Tromsø, famously used as the Gateway to the Arctic by all the famous Polar explorers, is the perfect base point for accessing all the Arctic has to offer.
With an abundance of arctic adventures to decide from, we’ve created a list of our top 5 things to do in Tromsø, Norway…
5. ARCTIC PANORAMA CABLE CAR
See the most breathtaking view of Tromsø, away from any light pollution. This is the perfect spot for taking in the sights from the high panoramic viewpoint, and potentially seeing the Northern Lights. Take a break in the mountain lodge next door as you learn more about Tromsø and the surrounding area.
Ride up the famous Fjellheisen gondola to get a glimpse of this breathtaking view of Tromsø and its surrounding mountains and islands before warming up by the fire with coffee, tea, and cakes. You will also learn more about the view before you as you get a true sense of the vast Arctic landscape and beauty of this ‘Paris of the North’.
For more information, click here: Arctic Panorama Cable Car
4. DOG SLEDDING
Visit a remote husky farm, beautifully situated in the Arctic valley landscape with views of the Lyngen Alps and fjords. Over 120 happy Alaskan huskies await your arrival where you will then drive your own team of dogs through the scenic landscape. Each team will set off with two people sharing, one is the musher / driver and the other sits in the sled taking pictures. You’ll also have the opportunity to swap places halfway through the trip.
The huskies love running on the hilly tracks and wilderness of Breivikeidet valley, but you need to be part of the team and help them up the hills. It’s a fun experience, but can also be a physical workout and bonding moment for you and your team!
For more information, click here: Dog Sledding
3. SNOWMOBILE safari
Explore the majestic Lyngen Alps with a local guide on this scenic, gentle and safe Snowmobile Safari where you will see nature at its very best. This area offers some of the most stunning scenery in Arctic Norway. The safari is set in a vast wilderness playground, following approved and well-established trails.
There are several breaks along the way for sightseeing, playing in the snow, capturing these moments in photos, and taking in the surrounding mountains, forest, and fjords. Back at the camp, you will be served a freshly made soup with locally baked bread (vegetarian option available on request).
For more information, click here: Snowmobile Safari
2. FJORD CRUISE & WHALE SAFARI
From late October to mid-February, some of the world’s largest mammals visit the coast outside Tromsø to feed on herring. The most common whale species we see are the humpback whale, killer whale (orca), harbour porpoise and sometimes even the fin whale.
This cruise onboard a catamaran features comfortable seating inside for up to 146 guests as well as spacious decks outside on two levels for excellent viewing and photo opportunities.
For more information, click here: Fjord Cruise & Whale Safari
1. NORTHERN LIGHTS safari
Tromsø has long been known as one of the best locations to experience the Northern Lights. This is the ideal tour for people wanting a comfortable and high-quality experience while maximising their chances of seeing the Northern Lights. The hunt begins from Tromsø and takes you into the wild by coach with a stop at an Aurora Camp.
The Northern Lights coach will pick you up from Tromsø town centre and take you to a location with the best weather & solar conditions for spotting the Northern Lights. After finding the ideal scenic backdrop and conditions for photos, your professional guides will help you with camera settings and photography to get the best shots of the Northern Lights.
For more information, click here: Northern Lights Safari
Want to take part in the activities mentioned? We offer a wide variety of packages in Tromsø and other parts of Arctic Norway. To find out more & book your next arctic getaway, click here: Arctic Holiday – Norway Packages