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Tromsø: Wildlife Bird Fjord Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

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

Experience the extraordinary scenery around the region of Tromsø aboard a classic mahogany boat. Benefit from a pickup in Tromsø city center and be escorted to the harbor to climb aboard a classic boat called the "Fjord Queen." 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. Settle down in a warm cabin, or make use of the insulated bodysuits to stay on deck and admire the views. Keep your camera positioned at all times for some incredible photo opportunities. 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. 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: 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. 

Tromsø: Fjord Cruise and Whale Safari by Catamaran

3. Tromsø: Fjord Cruise and Whale Safari by Catamaran

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.

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.

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. 

Tromso: Overnight Lavvo stay with Fjords, Whales & Aurora

6. Tromso: Overnight Lavvo stay with Fjords, Whales & Aurora

Orcas and Humpback whales are in Skjervoy from November to January. The local provider will pick you up at 5:30 AM outside Scandic Ishavshotel, drive you to Skjervoy, give you warm flotation suits, and take you on a once in a lifetime whale watching experience on Rib-boats.  Enjoy sandwiches, tea and coffee and continue to the Green Gold Villa in the Lyngen Alps. Here you’ll get a nice and warm group dinner and short photo workshop. Experience the Northern Lights at night and photograph the incredible phenomenon right outside the Green Gold Villa. Accommodation is at one of six private Crystal Lavvos. Next morning, enjoy breakfast together before returning to Tromso at 11:00 AM.

From Tromso: Whale Watching in Magic Skjervoy

7. From 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. Meet at the Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso bright and early. From here, drive for 3.5 hours to Skjervoy to meet your 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.

From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

8. From Tromsø: All-Inclusive Whale and Sea Bird Boat Cruise

On this comfortable cruise from Tromsø, head to Whale Island and the open sea. Listen to your guide’s commentary about the fish and whale species that thrive in waters that are filled with herring and plankton. The local partner's fast boat ensures that you'll get plenty of time on the water. The coast of Tromsø in northern Norway is widely considered among the best areas in the region for spotting whales. You’ll be on the lookout for inquisitive humpback and killer whales swimming and feeding, and for birds such as sea eagles, gulls, guillimots, eider ducks, and cormorants. Frame all the action through the lens of your camera. With outdoor decking and indoor seating on board the heated boat, you can enjoy an up-close experience with Norway’s native wildlife. 

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Sami Cultural Experience

9. Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding and Sami Cultural Experience

Take an unforgettable guided excursion in the north of Tromsø where you will get up-close and personal with friendly reindeer as you hand feed them, learn about the Sami culture, and enjoy a warm lunch with hot drinks. After being picked up in Tromso, take in the scenic views on the way. When you arrive, meet the gentle reindeer. Hand feed them, pet their furry coats, and get plenty of time to capture magical photos with them. Be welcomed into a lavvo-hut (Sámi tent) to warm up. Inside you will be served a range of hot beverages to drink (coffee, tea, chocolate) and a warm meal for lunch. Listen as your guide tells you about the Sami way of life with reindeer. See cultural Sami artifacts and learn some secrets of how to survive in the extreme Arctic environments.

From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

10. From Tromsø: Dogsledding Evening at Camp Tamok

Go on an evening dog sledding adventure in the quiet northern wilderness outside of Tromso. Glide past picturesque fjords and take in the quiet beauty of the Arctic. Get picked up from the city center of Tromsø and go to the wilderness center. Upon arrival at the camp, put on some warm winter clothing and go through a demonstration on how to drive the sled. Share a sled and a dog team with one other person as one person drives and the other sits back and enjoys the ride. Take in the quiet beauty of the Arctic and keep your eyes on the sky for a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. Dig into a hot meal in a traditional northern Norwegian setting around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent when you get back to camp. Then, board the bus back to the city and reflect on a memorable adventure.

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What people are saying about Troms County

This was by far our favorite experience in Norway. The crew was amazing, knowledgeable and fun. I cannot put into words how great this crew and experience was. We saw some beautiful scenery and got to do some fishing. The captain worked hard to find us a good spot to fish and when he did we had a huge haul. It was Chef Helinka's birthday and she made us the best fish stew( that is saying something since I do not eat fish). We did not see much wildlife because of the season we came on but the experience and company made it worth it. The sweet dogs on board also made the trip that much better. Thank you crew for making this such a great time for my mom and I.

A nice day in the fjords with amazing views of the mountains and wildlife. We saw eagles diving down to catch fish, did some fishing ourselves and even got ti eat what we caught in a delicious soup the crew prepared for us!

absolutely lovely trip! well worth the money and then some. very friendly people, beautiful tour, lots of information and some great activities. can't recommend it enough! also, good soup!

Great crew and good food. We saw a lot and had a great day on board.

A great trip with great service, I sincerely recommend it!