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Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

1. Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

Experience the magic of the artic on this nighttime reindeer sledding day trip with a bus or van transfer Tromsø. Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Have the chance to spot the northern lights dancing above you.  Board your bus or van in Tromsø and embark on your artic adventure. Stop at a Sami camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will eat from your hands. Feel the thrill of riding on a sled pulled by majestic reindeer. Be invited for a cup of hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and warm up around the fire inside a candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut). Taste a three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over the open fire. Join your hots in a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Learn what it is like to be a reindeer herder. Watch as your guide performs a joik (traditional Sami song).  Step outside to see if the northern lights appear above the reindeer camp. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end your tour. 

Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour with Free Professional Photos

2. Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour with Free Professional Photos

Go on an adventurous search for the Northern Lights with an expert local guide who will find the best spot for viewing opportunities on the night of your outing. You will be picked up at the meeting point, and ride away from the pollution of the city lights and into the darkness of the fjords, forests, and mountains. Your guide will choose the best spot within a 350 km area to see the Northern Lights. While waiting to see if the lights appear, enjoy hot chocolate with cake or snacks for a warm and sweet start. Then, if the weather allows, sit by a bonfire and enjoy the Arctic beauty while roasting marshmallows. Your guide will share the facts, stories, traditions, beliefs, and superstitions about the lights as you warm by the fire. When the Aurora Borealis does appear, your guide will take professional pictures and share them with you for free. They will also help you to get the best out of your cameras and even mobile phones. Every guest has a free Aurora portrait included in the tour. You have the option to take more pictures if you want as an additional service. Conclude your tour with a drop-off close to your hotel in the city center. If you are staying at a private accommodation outside of the city center, you can book the drop off at your address when you book your ticket.

Tromsø: Wildlife Bird Fjord Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

3. Tromsø: Wildlife Bird Fjord Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Experience the extraordinary scenery around the region of Tromsø aboard a classic mahogany boat. Cruise out onto the Arctic Sea and around the beautiful fjords and straits of the region. Along the way, enjoy delicious Arctic fish, drinks, and snacks. Benefit from pickup at a meeting point in the city center of Tromsø and be escorted to the harbor to climb aboard a classic boat called the "Fjord Queen." Settle down in a warm cabin, or make use of the insulated bodysuits to stay on deck and admire the views. Experience the wildlife of the Tromsø region as you keep a lookout for birds such as sea eagles, guillemots, and eider ducks. Encounter puffins (in season), cormorants, seals, and otters. Keep your camera positioned at all times for some incredible photo opportunities. See small pilot whales and dolphins playing in the water. Look to the shoreline to spot reindeer, and take in the flora and fauna of Tromsø in all its diversity.  Then, journey back to Tromsø harbor, where your fantastic polar tour ends.

Tromsø: Aurora Dinner Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

4. Tromsø: Aurora Dinner Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

Take in the atmospheric Arctic night in all its majesty, onboard a silent hybrid-electric catamaran with 360-degree uninhibited panoramas. In warmth and comfort, cruise around Tromsø island, past snow-covered mountains, landmarks like the Arctic cathedral, and through icy waters. Watch as the crew launch an underwater drone with lights to discover the mysteries of the depths below. As the darkness of the ocean reflects the stars above, if you're lucky the Northern Lights may appear. Finally, soak up the unique atmosphere as you sit down to an Arctic Tapas dinner. Savor the fresh and local ingredients, based on traditional dishes with a modern twist.

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. 

Tromsø: Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights

6. Tromsø: Reindeer Camp Dinner with Chance of Northern Lights

Discover the traditional Sami way of life on this day trip from Tromso. Have a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Meet and feed the reindeer and listen to local stories in a traditional tent. Hop aboard a spacious vehicle at a conveniently-located meeting point in Tromso and transfer to the Sami camp. Step back in time as you see how the reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries. Get to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer with some even eating from your hand. Be invited for hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (a traditional Sami hut). Savor a relaxed three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over an open fire. A vegetarian option is also possible. Head to the lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Watch your Sami guide will perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests. Gaze up and if you are lucky and the sky is clear you will have the chance to spot a dazzling display of the northern lights directly above the reindeer camp.

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Chance of Northern Lights

7. Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Chance of Northern Lights

Discover a Sámi reindeer camp with this unique tour from Tromsø. Travel to the camp at Breivikeidet to feed the reindeer. Have the chance to see the northern lights and experience eating Bithos (a traditional Sámi dish). Meet your guide and travel to camp Breivikeidet which is surrounded by mountains. Step off the bus and admire the view of the Lyngen Alps. Follow your guide to the reindeer fence to pet and feed the reindeer. Learn about these animals from your guide. Spot the dancing Aurora should it be out. It's an excellent place to spot the Aurora in the night sky above your head as there is little artificial light. Continue to an authentic Gamme (traditional Sámi housing). Get cozy as you savor Bithos, which is a meal only reserved for special occasions. Hear about what life is like in the Arctic for the Sámi people. Listen to a joik (Sámi folk music). Return to Tromsø.

From Tromsø: Ice Domes Overnight Stay and Activities

8. From Tromsø: Ice Domes Overnight Stay and Activities

Discover the Tromsø Ice Domes on an overnight tour from Tromsø city. Explore the ice domes with a guide, spend the night in an ice hotel, and enjoy an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Depart from the city center of Tromsø on a 90-minute scenic drive by bus to Camp Tamok and the Tromsø Ice Domes, located next to each other in the beautiful Tamok Valley. After arriving, enjoy a guided tour through the Ice Domes. Marvel at the ice sculptures and snow carvings, learn about the construction process of the domes, and discover the importance of snow for all life in the Arctic. Finish your tour with a non-alcoholic ice shot at the ice bar. Spend some free time exploring Camp Tamok and settling into your ice suite before your snowshoe hike. Before heading off, gear up with the provided warm winter clothing, boots, and snowshoe gear. Hike out in the darkness with your guide and enjoy the night sky away from light pollution. On some nights, see the stunning Northern Lights before hiking to the nature camp. Relax by a campfire with your guide before heading to a warm facility where you can enjoy a 3-course dinner. After dinner, hike back to the hotel and enjoy a magical night in your ice suite. In the morning, enjoy a traditional Norwegian breakfast before your dogsledding tour. Before heading out, meet your guide for safety instructions and a practical demonstration on how to steer your own sled. Two people will share one sled and one dog team. One is the “musher” (driver), while the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. If your group includes children, each child must ride with one adult. Midway through your 1.5-hour adventure, switch places, so everyone can enjoy driving the sled. After your sledding adventure, relax with a hot meal around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent before boarding the bus to return to Tromsø city center.

From Tromso: Northern Lights Photography Tour

9. From Tromso: Northern Lights Photography Tour

Explore Norway's wilderness and search for the northern lights on this van tour from Tromso. Sit around a campfire and enjoy warm drinks and snacks while waiting to see if the lights will appear. Starting from the Tromso city center, travel through the Fjordlands, Laplands or the outer islands of Troms in search of the Northern Lights. Weather permitting, make a fire and take portraits under the spectacular lights. Lasting anywhere from 5 to 9 hours, the tour stops along the way to get a view of the fjords and the landscapes that were formed by glaciers over the past 1,000 years. Once a place is found, stop to watch the lights and enjoy some marshmallows for roasting with hot chocolate. Put on the snow suits provided if you get cold. With a focus on photographing the natural wonder, your tour guide can help set up most cameras. The guide also brings their own camera equipment to make sure the beauty and magic of the night is captured.

From Tromso: Northern Lights Cruise with Hot Tub and Dinner

10. From Tromso: Northern Lights Cruise with Hot Tub and Dinner

This 4-hour hot tub and dinner cruise takes you to areas where the dark night sky provides the best opportunities to see the northern lights and the milky way. Enjoy personalized service and a traditional local dinner of reinsdyrgrtye (reindeer stew), relax in the hot tub on the deck while enjoying a beverage, and search for the aurora borealis amongst the starlit sky. This tour is ideal for couples, families, or groups who want to relax and stay warm and comfortable while in search of this natural phenomenon. The cruise departs from Tromso harbor, the gateway to the arctic ocean. Tromso is an ideal destination for viewing this special light show because you don’t have to sail far for the opportunity to view the northern lights at sea. With this area being above the Arctic Circle, the Tromso northern lights are a spectacular sight to behold. Enjoy the top deck under cozy blankets with a warm drink. The yacht will cruise out to a remote anchorage and drop anchor or slowly cruise through arctic fjords. You’ll settle into the dining room for a traditional dinner of reindeer stew paired with local root vegetables. Your guides will share local stories and answer any questions you have about Northern Norway. Now full and content, you can opt to take a soak in the outdoor hot tub. This is literally the best way to stay warm and keep an eye out for the auroras. Alternately, if you’re not a water lover, you can snuggle up under the blankets on the top deck and sip hot tea.

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Amazing experience. We booked this last minute and it was the most magical end to our holiday. The people were lovely and can’t do enough for you. The Sami culture chat was so interesting and good fun as well especially the yoik. The reindeers were lovely and it was so much fun feeding them. You get unlimited food for them and trust me they keep going and going. The sleigh ride was also so magical, and we were even lucky enough to see the lights. The meal was lovely and had GF and DF options and vegetarian. Thank you so much for the experience it was so lovely.

The most magical experience I have ever had … From start to finish it was Amazing we went New Year’s Eve… What a way to bring in the New year Just Amazing Never ever will i forget this experience it’s a must very lovely event even my husband thanked me for booking it ….feeding the reindeer up so close just spot on ❤️

Very experienced guide who did everything to find best spot for the lights. Photos were great and the added bonus of marshmallows and hot chocolate was a win on a very cold night! Mansoor was very knowledgable

The Captain is nice and smiles at guest...the crew helped us w fishing and it was a fun bird watching. the cod soup was very good

relaxed experience learning a little about Sami culture and a fun experience reindeer sledding