Winter Activities in Tromsø

All Year

Magical Northern Lights Chase

We pick you up in Tromsø and take you by bus on a chase for the magical Northern lights. With good local knowledge we will find the best area for the lights and good scenery for your pictures. To find a clear sky we will drive where we have to, even to inner Troms if needed. During the evening your guide will tell you interesting information about the Northern lights, both the science and the folklore. We will also show you how to adjust your camera settings for pictures of the northern lights, and we will take pictures of you with the lights for you to take home to show your family and friends. (Available for download in original size from our Flickr account). Occasionally the chance of a clear sky is low, and in that case, we will advise you to reschedule for the following day without additional cost.

Availability: 15th of September – 31st of March, (Not available on Dec 23rd – 26th & 31st -Jan 1st)

Times: 19:15

Duration: 5-6 hours

Included: Transport, Guide, Bonfire and Snacks


Guided Snowshoeing on Tromsø Island

Join us for a short snow-shoeing trip in easy terrain. This tour is designed for people with little experience and for those who have never tried snowshoeing. It is also perfect for families with kids from 8 years and older. After a short 10-minute drive to the top of the Tromsø island, we first learn how to use snowshoes and then we start walking into the forest. Our guide will lead you through flat and slightly hilly terrain. We stop several times during the walk for photos and to provide you with information about our beautiful city and Arctic environment. The area is wonderfully scenic with birch and spruce forests and providing the opportunity to enjoy the incredible views of the surrounding island landscapes. We also stop for a longer break where we serve lefse (a delicious local snack) and a hot drink to warm up. As the weather can change rapidly in Northern Norway to join this tour it is obligatory to wear warm and windproof clothes and winter boots above ankle. Winter clothes and boots are not included in the price of the tour, but can be rented separately at our rental centre upon prior arrangement.
From mid-February onward the sun can be surprisingly strong, especially because of the reflecting snow, so we recommend you also bring sunglasses and sun cream with you.

Availability: 1st of November – 31st of March

Times: 10:00

Duration: 2 hours

Includes: Guide and Equipment, Snacks


Dogsledding at Camp Tamok

The dog sledding adventure starts with meeting the dogs and preparing for the trip. You will receive instructions on how to drive a dog team. You then drive the dog sled on your own into the white landscapes, through the beautiful Vass Valley, a side valley connected to the great Tamok Valley. You will at first see Camp Tamok on your way out in the wild. The trails you follow have a total distance from 8 km to 15 km depending on weather and safety conditions. The area where you lead the sled is totally uninhabited, with a landscape of mountains and forest. Out in the wilderness, these dogs are in their right environment. You will drive in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each sled, with opportunity to witch places half way. After the adventure, you will return to Camp Tamok and a hot meal will be served in our heated lavvu (Sami herdsmen’s tent).

Availability: 15th of November – 31st of March

Times: 09:00 & 17:00

Duration: 7 hours (Duration of Tour without transport: 4.5 hours)

Includes: Transportation by bus/minibus, A hot meal, Insulated body suit, Boots, gloves and headwear, English-speaking guide


Reindeer Sledding at Camp Tamok

Reindeer sledding is the oldest form of transport in the north, and an ancient part of Sami culture. You will be driving in pairs, with one sled for each reindeer. People of all ages can participate on this very “soft” adventure. This cultural adventure includes trying lasso-throwing, the way the Sami people still today catch their reindeers when they are rounded up for marking or slaughter. Also, you will learn about Sami culture and history. To conclude this excursion, you will be served a hot meal. Morning trips give you an amazing view of the wild mountains in the area, and evening trips in the period November – March will give you a good chance to experience the Northern Lights.

Availability: 15th of November – 31st of March

Times: 09:00 & 17:00

Duration: 7 hours (Duration of Tour without transport: 4.5 hours)

Includes: Transportation by bus/minibus, A hot meal, Insulated body suit, Boots, gloves and headwear, English-speaking guide


Snowmobile Adventure at CAmp Tamok

You need no previous skills to drive a snowmobile, all you need is normal physical condition. We begin with a thorough safety introduction. The trail has a distance of 15 km each way, 30 km in total. The starting point is at 250 m above sea level, and the guide brings you up to 875 m. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with opportunity to switch places during the trip. Due to the dramatic topography, a reduced speed is held during parts of the tour. The top point of the trail is a frozen lake, where you can speed up. If time and weather permit, you can try out ice fishing on this lake. At the end of the trip, you will be served a hot meal in a lavvu (Sami tent). 

Availability: 15th of November – 31st of March

Times: 09:00 & 17:00

Duration: 7 hours (Duration of Tour without transport: 4.5 hours)

Includes: Transportation by bus/minibus, A hot meal, Insulated body suit, Boots, gloves and headwear, English-speaking guide


Aurora Dinner Cruise

In warmth and comfort, we cruise in silence in the waters surrounding the Tromsø island, past snow-covered mountains and landmarks like the Arctic Cathedral. The area around Tromsø – the Gateway to the Arctic – is dotted with straights, bays fjords and mountains. Our friendly crew will share their stories and knowledge about the wildlife, coastal history and culture of the High-North. This tour will include a stop at a local fishing village, giving our guests the opportunity to visit the site and also get a taste of local delicacies from the sea. On this tour we might spot the White-tailed Eagle, numerous other sea- birds, and even a friendly seal.

Availability: 7th of October – 15th of April

Times: 08:00

Duration: 5-6 hours

Includes: Cruise


Wildlife Cruise

In warmth and comfort, we cruise in silence in the waters surrounding the Tromsø island, past snow-covered mountains, and landmarks like the Arctic Cathedral. The area around Tromsø – the Gateway to the Arctic – is dotted with straights, bays fjords and mountains. Our friendly crew will share their stories and knowledge about the wildlife, coastal history and culture of the High-North. This tour will include a stop at a local fishing village, giving our guests the opportunity to visit the site and get a taste of local delicacies from the sea. On this tour we might spot the White-tailed Eagle, numerous other sea- birds, and even a friendly seal.

Availability: 7th of October – 15th of April

Duration: 5 hours

Includes: Cruise


Silent Whale Watching

A unique perspective on the feeding frenzy of Humpbacks and Orcas that come to Troms in the winter. We use a hybrid engine to reach the whale’s feeding grounds at Skjervøy in less than 3 hours and in time to enjoy the hours of daylight.You can enjoy fresh pastries and coffee in the comfortable salons as you take in the spectacular Arctic morning light, sailing past snow-covered landscapes, the Lyngen Alps, islands, fjords and fishing villages. There is a good chance of spotting white tailed eagles, Europe’s largest bird of prey, and porpoises along the way. A professional guide will give you an in-depth lecture about marine life during the trip. As we near the whales, the silent electric engine allows us to get close to these majestic animals without disturbing them. The underwater drone and hydrophone will also be able to capture the whales communicating as they cooperate to hunt the herring in the deep narrow fjords. Please note that whales are wild animals, and constantly on the move. We can guarantee that we will do our best in finding them but cannot guarantee sightings. If the whales are far away, we need to use our diesel engines for the transfer. On arrival to the whale site we cruise in silent electric mode.   

Availability: 1st  of November – 7th of February

Times: 08:00

Duration: 6-8 hours

Includes: Cruise