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Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

1. Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

Embark on a guided sledding experience from Tromsø. Take turns directing the sled or simply enjoy the incredible Arctic scenery. After, trade stories around a warm fire with some hot chocolate and cake. Hop on the comfortable minibus and drive to the kennel on the island of Kvaløya. Once kitted out, head to the kennel and see the 130 Alaskan Huskies, who are always excited to meet guests. Get a short demonstration on how to drive a sled and feel free to ask any questions. Then, follow your guide and meet your huskies. Each pair, one passenger, and one driver will have their own sled. Enjoy several opportunities to swap between roles once the trip starts. Finally, head out to the snow and follow the guide along the trail. Take photos throughout the trip and take in the incredible landscapes. After your 90-minute sledding adventure, make your way into the Sami Lavvo for hot drinks and Hege's famous homemade chocolate cake. Trade stories from the trip around the cozy fireplace until it is time to change out of your suits and hop back on the bus. You will be returned to the pickup point. 

From Tromsø: Small-Group 4x4 Arctic Roadtrip

2. From Tromsø: Small-Group 4x4 Arctic Roadtrip

Head off on a 4x4 adventure to explore Norway's Arctic wildlife and landscapes. Go exploring in a 4x4 van equipped for off-road adventures. On your way to Kvaløya island, enjoy the ever-changing landscapes, and be sure to look out for roaming wildlife. Have the possibility to spot soaring sea eagles, native reindeer, and the elusive moose. Make several scenic stops along the way, and capture the landscapes with professional photos taken for you throughout the tip. Upon reaching the archipelago islands, we will enjoy an organic homemade light picnic, and a warm drink. As you continue through the mountain valley, pass quaint fishing villages, and make a final stop at one of the most dramatic fjords on the island.  The seasons in the North are full of charm and character. From autumn colours, to snow capped mountains, with the soft light of polar night, and the feeling of warmth as the sun returns. The melting snow slowly unveils the blooming landscapes as waterfalls begin to flow again.

Tromso: Guided Fjord Expedition & Kvaløya Island with Lunch

3. Tromso: Guided Fjord Expedition & Kvaløya Island with Lunch

Experience the untamed beauty of the Arctic wilderness. Visit the incredible landscapes offered by the northern fjords, to the islands around the city of Tromsø. The tour starts with pickup from Tromsø and heads out into the natural landscape of the surrounding fjords to the west side of the city. First stop is Kvaløya, one of Norway’s biggest and most beautiful islands. Here, take advantage of the viewpoint to admire the breathtaking landscapes of the fjords, mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, and small villages in the countryside of Tromsø. Let yourself be carried away by the peace and tranquility of the scenarios that will gradually present themselves before your eyes, but pay attention to the wildlife that we may encounter: sea eagles, reindeer, moose and otters, are just a few examples. A light lunch, consumed by the sea, will be an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the stunning scenes around you and experience all the arctic wilderness has to offer. During the tour, your guides will help you to set up your camera in case you want to take pictures like a pro. Listen to your guide talk about the native flora and fauna of the region and watch out for the variety of wildlife that lives here including otters, reindeer, and sea birds.

From Tromsø: Sommarøy Guided Kayak Tour

4. From Tromsø: Sommarøy Guided Kayak Tour

Sommarøy is a kayak paradise known for crystal clear water, white beaches and lots of small islands and sounds teeming with seabirds and marine wildlife. Kayaking is one of the best ways to explore this area, as you come as close as you can get to the surrounding nature and elements. After getting suited up in drysuits (the water is still pretty cold during the summer) and kayak gear, the guide takes you out on a tour around the best kayaking spots in the area, choosing a route depending on the wind and weather conditions. On the way look out for eider ducklings, arctic terns, black guillemots, sea otters, and sea eagles. After kayaking for about 45-60 minutes, we go ashore on a white beach to stretch our legs, have a warm drink and explore the tidal zone a bit. After a short break, we continue our kayak tour, kayaking through shallow sandy grounds, through narrow and sheltered sounds before eventually arriving back at our guide centre. This tour is suitable for beginners, and no previous experience is needed. You will normally kayak steady double kayaks, however, if you have previous kayaking experience, you can be given a single kayak on request. Our guides are local and certified kayak instructors, having long experience of kayaking around the area. During the tour they will tell you about the local history, culture, nature and anything other you might have questions about:)

Tromsø: Winter Sea Kayaking Guided Tour with Snacks

5. Tromsø: Winter Sea Kayaking Guided Tour with Snacks

Put on your drysuit and hop into your kayak as you paddle around the Arctic sea in winter. See birds, seals, and otters. Get off your kayak at a nice beach as you savor snacks and hot drinks on the seashore. Enjoy a transfer to and from Tromsø city center. Come to the meeting point where you will receive a safety briefing and introduction to winter sea kayaking from your certified local guide. Watch as the guide picks a suitable location according to the weather conditions. Put on your drysuit and get ready for your kayaking adventure. Board your double kayak. Choose a single kayak if you can show sufficient kayaking skills. Appreciate the crystal clear water and clean air of the Norweigan winter or fall as you row in the sea in the Kaldfjorden or Eidkjosen area. Look out for common eiders gathering urchins. Observe White-tailed Sea Eagles scouting for prey and witness an otter swimming away with its latest fish catch. Have the chance to be followed by a seal swimming by your side as you tour the islands, sounds, and archipelagoes. Arrive at a beach halfway through your adventure and explore the shore. Enjoy a snack and some hot beverages. Warm yourself up and prepare for the journey back. Finish your tour at the activity center.

From Tromsø: Self-Guided Tour Senja Island & Lunch Platter

6. From Tromsø: Self-Guided Tour Senja Island & Lunch Platter

Explore the magical island of Senja, via an easy-to-book day trip, with departure from Tromsø. Join a scenic ferry trip and several photo stops as well as a delicious-tasting lunch platter in the idyllic Hamn resort. Fill both your senses and your stomach with great memories on this compact sightseeing tour in Northern Norwegian landscapes 5 reasons to visit Senja - Until now, it is still a hidden gem to many travellers - you will have nature for yourself. - The viewpoints at Tugneset, Bergsbotn, Mefjord, Ersfjord and the Bergsøya archipelago of Hamn are mesmerizing. - The National Scenic Route as Senja must be the best one out of all 18 Routes. - Pure blue waters, green forests, and white mountain tops will be pure 'eye-candy'. - The friendliness of the local people will give this island a place in your heart. During this self-guided trip, you will discover the scenic routes and locations in the Arctic, via our Digital Story Telling and Guiding App. Follow our easy-to-explore Digital Guide via a free app on your phone. Time schedule: - Departure Tromsø: 08:45 (from the big parking lot next to Scandic Ishavshotel in tromsø centre) - Photo stop at Katfjordeidet: 09:20 - Sea ferry crossing: 10:45-11:00 - Photo stop at Ersfjord Beach: 12:30-12:50 - Arrival Hamn i Senja: 14:25 - Seafood lunch in His + walk around: 14:25-15:25 (1 hour) - Departure Hamn i Senja: 15:30 - Sea ferry crossing: 18:00-18:45 - Arrival Tromsø: 20:15

From Tromsø: Guided Husky Snowshoe Hike and Husky Camp Visit

7. From Tromsø: Guided Husky Snowshoe Hike and Husky Camp Visit

Walking on top of a deep layer of snow, listen to the steady rhythm of your breath. A gorgeous mountain landscapes stretches as far as the eye can see; let the image sink into your mind. For the locals, hiking is more than just another outdoor activity, it is the most intimate way to experience nature. Immerse yourself in the moment and let things fall into perspective; clear your head and refill your batteries. Follow your guide into the Arctic wilderness and experience it all for yourself. The exact route will be determined based on the weather conditions and wishes of the group. If the weather allows, enjoy your homemade chocolate cake and something hot to drink on the trail while taking in the views. Otherwise, indulge in the snack around an open fire at the husky camp upon return. Get to know the fluffy friends and their puppies before heading back to Tromsø.

Tromsø: Arctic Fjord Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

8. Tromsø: Arctic Fjord Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Depart from Tromsø and set off to explore the bays, straights, and fjords of the Arctic which are rich in wildlife and history. Make a few stops en route including at modern fish farms, small fishing villages, and ancient island communities on the outside of Kvaløya or ‘whale island’. Watch as the crew deploys an underwater drone. See the rich marine life found in the crystal clear shallows. Purchase drinks and a warm lunch on board, to enjoy while taking in the magnificent panoramic views.

From Tromsø: Small Group Hiking Tour to Brosmetinden

9. From Tromsø: Small Group Hiking Tour to Brosmetinden

Wilderness is just around the corner! Take a closer look at Norwegian landscapes as you hike through the Arctic wilderness. This hiking activity brings travelers into the summer landscape. Experience heart-stopping views from the top of Brosmetinden, see Norwegian fjords, valleys, islands and other mountains. During your hike through up this arctic mountain we'll find the best place to enjoy your home-made meal. Relax and keep a look out for reindeer, eagles, ptarmigans, hares and other wildlife. Don't forget to look down at the ground where you'll be able to see seasonal berries growing in the wild. After enjoying a hot chocolate we'll bring you comfortably back to Tromso city centre. This tour includes all your hiking equipment, and round-trip travel from Tromsø.

From Tromsø: Sommarøy Midnight Sun Sea Kayaking Tour

10. From Tromsø: Sommarøy Midnight Sun Sea Kayaking Tour

Kayaking in a land that never sleeps. From the end of May to the end of July the sun above the arctic circle never sets, giving us 24 hours of daylight. Join us on this tour, kayaking in the beauty of the midnight sun. As often as weather permits we head out to the coastal community of Sommarøy and surrounding archipelagos. Here we see the sun a full 24 hours as it makes it way across the horizon. Sommarøy is a pittoresque village with a long history of fishing and coastal traditions dating back to the viking age and worth a visit all on it´s own. In a kayak you move silently and in terms with the the rich bird and wildlife these waters offer. From seals, otters and sea eagles to the small porpoise whales that some times show up around the kayak due to their curious nature. With sandy white beaches, clear waters and 1800 foot peaks streching up from behind, the scenery is magic and fulfilling. Under the midnight sun, mother nature shows herself from her best side. This is a guided tour and you do not need previous experience to join us. A safety briefing and introduction to sea kayaking will be given before setting out. You can paddle singles or doubles. The drive out to Sommarøy takes about 1 hour through beautiful mountain and fjord landscapes.

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Collection was on time in a super comfortable, clean van. 35mins later and we were at the husky shelter. So many happy huskies waiting to greet us. We quickly jumped into our provided snowsuits and boots before making our way back outside to say hello to all of the huskies. Such happy dogs, all more than happy to accept a quick scratch and a cuddle. Guides gave us a good overview of how to manage the sleds, and away we went. The route was unreal, the dogs love to run and there was a couple stops to switch and take pics. When we got back to the shelter, we took some selfies with happy dogs. Great coffee and tea inside the hut, a warm fire and some good chocolate cake while we listened to the owners tales was a nice finish. It seems expensive but worth every cent in our opinion! One of the best things to do in Tromsø (and maybe anywhere). 20/10

The pickup is on time too and didn't rush you to go back to town after the event, cheers to the driver! The dogs and guides are very friendly. The guides give clear instructions on how to dog sledge properly like how to brake properly, what to take note of when going downhill, etc. The dogs on the other hand just wanna run. =P Be prepared to fall and be physically fit enough to help the dogs if the sledge is going uphill.

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Virgil gave us plenty of information, including scientific facts, about the area. He showed us some beautiful views we would not have found without him. He also took some beautiful pictures and sent them to us after the tour. Would definitely recommend.

Very good tour! Levi, our guide, was very friendly and talked to us about Norwegian culture and everything else we were curious about the country. The landscape is amazing, perfect views. I really recommend this tour for people who like to hike.

Great fun and excellent guides, highly recommended.