Tromsø Snow & winter sports

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Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

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

Discover the way of life of the Sami reindeer herders on this van day trip from Tromsø. Meet the herders and travel on a sled pulled by reindeer. Savor authentic Sami food as you listen to traditional stories and songs while gathered around an open fire. Be picked up from the city center and relax on a short seaside drive to the reindeer area. Be greeted by your host. Hop on a sled pulled by a reindeer and let your guide lead you on a magical sled ride through the snow. Make your way to the camp and feed the majestic reindeer herd of 300 animals. Gather inside the lavuu (Sami tent) for some warmth and a delicious traditional hot meal. Circle around the campfire as your guide tells stories about Sami culture and sings joiks, which are a form of Sami songs. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end of your tour.

Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

2. 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. 

Breivikedet: Fun and Easy Dogsledding Adventure

3. Breivikedet: Fun and Easy Dogsledding Adventure

Drive your own team of huskies in an extraordinary experience and a must-do for anyone visiting Northern Norway. Get up close to raw Arctic nature and try this adventurous way of travel. Be welcomed by the activity staff upon arrival at the camp in Breivikeidet. Put on thermal suits, boots, hats, and mittens before heading out to meet the huskies, hear the safety instructions, and be taught the basics of driving the sled. Enjoy a fun and easy and a great way to experience Northern Norway's unparalleled landscapes. Two people will share one sled: one as a driver and the other as a passenger, with the chance to swap halfway through the tour.

Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowmobiling & Guided Ice Domes Visit

4. Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowmobiling & Guided Ice Domes Visit

Join in for this authentic combination tour to Camp Tamok and Tromsø Ice Domes, both located in the beautiful Tamok Valley, a 90-minute scenic drive away from the city center of Tromsø. Upon arrival at the camp, get ready to set off on your snowmobiling adventure. You will be provided warm winter clothing and the necessary snowmobile gear. Go through the safety instructions and listen to a practical demonstration on how to drive a snowmobile. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with the opportunity to switch places during the trip. The tour will take you past scenic mountains, through the snow-covered Finn valley, starting at 250 meters above sea level. You will be on this snowmobiling adventure for approximately 2 hours, depending on the weather and snow conditions. After the snowmobiling activity, settle in for lunch before your tour continues with a guided tour at the Ice Domes. Marvel at the incredible ice sculptures and snow carvings, learn about the construction process of the domes and the impact the snow has on all life in the Arctic, and have a non-alcoholic ice shot at the ice bar. As part of this combination tour, there will be some free time to walk around by yourself and visit the reindeer that are herding next to the Ice Domes. Eventually, your daytime adventure has come to an end and it will be time to board the bus back to Tromsø city center.

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

5. 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: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

6. Tromsø: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

Treat yourself to a guided tour of the magical winter wonderland of Tromsø Ice Domes. Enjoy a scenic bus ride from the city center of Tromsø, discover the construction process of the domes, and marvel at intricate ice sculptures. Begin your day with a comfortable drive to the Tromsø Ice Domes in the mountains above Tamok Valley. Each year at the start of the winter season, new Tromsø Ice Domes are constructed. Upon arrival, join a guided tour through the domes, passing beautiful ice sculptures and snow carvings lit with magical special lighting effects. Learn about the typical northern Norwegian themes of the snow and ice sculptures, featuring the Northern Lights, Sami culture, and Arctic animals. Learn about the construction process of the domes and the impact the snow has on all life in the Arctic. After the guided tour, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, visit the herd of reindeer near the Domes, and have a non-alcoholic ice shot at the ice bar. Warm up around a fireplace and relax in a warm wooden lavvu (traditional Sami dwelling) while enjoying a traditional Norwegian soup or stew.

Tromsø: Winter Sea Kayaking Guided Tour with Snacks

7. 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: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

8. From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

Mush your own husky team on this unique dog sledding evening tour through snowy terrain, surrounded by incredible mountain landscapes and scenic fjords. If you're lucky, you might have the magical Northern Lights dancing on top of you. You do not need any previous skills to mush your own husky team. All you need is reasonable physical health and an eagerness to try something new. Join an authentic experience at the wilderness center Camp Tamok, a 90-minute scenic bus drive away from the city center of Tromsø. Upon arrival at the camp, get dressed in warm winter clothes and the other required gear for your dogsledding activity. Your guides will then give thorough safety instructions and a practical demonstration on how to steer your own sled. Once you are ready, you will embark on your journey: two people will share each sled and a dog team. One is the "musher" (driver) and the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. (If your group includes children, each child must be accompanied by an adult.) You will get the chance to switch places midway during the 10 to 12 kilometer dog sledding trail. Depending on snow conditions, you will spend up to 1 hour and 30 minutes completing it. Even though this tour is not focused on hunting the Northern Lights, being outside on a dark winter evening might give a wonderful opportunity to witness the lights. After the tour, you will be served a hot meal in a traditional Northern Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder's tent. After relaxing and warming up, board the bus back to the city and reflect on a memorable adventure.

From Tromsø: Daytime Snowmobile Safari at Camp Tamok

9. From Tromsø: Daytime Snowmobile Safari at Camp Tamok

Join an unforgettable snowmobile safari above the Arctic Circle, at wilderness center Camp Tamok, only a 90-minute scenic bus drive from Tromsø. Experience the magical winter landscape and the spectacular fun of snowmobiling. Upon arrival, you will be directed to the equipment room, where you will be provided with warm clothes and other required gear for the day. Here you can also leave anything you don’t need on the tour. Listen to a safety briefing filled with practical demonstrations on how to drive. You will drive in pairs with one driver and one passenger per snowmobile, with the opportunity to switch places during this two-hour snowmobiling adventure between the snow-covered mountains up to a frozen lake. After driving back down the trail and parking the snowmobiles, enjoy a hot meal in a traditional North Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. After relaxing and warming up, it is time to head back to Tromsø and tick another adventure off your bucket list.

Tromsø: Husky Sled Drive with Lunch

10. Tromsø: Husky Sled Drive with Lunch

Experience the wilderness of Tromsø from the most authentic perspective on a half-day dog sled experience. Learn the art of mushing and let a team of husky dogs pull you across the snow. Jump aboard the sled and shout the command to make the dogs move. Each sled will be pulled by our trained athletic dogs but don't forget, sometimes you will have to help them out and push a sled a little bit. Feel the fresh air on your face and get incredible views along the way. Each sled is shared with a passenger, and at the half-way mark you will get the chance to swap places. Return to camp for a warm meal and time around an open fire.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

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4.4 / 5

based on 151 reviews

It was a really lovely experience - plenty of time to spend feeding the reindeer and taking photos, followed by delicious lunch and learning about Sami culture from 'John' (sorry but his Sami name was very long and complicated). He sang some joiks and explained about the different clothing that they wear in the coldest weather. The location is stunningly beautiful too. A very memorable and recommended trip.

This experience was great! The drive to the location was about 45 minutes and was a beautiful scenic route. The Sami people were welcoming and feeding the reindeer was great fun (even though they weren’t too friendly). You get plenty of time to feed them and take photos and then get to sit inside and eat reindeer stew and listen to the Sami people talk about their culture. Amazing experience!

It was great experience, tour was very professional and excited. Tour guides were very kind and interested. To feed reindeers and to see Sami life was great.

It was really nice to spend time with reindeers. All of the organization was good and professional.

It was a great experience. We've learned a lot about Sami culture and everyone was friendly!