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WINTER ACTIVITIES TROMSØ

2012 / 2013


Photo: Eivind Davies / Tromsø Villmarkssenter © Visit Tromsø-Region

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

BOOKING MADE EASY

BOOKING — WHILE YOU ARE IN TROMSØ

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

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


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DOG SLEDDING

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

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

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

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

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

SNOWSHOEING Try the art of walking on the snow with snowshoes

SKIING Guided tours for both beginners and experienced skiers

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

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

NORTHERN LIGHTS KNOWLEDGE Learn more about the Northern Lights

EXCURSIONS Explore the Tromsø region by car with an experienced guide and driver

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

Photo: Matt Hannaford/Arctic Adventure Tours © Visit Tromsø-Region

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DOG SLEDDING

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DOG SLEDDING

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10:00

A Refreshing Morning Dog Sledding Excursion (until Jan 31, 2013)

DOG SLEDDING

Experience the fantastic Arctic light while driving your own dog sled. Thorough instructions before start and then you are ready to follow the guide into Tromsø’s Arctic wilderness in snow-sculptured forest. Life has different days. This one you will remember.

09:00

Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Transfer (30 min one way), warm clothes, chocolate cake, hot drink

4 hours

NOK 1265/ NOK 633

Arctic Adventure Tours

Dogsledding in the Lyngen Alps Drive your own team of dogs or choose to sit back and relax in the comfort of the sledge and let the guide do the work. The dogs are friendly and enjoy their work. A few tips on how to become a successful “musher” are given. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Transfer (90 min one way), guide, hot meal, coffee/tea and Lyngencake.

7 hours

Tromsø Natur og Fritid We offer exciting Arctic adventures and activities in the Tromsø area. We are a hire centre providing everything you need for your naturebased adventure! Skiing, Snowshoeing, Tenting

NOK 1895

Tour in Lyngenalps

09:45

Dog Sledding in the Arctic Coastal Landscape Travel the snow with a team of energetic Alaskan huskies! Enjoy impressive views of mountains and sea. If the conditions allow it you can drive your own sledge if you inform about this when booking. The dog sledding trip lasts approx. one hour. Guided tour through the dog yard. A Sami meal is served around an open fire in a traditional Sami tent (Lavvu). Radisson Blu/ Scandic

Included: Transfer (30 min one way), warm clothes, hot meal, hot drink, cake

3.5 hours

from NOK 1490/ NOK745

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

09:45

Dog Sledding Expedition - 1 day Why settle for just a little taste of dog-sledding? This one day expedition gives a real feel of being a musher. Drive your own team of experienced huskies out into the winter landscape to discover a unique combination of fjords and mountains together with an experienced guide. Radisson Blu/ Scandic

Included: Transfer (30 min one way), warm clothes, equipment, meals

8 hours

from NOK 2490

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

09:45

Dog Sledding Expedition - 2 days Join our experienced mushers on an overnight stay in the Arctic wilderness. Prepare and drive your own team of Alaskan huskies. Good instructions will be given before the adventure starts. The guides will make a camp site in the snow to stay overnight. Look out for the Northern Lights, no place is better. The expedition continues on the second day. We guarantee a proper polar winter expedition. Radisson Blu/ Scandic Tromsø Villmarkssenter

Included: Transfer (30 min one way), warm clothes, camping, equipment, three meals

30 hours

from NOK 4990

Tlf:

+47 97 57 58 75

Sjøgata 14 9008 Tromsø

Online booking: www.tromsonaturogfritid.no

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Photo: Yngve Olsen Sæbbe/NordNorsk Reiseliv © Visit Tromsø-Region

ARCTIC ACTIVITIES

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ARCTIC ACTIVITIES

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REINDEER SLEDDING

09:00

Reindeer Raid with Sami dinner (from Jan 1) A day tour out on Kvaløya (Whale island) for some nice coastal scenery and an exotic reindeer sledding (35 min) with lasso throwing as part of your introduction to Sami culture. An intimate and personalised experience. After the ride a traditional Sami lunch (Biddos) is served in the lavvu. Look out for sea eagles and seals. Suitable for all ages. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Transfer (30 min one way), warm clothes, hot meal

4 hours

NOK 1400/ NOK 700

Tromsø Friluftsenter

HORSES IN WINTER LANDSCAPE 09:00

Horseback Riding in the Lyngen Alps Explore Lyngen on horseback with an experienced guide. Before riding, get to know the horses with a little grooming. The guide will share stories about local culture and history. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Transfer (90 min), hot drink, Lyngen cake, guide, helmet

7 hours

NOK 1645/ NOK 823

Tour In Lyngenalps

10:00

Arctic Nature from Horseback Visit Nordre Hestnes farm, a farm specialising in Icelandic horses. Located by one of Norway’s many beautiful fjords with easy access to the mountains. A perfect starting point for horseback riding. Suitable for families. City centre hotels Nordre Hestnes Gård

Included: Transfer (60 min one way), warm clothes, sweet snack

4.5 hours

NOK 1350/ NOK 675


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WINTER EXPERIENCES

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WINTER EXPERIENCES

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VISIT THE ARCTIC

09:00

Kick-sledge Safari in Lyngen Alps A fun and healthy activity. A kick-sledge, or kick, is a type of small sled consisting of a seat mounted on to two flexible skids underneath enabling you to take a passenger. Enjoy the fresh air, the silence and the ride in the snow-covered landscape. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Transfer (90 min one way), warm clothes, hot meal

5.5 hours

NOK 1295/650

Tour in Lyngenalps

10:00

Farm Visit to Nordre Hestnes Gård Nordre Hestnes Gård is located by one of many beautiful fjords in Northern Norway. The farm has many animals, but specializes in Icelandic horses. The family invites you to see how they work and to see some nice views. Combine this tour with horseback riding, snowshoeing or boat rental, with or without fishing. Warm clothing available. City centre hotels

Included: Transfer (60 min one way), warm clothes, light meal

4.5 hours

NOK 800/ NOK 600

Nordre Hestnes Gård

10:00

A Winter Experience at Boreal Adventure Centre From Tromsø by plane to Sørkjosen (20 min) and by car to the Boreal adventure centre. Meet the reindeers and have a nice time in the lavvu (Sami tent), go on a snow shoe walk, watch out for eagles, drive a snow mobile, try lasso throwing – and enjoy a hot meal at the wild camp cabin. A good spot for observing the Northern Lights. Return by plane or Hurtigruten. Tromsø Airport

Included: Transport (plane/Coastal Steamer, mini-van), warm clothes, hot meal, tea/coffee, biscuit, guide

10-14 hours

NOK 2590/ NOK 1490

Boreal Opplevelser

10:00

Visit My Icelandic-horse farm Winter Experience riding an Icelandic horse in the Arctic-Alpine winter landscape. Get to know your horse by preparing it for the tour – a personalised and relaxing trip. Rica Ishavshotel Tour In Lyngenalps

Included: Transfer (60 min one way), guide, hot lunch, hot drink, equipment

5.5 hours

NOK 1825/ NOK 913


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SKIING & SNOWSHOEING

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Experience a home visit to a Lyngen family. Choose between different activities (not included). Afterwards enjoy the dramatic winter landscape of the Lyngen region via ferry across the Lyngen fjord, bus to Skjervøy and Hurtigruten back to Tromsø. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Transport (car, ferry, bus, Hurtigruten), hot lunch, hot drink

11 hours

NOK 1995/ NOK 998

Tour in Lyngen Alps

16:45/17:30

Visit My Home in Lyngen Alps – Tour In Lyngenalps A home visit in Lyngen is a personal invitation to experience the Lyngen area with a local family. Enjoy the view from the hot tub or choose among many interesting activities. Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Transfer (90 min one way), hot meal

7.5 hours

NOK 1195/ NOK 598

Tour In Lyngenalps

SNOWMOBILE TOURS 09:00

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

Included: Transfer (90 min one way), warm clothes, hot meal, hot drink

7 hours

NOK 1895

Photo: Sondre Beck Sletten © Visit Tromsø-Region

12:30

Relaxing Adventure Winter

SKIING & SNOWSHOEING

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SNOWSHOEING

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SKIING & SNOWSHOEING

SKIING

09:00

09:00

Snowshoeing on Your Own

Cross-country Skiing in the Lyngen Alp (01.12 – 30.04)

Experienced or not, try snowshoeing on your own. Easy to learn. Nice scenery. No guide.

Try cross-country skiing in the Lyngen Alps. Make your own tracks in the unspoiled landscape. Previous skiing experience is an advantage, but not a must. Please notify if first time skier.

Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Transfer (30 min one way), snowshoes

4 hours

NOK 550

Tromsø Friluftsenter

Rica Ishavshotel

Included: Transfer (90 min one way) skis, poles, boots, hot drink, meal, Lyngen cake

7 hours

09:00

Snow-shoeing is a great way to get out and enjoy the winter landscape, in daylight as well as in the evening by moonlight or head torch. Snowshoeing doesn’t require any special skills. Nice view over the fjord and the Alps. Try the Jacuzzi afterwards. Rica Ishavshotel

NOK 1645

Tour in Lyngenalps

Snowshoeing in the Lyngen Alps

Included: Transfer (90 min one way), snowshoes, hot drink, hot meal, Lyngen cake

7-8 hours

NOK 1295/650

10:00

Cross-Country Skiing Experience Guided ski tour to some of the best parts of the island of Kvaløya. A great way to feel why cross-country skiing is such a popular activity in Norway. Tromsø Cathedral

Included: Transfer (30 min one way), skis, poles, boots, lunch pack, hot drink

7 hours

NOK 1350

GuideGunnar

Tour in Lyngenalps

15:00

09:45

Snowshoe Trekking

Skiing for Beginners

Explore the Arctic winter landscape on your own using snowshoes. Map and suggested routes are provided with the snowshoes. Relax by the open fire inside the lavvu on return to the camp. Lunch NOK 200/NOK 100 per person.

Test your balance with slippery skis on your feet. Challenge your walking skills and have some fun. Feel the frustration as well as the triumph when you reveal the secrets of cross-country skiing. You will remember this activity.

Radisson Blu/ Scandic

Included: Transfer (30 min one way), snowshoes

3.5 hours

NOK 790/ NOK 395

10:00

Snowshoe Tour in Nordreisa By plane from Tromsø to Sørkjosen, where your guide choose between inland, coastal and mountain areas for the best place for a 4-6 km snowshoeing tour in easy terrain. Experience frozen waterfalls, rivers and lakes and other great views. We will try to track moose. Make a fire, build a resting area in the snow and receive tips about how to survive in the tough, arctic climate. Tromsø Airport Boreal Opplevelser

City centre hotels Arctic Pathfinder

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

Included: Transport (plane/Coastal Steamer, mini-van), snowshoes, poles, hot lunch, coffee/ tea, cookies

8 hours

NOK 1890/ NOK 990

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Included: Skis, poles, hot drink, transfer

3 hours

NOK 900/ NOK 450


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BOAT TRIPS & ICE FISHING

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BOAT TRIPS & ICE FISHING

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BOAT TRIPS 13:30

Tromsø Day Cruise (from Jan 8 ) See Tromsø and the surrounding landscapes in beautiful blue light on-board the catamaran MB Havcruise. Your hosts pride them self in service towards their guests and will do their outermost to give you a memorable experience. Downtown harbor

Included: Coffee/tea, cake, heated saloon, viewing deck, ponchoo

2 hours

NOK 1100/ NOK 550

Sørøya Havcruise

FISHING ON SEA & ON ICE

09:00

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

Included: Transfer (90 min one way), warm clothes, equipment, hot drink, hot meal

7 hours

NOK 1595

Tour in Lyngenalps

10:00

Go Fishing in the Blue Light Hour Exciting fishing trip on the catamaran MB Havcruise to some of the area’s best fishing grounds. The hosts extensive knowledge and experience will give you a memorable and exclusive fishing trip on a confortable and warm boat. Eat your own catch for lunch. Suitable for all ages. Downtown harbor Sørøya Havcruise

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

3 hours

NOK 1300/ NOK 650


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10:00

A Day on the Ice in Nordreisa Scenic flight (25 min) from Tromsø across the Lyngen Alps north to Storslett. Local guides drive you over a spectacular mountain pass before crossing Norway’s second largest tidal stream. Enter the frozen fjord by snow shoes and walk for 15 gentle minutes to our destination, a little island. Use the chance to drive a snowmobile, try ice fishing for cod and haddock and look for the eagles, which you might encounter quite close. Return by frozen waterfall. Return by Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) and look out for the Northern Lights back to Tromsø. Tromsø Airport

Included: Transport (plane/Coastal Steamer, minivan), warm clothes, lunch, hot drinks, cookies, equipment

14 hours

NOK 3500/ NOK 1990

Boreal Opplevelser

10:00

Ice-Fishing and Snowshoeing For an easy and fun-filled way to find a nice lake to try ice-fishing. GuideGunnar helps you master snowshoeing. Try your luck and patience while admiring the scenery. If you don’t catch your own lunch, there is something else provided! Tromsø Cathedral GuideGunnar

Included: Transfer (45 min one way), snowshoes, fishing tackle, lunch pack, hot drink

6 hours

NOK 1350

NEW KNOWLEDGE & EXCURSIONS

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NEW KNOWLEDGE & EXCURSIONS


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NORTHERN LIGHTS KNOWLEDGE

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NEW KNOWLEDGE & EXCURSIONS

EXCURSIONS 08:00

10:00-16:30*

Embrace The Aurora

Arctic Jeep Safari – to Lyngen

A must do activity for all Northern Lights enthusiasts. Get a grip of the Aurora physics and learn more about the Aurora myths. Try out hands-on Northern Lights in the plasma chamber. Enjoy a guided tour and a beautiful picture show - plus a free gift. Note: The tour needs to be booked in advance. *Opening hours. Weekends: Sat 12 -15, Sun 12-16.

Our local guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you on an Arctic jeep safari to spectacular Lyngen. A tour full of fjords, mountains and many photo stops. Dress warmly.

Tromsø University Museum

Included: admission, picture show, other exhibits at the Tromsø Museum

City centre hotels

Included: Transport, guide, ferry, hot drink, light meal

8 hours

NOK 1950

Arctic Pathfinder

1-2 hrs

NOK 250

Tromsø University Museum

12:00

Arctic Jeep Safari – to Ersfjord and Vengsøy 13/14/15

Experience the Northern Lights in Norway’s largest planetarium Visit Norway’s largest planetarium with film screenings every day, including “Experience the Northern Lights”, a planetarium film where a lot of the Northern Lights footage is from the Tromsø region. The film is included in the admission fee for the Science Centre. The Science Centre of N. Norway

*2012-prices

25-45 min.

NOK 90*/ NOK 50*

The Science Centre of Northern Norway

11-17

Visit Polaria and the film Northern Lights in Arctic Norway Visit Polaria and enjoy the film “Northern Lights in Arctic Norway” as well as a walk along the “Arctic Walkway” where you can experience firsthand some elements of Arctic nature - a snowstorm, a dozing polar bear, the tundra and the Aurora (Northern Lights). The film is included in the admission fee for Polaria. Polaria Polaria

*2012-prices

15 min.

NOK 105*/ NOK 55*

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Our local guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you on an Arctic jeep safari to Ersfjorden surrounded by steep and narrow mountains, before continuing towards the coast with ferry to the island of Vengsøy. We will stay onboard the ferry. Dress warmly. City centre hotels Arctic Pathfinder

Included: Transport, guide, ferry, hot drink, light meal

6 hours

NOK 1650


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PROVIDERS

WELCOME TO TROMSØ

ARCTIC ADVENTURE TOURS

+47 45 63 52 88

www.arcticadventuretours.no

ARCTIC FISHING ADVENTURES

+47 94 86 09 41 www.arcticfishingadventures.no

ARCTIC GUIDE SERVICE

+47 92 80 90 57

isl dolore magnibh

www.arcticguideservice.com

ARCTIC PATHFINDER

For booking online and more information: www.visittromso.no

+47 48 14 30 59

www.arcticpathfinder.no

BOREAL OPPLEVELSER

+47 90 73 42 96

Further contact information: info@visittromso.no Tel+47 77 61 00 00 (mon-fri 09.00 - 16.00)

www.boreal.as

CREATIVE VACATIONS

+47 98 80 92 83

www.creativevacations.no

ERSFJORDBOTN KYSTFERIE

Booking conditions (unless otherwise specified) • The tours can be booked at short notice at www.visittromso.no or Tromsø Tourist Information Office. You may also contact the provider directly. • Pick-ups/transfers are included. All transfer times are stated on a per-way basis. • The price is per person, based on a minimum of two people. • Children’s prices apply for 12 years and under. • All tours are subject to availability and cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. • The providers are responsible for quality and safety. • All included meals are meat/fish based. Please state special food requirements when booking. • Pre-booked tours need to be cancelled 7 days prior to departure for a full refund. Please read our complete booking conditions on www.visittromso.no/conditions Visit Tromsø-region disclaim liability for any errors or changes. The editorial deadline was April 2012.

+47 90 87 41 90

GUIDE GUNNAR

+47 93 44 34 43

ISHAVSTOGET

+47 90 88 16 75

KJETIL SKOGLI

+47 90 73 75 52

NATUR I NORD

+47 97 51 75 83

www.ersfjordbotn.no www.guide-gunnar.no www.ishavstoget.no www.k.skogli.no www.naturinord.no

NORDRE HESTNES GÅRD

+47 95 21 05 40

SCAN ADVENTURE

+47 99 34 18 14

www.nordre-hestnes-gaard.no scanadventure@gmail.com

SVENSBY TURSENTER

+47 91 70 99 36

svensby.tursenter@c2i.net

SØRØYA HAVCRUISE

+47 94 84 75 00

www.havcruise.no

TOUR IN LYNGEN ALPS

+47 91 73 45 95

www.tourinlyngenalps.no

TROMSØ FRILUFTSENTER

+47 90 01 78 81

www.tromso-friluftsenter.no

TROMSØ VILLMARKSSENTER

+47 77 69 60 02

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Tromsø CIR

+47 97 57 58 75

VULKANA

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www.villmarkssenter.no

TROMSØ NATUR OG FRITID

+47 91 10 06 26

www.tromsonaturogfritid.no www.vulkana.no

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