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Kvaløya, Norway Tours

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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. 

Tromsø: Arctic Fjord Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

2. 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.

Tromsø: Winter Sea Kayaking Guided Tour with Snacks

3. 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: Northern Lights Chase to Aurora Camps

4. From Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase to Aurora Camps

Look for the dazzling northern lights on this guided bus trip from Tromsø. Sit by a fire at a camp and have some warm local fare along with some steamy beverages.  Be picked up from a meeting point in the city center of Tromsø, from there set off by bus to hunt for the northern lights. Along the way, search for locations with low light pollution, minimal cloud coverage, and scenic backdrops get some photos. Choose best site for the night, as the camp visited depends on the latest aurora and weather forecast which is decided upon by guides prior to (sometimes during) the tour. All of our camps have cabins or comfortable lavvus (Sami tents), while toilet facilities are located on the bus. At the camp, be served warm stew and enjoy a heated beverage around the fire as your wait for the northern lights to appear. If you are lucky and the northern lights start flickering above in the sky, the guide will assist you in capturing photos. Get some portrait photos which will be sent to you after the tour. While the lights cannot be guaranteed since the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, you can book a the same tour again at half off if the lights are not spotted.

Tromsø: Arctic Fjords and Reindeer Experience

5. Tromsø: Arctic Fjords and Reindeer Experience

Experience the beauty of Kvaløya island on this tour from Tromso. Enjoy a delicious local lunch at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel. Be surrounded by hundreds of reindeer and have the opportunity to feed them. Be picked up at the meeting point in Tromso and relax on the comfortable journey to the island of Kvaløya. Have the chance to stop and take pictures of local wildlife that you spot along the way.  Once you arrive at the island, be surrounded by snow-capped mountains and arctic fjords. Stop for a lunch made with local ingredients at the Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, which has views overlooking the water. Hear stories and facts about the indigenous Sámi people. Find out how life has changed for these people. Take some time to explore the fishing community on a short walk.  Head off to meet a local Sámi reindeer herder. Watch how the herder calls his herd using a bell. View how the reindeer are free to roam in the wilderness. After a quick safety briefing, feed the reindeer.   Gather in a lavvo (Sámi traditional tent) and sit around a bonfire to enjoy joiking (Sámi folk songs). Listen as your hosts tell you more about their culture and traditions. Relax in the lavvo tent, before heading back to Tromsø. 

From Tromsø: Small-Group 4x4 Arctic Roadtrip

6. 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: Scenic & Eco-Friendly Snowshoeing Tour

7. Tromso: Scenic & Eco-Friendly Snowshoeing Tour

Get as close to nature as you can on this unique snowshoeing adventure. Explore Kvaløya island, Norway's fourth-largest island only 25 minutes from Tromsø’s city center. Pass by several fjords before entering the wilderness, surrounded by magic mountains. Walk along the Kaldfjord village and learn about the local wildlife from your experienced local guide. Spot reindeer, moose, and other animals while you pass them on your way. Take advantage of the fantastic numerous photo opportunities before getting back into the low-emission vehicle.

From Tromsø: Guided Husky Snowshoe Hike and Husky Camp Visit

8. 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 Sightseeing Tour & Citizen Science Project

9. Tromsø: Arctic Sightseeing Tour & Citizen Science Project

This is an opportunity for you to experience what the arctic wilderness has to offer. The tour starts from Tromsø city center, from where you'll be taken to the coast, the west side of Tromsø. The group size is a maximum of 15 people, which guarantees an intimate and cozy experience for everyone. Head to Kvaløya, one of Norway’s biggest and most beautiful islands. Take pictures of the fjords, mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, and small villages in the countryside. Your guide will assist you with your camera and will take photos along the way. These photos will be shared later in web-sized resolution. Also participate in a citizen science project and take the opportunity to collect data from the beaches. Following validated methodology, help fight to protect the tundra. After collection, the data is uploaded to a researcher's database and used to help inform policy-making. Then, enjoy a homemade lunch and hot chocolate before returning to Tromsø.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 9 reviews

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 learned so much about the Sami culture and had an incredible time getting to know our guides, learning the culture, feeding the reindeer, and seeing the views. The guides were passionate about their culture and ensuring that it is spread throughout the world. Lunch was served and was also very good and a nice break in the middle of the trip

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.

Amazing trip. Our guide Martin and his colleague were fab. Very knowledgeable about the best spot to be so we could see the lights. We got to see them!! The camp was lovely, nice stew, hot drinks and sausages. warm fire and clean toilet to use. Would highly recommend.