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Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

1. Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

To start the adventure, your driver will meet you at the pickup point at the Scandic Ishavshotel 10 minutes before your scheduled departure. You will hop on the comfortable minibus and enjoy the short 35-minute drive out to the kennel on the island of Kvaløya. When you arrive at the kennel, you will be directed to the equipment room, where you will be kitted out with everything you need including winter suits, boots, and headlamps. You will be able to leave any items that you do not need in the lockers.  Once kitted out, you will see the kennel of 130 Alaskan Huskies, who are always excited to meet guests. You will be given a short talk and a demonstration on how to drive a sled and be able to ask any questions that you may have. After everyone is happy with the instructions you will follow your guide up to where your teams are ready and waiting for you. Each pair, one passenger and one driver, will have their own sled. You will be given several opportunities to swap between roles once the trip starts. You will be assisted by staff in setting your team off and you will then follow the guide on the trail. Passengers are welcome to take photos throughout the trip. Once your 90-minute adventure is coming to an end, the staff will assist you in getting back safely to the starting point. Then, you can thank your dogs and make your way into the Sami Lavvo where hot drinks and Hege's famous homemade chocolate cake will be served. Enjoy sharing your 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. 

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Tromsø: Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari Boat Tour

2. Tromsø: Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari Boat Tour

Experience the pristine beauty of the Arctic landscapes and fjords on a catamaran cruise. Observe native wildlife in their natural habitat with insightful commentary from a local guide. Board a comfortable catamaran in the Tromsø city center. Marvel at the Arctic landscape and the beautiful fjords. Learn about Norway’s wildlife, fishing, aquaculture, local villages, and weather from your knowledgeable guide. Take photos from either the indoor or outdoor viewing decks. Enjoy hot coffee or tea, while admiring the unique natural setting. Pick up snacks at the kiosk on board if you feel hungry. During late October to late January, have the best chance of seeing a humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbor porpoise, or even a fin whale. Arrive at the whale feeding site and enjoy 1-1.5 hours to take an up-close look at the feast.

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Tromso: Snowmobile Safari in the Beautiful Lyngen Alps

3. Tromso: Snowmobile Safari in the Beautiful Lyngen Alps

Enjoy a nice and quiet Snowmobile safari surrounded by the beautiful fjords and mountains of the Lyngen Alps. The local provider will pick you up in Tromso at 8:50 AM, outside Scandic Ishavshotel and drive you to the Green Gold Villa in the Lyngen Alps.  Upon arrival, you’ll get warm clothes and a short training. Then, jump on snowmobiles and drive along Fjords and Mountains for 2 hours. Next, you’ll get a warm expedition meal, and finally start the panoramic drive back to Tromso where you’ll arrive at 4:00 PM.  You’ll need to be in fairly good physical shape and have a regular car driver's license to join this excursion. Included: guide, transfer, snowmobile tour, expedition meal, warm suits and boots.

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Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

4. Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

Watch magnificent humpback whales and orcas feed on shoals of herring when they migrate to Skjervoy between November and January. Enjoy a scenic panoramic drive from Tromso to Skjervoy, then hop into a rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) for a once in a lifetime experience in a small group of between 4-12 people. Meet at the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso bright and early at 5:30 AM. From here, drive for 3.5 hours to Skjervoy to meet your English-speaking guide. Once in Skjervoy, receive a warm flotation suit before getting into the RIB. Then, set off on a 2.5-hour whale watching excursion in the Kvaenangen Fjord. Marvel at the natural scenery and keep your eyes peeled for orcas and humpback whales, as well as other local wildlife. After your excursion, refresh with some sandwiches, tea, and coffee before driving back to Tromso.

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Breivikedet: Dogsledding Tour

5. Breivikedet: Dogsledding Tour

Learn to drive your own team of dogs on the adventure of a lifetime in Norway. To begin, learn from an expert and get some great advice on how to have a wonderful experience while learning to become a musher (driver). Become one with nature as you guide our 84 friendly Alaskan huskies, who are all playful and fun, and have their own names and different personalities. Marvel at the incredible views of the Lyngen Alps, and during the dark season, experience the Northern Lights dancing above you. Don't forget to take lots of photos on this magnificent adventure.

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Night Reindeer Sledding, Dinner & Chance of Northern Lights

6. Night Reindeer Sledding, Dinner & Chance of Northern Lights

This is an experience to feed the reindeer and go reindeer sledding in the nightime. You will also have a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. The reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries and they have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily life. After a 25-minute drive from the city center, you will visit their camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will swarm all around and some will even eat from your hands. You will then be invited for hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut) where you will then be served a relaxed three course meal including bidos cooked over the open fire (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions). A vegetarian option is also possible. After dinner you will be invited into a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture and how it is to be a reindeer herder. The Sami guide will also perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests. If you are lucky and the sky is clear you will have a chance to see the northern lights above the reindeer camp.

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Tromsø: Guided Husky Sledding with Lunch

7. Tromsø: Guided Husky Sledding with Lunch

Start this exciting half-day tour with transport from Tromsø. Meet your professional musher, dog sled driver. Once you are well-equipped, the guides will take you for a ride in a sled shared with one or two other guests. Enjoy great views of the mountains surrounding Tromsø, which stretch towards the Balsfjord and Malangen peninsula. After an hour of dogsledding, head back to camp. There, a trained handler will share their stories about animal care, how the dogs are bred and trained, and the history of dogsledding. Cuddle a husky puppy. Then, enjoy a hearty meal of bidos prepared with reindeer meat, broth, and vegetables. A cozy wood fire will be burning in the middle of the tent where a large pot of coffee awaits to warm you up.

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From Tromsø: Snowmobile Safari With Warm Meal and Drinks

8. From Tromsø: Snowmobile Safari With Warm Meal and Drinks

Based in Lyngen near Tromsø, visit Camp Troll and experience a day of exploration, excitement, and fun on a snowmobile safari. Ride your own snowmobile beneath giant mountains and learn how these spectacular summits inspired Norwegian Folklore. Depart from Tromsø city center by bus which will take you to Breivikeidet where you’ll board the ferry as a foot passenger (included). Get met on the other side at Svensby for further transport. On arrival at base camp, get welcomed by your guide and listen as they detail practical Instructions on how to handle a snowmobile. Watch a safety demonstration and then get changed before heading out. Drive your snowmobile in pairs (one driver and one passenger) and get the opportunity to switch drivers at the halfway point. Travel deep into nature whilst exploring the mythical world of trolls on a scenic trail through the Lyngen Alps. Enjoy time in the beautiful scenery and take pictures, keeping an eye out for the magical trolls you’ll be learning about. Later, head back to the base camp to enjoy a hot meal served around the fire before you depart. With a full stomach, return to the ferry after your tour, where you will return to Tromsø.

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Tromsø: Dog sledding in Camp Tamok

9. Tromsø: Dog sledding in Camp Tamok

Mush your own husky team on this unique dog sledding tour from Tromsø. Try something new and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Arctic wilderness. Enjoy a convenient pick-up from the city center of Tromsø and head out to the wilderness center at Camp Tamok. Put on some warm winter clothing, meet the dogs, and learn how to drive the sled. Pair up with another person and share a dog team. Take turns driving the team while the other sits back and enjoys the scenery. Eat a hot meal in a traditional Norwegian setting at the end of your 90-minute dogsled adventure. Relax and warm up around an open fire in a reindeer herder's tent before heading back to the city.

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Tromsø: Husky Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

10. Tromsø: Husky Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

Start the tour by boarding a comfortable coach which departs from outside the Magic Ice Bar. Take a scenic drive to this fairy tale venue in the Arctic wilderness. Enjoy the ice bars, ice cinema, ice suits, and the ice restaurant with themes that change every year. Be greeted by your guide on arrival. Go to either the dogsledding tour or the ice domes visit; the order may vary based on availability and weather. Once you are done with your dog sledding tour, visit the majestic Tromsø Ice Domes. Join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of an ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of Arctic animals. Have a complimentary non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar.

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What people are saying about Troms County

Absolutely recommended and one of the best tours we did in Tromso. The bus driver took us early morning to the whale watch and he was super friendly and helpful. Then on the whale watch everybody was very receptive and welcoming and we saw so many whales plus the view from the surroundings was fantastic! And then driving all the way to the lavvos and the team in there couldn’t be better! Food was delicious, we saw the aurora and they were so nice that they even took photos of us as we had no proper cameras. After that a lovely bonfire at the beach with thermal suits provided and a nice cup of tea and muffins. Breakfast next day was the best ever! The whole team was so fantastic and we would go back again for sure. Thank you!

We had a great experience at the reindeer farm: feeding the animals, taking a sledding tour (this was about 15 min, but that was enough, considering the low temperatures outside), the dinner, the firecamp, the explanations about the Sami culture… The staff was nice and they even marked the fact that it was my birthday - what a nice touch! All in all, a one of a kind experience. Don’t look at the budget too much - just do it!

Amazing experience. Staff were very professional and couldn't have done anything better. Special shoutout to Hege. You are great. Thank you so much.

Hege and his team are adorable and you can tell they love their dogs. A very good time in their company.

It was really an adventure. Great tour, had a lot of fun driving. The dogs went crazy