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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: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour

2. Tromsø: Small-Group Northern Lights Tour

Go in search of the Northern Lights on a guided excursion from Tromsø. Explore the arctic wilderness, learn about local stories, and feast on hearty traditional Norweigian cuisine throughout the evening. Meet your guide and listen as they provide information about the weather, the lights' activity, and your chances of seeing the lights on that particular evening. Next, visit a location most suited to the evening's conditions, sometimes traveling deep into neighboring Finland. Upon arrival, your guide will set up a bonfire and help set up your camera to best capture the Northern lights.  Enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. Later, enjoy a picnic-style barbecue and enjoy traditional Norwegian fiskekake (fish burgers) or sausages with tortilla bread. Get a professional photo of the Northern Lights. Your guides will explain the phenomenon of the Northern Lights and the traditions, beliefs, and superstitions connected to them.  Following your tour, your experience concludes as your guide drops you off at your accommodation close to the city center of Tromsø.

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Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

3. Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

From the city center, enjoy a short seaside drive to the reindeer and their sleds. Hop on, and let your guide lead you on a sled ride through the snow. Afterward, you’ll get a chance to visit the camp and feed the herd - nearly 300 reindeer. Gather inside the lavuu (Sami tent) for some warmth and a traditional hot meal. Circle around the campfire as your guide tells stories about Sami culture and joiks a traditional Sami song.  The tour ends back in Tromsø.

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From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

4. From Tromsø: Reindeer Ranch and Sami Culture Tour

Depart Tromsø and travel to a nearby ranch where you will have the chance to feed a herd of around 300 wild reindeer. Marvel as the friendly animals swarm around you and eat straight from your hands. Learn more about the Sami culture of the Arctic. They have been living and working on this land for centuries and have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily lives. Get invited inside a typical gamme (hut) and be served warm drinks and a traditional meal that has been cooked over the fire (vegetarian option available). Then, gather around the fire at a traditional Sami lavuu (tent) to listen to stories about their culture. Hear what it is like to live as a reindeer herder, and watch a performance of a traditional joik (song) before making your way back to Tromsø.

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Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

5. Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

Treat yourself to a guided tour from downtown Tromso to the magical new winter wonderland of Tromso Ice Domes. A comfortable coach will depart from the Magic Ice Bar at 10:30 AM for the scenic 75-minute drive to the fairytale venue in the Arctic wilderness. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, Tromso Ice Domes is built every year as the Polar Night approaches. The snow and ice art reflects the unique bond between man and nature in a unique and breath-taking manner. The ice bars, ice cinema, ice bedrooms, and ice restaurant have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful colored lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. On arrival at Tromso Ice domes, you will be greeted by your guide who will share their knowledge about the construction process of an ice hotel and about the impact the snow has for the survival of the arctic animals. You’ll visit a small group of reindeer and enjoy a short video display in the ice cinema. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complementary. Welcome to a once-in-a-lifetime experience of snow and ice magic in the Arctic wilderness.

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Tromso: 6 to 8-Hour Northern Lights Chase with Photos

6. Tromso: 6 to 8-Hour Northern Lights Chase with Photos

Chase the northern lights for 6 to 8 hours on a comfortable coach with a toilet and heating. Depart at 6:00 PM to the location with the best chances to see northern lights, which is based on forecasts and weather that are constantly monitored. Your guide will tell stories along the way and explain the phenomenon. Once you see the northern lights, your guide will take portraits of you free of charge. If you choose to take your own photos, your guide will show you how to photograph the northern lights. Enjoy coffee, tea, and cocoa to keep you warm and awake. If you get cold, the bus is always heated and you may use this for shelter. Of course, the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon so cannot be guaranteed. Should your night be unsuccessful, you can join on another day for a second chance to see the aurora, and enjoy a 50% discount.

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Tromsø: Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari Boat Tour

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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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Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

10. Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

Depart from the meeting point in Tromsø to go on a hunt of the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Also known as the Northern Lights, their appearance is truly striking. Head for wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. Your experienced guides will give you an honest assessment of the opportunity of spotting the lights for your evening. To get stunning views of the sky you will aim for areas with good solar activity and clear skies. Visit different locations with the most chance of seeing Mother Nature at work. Traveling in a small group ensures greater flexibility regarding stops, activities, and decisions on the length of the trip. Your guide will assist you with the camera settings to get the best picture of this natural phenomenon. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

The tour was first briefed professionally in a comfortable lobby. The minibus was comfortable. We we lucky to spot a lot of aurora activity from the location we were taken to. Mark was a very enthusiastic and a friendly guide, he offered to take our pictures and explain the right camera settings to capture the lights in the best possible way. Campfire and hot refreshments were also very nice. All in all, a very great experience!

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!

Michael is our tour guide and he made us all feel very comfortable. He did an amazing job showing us around and telling us facts and myths about each stop. He took incredible photos too. This is worth every penny. Food was excellent too.

We had a brilliant time skiing. The guides were so helpful and patient. The route was ideal as an introduction to skiing and the scenery great. We also loved being able to see the dogs when we got back. Couldn’t recommend this enough.

Really nice and well organized trip. The Guide's answered every question even how to adjust the settings on your camera to get best pictures from Aurora!