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Sommarøy: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tromsø: Winter Sea Kayaking Guided Tour with Snacks

1. 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.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

2. Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

Join this expert-led, small-group excursion to see nature's finest light show. Take part in a chase where the destination changes depending on the best chance of seeing the lights. Sometimes the drive will be out to the coast, sometimes inland, and other times past three fjords up to the Finnish border. The final decision is left as late as possible to maximize your chance of seeing the majestic lights dancing in the sky. Hop in the van and meet your group and expert guide. After finding the perfect spot, settle in and wait for the brilliant colors of the Northern Lights to appear. Your guide will help you adjust your camera so you can take the best photos of them. Enjoy some hot drinks and biscuits while keeping an eye on the sky. Enjoy an exclusive chase with a maximum group size of 16 guests. Your guide will be happy to answer all your questions and will take high-resolution photos to share with the group after the tour.

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, our experienced guides will help you to set up your camera in case you wants to take stunning pictures as 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.

Tromsø: Arctic Fjords and Reindeer Experience

4. 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. 

Tromsø: Subarctic Fjord Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

5. Tromsø: Subarctic Fjord Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

Discover the wild Arctic on this guided tour of the Tromso Fjord See sparkling white beaches, and visit small communities and villages in the area. Stop for lunch in picturesque surroundings. Get picked up at your hotel and head towards Sommarøy, the Summer Island, which is a group of islands in the open sea. Here you can find some of the most scenic white beaches in the region. Pass through small communities along the fjord and learn about their unique traditions. Keep your eyes open to spot reindeers, sea eagles, and other birds near the fjord, and marine animals along the coast. Stop for lunch in a picturesque spot and make sure to snap plenty of photos.

Tromsø: Arctic fjord excursion to Sommarøy in a small group

6. Tromsø: Arctic fjord excursion to Sommarøy in a small group

We are a small family business that both grew up in Tromsø, and we want to show you our beautiful northern Norwegian nature! Our day trip goes to the Arctic Caribbean - Sommarøy, which is 1 hour away from Tromsø! On the trip, we will enjoy the wonderful fjord landscape and our many treasures along the coast. The extreme combination of mountains and sea is unparalleled, and there are many unique photo opportunities. This is among the wildest and most beautiful nature experiences you can find. Join a comfortable fjord excursion with up to 16 guests Included: transport, local guide, hot drinks and bisquits Please bring: warm clothing, hat, mittens and boots. Departure time and place: 10:30am (10:30) outside of Aurora Kino Fokus, the local cinema located in Grønnegata 100 Duration: 4-5 hours Number of participants: 2-16 Level of difficulty: easy

From Tromsø: Guided and Easy Hike at Sommarøy

7. From Tromsø: Guided and Easy Hike at Sommarøy

The tour starts from in Tromsø city center where you will be picked up and taken on a scenic drive to the island (the trail starts right before the island of Sommarøy). On the way, we make a quick stop at Hella, a popular historical area along the coast. Here you will receive a lunch package to bring with you on the hike. The hike itself is a quite easy hike of approximately 1km, climbing 136 meters to the top of Ørnfløya. From the top you will get breathtaking views to Sommarøya and Hillesøya and other neighbouring islands including Senja and Håja which was the source of inspiration for the designing of the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø. Surrounded by these incredible views we will have enough time to eat our lunch, relax and snap some great landscape photos and portraits. Once we have made our way back down, you will be driven back to Tromsø.

Tromsø: Tesla x Fjord Sightseeing

8. Tromsø: Tesla x Fjord Sightseeing

The Arctic is a magical place that offers special moments through and around the fjords during the midnight sun months that can only be found above the Arctic circle. This tour is a scenic and educational sightseeing tour in which you will explore the fjords in the Arctic landscape around the Tromsø region. Your tour will begin after meeting at the local operators base camp in central Tromsø for a quick briefing and overview of the area you will explore. You will head out in your Tesla Model X with a personal guide who will be with you for the entire duration of the tour. This tour offers the perfect combination for those looking to explore the fjords that face the Atlantic ocean, while enjoying the genuine setting of a small group and an experienced guide. During the tour you will be taken to 3 main spots located on the island of Kvaløya. Your first stop is Ersfjord, a local coastal village that has traditionally been a fishing village - now a stunning fjord popular for visitors, and great for those looking to take photos. The next location to visit is Sommarøy, a small island connected to Kvaløya via a bridge. Sommarøy is known for it’s stunning nature with crystal clear blue water and sandy beaches with peak mountains in the background which gives you a dramatic view of the Arctic landscape. The last stop for the route is Hella, where you can find old rock carvings. The fjord side road passing through Hella is a treat for all senses. During one of the stops above, you will be served a light picnic consisting of wraps and hot drinks. Depending on time, you may make a few other stops at photogenic locations and if you are lucky you may spot reindeer, moose, eagles and other wildlife along the way. This tour is for the entire family, and you will get the opportunity to ask questions, take pictures and stretch your legs in the amazing Arctic environment that we love so much.

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What people are saying about Sommarøy

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 280 reviews

Very friendly Sami guides who told a lot about their culture and the reindeer. The herd of reindeer lives freely and is additionally fed at midday in winter. So we could stand in the middle of the big herd and feed them. It was a great experience to be so close to the shy animals. A very good and personally guided tour that I can only recommend.

It was a great experience! Lucky the weather was nice, our guide Gaute was always helpful, accurate and entertaining. He was also very patient, especially as we had never kayaked before! The group consisted of 3 kayaks (6 people) which allows you to enjoy even more this amazing way to explore the fjords. We will definitely do it again!

Très belle soirée, nos guides étaient accueillantes, chaleureuses et se sont très bien occupées de nous. La vue de la ville était très belle surtout que c’etait la pleine lune et que le ciel était dégagé. De plus, les aurores boréales étaient au rendre même so elle n’étaient pas intense.

It is the best experience of my life, excellent coordination and the places where they take you to see the auroras. Highly recommended

Very nice tour of the small islands and very beautiful landscape and very well informed by the guide