Arctic Circle, sightseeing, whale watching, scenic drives around Senja’s fjords, skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, Northern Lights chases, sauna and accommodation in heated hammock tent or lavvu for a maximum of four people. We serve homemade food.  (+47) 476 63 447

 roy@arctictrip.no

www.arctictrip.no


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Northern Lights And Snowshoeing Wandering Owl  info@wanderingowl.com  (+47) 484 60 081

 2–8

 1 December – 25 March

 18:00

Star Walk – a Night Snowshoeing Tour Leave the beaten tracks, immerse yourself in the polar night and walk your way under the stars. Take the time to feel what winter is really about at high latitudes. Fully equipped for the climate, our guide will lead you to untouched snowy landscapes, to read the tracks of wildlife and admire the stars, the moon and maybe the Northern Lights. The Arctic wilderness reveals its most intimate beauty only to the night owls! Wednesday, Sunday. Featured in National Geographic Traveller Luxury Collection (2017). Minimum age: 12 years. Starts at

Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Guide, transportation, snowshoes and poles, thermal suits and winter boots, tripod, headlamp, a backpack with a warm home-made meal (soup, pastry, 5–7 hot drinks). Photography tips, pictures hours of the tour sent by email. Wi-Fi in the car and drop-off at your accommodation in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 1250

Tromsø Outdoor AS  post@tromsooutdoor.no  (+47) 975 75 875

 2–15

 1 December – 31 March

 18:00

Evening Snowshoeing Trip with a Bonfire This excursion is like a journey back in time – to the magic, wintry wonderland and the best childhood memories. Follow your guide on a mysterious night snowshoe walk and then light the outdoor bonfire. See the beautiful Arctic Tromsø from a different perspective and hear about the the local people’s way of life. When you think the time cannot be any better, speed down the hill on toboggan and find yourself playing in the snow like a child again. Every day, depending on snow conditions. Easy, family friendly. Minimum age 8 years. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Duration Guide, transport to and from Tromsø city centre, snowshoes and hiking poles, 3 toboggans, hot drink and sweet snack, hours outdoor bonfire, toilet available

Price (NOK)

 795 

495

Not including winter clothes, but these may be rented separately at our rental centre prior to the trip


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Aurora Alps  post@auroraalps.no  (+47) 917 35 497  From 15 December

 2–20

 19:00

Northern Lights Walk with Snowshoes Snowshoes are a great way to get out and enjoy the winter landscape. Hunters and trappers have used snowshoes for many generations. Today it is a wonderful and exciting activity that anyone can do, also to find a vantage point for the Northern Lights. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included

Duration

Guide, transfer (50 min each way), warm clothes, hot meal, snowshoes and poles

5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1195 

948

Fjellkysten Gjestehus  post@fjellkysten.com  (+47) 479 24 792

 2–10

 1 November – 31 March

 Departure time

is flexible

Fjellkysten’s Aurora Snowshoe Trip We walk into the woods until it’s completely dark and just let the silence and the night sky embrace us. We take you to a spot where we can see the fjord, and which is as dark as possible. The darkness gives us the best opportunity to enjoy the Northern Lights and the incredible starry sky. Starts at Included Duration Fjellkysten Gjestehus. Guide, warm clothes, snowshoes, poles, 1.5–2 3.5 hour drive. Own transport hot drink and snack hours required.

Price (NOK)

 590

Fjellkysten Gjestehus is situated in Lavangen. Own transportation is recommended. You may take the express boat from Tromsø – Brøstadbotn (approx. 1.5 hours).

Lyngsfjord Adventure Welcome to Lyngsfjord Adventure and Camp Tamok in the Northern Lights heartland. We offer activities departing from downtown Tromsø in the daytime and evening. For the more adventurous guests, we offer a full day of activities or an overnight stay, which provides optimal conditions for experiencing the Aurora. The wilderness centre of Camp Tamok is situated in Norwegian Lapland. Enjoy the modern comforts of the Arctic capital of Tromsø and the thrill of exciting activities in the surrounding wilderness.  (+47) 77 71 55 88

 post@lyngsfjord.com

www.lyngsfjord.com


Sami and reindeer Experiences Photo: Konrad Konieczny, nordnorge.com

Sami families are proud to share their culture and history through food, stories, information and reindeer sledding. Reindeer sledding is the oldest means of transportation in Northern Norway. The reindeer are owned by the indigenous Sami people, making these trips an ideal way to encounter their culture. The duration of the reindeer sledding ride can range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the tour specifications and snow conditions.


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Sami and reindeer Experiences ArcticForLife  contact@arcticforlife.com  (+47) 486 89 325

 2–8

 10 January – 10 April

 09:00

Reindeer Herds and Northern Lights – Exclusive Multi-Day Expedition across the Sami Land We drive from Tromsø to Karasjok, where we stay in designer huts for the night. Next morning we meet our guide and continue with a snowmobile in the tundra. We encounter the Sami people who guard their reindeer herds during the traditional spring migrations. For four days we live with the herd. We sleep in a lávvu, eat traditional Sami dishes and learn how to catch reindeer with a lasso. We listen to the Sami stories at the campfire while watching the Northern Lights on the night sky. On the last night we will sleep in designer huts with sauna. Please bring: Warm and comfortable clothes and shoes. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included

Duration

Guide, transfer (7 hr each way), accommodation, all meals, warm thermal suit, hot drinks, pictures from the tour, transport by snowmobile

6 days or 4 days

Price (NOK)

 25000 (6 days)

 17500 (4 days)

Aurora Alps  post@auroraalps.no  (+47) 917 35 497  From 15 December

 2–10

 09:30

Lapland Sami Culture and Reindeer Sledding Welcome to reindeer sledding at the edge of Tromsø and an opportunity to learn about the Sami lifestyle. You can easily imagine the nomadic lifestyle of the Arctic Tundra while taking in the sights of the Lyngen Alps – with fjord and mountains. You can try reindeer sledding, lasso throwing, listen to the joik (traditional Sami song) and stories of the Sami. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, return transfers (50 min each way), warm clothes, boots, hot meal, hot drinks

Duration 5.5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1895 

948

Tromsø Lapland  post@tromsolapland.no  (+47) 918 57 635

 2–32

 1 November – 30 April

 10:00

Reindeer Sledding with Sami Culture Join an authentic Sami guide, who comes from a family with long reindeer herding traditions. Enjoy an unforgettable experience of pure reindeer sledding and Sami culture. During your visit you will also experience feeding the reindeer, sightseeing at the camp, Sami food, storytelling, display of cultural artifacts and joik (traditional Sami chanting). Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, transfer (30 minutes each way), warm clothes, hot meal, hot drinks

Duration 4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1495 

750


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Tromsø Villmarkssenter  mail@villmarkssenter.no  (+47) 77 69 60 02  26 December – 20 March

 2–20

 11:00

Reindeer Sledding at Tromsø Villmarkssenter Welcome to an authentic Sami experience by leading tour providers Tromsø Villmarkssenter and SamiWay! On the tour we invite you to come reindeer sledding. You can easily imagine the nomadic lifestyle of the Arctic Tundra while taking in the sights of mountains and Fjords. After the trip, you can try your hand at the ancient art of lasso-throwing and listen to song and stories of the Sami peoples. A hot meal, served in a lavvu rounds off the day. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, return transfers (25 min each way), lunch, hot drinks, warm clothes

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 1750

 875  1575

Tromso Arctic Reindeer  tromsoarcticreindeer@gmail.com  (+47) 983 13 038/(+47) 957 59 710  1 December – 10 April

 2–40

 10:00/13:00

Sami Reindeer Experience The camp is a 30-minute drive from Tromsø and on arrival you can feed a herd of 200 reindeer, which will swarm all around and eat from your hands. You will then go on a sled ride before warming up inside a gamme (traditional Sami hut) where hot drinks and a traditional Sami meal will be cooked on the fire. After lunch, you will gather round the fire and listen to stories about Sami culture, life as a reindeer herder and a joik (traditional Sami song). Please bring: Warm clothes, boots, hat, mittens, and scarf. Starts at

Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Duration Scenic transfers (30 min each way) by comfortable coach, English-speaking guide, reindeer sledding (10 min), 3–4 storytelling and joik, hot traditional hours Sami meal (bidos), hot drinks and snacks (vegetarian option possible)

Price (NOK)

 1290 

795

Tromso Arctic Reindeer  tromsoarcticreindeer@gmail.com  (+47) 983 13 038/(+47) 957 59 710  15 November – 10 April

 2–40

 10:00/13:00

Sami Reindeer Feeding The Camp is a 30-minute drive from Tromsø and on arrival you can feed a herd of 200 reindeer, which will swarm all around and eat from your hands. After the reindeer are all fed, we will warm up inside a gamme (traditional Sami hut) where hot drinks and a traditional Sami meal will be cooked on the fire. After lunch, you will gather round the fire and listen to stories about Sami culture, life as a reindeer herder and a joik (traditional Sami song). Please bring: Warm clothes, boots, hat, mittens, and scarf. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Duration Scenic transfers (30 min each way) by comfortable coach, English-speaking 3–4 guide, storytelling and joik, hot hours traditional Sami meal (bidos), hot drinks and snacks (vegetarian option possible)

Price (NOK)

 1090 

690


Photo: Bård Løken, nordnorge.com

Dog Sledding

You can go dog sledding in all kind of weather (as long as there is snow). Two share a sled, one standing up controlling the direction and speed (known as ‘mushing’) while the other is seated. Some tours are more challenging than others. Please check the level of difficulty before booking. Let the provider know beforehand if you have any relevant health conditions. Dog sledding is a popular activity. We advise you to book your tour in advance at www.visittromso.no


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Dog sledding Day trips Tromsø Safari  info@tromsosafari.no  (+47) 953 03 888  From 15 November

 2–27

 08:45/11:30

Tromsø Husky Safari A fun and scenic husky safari with your own team of dogs, which you will master after good instructions and advice from our experienced mushers. Two people share each dog team and sled and take turn driving (mushing) and sitting on the sled. * All guests must be able to do the mushing themselves (except children between 10 and 12 years). This is easy and suitable for almost everyone. If in doubt, please let us know. Dog sledding: about 1 to 1.5 hours. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, return transfers, hot drinks, snacks, warm clothes, boots

Duration 4.5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1650 

875

Arctic Adventure Tours  post@arcticadventuretours.no  (+47) 456 35 288

 2–16

 November – March

 09:00

Wake Up and See the Arctic Experience the fantastic Arctic morning light while driving your own dogsled. We will teach you how to control the dogsled before your guided adventure into Tromsø's Arctic wilderness begins. Life has different days. This one you will remember! We provide all necessary equipment, arctic suits, boots, hat and mittens. After the trip we gather around the camp fire with home made cake, coffee and tea. Dog sledding: 1.5 hours. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Transfer, Suitable clothing, snowshoes, coffe/tea and cake

Duration 4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1750  1650  875

Aurora Alps  post@auroraalps.no  (+47) 917 35 497

 2–11

 1 December – 15 April

 09:30

Dog Sledding on the Edge of Tromsø – Daytime Experience a real Arctic adventure when running your own dog team in this great landscape. Two people share a sled and 4–6 Alaskan huskies run in front. There is good contact between the dogs and those on the sled and you will quickly learn to “chat” with the animals. You will soon realize that you need to help the dogs on uphill sections. Dog sledding: 1.5 hours. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, return transfers (50 min each way), warm clothes, hot meal, hot drinks

Duration 5.5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1895 

948


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Tromsø Villmarkssenter  mail@villmarkssenter.no  (+47) 77 69 60 02  1 November – 30 April

 1–48

 09:45

(depending on snowfall)

Husky Sled Ride – Daytime Dog sledding with our Alaskan Huskies is the heart and soul of Tromsø Villmarkssenter and our all-time best seller! On the tour, you will have great views of the mountains surrounding Tromsø. With about one hour of dog sledding, you also get to meet our 300 four-legged friends and spend some time with the puppies. After a day out in the Norwegian winter, we serve a hearty meal of Bidos (reindeer meat, broth and vegetables) around the fire. Dog sledding: 1.5 hours. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included

Duration

Guide, return transfers (25 min each way), warm clothes, boots, dog yard visit, lunch, hot drinks

4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1850

 925  1665

Arctic Adventure Tours  post@arcticadventuretours.no  (+47) 456 35 288  November – March

 2–16

 11:00

Polar Light Dog Sledding The polar light has many colours, join us and the dogs for a morning run in the beautiful surroundings of Kvaløya. You learn to drive a team of dogs, and together we go into the mountains for some unforgettable moments. Dog sledding: 1.5 hours. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included

Duration

Transfer, suitable clothing, shoes, coffee/tea and cake

4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1750

 875  1650

Tromsø Villmarkssenter  mail@villmarkssenter.no  (+47) 77 69 60 02  1 November – 30 April

 1–32

 09:45

Half-day Husky Expedition Love speed and excitement? Join up with your own team of racing huskies to learn dog sledding. You will have your own sled to drive along with a friend, then switch in the middle of the track. After about four kilometers of dog sledding (approx. 50 minutes), you also get to meet our 350 four legged friends up close and spend some time with the puppies. Two people share a sled with 5–7 dogs. Professional guides lead the group on their own sleds. Dog sledding: About 50 minutes. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, return transfers (25 min each way), meal (bidos), hot drinks, warm clothes, boots

Duration 4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1850

 1665


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Northern Light Dog Adventure  post@northernlightdogadventure.com  (+47) 994 73 646  20 November – 1 April

 2–8

 10:00

Be a Musher for a Day Spend a memorable day as a musher off the beaten track. Join a Northern Norwegian family and be actively involved throughout, from the briefing around the kitchen table to looking after your own dog team. Harness your dog team and head out on an exciting dog sledding adventure in challenging terrain surrounded by spectacular mountains. The actual dog sledding trip will be 1–2 hours, depending on conditions. Everyone gets a diploma and the “Musher of the Day” gets a t-shirt. Dog sledding: 1–2 hours. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Guide, return transfers (60 min each way), warm thermal suits, boots, hat, gloves, hot drinks and cake, pictures from the tour

Duration 7 hours

Price (NOK)

 2450

Arctic Adventure Tours  post@arcticadventuretours.no  (+47) 456 35 288

 2–16

 November – March

 13:00

Afternoon Dog Sledding Trip In the period of November-January we have a beautiful spectrum of colors in the sky as the sun is just below the horizon, in Norwegian known as “mørketid”. There will be a mix of daylight and darkness, which gives you the best of both. February–March there will be more and more daylight as we get closer to the spring. We will teach you how to drive the dog sled before we go. We provide all necessary equipment, arctic suits, boots, hat and mittens. After the trip we gather around the campfire with homemade cake, coffee and tea. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included

Duration

Transfer, suits, boots, coffee/tea and cake

4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1750  1650  875

Daily at 8:30, 13:00

Cross-country ski trip in Tromsø Beginners course

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Photo: Francisco Damm, Green Gold of Norway

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 whales, orcas or pilot whales as they follow the herring shoals. Choose whether you want to go by Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), sailboat, smaller motor boat or bigger boat. Help research on whales by sending your pictures to the Norwegian ID-catalogue at whaleobs@akvaplan.niva.no


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WhAle Watching By RIB Tromsø Friluftsenter  info@tromso-friluftsenter.no  (+47) 907 51 583  08:30

 5–30

Orca and Humpback Whale Safari by RIB with Marine Biologist Whale watching safari in small groups with a family-run company that will give the authentic feeling of the Northern Norwegian charm. You will see whales, beautiful views and a 100-year-old fish factory. A marine biologist will tell you everything you need to know about the whales during the 40-minute drive out of Tromsø. Norwegian fish soup is served after the excursion. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, return transfers to boat (40 min each way), floatation suit, hot drinks, taste of fish soup

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1280

Arctic Explorer  booking@arcticexplorer.no  (+47) 954 78 500  08:30

 4–24

Whale Safari RIB Exciting, fast and a lot of fun! From October to February some of the world's biggest mammals visit the coast outside Tromsø to feed on herring. You are invited to experience this wonderful adventure with us in our RIB. You meet at the Radisson Blu hotel, where we dress warmly and get information about safety, the tour and the whales. Depending on weather conditions and skipper's assessment this tour can be split in two, with one part going by RIB and one part on our catamaran, the exchange will take place at sea. Departure from Tromsø. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, warm thermal suits

Duration 3–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1400

Arctic Cruise in Norway  kal@acinorway.com  (+47) 905 49 997  08:30

 4–10

Scenic Whale Watching from Luxury Catamaran “Arctic Princess” An ultimate experience – almost together with the whales – sit on the catamaran’s net with the sea just 1.5 m below you. Our outside sofa or fly bridge provides fantastic views while we dance with the whales. Our indoor panorama saloon is a comfortable option for those who prefer to be inside. The backdrop is magical mountains and fjords. Ensure you have enough space on your memory card! Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, warm thermal suit, hot meal, hot drink, pictures from the tour

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1800 

1200


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Wild Seas  info@wildseas.no  (+47) 900 78 896  08:30

 4–12

Whale Research Safari – Polaria Aquarium – Support Conservation! Become an explorer: track whales and take photos and videos, while listening to the captivating songs of the wild. A portion of the proceeds is donated towards whale conservation. Our marine mammal scientist introduces you to the whales and research through a captivating presentation. At sea, our guests can participate to the research and become a marine biologist. Our specially designed open boat is perfect for small groups, and ensures a great whale watching experience and comfortable ride. Get a free entry to Polaria and visit the world's northernmost aquarium! Please bring: Camera and binoculars (optional), seasickness medication (if needed), woollen under layers and socks, winter clothes, boots, gloves, scarf and hat. Starts at Polaria Aquarium

Included

Duration

Whale presentation, hot beverages and snacks, warm flotation suit, free entry to Polaria

3–4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1295  1100

 1100

Tromsø Friluftsenter  info@tromso-friluftsenter.no  (+47) 907 51 583  08:30

 6–22

Scenic Whale Watching on Colin Archer Boat We start with a scenic 40-minute bus trip. This means the boat trip is shorter, improving the comfort for those not used to being on a boat in Arctic conditions. The cosy vessel, which has a history dating back to World War II, will be waiting to take you to see the most common whale species – the humpback whale. We also look for killer whales, pilot whales and harbour porpoises. If we are lucky, we may also see the fin whale. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, return transfers to boat (40 min each way), hot drinks, taste of fish soup

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1280

Arctic Adventure Tours  post@arcticadventuretours.no  (+47) 456 35 288

 4–24

 November – January

 09:00

Exclusive Intimate Whale Watching Our exclusive and intimate whale watching in the fjords will be the pinnacle of your Norwegian experience. We’ll pick you up in the city and take a short drive to the harbor where you will be fitted with boots, floating suits and lifejackets. In an open RIB boat and an intimate group size (max 12 people per boat) you are likely to spot mysterious and fascinating mammals such as humpback whales, killer whales, dolphins and harbour porpoises. The guides will approach the whales with care, teach you about their life and make a safe and memorable experience. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Transfer, necessary Arctic suits and lifejackets, shoes, hot chocolate and cake

Duration 4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200

 1100  600  1100


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Green Gold of Norway  francisco@greengoldofnorway.com  (+47) 928 09 057  From 1 October

 1–12

 09:00

Be the First to Spot the Whales Orcas and Humpback whales come every year to the Fjords right outside Tromso by the hundreds (they are following the Herring fish). They usually arrive in the middle of October but we start our navigation already October 1st. In October the light is amazing and we can take pictures of Eagles, Seals, Harbour Porpoises and Cormorants right before we spot the first Whales of the season! Time on the RIB: 2,5 hrs Minimum height: 140 cm Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included

Duration

RIB-Boat excursion, Guide in English, Spanish, German or Norwegian, Flotation suits, expedition meal, pictures or short video of the excursion

4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200  1100

 600  1100

Whale Watching by small boat <12 guests Explore The Arctic  post@explorethearctic.no  (+47) 948 60 941  From 1 December

 2–10

 08:30

All Inclusive Whale Watching Welcome to experience close-up encounters with humpback whales, orcas and the spectacular nature on the west side of Kvaløya island. Our highly qualified local guides are dedicated to providing a unique and unforgettable adventure with a personal touch. Our modern charter boat with walk-around observation deck provides a superior view of the whales. During the trip you will learn about the history, landscape and wildlife of the incredible island of Kvaløya. After the trip a lunch with local specialties is served. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Skipper, guide, return transfers to boat (30–45 min each way), flotation suit, boots, socks, hat, gloves, lunch, hot drinks, pictures from the tour

Duration 5–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1995

North Sailing Norway  agnes@northsailing.is

 4–40

 5 October – 14 February

 08:30

Silent Whale Watching on Electric Schooner Opal Experience the magnificent giants of the seas on board one of the most animal- and environmentally-friendly whale watching ships in the world. The beautiful traditional two-mast schooner Opal is spacious inside and out, silent, stable and comfortable in all kinds of conditions. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, warm floatation suit, light meal, hot drinks, biscuits

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1300  900

 650  900


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Wild Seas  info@wildseas.no  (+47) 900 78 896  08:30

 4–12

Whale Research Safari – Polaria Aquarium – Support Conservation! Become an explorer: track whales and take photos and videos, while listening to the captivating songs of the wild. A portion of the proceeds is donated towards whale conservation. Our marine mammal scientist introduces you to the whales and research through a captivating presentation. At sea, our guests can participate to the research and become a marine biologist. Our boat with heated cabin will ensure you have a great whale watching experience and comfortable ride. Get a free entry to Polaria and visit the world's northernmost aquarium! Please bring: Camera and binoculars (optional), seasickness medication (if needed), woollen under layers and socks, winter clothes, boots, gloves, scarf and hat. Starts at Polaria Aquarium

Included Whale presentation, hot beverages and snacks, warm flotation suit, free entry to Polaria

Duration 4–5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1295

 1100  650  1100

Arctic Explorers  post@arcticexplorers.no  (+47) 486 02 238  09:00/08:00*

 4–10

Historic Whale Watching, Tromsø Join us on one of the most popular types of trips on the planet: Whale Watching. In a small personal group of up to 10 guests, we try to show you that Tromsø can be one of the best cities in the world to see whales. Their swimming, hunting and playing in our fjord can provide life-long memories, if you get to see it. We follow all whale-watching guidelines. Starts at Comfort Hotel Xpress

Included Duration Guide, return transfers to boat, hot meal, hot drinks, flotation suit, boots, 4–6 socks, hat, gloves, pictures from the tour, hours drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 1995

*Departure at 08:00 during the dark season (21 November – 21 January). Sørøya Havfiskecruise  post@havcruise.no  (+47) 948 47 500/(+47) 948 43 500  09:00

 4–12

Whale Safari As owners of Sørøya Havfiskecruise Ltd. we can proudly introduce ourselves as pioneers of winter tourism by boat in Tromsø. Norwegian local skippers and crew with years of experience, makes this a safe and comfortable trip. Our slogan is quality before quantity! One does not have to fight for the view! We have offered day trips to our guests on our stable and cosy catamaran MB Havcruise since 2006. Maximum of 12 guests per trip provides a social and a cosy atmosphere. The owners live on board. Homemade waffles and hot drinks. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Guide, hot drinks, waffles, poncho

Duration 3–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1400 

700


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Norfishinfo  mail@norfishinfo.com  (+47) 911 74 763  09:00

 2–6

Whale Watching In Tromsø's Arctic Environments! Exclusive whale watching/4–5 hours tour in comfortable and modern 30' boat/2–6 people. On this tour, you can meet the most common whales in the area – orcas, humpback whales and porpoises. Take your unique pictures of these fascinating animals in an intimate and personal atmosphere. Seats inside and out on the deck! Starts at Floating Jetty by Clarion Collection Hotel With

Included Guide, return transfers, hot drinks and biscuits, snacks, warm clothes, gloves, pictures from the tour

Duration

Price (NOK)

 1200

5 hours

 500  600

Arctic Cruise in Norway  kal@acinorway.com  (+47) 905 49 997

 11

 15 October – 15 February

 09:30

Scenic Whale Watching from our Luxury Yacht Arctic Queen Join us for unforgettable whale watching aboard our brand new (2016) luxury yacht. This is the trip for those who want to travel first class. Hot coffee, tea, snacks and fruit are always ready in our lounge. Wine or champagne if preordered. We cruise at 20–25 knots, while enjoying the view fjords, mountains and birds. The skipper lets you be captain under supervision. Our exterior flybridge allows you to enjoy nature from the best place in town. Thermal suits are available. The bow can also be used if the weather permits. Return Tromso we enjoy hot soup and share experiences. Please bring: Hat and gloves. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Duration Fish soup, hot drink, soft drink, coffee, tea, snack, floatation suit, 3–4 warm clothes, fishing rods heated saloon hours and transportation by boat

Price (NOK)

 2000  1100  600

Whale Watching by Kayak Greenlander  info@greenlander.no  (+47) 401 93 055

 2–6

 1 October – 31 January

 09:00

Winter Kayaking with Whales, BCU Certified Sea Kayak Instructors and Safe Tandem Kayaks Kayaking with whales is really something special to do in your life. During the tour, you will be guided by a certified sea kayak instructor and taken on some of the most stunning fjords on the planet. All safety and kayak equipment is included. It is time to get familiar with whale life. Our tours have maximum of 6 participants, so it’s like a semi-private tour. Starts at

From your hotel or homestay in Tromsø

Included Duration Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel/ address in Tromsø (transfer time approx. 30 minutes each way), guide, 5–6 photos from the tour, safety briefing, hours hot drinks, dry suit, weather-resistant gloves, buoyancy aid, kayak and paddle, spray deck

Price (NOK)

 2300


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Whale Watching by Bigger boat >12 guests Wild Seas  info@wildseas.no  (+47) 900 78 896  08:30

 4–35

Whale Research Safari – Support Whale Conservation! Become an explorer: track whales and take photos and videos, while listening to the captivating songs of the wild. A portion of the proceeds is donated towards whale conservation. Our marine mammal scientist introduces you to the whales and research through a captivating presentation. At sea, our guests can participate to the research and become a marine biologist. Our spacious boat with heated cabin will ensure you have a great whale watching experience and comfortable ride. Please bring: Camera and binoculars (optional), seasickness medication (if needed), woollen under layers & socks, winter clothes, boots, gloves, scarf, and hat. Starts at Clarion Hotel The Edge

Included

Duration

Whale presentation, hot beverages and snacks, warm flotation suit

4–5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1095  995 595

Northern Sea Adventure  kenneth@northernsea.no  (+47) 913 97 076  09:00

 4–36

Whale Safari on a Cosy Rescue Boat Whale Safari! Get close to these giants of the sea in their natural element with skippers who get the very best feedback from their guests. To find the whales, we search for the herrings, a key food source. If we are still and wait patiently, we experience that the whales will eventually come to us. To minimize any disturbance to the whales, we will stay no longer than 30 minutes at one place. A meal can be ordered for NOK 270. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, warm thermal suit, boots, hot drinks

Duration 3–5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1470 

500

Polar Charter  booking@polarcharter.no  (+47) 480 55 700

 6–50

 1 November – 31 January

 09:00

Whale Safari Polar Charter invites you to an expedition to see the whales in action. We take you out to view the humpback and killer whales hunting for the enormous amount of herring in the fjords, and to see our breathtaking landscape. The M/V Polargirl is a comfortable and big passenger vessel with two saloons and three open decks, which is the perfect boat for this tour. Soft drinks, beer/wine, snacks and waffles may be purchased on board. Dressing warm is highly recommended. We have some thermal suits available. Daily departures. Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed. Please bring: Warm clothes. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Coffee, tea and biscuits, some thermal suits, guiding

Duration 4–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200 

600


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Arctic Explorer  booking@arcticexplorer.no  (+47) 954 78 500  09:00

 2–146

Whale Safari Tromsø's best whale safari! Join Arctic Explorer on a comfortable whale safari by catamaran to see and learn more about some of the world’s biggest mammals in a stunning Arctic landscape. Sea eagles, working fishing boats and beautiful fjords are a bonus. A knowledgeable guide, thermal overalls and coffee/tea and biscuits are all included. Starts at Quayside by Kystens Hus near the main square

Included Guide, hot drinks and biscuits, warm thermal suits

Duration 3–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200 

600

Polar Adventures  post@polaradventures.no  (+47) 909 89 995  10:00

 2–48

Polar Whale Safari from Tromsø by Boat Come and experience the great creatures of the sea. The coast of Tromsø in Northern Norway is the prime area for spotting whales. Humpback whales and killer whales often come close to the boat to check what is happening, as they are very curious. Catch a glimpse of other animals on the tour, such as sea eagles and all sorts of birds. You can spot whales from November to February when they come up to Northern Norway to feed on herring. Welcome on board! Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, hot drinks, snacks, pictures from the tour, warm clothes

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200  1000  625

Basecamp Senja  post@basecampsenja.no  (+47) 917 09 618

 30

 1 November – 1 February

 10:00

Whale Watching in Tromsø Join Basecamp Senja for a spectacular whale safari in beautiful surroundings in the Arctic. Basecamp Senja has long experience in whale watching, and our guide will give you the knowledge and history of the whales in the north on this trip. Start time 10.00 at the floating pier in Tromsø. We head out to Kvalsund to meet the mighty orca and humpback whales. The guide will also provide you with information about the life in the arctic. Welcome! Please bring: Warm clothes. Starts at Dock in Tromsø city centre

Included Coffee, tea and cake

Duration 3–4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200 

600

North Sailing Norway  agnes@northsailing.is

 4–40

 5 November – 14 February

 18:30

Silent Whale Exploring and Northern Lights Experience the Arctic Night and the majestic nature of Kaldfjord on our electric schooner Opal. We try to hear and see a glimpse of the whales in the pale moonlight or even Northern Lights. During the tour, guests can enjoy a hot bath on deck. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide (English, Norwegian and German), light dinner, hot drinks, biscuits, warm floatation overalls

Duration 4–5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1500

 1050  750  1050


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Whale watching Multi-day Packages Wild Seas  info@wildseas.no  (+47) 900 78 896  15:00

 12

6 Days of Whales, Northern Lights, Fjords, Reindeer Sledding & Sami Culture Become an explorer; go on a whale research expedition and discover stunning fjords, see the phenomenal Northern Lights on board a historic tall ship and go reindeer sledding with the Sami people. Live the Arctic to its fullest! A portion of the proceeds is donated towards whale conservation. Our spacious boat with heated cabin will ensure you have a great whale watching experience and comfortable ride. Our groups are small for a better experience! Please bring: Camera and binoculars (optional), seasickness medication (if needed), woollen under layers and socks, winter clothes, boots, gloves, scarf and hat. Starts at

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Included Duration 2 Whale Research Safaris 1 Research Presentation 1 Northern Lights Dinner Cruise 1 Fjord Sightseeing & Wildlife Safari 1 Dinner & Evening at Aurora Camp 1 Reindeer Sledding under the Northern Lights 6 1 Sami Culture & Traditional Meal days 1 Gastronomic Dinner (5-course) 5 Nights’ quality accommodation 5 Breakfasts 5 Lunches 5 Dinners 1 Floatation suit (on board the boat)

Price (NOK)

 19995

Whale Safari Andenes – Hvalsafari AS We have the shortest way to the whale ground, more than 25 years’ experience, research connected to whale safaris, year-round operation, experienced guides and crews, 100% whale guarantee, exclusive souvenir shop, restaurant, dance bar, camping and the option of travel packages including accommodation, activities and transport. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society gave us the following commendation in 2003: “Whalesafari Andenes is the world’s biggest and best operator of Arctic whale safaris!”.  (+47) 76 11 56 00

 booking@whalesafari.no

www.whalesafari.no


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Wild Seas  info@wildseas.no  (+47) 900 78 896  15:00

 2–12

3 Days of Whales Watching & Northern Lights Visit Tromsø, the “Paris of the North”, see whales in the wild, support their conservation and discover the extraordinary Northern Lights on board a historic tall ship. Our unique Whale Research Safari combines one of the most incredible displays nature can offer with a captivating, in-depth research experience. Our spacious boat with heated cabin will ensure you have a great whale watching experience and comfortable ride. Please bring: Camera and binoculars (optional), seasickness medication (if needed), woollen under layers and socks, winter clothes, boots, gloves, scarf and hat. Starts at

Clarion Hotel The Edge

Included 1 Whale Research Safari 1 Research Presentation 1 Northern Lights Dinner Cruise 1 Gastronomic Dinner (5-course) 2 Nights’ quality accommodation 2 Breakfasts 1 Lunch 2 Dinners 1 Floatation suit (on board the boat)

Duration

Price (NOK)

3 days

 6995

Polar Charter  booking@polarcharter.no  (+47) 470 55 800

 10–20

 1 November – 31 January

 15:00

3 Days of the Ultimate Arctic Experience Join us to get the best experience possible to see the whales, northern lights and do some arctic fishing! How about relaxing in the jacuzzi, after a long day watching the whales jumping and feeding, while the magnificent northern lights are dancing over your head, and you are sipping from a cold beverage from the bar? Later in the evening you enjoy a 3 course-dinner, maybe with the fish you caught earlier, served by the chef on board. Please bring: Camera, warm clothes (gloves/scarf/hat), swimwear for use in the outdoor jacuzzi/sauna. Starts at

Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Duration Complimentary drink at arrival, english speaking guide, 3 days in a 2-bed cabin, breakfast/lunch/dinner/coffee/tea etc. (soft drink/alcohol not included, but can 3 be bought form the bar), towels and days bathrobe, warm thermal suit and boots, a selection of pictures form the trip to take home

Price (NOK)

 7450

Arctic Cruise in Norway  kal@acinorway.com  (+47) 905 49 997

 4–8

 20:00

Northern Lights and Whale Safari – Best of the Best Package Join us and experience two bestsellers in one package. We sail from Tromsø in the evening and hunt for the Northern Lights. We anchor in the area where the whales are. We serve a good supper before we go to bed. We have four double cabins, each with private shower and toilet. In the morning, we serve breakfast before starting the whale watching safari. Enjoy two different hunts on one magical and memorable trip. We sell beer, wine and spirits on board. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotel

Included Duration Guide, overnight accommodation, 18 warm thermal suit, all meals, hot drinks, hours pictures from the tour

Price (NOK)

 4200 

3200


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69 Nord Sommarøy Outdoor Center  olivier@69nord.com  (+47) 993 62 570

 2–10

 3 November – 4 January

 Every saturday

5 Days/6 Nights Whale Watching & Northern Lights Trip on a 75' Sailboat Around Kvaløya, Tromsø’s Wild Coast This trip allows you to observe for hours the humpback whales and killer whales that enter the fjords of the wild coast of Troms during the autumn, especially off the island of Kvaløya. This journey takes place at a time when the nights are long, which also allows us to admire the Northern Lights far away from artificial lights. Starts at Downtown Tromsø

Included Full lodging (meals, return transfers and equipment), guiding in English and French

Duration 6 days and 5 nights

Price (NOK)

 17830

Basecamp Senja  post@basecampsenja.no  (+47) 917 09 618

 2–9

 2 December – 12 March

 Saturday 15:00  Tuesday 16:15

Exclusive 2,5 day Whale, Orca and Northern Lights Expedition on Spectacular Senja. All-Inclusive. Exclusive expedition on Senja; Orca and northern lights expedition! All-inclusive! You will be picked up in Finnsnes at the express boat terminal, and the trip continues to the most spectacular part of Senja. You will be provided with comfortable accommodation in Posthuset expedition lodge, in the small village of Skaland. The menu is local food, and we promise you typical local meals with taste from Senja. Activities morning and evening. Max ten guests. All-inclusive! Days: Tuesday to Thursday Departure with express ferry from Tromsø Tuesday: 16:15. Pick up in Finnsnes: 17:35. Return with express ferry from Finnsnes Thursday: 18:00. Arriving Tromsø: 19:15. Days: Saturday to Monday Departure with express ferry from Tromsø Saturday: 15:00. Pick up in Finnsnes: 16:15 Return with express ferry from Finnsnes Monday: 18:00. Arriving Tromsø: 19:15. NB: Tickets for the express boat are not included in the price. Starts at Downtown Tromsø

Included Duration Transfer, guiding in English and Norwegian, fruit, biscuits, hot drinks, 2.5 lunch and dinner, pictures from the tour, days tripods available for hire.

Price (NOK)

 6300

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If you can walk, you can go snowshoeing. Quite simply, it’s a way of walking easily on deep snow. Choose a guided trip of various levels of difficulty or go off exploring on your own. Cross-country skiing is very much a part of Northern Norwegian culture. A short lesson is recommended for absolute beginners, while the more experienced can conquer mountains – yes, both up and down. Remember to wear suitable outdoor clothes.

Photo: Delphin Ruché, Wandering Owl

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Snowshoeing Aurora Alps  post@auroraalps.no  (+47) 917 35 497

 2–10

 From 1 December

 09:30

Snowshoeing on the Edge of Tromsø Snowshoes are a great way to get out and enjoy the winter landscape. Hunters and trappers have used snowshoes for many generations. Today it is a wonderful and exciting activity that everyone can try. If you can walk, you can use snowshoes. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, return transfers (50 min each way), warm clothes, hot meal, snowshoes and poles

Duration 5.5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1195 

598

Wandering Owl  info@wanderingowl.com  (+47) 484 60 081

 2–8

 15 October – 15 April

 10:00

Take a Walk on the Wild Side – All-inclusive Snowshoeing Tour Discover the peacefulness of the white and untouched landscape. Listen to the sound of the snow crackling under your snowshoes. Experience the Arctic a little bit closer. Wilderness is just around the corner! Our guide will lead you together with a small group of guests to a scenic and wild location. You will go home with memories of an outdoor adventure and our best shots of you and the stunning landscapes. Mondays and Thursdays. Featured in National Geographic Traveller Luxury Collection (2017). Please bring: Hat, scarf and gloves. Appropriate clothing for walking (several layers that you can take on/off). Starts at

Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Guide, transportation, snowshoes and poles, thermal suits and winter boots (on request), a backpack with a homemade sandwich, pastry, water and hot drinks. Photography tips, pictures of the tour sent by email. Wi-Fi in the car and drop-off at your accommodation in Tromsø.

Duration

4–5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1100 

650

Arctic Explorers  post@arcticexplorers.no  (+47) 486 02 238

 2–8

 15 November – 15 April

 10:00

The Ultimate Snowshoeing Experience We will take you on a snowshoe trip into the wild, surrounded by big mountains, maybe some wildlife, and enjoy the stunning scenery. We will show you places you probably will not find on your own. Please bring: Warm and windproof clothes, hat, gloves and water. Starts at Comfort Hotel Xpress

Included Guide, transport, lunch, pictures from the tour, and drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 4–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1350


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Tromsø Outdoor  post@tromsooutdoor.no  (+47) 975 75 875

 2–15

 1 November – 31 March (Every day, depending on snow conditions)

 10:00

Guided Snowshoeing Trip on Tromsøya A great way to start your day. Follow the guide on the morning snowshoe walk through the scenic birch and spruce forest. Find our favourite sites and hear stories about the ways of living of the local people. We walk in easy terrain and snowshoes allow us to wander through snowy terrain with ease. This trip is the perfect option for people with little or no experience in outdoor activities, those who have never tried snowshoeing and families with children from 8 years old. Not included: Winter clothes, but these may be rented separately at Tromsø Outdoor rental centre prior to the trip! Minimum age: 8 years old. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, return transfers from downtown Tromsø (about 5 min. each way), snowshoes and hiking poles, hot drink and local sweet snack (lefse)

Duration 2 hours

Price (NOK)

 695 

495

Tromsø Outdoor  post@tromsooutdoor.no  (+47) 975 75 875

 2–12

 1 November – 31 March (Every day, depending on snow conditions)

 10:00

Guided Snowshoeing Hill Hike on Kvaløya Experience wild nature and Northern Norwegian elements at their best. Immerse yourself in our outdoor snowshoe hike. The tour starts with a scenic drive on Kvaløya island. Our guide leads you to one of the summits – we hike an elevation of around 400 m. The effort is rewarded by great views of the majestic surrounding mountains and fjord. Please wear winter boots and warm clothes. This tour demands physical activity, but previous snowshoeing experience is not needed. Not included: Winter clothes, but these may be rented separately at Tromsø Outdoor rental centre prior to the trip! Minimum age: 12 years old. Grade: moderate level of fitness and health is required Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, return transfers from downtown Tromsø (about 40 min. each way), snowshoes and hiking poles, hot drink and local sweet snack (lefse)

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1095

Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours  post@auroraborealistours.no  (+47) 477 57 730

 2–8

 1 January – 30 April

 10:00

Snowshoeing on Snowy Landscape Experience magic moments in total silence by walking in a snow-covered landscape. Kvaløya is a beautiful early morning scene, and the images are all spectacular with very stunning scenery, with excellent views of the mountains and fjords. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Hot soup and bread, transport, warm clothing on request

Duration 4.5 hours

Price (NOK)

 950


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Tromsø Safari  info@tromsosafari.no  (+47) 953 03 888

 2–16

 9 October – 15 April

 10:00

Best Kept Secret: Scenery & Snowshoeing Not far away from Tromsø in a hidden fjord, you will find an Arctic paradise that remains largely untouched. Here we offer Tromsø’s best kept secret, consisting of the best North Norwegian hospitality and warmth as well guided snowshoeing, snow activities and Sami culture. This is a great choice for those who want to explore more and experience wild nature, culture and Northern Norwegian elements at their best on snowshoes. Please Bring: Warm clothes, boots, hat, mittens and scarf Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included

Duration

Guide, transfers, wraps, coffee and tea, snowshoes

5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1290

Ersfjordbotn Kysferie  post@ersfjordbotn.no  (+47) 908 74 190

 2–8

 From 1 January

 10:00

Guided Snowshoeing in Ersfjorden We take you out of the city to experience the unspoiled Arctic nature. We put on snowshoes and walk along the bay or up on a small peak depending on weather conditions. The terrain we walk in is slightly hilly. The weather can change quickly in Northern Norway. Warm clothes and good footwear are recommended. We have thermal overalls that you can order in advance. The tour ends with a delicious hot lunch in our premises before we drive back to Tromsø. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Guide, transfers (30 min each way), 5–6 snowshoes and poles, snacks, hot drinks, hours heated cabin, WC, pictures from the tour

Price (NOK)

 1100 

770

Daily 1018 and 18 Daily at 10at and

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing Guided snowshoe trip trip Guided snowshoe on Tromsøya on Tromsøya Guided snowshoe hill hike Guided snowshoe hill hike on Kvaløya on Kvaløya Evening snowshoe trip Evening snowshoe trip with a bonfire

with a bonfire

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Creative Vacations  info@creativevacations.no  (+47) 988 09 283

 2–7

 1 February – 15 April

 10:00

Off the Trail Tour Come walk in the snow with us. Experience the mountains and the fjords, learn the local legends and maybe spot some local wildlife. This guided snowshoeing tour provides the perfect combination of views, culture, instruction, and light exercise. This tour is a mix of fun, challenge, and learning, combined with the simple enjoyment of being outside in nature. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, transfer, homemade sandwich, ice-grips, hot drinks and biscuits, boots, tripod, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 950

Tromsø Villmarkssenter  mail@villmarkssenter.no  (+47) 77 69 60 02  From 1 December

 2–10

 11:00

Snowshoe Trekking at Tromsø Villmarkssenter Experience Arctic Nature at your own pace with snowshoes. It’s fun and easy! We’ll provide all equipment and training before we venture out into the countryside. Beautiful views await as we ascend the gentle slopes, perfect for all skill levels from families to curious adventurers. The guide will pack hot drinks and reindeer hides for a little rest stop on the hillsides. Back at the camp, you can meet our 300 happy huskies. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Return transfers (25 min each way), snowshoes and poles, warm clothes, boots, hot drinks

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 995

 498  896

Northern Lights Tromsø  info@northernlightstromso.no  (+47) 911 95 518

 2–7

 1 February – 31 March

 11:00

Snowshoeing We run snowshoeing trips in gentle terrain on the picturesque island of Kvaløya. Our trips are suitable for those with previous snowshoeing experience and those who are keen to try. Snowshoe hire is included in the tour price. We have children's sizes, so the whole family can participate. We start with a 25-minute scenic drive. After brief instructions from your guide, we are ready to set off on an exciting snowshoe trek. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Snowshoes, guide, hot drink, biscuits, photos from the tour and transfer (25 min each way)

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 570 

400


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Skiing Tromsø Outdoor  post@tromsooutdoor.no  (+47) 975 75 875

 2–10

 1 November – 31 March (Every day, depending on snow conditions)

 08:30/13:00

Guided Cross-Country Skiing Trip in Tromsø Once in Norway, you cannot leave without trying our national sport. Now is your opportunity to learn to cross-country ski in a scenic and relaxed environment. Your guide/ski instructor will teach you how to put the skis on and off, fall down, get up, walk and run with the skis. After gaining some practice, you can challenge yourself on small hills. After the tour, many of our guests rent skis to practice cross-country skiing on their own. Always great fun! Minimum age: 12 years old Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Ski instructor, return transfers from downtown Tromsø (about 5 min. each way), cross-country skis, ski boots and ski poles, hot drink and local sweet snack (lefse)

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 995

Aurora Alps  post@tourinlyngenalps.no  (+47) 917 35 497

 2–10

 1 December – 15 April

 10:00

Cross-Country Skiing at the Edge of Tromsø Winter in the Arctic is coloured by blue light and white snow. This creates a nice setting for winter activities. Cross-country skiing is something most Norwegians love to do. Skiing is a combination between balance and technique. Ski in prepared tracks or create your own. Cross-country skiing is a great way to get fit, and you will experience a real sense of mastery after the trip. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included

Duration

Guide, transfer (50 min each way), ski equipment, warm clothes, hot meal

5.5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1195 

598

TROMSØ – Official City App


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Tromsø Outdoor  post@tromsooutdoor.no  (+47) 975 75 875

 2–7

 1 February – 30 April (Chosen days, depending on snow conditions)

 14:20

Introduction to Ski Touring – Guided Trip for Beginners Great fun for those seeking challenges, an adrenaline rush and brave enough to try new things. You have tried alpine skiing at some point of your life*, but have you ever tried to make your way up the mountain to ski down? On this trip, you can try the Randonee skis and challenge yourself with a small ascent and easy descent. Your guide/ski instructor will explain you how to use the skis, show you the way up the hill and the basic technique for skiing down. * You must have basic alpine skiing skills to join this trip Not included: Winter clothes, but these may be rented separately at Tromsø Outdoor rental centre prior to the trip! Minimum age: 12 years old Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Duration Guide, return transfers from downtown Tromsø (about 40 min. each way), 3–4 touring skis, ski boots, alpine poles, hours skins, helmet, hot drink and sweet snack

Price (NOK)

 1499

Legendary Lodge Senja Lodge for rent on the island of Senja. Do you want to experience Senja on your own or are you a guide or host looking for the perfect spot to bring your guests? Our lodge is an excellent alternative! It’s easily accessible, has a great location and virtually everything in Senja will be right on your doorstep. It’s perfect if you want to experience the wilderness or arrange outdoor activities or if you simply want to enjoy the silence with the Aurora to keep you company.  (+47) 981 32 209

 info@legendarylodge.no

www.legendarylodge.no


Photo: Francisco Damm, Green Gold of Norway

Snowmobile

The snowmobile has made life easier for many people in the Arctic. It is a popular recreational activity and an easy way to explore the magnificent landscape. For some tours, you will drive the snowmobile yourself, so please bring your driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence. On other tours, you will enjoy the landscape while a professional driver takes you to reindeer herds.


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Snowmobile Aurora Alps  post@auroraalps.no  (+47) 917 35 497  From 15 December

 2–14

 08:30

Snowmobile Expedition Enjoy an exciting Snowmobile expedition surrounded by beautiful and unique nature, with views of the Arctic sea and the Lyngen Alps. Snowmobile ride: 2.5 hours. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included

Duration

Guide, return transfers (90 min each way), warm clothes, hot meal

7.5 hours

Price (NOK)

 2395

Green Gold of Norway  francisco@greengoldofnorway.com  (+47) 928 09 057  From 15 December

 2–14

 08:30

Snowmobile Safari in the Beautiful Northern Lyngen Alps You will be picked up and driven to the Lyngen Alps. This is the starting point for a 2.5-hour snowmobile and photographic excursion in the beautiful Northern Lyngen Alps. Two people per snowmobile. You need to be in fair physical shape to join this tour. Monday to Saturday. Snowmobile ride: 2.5 hours. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Duration Guide, return transfers (90 min each way 7 incl. a short ferry ride), hot meal, warm hours clothes, boots, pictures from the tour

Price (NOK)

 1900

Tromsø Safari  info@tromsosafari.no  (+47) 953 03 888  From 1 December

 2–22

 08:45

Lyngen Snowmobile Safari Explore the majestic Lyngen Alps with a local guide on this scenic, gentle and safe Snowmobile Safari where you will see nature at its very best. We make several stops and focus on sightseeing, playing in the snow, taking photos, storytelling and enjoying the mountains, forest and fjords. * Guests under 18 and guests without a driving licence as passengers only * If conditions change, we reserve the right to amend the time spent on the snowmobiles Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, return transfers, hot drinks, hot meal, warm clothes, boots

Duration 7 hours

Price (NOK)

 1795 

900


Photo: Bård Løken, nordnorge.com

Fishing

You can’t visit Northern Norway without seeing if the fish are biting! If you head out to sea, catching a fish is virtually guaranteed. Coalfish (saithe), cod or wolf fish are among the most common species. As soon as 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. As it’s often a few degrees colder on a boat or frozen lake, you will be given an extra outer layer of waterproof clothing. Please remember to dress warmly underneath. Fishing gear is included.


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Fishing At sea Sørøya Havfiskecruise  post@havcruise.no  (+47) 948 43 500

 2–12

 October & January – March

 10:00

Fishing in the Blue Light Hour As owners of Sørøya Havfiskecruise, we can proudly introduce ourselves as the pioneers (actually the very first) of winter tourism by boat in Tromsø. Our slogan is Quality Before Quantity! We have offered fishing trips for our guests since 2006, and we have top equipment on board. Our steady and solid catamaran MB Havcruise is specially built for fishing tourism. Norwegian skippers and crew with years of experience and knowledge makes this a comfortable, educational and safe trip. A small setting with a maximum of 12 guests per trip provides a social and great atmosphere. You do not have to fight for the view. The tour ends with a feast of your own catch. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, fishing gear, warm thermal suit, hot drinks, hot meal from self-caught fish

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 1400 

700

Arctic Cruise in Norway  kal@acinorway.com  (+47) 905 49 997

 2–12

 October & January – March

 10:00

Fishing trip with Self-caught Fish for Lunch We go out fishing near Tromsø in our luxury sail/motor catamaran Lagoon 450. Arctic Princess has a high standard and space inside and out for a maximum of 11 guests. We search for big fish and serve self-caught fish for lunch in a traditional way on our way back to Tromsø. The fish tastes wonderful and guests love this trip. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, warm thermal suit, fishing gear, hot drinks, hot meal, pictures from the tour

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 1995 

1200

Polar Adventures  post@polaradventures.no  (+47) 909 89 995

 2–48

 1 February – 31 October

 10:00

Polar Fishing Adventure from Tromsø Join our local fishermen on an unforgettable fishing trip where you will experience true Arctic marine wildlife. We will take you to the best fishing spots where our ancestors have been fishing for centuries. The local “pirates” will tell you old tales and traditions that our ancestors have passed on through generations. You will get to fish and we will serve the catch, while enjoying North Norwegian hospitality on board our unique mahogany boat, Fjord Queen or the smaller Polar Queen. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, warm thermal suit, fishing gear, hot drinks, snacks, fish soup, pictures from the tour

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1300 

650


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Torsvåg Havfiske On the idyllic island of Vannøy just a two-hour drive from Tromsø, you will discover the year-round holiday resort Torsvåg Havfiske. You can choose between several comfortable accommodation options, including the amazing Torsvåg Lighthouse. Enjoy spectacular nature and perfect scenery for exploring the Arctic! Join us to experience the Northern Lights without any light pollution, a guided snowshoe trek, cooking on a bonfire, a whale watching safari or a fjord safari. Meals from our Arctic menu. Welcome to our Arctic paradise!  (+47) 415 52 794

 info@torsvaag.no

www.torsvag.no

Troms Arcticpelago The Troms Arcticpelago is a group of islands which is situated 50 minutes north from the city of Tromsø. Being unique in their cultural heritage and natural environment the islands offer you excellent conditions for sea fishing and bird-safaris. Enjoy the Northern lights dancing over imposing mountain ridges and watch the whales during their annual feed. Go skiing, ice fishing, enjoy local food and stay in modern and comfortable cottages, hotel rooms, apartments or even a lighthouse, while exploring the Troms Arcticpelago.  (+47) 477 20 530

 booking@arcticpelago.com

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Photo: North Sailing Norway

Boat Trips

A comfortable way to explore Tromsø and the region. Ever since the early 1900s Tromsø has been the starting point for a host of expeditions to the Arctic. Find your exploratory side by joining a gentle boat cruise or sailing a luxury catamaran to get close-up contact with the mountains, fjords and wildlife. Some of the tours include warm clothes, but as it’s often a few degrees colder out at sea it’s important to wear warmer undergarments. Northern Norway is known for its impressive nature. Less than an hour from Tromsø by boat, you will be able to access the wild coast of the island of Kvaløya, a paradise for many bird species like the white-tailed sea eagle and puffin.


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Boat Trips Explore The Arctic  post@explorethearctic.no  (+47) 948 60 941  From 16 January

 2–10

 08:30

Winter Fjord Cruise You are very welcome to join our boat cruise at the spectacular west coast of Kvaløya. Our highly qualified local guides are dedicated to providing a unique and unforgettable adventure with a personal touch. Our modern charter boat with walk-around observation deck provides a superior view. During the trip you will learn about the history, landscape and wildlife. If we are lucky we will see whales, seals and sea eagles. You will also be given the opportunity to try some fishing. After the trip a lunch with local specialties is served. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Skipper, guide, return transfers to boat (30–45 min each way), flotation suit, boots, socks, hat, gloves, lunch, hot drinks, pictures from the tour

Duration 5–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1995

Arctic Explorer  booking@arcticexplorer.no  (+47) 954 78 500

 2–146

 1 September – 24 October

 09:00

& 11 February – 15 April

Fjord Cruise You are invited to join us for a cruise in the fjords and seas around Tromsø. The view of the city, the mountains and the fjords is spectacular. This is an excellent way to see the surroundings and scenic Arctic landscape of Tromsø. Starts at Quayside by Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora

Included

Duration

Guide and skipper, hot drinks and biscuits, warm thermal suits, Wi-Fi

3–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200 

600

Tromsø Friluftsenter  info@tromso-friluftsenter.no  (+47) 907 51 583

 2–31

 From 26 January

 09:00

Sea Bird, Seals, Eagles by Zodiac This tour is recommended for nature photographers, bird watchers and people who love the rural coastal landscape. We travel by zodiac for a real Arctic adventure to explore fjords with breathtaking scenery. We look for the white-tailed eagle, little auk, yellow-billed loon, sea trout and king eider. From February/March the puffin, guillemot, theist and European storm petrel also arrive in our waters. We can sometimes see seals resting on the cliffs. Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Duration Guide, return transfers to boat (40 min. 4.5 each way), transport, floatation suit, hat, hours gloves, hot drinks

Price (NOK)

 1000


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Arctic Cruise in Norway  kal@acinorway.com  (+47) 905 49 997  September – November

 4–11

& January – April

 09:00

Fjord Cruise – Sailing around Tromsø Island Sail around the beautiful island of Tromsø on our luxury sail/motor catamaran, Lagoon 450. Arctic Princess has a high standard and there is space for up to 11 guests. Experience the wonderful nature from our internal panoramic lounge, exterior flybridge, daybed, exterior sofa group or on the net, just one metre above the sea. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, warm thermal suit, hot drinks, snacks, pictures from the tour

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 1800 

1200

Arctic Explorers  post@arcticexplorers.no  (+47) 486 02 238

 4–10

 1 September – 10 November

& 20 January – 30 April

 09:00 (some months 10:00)

The Ultimate Fjord Cruise A comfortable fjord excursion by boat during the day with lunch and hot drinks included. We have a warm and safe boat with offshore certificate, sofa, toilet and bed. Small group with maximum 10 guests. You will see amazing fjords, islands, beaches and much more. This is among the wildest and most beautiful scenery you can find up here. If lucky, you will see sea eagles, otters, seals and various bird species. Starts at Comfort Hotel Xpress

Included Duration Guide, return transfers to boat, transport, hot meal, hot drinks, flotation 5–6 suit, boots, socks, hat, gloves, pictures hours from the tour, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 1500

Photo: Mario Acquarone

69Nord Sommarøy Outdoor Center 69Nord Sommarøy Outdoor Center offers customised one-week trips by 75 ft polar yacht or one-days trips by sailing kayak. You can choose to combine the trips with different activities: hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, whale watching and Northern Lights observation. We cover a sailing area from the islands of Senja and Kvaløya to the Lyngen Alps. We specialise in smaller groups, and accommodate a maximum of 10 guests on the week-long trips for a taste of Norway off the beaten track.  (+47) 993 62 570

 olivier@69nord.com

www.69nord.com


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Polar Adventures  post@polaradventures.no  (+47) 909 89 995

 2–48

 16 January – 30 October

 10:00

Polar Fjord Cruise from Tromsø – in Small Group Come and join us for a beautiful Fjord tour by boat on our charming, pleasant and exclusively classic wooden boat Fjord Queen or the smaller Polar Queen. Experience the genuine Arctic wildlife such as sea eagles and all sorts of birds on this five-hour sightseeing tour from Tromsø. This is a fantastic trip if you want to explore the beautiful nature around Tromsø while taking great photos Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included

Duration

Guide, warm thermal suit, hot drinks, light meal, snacks, pictures from the tour

Price (NOK)

 1250

5 hours

 1000  625

Arctic Cruise in Norway  kal@acinorway.com  (+47) 905 49 997

 9

 15 February – 15 October

 10:00

3 Hours – Sightseeing – 3 Islands – Cabincruiser Princess EMI Our sightseeing cruises are for those who want to see the beautiful scenery and islands around Tromsø. You will see beautiful mountains, fjords and islands. We also pass the site of the sinking of the battleship Tirpitz. If we are lucky we will see large musk oxen, living on Ryøya before heading back to Tromso. There is room for guests on a secured platform behind. Princess EMI has a nice lounge with big windows so you get a nice 360 degree views. We also open up the large sunroof for an even better experience. Please bring: Hat and gloves. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included

Duration

Fish soup, coffee, tea, snack,floatation suit, fishing rods, heated saloon and transportation by boat

3 hours

Price (NOK)

 1450  900 600

Northern Sea Adventure  kenneth@northernsea.no  (+47) 913 97 076

 4–36

 September & February – April

 10:00

Fjord Cruise on the Rescue Boat Welcome on board the Rescue Boat for a fjord cruise to Ramfjord approx. 50 minutes from Tromsø. This is a fantastic trip with spectacular mountains and a magical landscape. The Rescue Boat has a warm and comfortable saloon and spacious deck. In Ramfjord we can visit the old submarine base and, if we are lucky, we may see sea eagles. Meal available on request (NOK 270). Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, warm thermal suit, boots, hot drinks

Duration 4 hours

Price (NOK)

 1470 

500


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Arctic Cruise in Norway  kal@acinorway.com  (+47) 905 49 997

 4–11

 1 January – 31 December

 10:00

VIP Cruise with our Luxury Yacht Arctic Queen Welcome to Private Exclusive Cruise. A first class cruise for you, along with friends and family. Experience some of the most spectacular scenery in Norway from a private, exclusive yacht, Arctic Queen. This is an exlusive yacht designed for a small group for customized tours for exploring the beautiful nature around Tromsø. Magical moutains, fantastic daylight makes this a memory for life. Enjoy the trip either from the fly bridge or inside the panoramic saloon. Arctic Queen is really nice and comfortable – she is designed for VIP and luxury cruising. Our Skipper will take good care of you. Our private and exclusive cruise is perfect for: • Fjordcruise and Sightseeing • Midnight sun, a romantic tour • Northern lights • Fishing • VIP tour – for your business connections • Representation tour • Team-building • Adventure tour • Transport to your new destination (Lyngen, Malangen, Senja or other places) Please bring: Hat and gloves. Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Fish soup, hot drink, soft drink, coffee, tea, snack, fruit, floatation suit, warm clothes, fishing rods, heated saloon and transportation by boat. Wine and beer is additional.

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 2500  2000 1100

Vulkana Drift Vulkana is a former fishing boat that has been transformed in to an intimate and luxurious floating spa. On board, you can enjoy a saltwater hot tub, wood-fired sauna with panoramic window, Hamam, a beautiful lounge with a fireplace, and excellent cuisine. We offer a unique setting for memorable nature-based experiences in the north. We offer adventures from two-hour trips through to several days on board, for individual guests and private groups. Please contact us for more information.  (+47) 911 00 626

 post@vulkana.no

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Sørøya Havfiskecruise  post@havcruise.no  (+47) 948 43 500

 2–12

 1 October – 26 October

 10:00/13:30

21 January – 31 March

Tromsø Day Cruise As owners of Sørøya Havfiskecruise, we can proudly introduce ourselves as pioneers of winter tourism by boat in Tromsø. Norwegian local skippers and crew with years of experience makes this a safe and comfortable trip. Our slogan is “Quality Before Quantity”! We have offered day trips to our guests on our stable and cosy catamaran MB Havcruise since 2006. The owners live on board. Small settings with a maximum of 12 guests per trip provides a social and cosy atmosphere. One does not need to fight for the views. We often see porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, seals, eagles and other birds during the trip. We offer homemade cakes and hot drinks along the route. We are very serious when it comes to safety. The boat and equipment undergo an annual check at an authorized ship yard. All our passengers are well insured on board! Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included

Duration

Guide, hot drinks, snacks, binoculars and ponchos, if requested

3 hours

Price (NOK)

 1200 

600

Northern Sea Adventure  kenneth@northernsea.no  (+47) 913 97 076  All year

 4–36

 15:00

Tour around Tromsøya on Cosy Rescue Boat Join us on a tour around the island of Tromsø. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience the city and surrounding fjords, mountains and islands. Fishing is also possible. We promise you a wonderful nature-based experience. Meal available on request (NOK 270). Starts at Floating jetty by Scandic Ishavshotell

Included

Duration

Guide, warm thermal suit, boots, fishing gear, hot drinks

3 hours

Price (NOK)

 1470 

500

Solbø Maritime Adventure Solbø Maritime Adventure offers a wide range of adventures on the passenger boat MS “Senjafjell” year-round. We offer shorter fishing trips near Tromsø or longer trips to the outer coast of the island of Kvaløya, whale watching safaris and Northern Lights trips. We can provide refreshments to meet the customer's specifications. MS “Senjafjell” is a very safe and solid boat conforming to the highest standards, with a capacity of 10–12 passengers. The average speed is 15–18 knots.  (+47) 976 91 533

 post@solbomaritime.no

www.solbomaritime.no


Tromsø is situated on an island between steep mountain peaks in the heart of a genuine Arctic landscape. Exploring by minivan (2–8 guests) or minibus (2–20 guests) enables you to discover the narrowest fjords, majestic mountains and the archipelago on the outer coast with white sandy beaches. Get your camera ready!

Foto: Heinrich Bosch, Wandering Owl

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Fjord Excursions By Minibus/van Marianne’s Heaven on Earth Aurora Chaser Tours  aurora.chaser.bergli@gmail.com  (+47) 971 73 074

 2–15

 1 October – 1 September

 09:00

Marianne’s Fjord and Professional Photography Tour Listen to ancient folklore stories about this area. Maybe catch a glimpse of an eagle or ptarmigan. Humpback and killer whales are seasonal, from October to February. Spectacular breathtaking scenery. Jaw dropping fjords will almost make you speechless. Come join us. You will not be disappointed. Starts at Central Post Office

Included Guide, transport, hot drinks, warm thermal suit, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 4 hours

Price (NOK)

 900

Scan Adventure  karina@scanadventure.no  (+47) 993 41 814

 2–14

 4 September – 30 April

 09:30

Magical Sommarøy Even though you have seen the beauty of the night, the magical Northern Lights, you may want to see the beauty of the day as well. In the north, the weather changes constantly. As a result, you may experience extraordinary moments throughout the day with the changing light. Other highlights are fantastic wildlife and a visit to Tove, the glass artist. Have you eaten traditional Norwegian waffles before? Don't miss them! Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Guide, transport, warm clothes, waffles, 5. 5 hot drinks, tripod, drop-off at the Tourist hours Information Office

Price (NOK)

 1000

Arctic Explorers  post@arcticexplorers.no  (+47) 486 02 238

 2–14

 1 September – 15 April

 10:00

 November – January

 09:00

The Ultimate Fjord Excursion by Car We drive around with a small group, making many stops to take pictures and enjoy the stunning scenery. We have collected the best of the best in landscapes and other exciting experiences. This trip will show you our many treasures along the coast. We have long breaks at different places, watching how people live along the coast, eating snacks and having a good time. We will show you places you probably will not find on your own. Please bring: Warm and windproof clothes Starts at

Comfort Hotel Xpress

Included Guide, transport, warm clothes, boots, tripod, hat, mittens, socks, snacks, hot drinks, local pastry (lefse), pictures from the tour, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration Price (NOK) 4–6 hours 4–5  1350 hours in the dark season


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Tromsø Safari  info@tromsosafari.no  (+47) 953 03 888

 2–16

 5 September – 15 April

 09:30

Coastal Scenery and History Safari Come and join a safari to Tromsø's stunning coastal landscape full of mountains, fjords and islands, and not least, exciting history going back more than 9,000 years. The safari includes visits to the beautiful island of Sommarøy and Tove's Glass Art and café. Starts at Radisson Blu Hotel

Included

Duration 5 hours

Guide, transport, waffle, coffee and tea

Price (NOK)

 1200

Northern Lights Tromsø  info@northernlightstromso.no  (+47) 911 95 518

 2–12

 18 September – 21 November

 10:00

& 22 January – 31 March

Fjord Tour from Tromsø in Small Group Join us for a wonderful adventure in spectacular surroundings on the island of Kvaløya. On this exciting nature and photo safari, we visit Ersfjord, Kattfjordeidet, Sommarøy, Hillesøy and much of the outer coast of Kvaløya. A knowledgeable local guide will take you on a journey with a focus on close-up experiences with nature. Experience breathtaking views of majestic mountains rising directly from the sea in narrow fjords and keep your eyes open for the unique wildlife. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Transport, guide/driver, hot drinks, snack, warm thermal suit and free pictures

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 970 

730

Ersfjordbotn Brygge  post@ersfjordbotnbrygge.no  (+47) 917 03 341

 2–15

 15 September – 15 May

 10:00

Explore the Fjords The outer coast of Kvaløya offers unique and stunning scenery. We head along the coast to visit many beautiful places with countless photo opportunities, rich wildlife and diverse landscape. At Ersfjordbotn Brygge you can enjoy a light meal. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Guide/experienced driver, transport, bonefire, thermal suits, tripod, hot drinks, help with camera settings, light meal at Ersfjordbotn Brygge

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 980 

490

Ersfjordbotn Kystferie  post@ersfjordbotn.no  (+47) 908 74 190  10:00

 2–14

Discover the Fjords of Kvaløya Join our guided tour around Kvaløya Island to experience the spectacular scenery and wildlife along the Arctic coast. We stop at several great places: by the fjords, in the valleys, on the beaches... Your guide will take pictures to share with you after the tour. On the way we serve hot drinks and a sweet snacks, and at the end we invite you to the Ersfjordbotn village for a delicious hot lunch. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Guide, transport, snacks, hot drinks, heated cabin, WC, pictures from the tour

Duration 5–6 hours

Price (NOK)

 1080 

756


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Wandering Owl  info@wanderingowl.com  (+47) 484 60 081

 2–15

 15 September – 15 April

 10:00

Arctic Landscapes – a Road Trip Along the Fjords Norway is known for its incredible fjords, mountains and wildlife. Here in the North there is more to it: the “Arctic Blue”, a mysterious winter twilight reflecting off the snowy landscape. Take a road trip with us to discover the Arctic wilderness, its sceneries and wildlife. Let us take you to the most diverse places and enjoy our homemade lunch on a winter picnic. Lots of photo stops and photography tips included, plus our best shots of your tour. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Featured in National Geographic Traveller Luxury Collection (2017). Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Duration Guide, transportation, homemade sandwich, pastry, hot drinks, professional tripods (on request), 5 photography tips, pictures of the tour hours sent by email. Wi-Fi in the car and dropoff at your accommodation in Tromsø.

Price (NOK)

 1200 

650

Creative Vacations  info@creativevacations.no  (+47) 988 09 283

 2–7

 1 November – 31 March

 10:00

Blue Day Tour We live in one of the most beautiful regions in the world. During this tour, you will visit fjords, villages, rivers and icefalls. You will also hear local stories and enjoy grand and intimate views of our wonderful area. We cover a spectrum of subjects and locations and tell stories of the places. Remember this tour is about location and blue light. We focus on small groups so you will get to experience special access to some great locations. Starts at

Radisson Blu Hotel

Included Guide, transport, photo workshop, hot meal, hot drinks, warm thermal suit, boots, tripod, ice grips, hand and foot warmers, headlamp, Aurora portrait, pictures from the tour, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 7 hours

Price (NOK)

 950

Polar Adventures  post@polaradventures.no  (+47) 909 89 995

 2–12

 18 September – 21 November

& 22 January – 31 March

 10:00

Polar Fjord Excursion from Tromso by Minibus This is a perfect family friendly day-trip for those who wish to photograph and experience the Arctic wildlife up close! We will discover wild nature and local culture in addition to passing through charming small villages. During the whale season we can often observe whales from the beach. Join us and experience the most breathtaking fjord landscapes in the Tromsø region! Starts at Scandic Ishavshotell

Included Guide, transport, warm clothes, expedition meal, hot drinks, snacks, pictures from the tour, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 1250 

625


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Karl-Ivar's Guided Tours  auroraborealistours@gmail.com  (+47) 477 57 730

 2–16

 All year

 10:00

Photo Safari to Kvaløya's Amazing Fjords by Car We start in Tromsø and drive to Kvaløya's most beautiful fjords. There will be many selected stops to admire the fascinating landscape, the mountains and the special light of the season, with great opportunities to take the perfect picture. We will show you places you will not find on your own. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Warm clothes, shoes, hat, gloves, socks, reflective vest, crampons, tripod, head lamp, help to set camera, drop-off at our hotel in Tromsø

Duration 4. 5 hours

Price (NOK)

 950 

450

Private Tours Marianne’s Heaven on Earth Aurora Chaser Tours  aurora.chaser.bergli@gmail.com  (+47) 971 73 074  09:00

 2

Marianne's Arctic Xpress/Fjord, Whale, Eagle and Wildlife/Professional Photography Tours. (with Pro and Semi Pro Camera Equipment Included) I am a native of Tromvik, a small fishing village west of Tromsø. There is an abundance of wildlife here; migrant and nonmigrant. Birds like ptarmigan, rock grouse, over 12 types of tern including the Arctic tern, divers, petrel, puffins, ducks, geese, gulls, white-tailed sea eagles, otters, dolphins, purpoise, humpback and killer whales, seals, lynx, reindeer, moose and many more. I would love to share this beautiful landscape, seascape and wildlife heaven, which we call “Heaven on Earth”, with you. Starts at

Central Post Office

Included Duration Guide, transport, professional photography equipment (incl. camera), warm thermal suit, hat, gloves, boots, 4 hand and foot warmers, ice grips, hours reflective vest, headlamp, hot meal, hot drinks, tripod, drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø

Price (NOK)

 2200

Greenlander  info@greenlander.no  (+47) 401 93 055

 1–6

 1 October – 31 March

 10:00

Private Fjord Day tour with Arctic Truck Greenlander provides private day tours to ensure the best possible memories for the visitors. Since the tour is private, we will tailor the whole trip for you. Longing for reindeer or maybe want to concentrate on whale sightings during the whale season? You tell us and we willl take you there. Our Land Rover enables Greenlander to take you to places no other fjord tour can get to. Welcome, Tromsø is waiting for you! Starts at From your hotel/ homestay on Tromsø island

Included Guide, transport, sandwich, hot drinks, tripod, warm clothes and boots, return to your hotel or homestay on Tromsø Island

Duration 5 hours

Price (NOK) 5700


Photo: Matias Herrera, Wandering Owl

Other Activities


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Other activities Fjellkysten Gjestehus  post@fjellkysten.com  (+47) 479 24 792

 2–15

 June – March

 Departure times

are flexible

Caving with Fjellkysten Gjestehus Just 5 km from Fjellkysten are the Sagelven Caves, which have 20 different caves formed by the Sag river. The journey will take you through the soft limestone and sandstone that dominates the area. The experience of being underground in total darkness is a very special feeling. Inside the caves you can experience different activities such as climbing and ice measuring through narrow passages. Enjoy the challenge of a river crossing inside the cave as well as the ultimate challenge of climbing down and into a waterfall inside the cave – and then you come out somewhere else. Starts at Included Fjellkysten Gjestehus. Guide, clothes, headlight, hot drink, 3.5 hour drive. Own transport sweet snack and a shot when the trip required. is finished

Duration 3 hours

Price (NOK)

 790

Fjellkysten Gjestehus is situated in Lavangen. Own transportation is recommended. You may take the express boat from Tromsø – Brøstadbotn (approx. 1.5 hours).

Polar Park – Arctic Wildlife Centre The world’s northernmost wildlife park. Meet bears, wolves, lynx, wolverines, polar foxes, moose, red deer, reindeer and muskoxen. Have close-up contact with wolves inside the enclosure. Cuddle with the cute polar foxes (Wolf Visit & Fox Visit). Interested in nature photography? We can take you into the enclosure for best possible pictures. Zip-lines over the river, bouldering area and barbecue areas.  (+47) 77 18 66 30

 post@polarpark.no

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Fjellkysten Gjestehus  post@fjellkysten.com  (+47) 479 24 792  Departure times

 All year

 2–10

are flexible

Fjellkysten Wildlife Safari There is a lot of wildlife near Fjellkysten. On this Safari, we hike on a trail near Fjellkysten to look for the many animals that live here. We stop to identify tracks and the animal that may have left them. During the hike, we educate you about the many species that live here and what they do. During this safari, you are likely to see the following animals: moose, squirrels, owls and foxes. Starts at Included Fjellkysten Gjestehus. warm clothes, snack 3.5 hour drive. Own transport Guide, and hot drink required.

Duration 2–3 hours

Price (NOK)

 690

Fjellkysten Gjestehus is situated in Lavangen. Own transportation is recommended. You may take the express boat from Tromsø – Brøstadbotn (approx. 1.5 hours). Wandering Owl  info@wanderingowl.com  (+47) 484 60 081  October – March

 6–18

 15:00

Night Photography Workshop A 2-hour indoor workshop led by a professional photographer, with interactive presentations, discussions and a practical part, to learn all you need to know about night photography and feel totally prepared before going on a Northern Lights adventure. Whether you are a complete beginner or already know the basics, you will turn your souvenir photos into great shots you will be proud of. Featured in National Geographic Traveller Luxury Collection (2017). Please bring: Your own camera. Starts at

Included

Conference room in Tromsø city centre, to be specified

Duration

Photography tips and tricks, professional tripod

2 hours

Price (NOK)

 750

Wandering Owl  info@wanderingowl.com  (+47) 484 60 081  January – April

 1+

 Afternoon

Pop Up Sauna – an Alternative Arctic Experience Try our new wood-heated sauna in the middle of nature! Sit in our cosy hot sauna, step out to cool down or if you are brave enough roll in the snow. You can wash yourself in the sauna with warm water. Old style, and perfect for getting warm, relaxed and clean! If you get hungry we have some delicious food* and hot drinks* for you to enjoy while chilling out around a bonfire with music. Weekends. *Available for purchase on site. Please bring: Swimsuit (optional). NB: for booking, use the link below or contact Wandering Owl. Starts at Kvaløya, 30-40 min drive from Tromsø city centre, check website for location map

Included Towel and slippers, changing room, warm water for washing yourself, no shower or toilet possibilities, no transportation included

Duration Min. 1 hour

 www.wanderingowl.com/product/pop-up-sauna/  facebook.com/popupsauna

Price (NOK)

 299


In Tromsø City Photo: Yngve Olsen Sæbbe, nordnorge.com

There are many exciting activities on offer in Tromsø. The people of the north are proud of their culture and history and are happy to share all aspects of it, ranging from understanding the science behind the Northern Lights through to visiting an Arctic artist’s home. Don’t miss the chance to experience a concert at the Arctic Cathedral!


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Guided visits and cultural experiences Polaria  booking@polaria.no  (+47) 77 75 01 00  12:30/15:30

 2–500

Seal Training at Polaria Housed in a very distinctive building that represents ice floes that have been pressed up on land by the rough seas of the Arctic, you will discover Polaria, just a five-minute walk from the centre of Tromsø. You can watch the seal training here every day at 12:30 and 15:30. You can also see panoramic films from the Arctic every half hour throughout the day. Knowledge-based exhibitions, café and gift shop. Starts at Polaria

Included

Duration 20 minutes

Admission, seal training, films

Price (NOK)

 130  65  70

Tromsø University Museum  booking@tmu.uit.no  (+47) 77 64 50 01  14:00

 2–40

Discover the Aurora This is a “must do” activity for all Northern Lights enthusiasts. Get a broad understanding of what causes Northern Lights and learn more about the Aurora myths. Try making your own Northern Lights in the plasma chamber, and enjoy the magnificent, comprehensive and prize-winning film “Northern Lights – a magical experience”. An 80-page book is our gift to you. This experience must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Starts at Tromsø Museum

Included Guiding, free admission to Tromsø Museum and the Polar Museum

Duration 60–90 minutes

Price (NOK)

 250 

125

Haugen Productions  annekatrinehaugen@gmail.com  (+47) 418 08 699  14:00

 2–15

HomeMade – Visit an Arctic Artist’s Home Welcome and feel at home! HomeMade invites you inside a real Northern Norwegian home inhabited by some of Tromsø’s performance artists. It is a different home visit where you will get an exclusive performance especially made for this occasion. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Customized performance, hot meal, coffee, wafles

Duration 2 hours

Price (NOK)

 700 

350


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Tromsø Budget Tours  booking@budgettours.no  (+47) 942 07 508  All year

 2–15

 14:45

Tromsø Beer Safari The perfect tour for everyone passionate or curious about quality beer! We will visit Tromsø's historical city centre, two pubs, a micro brewery and a beer boutique, sample 10 locally produced beers and Arctic tapas in traditional, cosy settings, which are closely interlinked with the maritime history of Tromsø. Experience the authentic atmosphere of Tromsø, the Gateway to the Arctic! Get to know the history Tromsø as the world's northernmost brewery hub and become acquainted with the flavours of the North. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please bring: Comfortable shoes. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included

Duration

Arctic Tapas, 10 locally produced beers

Price (NOK)

3 hours

 600

Ludwig Mack Brygghus  ludwigmackbrygghus@mack.no  (+47) 77 62 45 80  All year

 10–30

 15:30

Guided Tour of Ludwig Mack Brewhouse The northernmost brewery in the world welcomes you to a guided tour. The tour includes a film about Mack's history, a presentation of the raw materials that goes into beer, the brewing process, Mack’s beer range and a visit to our microbrewery. You can also visit our pub Ølhallen – the oldest pub in Tromsø, with 67 beers on tap. Mondays through Fridays. Booking outside drop-in can be sent to olhallen@mack.no. Starts at Ludwig Mack Brygghus, Kjeller 5

Included Guide, film, two beer tastings

Duration

Price (NOK)

60 minutes

 170

The Northernmost Escape Room in the World, Arctic Escape! You and your teammates will be given a mission and are locked in a room full of codes, puzzles and cryptic leads, with only 60 minutes to solve them all. Your only available tools will be creative thinking, teamwork and collaboration, and hopefully you will complete the mission before the hour is up. Arctic Escape is perfect for a group of friends or for a family looking to have fun together, and it is a great teambuilding exercise for businesses. No special talents or skills are required, just bring a playful mood and an open mind!  (+47) 920 95 555

 mail@arcticescape.no

www.arcticescape.no


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Tromsø Budget Tours  booking@budgettours.no  (+47) 942 07 508  All year

 2–15

 15:00

Essential Tromsø: Historical City Walk An experienced guide will introduce you to the city of Tromsø and its century long history full of stories and anecdotes. You will encounter Tromsø's most important landmarks, including several northern superlatives and charming wooden houses from the city's time as central trade hub in the North. During our walking tour in the city centre, we will visit the Polar Museum, one of Norway's two most significant museums on the subject, and Ølhallen, Tromsø's oldest and most authentic pub. Please bring: Comfortable shoes. Starts at Tromsø Tourist Information Office

Included Entrance to Polar Museum

Duration 2.5 hours

Price (NOK)

 250 

Free

Sadio Nor Theatre Sadio Nor Theatre is the city's self-propelled theatre. The members are actors who bring local knowledge to life. If you want to be entertained and learn a little about the local culture, people and society here in Tromsø, we are the ones you want to visit. We would particularly like to mention our theatre walks, where we guide you through the city while portraying people who made it more colourful. Welcome to theatre that gives you a polar feeling!  (+47) 480 49 924

 nina@sadionor.com

www.sadionor.no

Winter concerts 2017/2018 New Years Eve Concert Dur. 45 min. – 21:00 December 31, 2017 NOK 300/50 Northern Lights Concerts Thu–Sun – 23:00 Feb 8–Mar 11, 2018 NOK 180/50 Tickets at entrance or online: visittromso.no www . ishavskatedralen . no


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Concerts Ishavskatedralen  booking@ishavskatedralen.no  (+47) 410 08 470  31 December

 2–500

 21:00

New Year’s Eve Concert at the Arctic Cathedral Let us take you on a musical journey with a sparkling and colourful programme just before we enter the New Year. The programme includes classical music, Sami joik and some of the finest Norwegian and international Christmas carols. This is a great way to celebrate the New Year! Welcome! Starts at Arctic Cathedral

Included

Duration 45 minutes

Concert

Price (NOK)

 300 

50

Ishavskatedralen  booking@ishavskatedralen.no  (+47) 410 08 470

 2–500

 8 February – 11 March

 23:00

Northern Lights Concert at the Arctic Cathedral As the candle lights flicker, this elegant church is filled with the sounds of the most beautiful Norwegian folk songs, as well as some wonderfully powerful classical and sacred selections. This incredible musical experience is enhanced by the Arctic Cathedral’s fantastic acoustics. All in all, it’s a moving and perfect way to end the day. Starts at Arctic Cathedral

Included Concert

Duration 30 minutes

Price (NOK)

 180

Aurora Kino Fokus This is the largest and most visited cinema in Northern Norway and it is open every day. Aurora Kino Fokus offers world premieres and films in digital format year-round. Aurora Kino Fokus (formerly Tromsø Kino) founded Tromsø International Film Festival in 1991. The cinema is TIFF's main screening venue, with its six screens and 936 seats.  (+47) 908 89 900

 post@aurorakino.no

fokus.aurorakino.no


Photo: Mikael Karlsen, Tromsø Outdoor

Rental Services

Tromsø is a fabulous destination for every guest looking for outdoor activities, but we are also lucky to have our own Activity Rental Center open whole year round! Considering the amount and variety of equipment you find here, local rental offer is now the most comprehensive and professional in all of Norway. When you rent equipment, the experienced crew provide you with advice on where to go and can assist you with planning the outdoor adventure on your own. If you like to travel independently, are lacking winter clothes in your wardrobe, would like to try new activities, winter sports or the newest top-notch models of skis, bikes or snowshoes Tromsø gives you a perfect opportunity to make your dreams come true.


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RentaL Services All rental equipment listed below is provided by: Tromsø Outdoor Activity and Rental Center  Sjøgata 14, Tromsø  www.tromsooutdoor.no  1 day of rental = any time up to 24 hours

 +47 975 75 875  post@tromsooutdoor.no

Exclusive Arctic clothing package rental  1 October – 31 May, every day

This package contains all you need to stay warm in the cold winter and comfortable during your city walks and other outdoor activities. Forget the cold and enjoy our outdoors! Please note that you need to bring your own inner and middle layers of clothing.

Includes:

Down jacket, insulated pants with straps, boots, hat with ear flaps and mittens. Y ou can also rent each element of the package separately and book the equipment online.

Price:

Adults/children (under 16) 1 day:  NOK 389  255 2 days:  NOK 530  345 3 days:  NOK 655  425 4 days:  NOK 745  485 5 days:  NOK 820  535 Additional days:  NOK 85  55

Winter bikes and fatbike rental  1 October – 31 May, every day

Have you tried winter cycling yet? Winter bikes – Merida hardtail MTB with studded tires Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro on the wheels will ensure you have proper grip to take a ride on icy and snow covered roads. A Fatbike is a bike for explorers. The snow and mud are not the limit, only your imagination. Visit Tromsø Outdoor Activity and Rental Center at Sjøgata 14 and ask our team where to go for a ride. Rent on the spot or book online.

Includes:

Helmet, bicycle lock, necessary keys for adjustments, lights mounted on the helmet and reflective vest

Price:

Winter bike/fatbike 1 day:  NOK 300  NOK 440* 2 days:  NOK 600  NOK 880* 3 days:  NOK 840  NOK 1260* 4 days:  NOK 1060  NOK 1600* 5 days:  NOK 1260  NOK 1910* Additional days:  NOK 200  NOK 300 * NOK 2000 deposit is required when renting a Fatbike.


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Cross-country ski package rental  1 October – 31 May, every day depending on snow conditions

You can join the Tromsø Outdoor guided ski course for beginners or rent skis and explore the trails on your own. When you pick up your rentals, we can help you to find the best destination for your ski run. Find trails on www.skisporet.no.

Includes:

Madshus Voss BC skis, great for the trails and on fresh snow, ski boots with BC binding and ski poles. Y ou can also rent each element of the package separately and book the equipment online.

Price: 1 day:  NOK 310 2 days:  NOK 560 3 days:  NOK 790 4 days:  NOK 990 5 days:  NOK 1180 Additional days:  NOK 175

Ski touring package rental  1 November – 15 May, every day depending on snow conditions

Would you like to try the latest top-notch Dynafit ski models? Your skis are home and you are in Tromsø with too much time and great powder on the mountains? Your skis were lost on your way north? Visit us at Sjøgata 14 and check Tromsø Outdoor ski touring rental offers.

Includes:

Dynafit touring skis, Dynafit ski boots, poles, skins and ski crampons. In addition, you can rent avalanche safety equipment, crampons, helmets, harness, goggles and ice axes.

Price: 1 day:  NOK 550* 2 days:  NOK 990* 3 days:  NOK 1410* 4 days:  NOK 1780* 5 days:  NOK 2110* Additional days:  NOK 320* * NOK 2000 deposit is required when renting a Ski Touring Package.

Snowshoe rental  1 October – 31 May, every day depending on snow conditions

Join guided trips or rent high quality snowshoes and explore the fantastic Tromsø outdoors on your own. Where to go? • The peak behind upper station of the Cable Car – Fløya, (bus no. 26 to Fjellheisen, 1–3 hour walk) • Rødtinden and parts of Kjølen massif on Kvaløya (bus no. 42 to Storelva, 4–6 hour trip) • Forest area on the top of Tromsøya Island, great 24/7 These are relatively safe areas, easily accessible without a car, or even within walking distance.

Includes:

Snowshoes and hiking poles.

Price: 1 day:  NOK 220 2 days:  NOK 385 3 days:  NOK 540 4 days:  NOK 675 5 days:  NOK 920 Additional days:  NOK 120


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Avalanche safety package rental  1 October – 31 May, every day

This is a necessity on many trips in the Tromsø vicinity. Products are manufactured by BCA.

Includes:

Price:

Y ou can also rent each element of the package separately and book the equipment online.

1 day:  NOK 295 2 days:  NOK 415 3 days:  NOK 510 4 days:  NOK 580 5 days:  NOK 640 Additional days:  NOK 60

High quality avalanche searcher, avalanche probe and avalanche shovel.

Northern Lights package rental  1 October – 31 May, every day

Are you planning to chase the Northern Lights on your own or wait for the show in one of Tromsø’s charming locations? At Tromsø Outdoor you can also rent winter boots, warm clothes, equipment for daily activities and book your spot on a guided activity.

Includes:

Price:

Y ou can also rent each element of the package separately and book the equipment online.

1 day:  NOK 260* 2 days:  NOK 425* 3 days:  NOK 590* 4 days:  NOK 730* 5 days:  NOK 840* Additional days:  NOK 115*

This package consists of all the most necessary equipment you need to enjoy the night: a warm reindeer hide to sit on, tripod, headlight and thermos.

* NOK 1500 deposit is required when renting a Northern Lights Package.

Tripod rental  All year

With a great quality tripod from Manfrotto, you can try to take the perfect night shot of the Northern Lights and Polar Night landscape with your own camera. If you did not bring a tripod with you, you can rent one in Tromsø. At Tromsø Outdoor you will find top-notch tripods and other equipment that will help to turn your holidays into unforgeable experience.

Includes:

Models offered for rental are Manfrotto tripods MK290XTA3-BH, MKBFRA4-BH, and MK190XPRO4-BHQ2

Price: 1 day:  NOK 150/200* 2 days:  NOK 270/360* 3 days:  NOK 390/520* 4 days:  NOK 490/650* 5 days:  NOK 570/770* Additional days:  NOK 80/110* * NOK 1500 deposit is required when renting a Tripod.


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Attractions Child-friendly

 Souvenirs

Restaurant

 Disability-friendly

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 Accepts Euros

Fjellheisen, The Cable Car www.fjellheisen.no  (+47) 77 63 87 37

Take the cable car up Storsteinen (421 m) for a fantastic view of Tromsø or the Midnight Sun. Children’s playground and excellent for walks.

Sollivegen 12, 9020 Tromsdalen Bus: 26

Open all year 16.8 – 14.5: 10.00 – 22.00 15.5 – 15.8: 10.00 – 01.00

Until 31.12.2017:

 NOK 170  NOK 60

From 01.01.2018:

 NOK 180  NOK 70

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Blåst Glass Blowing Studio www.blaast.no  (+47) 77 68 34 60

Since 2002 Glasshytta Blåst has transformed hot liquid glass into distinctive works of art. You are welcome to visit our glass blowing studio and gallery. Every item is unique and handmade in Tromsø, the world's northernmost glass blowing studio.

Peder Hansens gate 4 9008 Tromsø

Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Saturday: 10:00–16:00

Free entry

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Husfliden – National Costume Production www.norskflid.no/tromso  (+47) 77 75 88 60

At Norsk Flid Husfliden Tromsø we make Norwegian traditional folk costumes all year round. In our shop you will find locally made handicrafts of excellent quality. We have a wide range of gifts for yourself, friends and family.

Sjøgata 4 9008 Tromsø  

Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 16:30 Thursday: 10:00–18:00 Saturday: 10:00–15:00

Free entry


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The Arctic Cathedral www.ishavskatedralen.no  (+47) 77 476 80 668

The Arctic Cathedral is a 1965 daring piece of architecture inspired by Arctic nature. The “Return of Christ” glass mosaic dominates the interior. Summer Concerts.

Hans Nilsens veg 41 9020 Tromsdalen Bus: 20, 24, 26, 28   

02.01–31.03: 13–18 01.04–31.05: 15–18 01.06–15.08: 09–19 (Sunday: 13–19) 16.08–31.12: 15–18

 NOK 50  Free entry (under 12)

Ølhallen Brewpub www.olhallen.no  (+47) 77 62 45 80  olhallen@mack.no

Mack's brewpub – Ølhallen – with its long and colorful history, is one of the most iconic places in Tromsø. It’s a place where townspeople of all ages meet and taste the best beers from Mack as well as other Norwegian breweries. We serve our beer from 67 different taps. You can also visit our brewshop – Kjeller 5 – which is located beside Ølhallen. Storgata 4 9291 Tromsø

Mon – Wed: 10:00 – 19:00 Thur– Sat: 10:00 – 00:30 Sunday: Closed

Northern Norway Art Museum www.nnkm.no  (+47) 77 64 70 20

Art about and from Northern Norway, early 19th century to the present, along with national art history and temporary exhibitions.

Sjøgata 1 9260 Tromsø

Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00

Free entry

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The Science Centre of Northern Norway www.nordnorsk.vitensenter.no  (+47) 77 62 09 45

The Science Centre of Northern Norway features nearly 100 interactive exhibits for the curious-minded visitors of all ages. In Norway’s largest all-dome full digital planetarium, you can experience the Aurora every day of the year. For detailed planetarium schedule, opening hours and prices, please check our website.

Hansine Hansens vei 17 9019 Tromsø Bus: 20, 21, 32, 33, 34     

Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 16:00 Planetarium: Northern Lights Show every day

 NOK 100  NOK 50

Family ticket: NOK 280


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Perspektivet Museum www.perspektivet.no  (+47) 77 60 19 10

Stories from Tromsø’s past and present. Challenging exhibits in a magnificent 1838 neoclassical estate. International documentary p ­ hotography. We offer free guided tours on Sundays at Folkeparken open air museum during the summer season. Café and Museum shop. Storgt. 95 9008 Tromsø

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 16:00 Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00

Free entry

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Polaria www.polaria.no  (+47) 77 75 01 00

An Arctic-themed experience centre with the films “In the Land of the Northern Lights” and “Spitsbergen – Arctic Wilderness” on five screens, an Arctic walk and aquariums of fish and bearded seals from Svalbard.

Hjalmar Johansens gt. 12 9296 Tromsø Bus: 33, 42

18.05 – 31.08: 10:00 – 19:00 01.09 – 31.12: 10:00 – 17:00 01.01 – 17.05: 13:00 – 16:00

 NOK 130  NOK 65

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The Polar Museum uit.no/polarmuseet  (+47) 77 62 33 60   postmaster@polarmuseum.no

The history of Norwegian trapping, Arctic research and polar expeditions! The Polar Museum is located on the waterfront in the listed former Customs House dating from the 1830s.

Søndre Tollbodgate 11 

01.01 – 14.06: 11:00 – 17:00 15.06 – 15.08: 09:00 – 18:00 16.08 – 31.12: 11:00 – 17:00 01.05 and 17.05: Closed

 NOK 60  NOK 30

Groups NOK 45/pax Combination ticket:  NOK 80  NOK 40

Polar Park www.polarpark.no  (+47) 77 18 66 30

Polar Park is a wilderness park featuring animals from Scandinavia and the Arctic: Wolves, bears, lynx, wolverines, musk oxen, Arctic fox, moose, deer and reindeer, all within large enclosures.

Salangsdalen, Boneveien 9360 Bardu. Bus: 100         

20.06–31.08 Every day: 10–18 01.09–19.06 Mon–Fri: 09–16 01.09–19.06 Sat–Sun: 12–16

 NOK 260  NOK 160

Wolf Visit: NOK 1 750 Group Guiding: NOK 2 000


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Spaceship Aurora www.spaceshipaurora.no  (+47) 76 14 46 00   contact@spaceshipaurora.no

SPACESHIP AURORA is a visitor centre linked to Andøya Space Center in Andenes, which welcomes visitors who are interested in the aurora and space.

Bleiksvegen 46 8480 Andenes

13.06 – 16.08: 10:30 – 17:30 17.08 – 12.06: 09:00 – 15:00 17.08 – 12.06 Sat–Sun: Closed

 NOK 350  NOK 175

Film/exhibition:  NOK 125  NOK 50

Tromsø Lutheran Cathedral www.kirken.tromso.no  (+47) 77 66 25 80

The world’s northernmost Protestant cathedral from 1861. Norway’s only wooden Cathedral. Summer Concerts.

Storgata 9008 Tromsø

Weekdays: 13:00 – 17:00 Subject to change Church services: Sundays 11:00

Check the notice board outside the church for details of concerts and Saturday opening hours.

Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art www.tromsokunstforening.no  (+47) 77 65 58 27  post@tromsokunstforening.no

Tromsø Kunstforening is a premier arena for contemporary art in the north, and is the oldest art institution in Northern Norway. TKF has been run continuously since 1924. You will find us in an iconic building dating from 1894 located opposite Polaria.

Muségata 2 9008 Tromsø Bus: 33, 42  

Wednesday – Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00

Free entry

Tromsø University Museum www.uit.no/tmu  (+47) 77 64 50 01  museumspost@tmu.uit.no

Sami culture, Stone Age and Viking era, church art, Northern Lights, wildlife and changes in nature all feature in the exhibitions at Northern Norway’s largest museum. Very family-friendly!

Lars Thørings veg 10 Bus: 37

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Jan–May/Sep–Dec: Mon–Fri 10:00 – 16:30 Sat: 12:00 – 15:00 Sun: 11:00 – 16:00 Jun–Aug: Mon–Sun 09:00 – 18:00

 NOK 60  NOK 30

Groups NOK 45/pax Combination ticket:

 NOK 80  NOK 40


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Ski Touring in Balsfjord www.arcticrace.no Avalanche bulletins: http://www.varsom.no/en/avalanche-bulletins/

Experience world-class ski touring and freeriding in the Tamok Valley and Lyngen Alps. The Blåtind Arctic Race is held annually between March and April!

From Tromsø: Blåtind: 45 min. Tamokdalen: 80 min

Main season: February – May

Rock Carvings at Tennes More info: Midt-Troms Museum – Fjordmuseet  (+47) 479 24 077

The rock art at Tennes was carved out by hunters and fishermen between 7000 and 4000 years ago. The open-air site is accessible with pathways and lighting (wheelchair friendly). Free, open every day/night (not in winter)

Near Tennes Kirke, Near Storsteinnes, Balsfjord.

From Tromsø: Tennes: 90 min

Available all day (except winter)

Hiking in Balsfjord and Malangen www.godtur.no

With fjords on both sides and spectacular views towards Senja and Lyngen Alps. The area has marked trails of all levels and accommodation can cater specifically for hikers.

From Tromsø: Selnes: 60 min Malangen: 90 min

Season: June – September

Bird Watching in Balsfjord Balsfjord Våtmarkssenter  (+47) 478 34 500

Experience the bird life of Balsfjord, which recently gained Ramsar-site status as one of the world’s important wetland areas.

Sørkjosleira (Storsteinnes) and Kobbevågen in Balsfjord

From Tromsø: Sørkjøsleira: 75 min Kobbevågen: 45 min

Main season: April/May and August/September


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Bars & Pubs Bardus Bar & Bistro  Cora Sandels gate 4, 9008 Tromsø  www.bardus.no

 +47 926 74 888  bardusbistro@gmail.com

Compagniet Bar / Nightclub  Sjøgata 12, 9252 Tromsø  www.compagniet.no

 +47 77 66 42 22  booking@compagniet.no

Fjellstua  Solliveien 12, 9008 Tromsø  www.fjellheisen.no

 +47 926 18 839  booking@fjellheisen.no

Flyt AS  Sjøgata 25, 9008 Tromsø  www.cafeflyt.no

 +47 77 69 68 00  kontakt@cafeflyt.no

Gründer Café & Bar  Storgata 44, 9251 Tromsø  www.nordic.no/uteliv/grunder-tromso

 +47 77 75 37 77  kevin.jacobsen@nordic.no

Hermanns Bistro – Welcome Inn Hotel Lyngskroa  9046 Storfjord  www.lyngskroa.no

 +47 77 71 50 00  post@lyngskroa.no

På Byen AS - No 24  Strandgata 24, 9008 Tromsø  www.pabyen.no

 +47 77 65 85 20  post@pabyen.no

Rorbua Pub  Sjøgata 7 , 9008 Tromsø  www.radissonblu.com

 +47 77 60 00 00  jan-erik.severinsen@radissonblu.com

Studentsamfunnet Driv  Storgata 6, 9008 Tromsø  www.driv.no

 +47 77 60 07 76  driv@driv.no

Verdensteateret Kafé  Storgata 93b, 9008 Tromsø  www.verdensteatret.no

 +47 77 61 26 00  tone@tiff.no

Vertshuset Skarven  Strandtorget 1, 9008 Tromsø  www.skarven.no

 +47 77 60 07 20  booking@skarven.no

Ølhallen  Storgata 4, 9008 Tromsø  www.olhallen.no

 +47 77 62 45 80  olhallen@mack.no


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Cafès Hansine Hansen's Café – Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden  Tromsø Museum, 9037 Tromsø  www.uit.no/botanisk

 +47 977 99 088  arve.elvebakk@uit.no

Fjellstua  Solliveien 12, 9008 Tromsø  www.fjellheisen.no

 +47 926 18 839  booking@fjellheisen.no

Flyt AS  Sjøgata 25, 9008 Tromsø  www.cafeflyt.no

 +47 77 69 68 00  kontakt@cafeflyt.no

Gründer Café & Bar  Storgaten 44, 9251 Tromsø  www.nordic.no/uteliv/grunder-tromso

 +47 77 75 37 77  kevin.jacobsen@nordic.no

På Byen AS - No 24  Strandgata 24, 9008 Tromsø  www.pabyen.no

 +47 77 65 85 20  post@pabyen.no

Profil Glassdesign – Workshop, studio & café  Leirstrandveien 1414, 9106 Straumsbukta  www.tovesglasskunst.com

 +47 922 82 844  rottese@online.no

Smørtorget – Café, art retro & design  Sjøgata 11, 9259 Tromsø  www.facebook.com/Smortorget

 +47 957 00 930  hildeeilertsensletvold@gmail.com

Studentsamfunnet Driv  Storgata 6, 9008 Tromsø  www.driv.no

 +47 77 60 07 76  driv@driv.no

Verdensteateret Kafé  Storgata 93b, 9008 Tromsø  www.verdensteatret.no

 +47 77 61 26 00  tone@tiff.no

Vollan Gjestestue  Torgveien 2, 9040 Balsfjord  www.vollangjestestue.no

 +47 77 72 23 00  post@vollangjestestue.no

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Restaurants Arctandria Sjømatrestaurant  Strandtorget 1, 9008 Tromsø  www.skarven.no

 +47 77 60 07 20  booking@skarven.no

Astro  Sjøgata 19 / 21, 9008 Tromsø  www.choicehotels.no

 +47 77 78 11 00  cc.aurora@choice.no

Bardus Bistro  Cora Sandels gate 4, 9008 Tromsø  www.bardus.no

 +47 926 74 888  bardusbistro@gmail.com

Casa Inferno  Vestregata 2, 9008 Tromsø  www.casainferno.no

 +47 77 68 22 00  post@casainferno.no

Charly's Restaurant & Bar  Sjøgata 7, 9008 Tromsø  www.radissonblu.com

 +47 77 68 22 00  sales.tromso@radissonblu.com

Compagniet Restaurant  Sjøgata 12, 9252 Tromsø  www.compagniet.no

 +47 77 66 42 22  booking@compagniet.no

Egon Restaurant Tromsø  Storgata 50, 9008 Tromsø  www.egon.no/restauranter/tromso

 +47 77 75 17 35  tromso@egon.no

Emmas Drømmekjøkken  Kirkegata 8, 9008 Tromsø  www.emmasdrommekjokken.no

 +47 77 63 77 30  post@emmas.as

Emmas Under  Kirkegata 8, 9008 Tromsø  www.emmasdrommekjokken.no

 +47 77 63 77 30  post@emmas.as

Fiskekompaniet Sjøsiden  Killengreens gate, 9007 Tromsø  www.fiskekompani.no

 +47 77 68 76 00  bord@fiskekompani.no

Fjellstua  Solliveien 12, 9008 Tromsø  www.fjellheisen.no

 +47 926 18 839  booking@fjellheisen.no

Gründer Café & Bar  Storgaten 44, 9251 Tromsø  www.nordic.no/uteliv/grunder-tromso

 +47 77 75 37 77  kevin.jacobsen@nordic.no

Hermanns Bistro – Welcome Inn Hotel Lyngskroa  9046 Storfjord  www.lyngskroa.no

 +47 77 71 50 00  post@lyngskroa.no

Kitchen & Table  Kaigata 6, 9008 Tromsø  www.kitchenandtable.no/tromso

 +47 77 66 84 84  tromso@kitchenandtable.no

Presis Tapas  Storgata 36, 9008 Tromsø  presistapas.no

 +47 77 68 10 20  presistapas@gmail.com

Restaurant Skirri  Stortorget 1, 9008 Tromsø  kystensmathus.no

 +47 90 26 90 00  arrangement@kystensmathus.no

Roast (Scandic Ishavshotell)  Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø  roastfood.no/tromsono

 +47 77 66 64 00  roast.tromso@scandichotels.com


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Restaurants Rå Sushi & Bar  Skippergata 16, 9006 Tromsø  www.raasushi.no

 +47 77 68 46 00  post@raasushi.no

Skarvens Biffhus  Strandtorget 1, 9008 Tromsø  www.skarven.no

 +47 77 60 07 20  booking@skarven.no

Skarvens Kulinariske Teater  Strandtorget 1, 9008 Tromsø  www.skarven.no

 +47 77 60 07 20  booking@skarven.no

Steakers  Killengreensgate 5-7, 9008 Tromsø  www.steakers.no

 +47 77 61 33 30  post@steakers.no

Studentsamfunnet Driv  Storgata 6, 9008 Tromsø  www.driv.no

 +47 77 60 07 76  driv@driv.no

Vertshuset Skarven  Strandtorget 1, 9008 Tromsø  www.skarven.no

 +47 77 60 07 20  booking@skarven.no

Vollan Gjestestue  Torgveien 2, 9040 Balsfjord  www.vollangjestestue.no

 +47 77 72 23 00  post@vollangjestestue.no

Yonas Pizzeria  Samuel Arnesens gate, 9008 Tromsø  www.yonas.no

 +47 77 66 66 66  support@yonas.no


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Groceries/local food

Arts/Crafts

Shopping centre

Clothes/shoes

Specialist store

Disability-friendly

Souvenirs

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Shopping Andresens Vaabenforretning

   

 Storgata 53, 9008 Tromsø  +47 77 68 24 03  www.vapenandresen.no  vapen@vapenandresen.no  Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 18:00 • Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00

Blåst Glass Blowing Studio

 Peder Hansensgate 4, 9008 Tromsø  +47 77 68 34 60  www.blaast.no  glasshytta@blaast.no  Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 • Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00

To-Foto AS  Sjøgata 3, 9405 Harstad  www.tofoto.no

   post@tofoto.no

Jacob Friis Synsam  Storgata 60, 9008 Tromsø  +47 77 68 31 35  www.synsam.no  post@jacobfriis.no  Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00 • Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00 • Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00

Nerstranda

 Nerstranda 9, 9008 Tromsø  +47 77 65 37 00  www.nerstranda.no  nerstranda@steenstrom.com  Nerstranda: Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 20:00 • Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00  Liquor store: Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 18:00 • Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00

Husfliden Tromsø

 Sjøgata 4, 9256 Tromsø  +47 77 75 88 70  www.norskflid.no/tromso  tromso@norskflid.no  Monday – Friday 10:00 – 16:30 • Thursday 10:00 – 18:00 • Saturday 10:00 – 15:00

Dragøy  Kystens Hus, Stortorget 1, 9008 Tromsø  +47 948 57 134  www.dragoy.no  post@dragoy.no  Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 • Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00

Drytech  Postboks 5736, 9287 Tromsø  www.drytech.no

 +47 77 60 03 00  post@drytech.no

Snarby Strikkestudio  Fredrik Langes Gate 18, 9008 Tromsø  strikkestudio.no  Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00

   +47 77 64 13 20  sna-sas@online.no

Tromsø Gift & Souvenir Shop  Strandgata 36, 9008 Tromsø  www.tgss.no

   +47 77 67 34 13  post@tgss.no

Bokhuset Libris  Storgata 86, 9008 Tromsø  +47 77 68 30 36  www.bokhusetlibris.no  bokhuset@libris.no  Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00 • Friday: 09:00 – 16:30 • Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00

Polaria Gavebutikk

 Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, 9007 Tromsø  +47 77 75 01 00  www.polaria.no  info@polaria.no  18 May – 31 Aug: 10:00 – 19:00 • 1 Sep. – 31 Dec: 10:00 – 17:00 • 1 Jan – 17 May: 13:00 – 16:00


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Shopping Britts Boutique

 Storgata 89, 9008 Tromsø  +47 77 60 19 80  www.britts.no  ingvild@britts.no  Monday – Friday: 09:30 – 17:00 • Thursday: 09:30 – 18:00 • Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00

Profil Glassdesign – Workshop, studio & café  Leirstrandveien 1414, 9106 Straumsbukta  www.tovesglasskunst.com  Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00

 +47 922 82 844  rottese@online.no

Smørtorget – Café, art, retro & design

 Sjøgata 11, 9259 Tromsø  +47 957 00 930  www.facebook.com/Smortorget/  hildeeilertsensletvold@gmail.com  Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 18:00 • Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00

TouristShop Tromsø

 Storgata 90, 9008 Tromsø  +47 454 54 564  www.facebook.com/touristshoptromsoe2015  post@touristshop-tromsoe.no  Monday – Saturday: 09:0 – 19:00 • Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00

Polar Adventures Gift Shop Fur and Leather  Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø  www.polaradventures.no  Monday – Sunday: 10.00 – 17.00

 +47 922 82 844  post@polaradventures.no

Tromsø Skotøimagasin  Storgata 68, Tromsø

 +47 77 68 35 95

The beauty of

Norwegian Handcraft

Sjøgata 4, Tromsø. Tlf: + 47 777 588 60


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Culture and sport events October

January

Insomnia Music Festival

Polar Night Half Marathon

 26 – 28 October  www.insomniafestival.no

 6 January  www.msm.no

Tromsø International Church Festival

Tromsø International Film Festival

 29 October – 5 November  www.tikfestival.no

 15 – 21 January  www.tiff.no

Northern Lights Festival

November Ordkalotten Tromsø International Literature Festival  15 – 18 November  www.ordkalotten.no

 January  www.nordlysfestivalen.no

February

Up North Yoga Festival

Sami Week with National Lasso Championship

 November  www.tromsoyogafestival.no

 February  www.msm.no

Polarfokus Photo Festival

Sami People’s Day

 November  www.polarfokus.no

 6 February  www.msm.no

Tromsø Arctic Pride

Tromsø Skimarathon

 4 – 12 November  www.arcticpride.no

 10 February  www.tromsoskimaraton.no

Christmas Market in Storgata

Tromsø International Snow Festival

 November  www.nftr.no

 February  www.tromsointernationalsnowfestival.no

December

March

Christmas Tree Lighting

Kvaløya Skimarathon

 Close to the 1st sunday of Advent  www.nftr.no

 March  www.kskilag.net

Visit from the Inland Farmers  December  www.nftr.no

April

Church Concerts

Reistadløpet

 December

Various plays throughout the year at Hålogaland Teater

 7 April  www.reistadlopet.no

 www.ht.no

For updated ­information on events, please visit:  www.visittromso.no


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Taxis

Car rental

Din Taxi

Arctic Campers

 +47 401 02 045  www.dintaxi.no  booking@dintaxi.no  Strandveien 73 Taxi, maxitaxi

 +47 410 17 430  www.arcticcampers.no  rental@arcticcampers.no  Strandskillet 5 A/Airport

Tromsø Taxi  +47 03011  www.tromso-taxi.no  taxi@tromso-taxi.no  Heilovegen 22 Taxi, maxitaxi

Buses and Boats Customer Service Centre for buses and express boats  +47 77 78 87 77  www.tromskortet.no Lockers, timetables

Tromsø Havn/Port of Tromsø  +47 911 07 444  +47 77 66 18 50  www.tromso.havn.no All port facilities in Tromsø

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AVIS  +47 77 50 02 70  www.avis.no  Strandskillet 5 A/Airport

Europcar  +47 77 67 56 00  www.europcar.no  tromso@europcar.no  Airport

Hertz  +47 48 26 20 00  www.hertz.no  hertz.tromso@hertz.no  Fr. Nansens plass 3/Airport

Tromsø Car Rental Bilbørsen Bilutleie  +47 77 66 66 11  www.tromsocarrental.com  post@bilborsentromso.no  Paul Bjørviks gate 1

Hurtigruten  +47 810 30 000  www.hurtigruten.no Experience the Norwegian coast

Parking

Torghatten Nord

 +47 22 05 75 00  +47 815 32 132  www.europark.no  post@europark.no

 +47 90 62 07 00  www.torghatten-nord.no Express boats and ferries

Europark

Airport

Bus charter BussRing  +47 40 00 21 96  www.bussring.no Bus charter

Cominor  +47 40 55 40 55  www.cominor.no Bus charter/scheduled services

Stein Sørensen Persontransport  +47 77 63 00 00  www.persontransport.no Bus and minibus charter, sightseeing

LPG Gas LPG Tromsø  +47 958 82 181  Skattøraveien 44

 +47 815 30 550  +47 815 32 132  www.avinor.no Long-term parking

Tromsø Parkering  +47 77 79 06 50  www.tromso-parkering.no Downtown car parking

Motorcycle Parking Free Motorcycle parking in Cora Sandels gate, Bankgata and Grønnegata by the City hall There is nowhere to park legally free of charge in downtown Tromsø. Ensure you have paid for sufficient time as fines are issued quickly in Tromsø. Parking tickets at car parks operated by Tromsø Parking and Europark must be prepaid at an automatic ticket dispenser.


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Internet

Ambulance

Library

 113  www.unn.no

 +47 77 79 09 00  www.tromso.kommune.no 1 hour free wireless internet access.

Fire  110

Police  112

Pharmacy  +47 77 21 26 00  Killengrensgt. 5, 9008 Tromsø Emergency pharmacy: Sat – Sun 18:00 – 20:00

Veterinarian  +47 77 65 93 10 24-hour service

Medical Emergencies  +47 77 62 80 00  Sykehusveien 30 Medical assistance for all visitors

Emptying facilities for chemical toilets Polaria – Hålogaland Teater Strandveien slamstasjon  Hjalmar Johansens gt 22 Year-round

Showers Alfheim Swimming Pool  +47 77 79 04 26  www.tromso.kommune.no

Emergency Dentist  +47 77 62 80 00 After hours dentist

Viking Roadside Assistance  +47 77 61 06 00  www.vikingredning.no Roadside assistance

Proud supplier of views in Tromsø since 1961

Open daily from 10.00 -22.00 Departures on the half hour! www.fjellheisen.no


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BOOK YOUR ACTIVITIES For booking online and more information, contact Visit Tromsø:  www.visittromso.no  info@visittromso.no  +47 77 61 00 00 (Monday–Friday 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. • The price is per person, based on a minimum of two people participating, unless otherwise specified. • The children’s price applies for children aged 4–12 unless otherwise specified. Separate youth, student and senior prices are applicable for some activities. These prices will appear during the online booking process. • All tours are subject to availability and cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. • The providers are responsible for quality and safety. • Please state special food requirements when a meal is included. • “Drop-off at your hotel in Tromsø” applies for all hotels located on Tromsø Island and Tromsø Camping. • 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/en/terms

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