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Tromsø Ice Domes, Norway

Tromsø Ice Domes, Norway: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Tromsø: Daytime Snowmobile Safari at Camp Tamok

1. From Tromsø: Daytime Snowmobile Safari at Camp Tamok

Join an unforgettable snowmobile safari 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 provided with warm clothes and other required gear for this snowmobiling activity. Then, go through the safety instructions with a practical demonstration on how to drive a snowmobile. Drive in pairs, one driver and one passenger, on each snowmobile with the opportunity to switch places during the trip. Experience magical landscapes of scenic snow-covered mountains and valleys. Enjoy a hot meal in a traditional North Norwegian setting around an 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: Ice Domes Guided Tour and Reindeer Visit

2. 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 of the domes and have a non-alcoholic ice shot at the ice bar. After the tour, have some free time and visit the reindeer. Enjoy a traditional Norwegian soup or stew and hot drinks before heading back to Tromsø by bus.

Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowmobiling & Guided Ice Domes Visit

3. 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: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

4. Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

Combine a dog sledding adventure followed by a guided visit to the magical Tromsø Ice Domes. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, the Tromsø Ice Domes are built every year as the Polar Night approaches. For this tour, you will be picked up from the city center of Tromsø, from which you will be taken to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at Tromsø Ice Domes, receive warm winter clothing and learn how to steer the dog sled. Dog sledding with the Alaskan huskies is an active experience. The sled team consists of two and two people on one sled sharing a team of huskies. Teamwork is essential in dog sledding and together with the team, you will help to push on parts of the tour. After the dog sledding, visit the Ice Domes where the ice bar, cinema, and suites have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful colored lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. Join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of the ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of Arctic animals. There will be time to walk around freely and ask questions to the experienced guide. You will be able to purchase other drinks at the ice restaurant or ice bar. During this combination tour, you will get a chance to visit a small herd of reindeer near the Ice Domes for reindeer feeding.

From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowshoeing & Guided Ice Domes Visit

5. From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Snowshoeing & Guided Ice Domes Visit

Be picked up from the city center of Tromsø, from which you will be taken to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at the camp, get set up with all required equipment for the hike through the snow. Enjoy the serenity of your surroundings as you hear the crunch of snow underfoot. Arrive at the nature camp where the guide will help you chop wood, start a fire and cook some delicious lunch. With your belly filled you will be shown how you can survive the ice-cold arctic wilderness. Learn how to sleep, what to eat, and how to find your way home. After the snowshoeing tour, your next excursion will begin with a visit to the majestic Tromsø Ice Domes. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, Tromsø Ice Domes are built every year as the Polar Night approaches. At the Ice Domes, join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of the ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of arctic animals. There will be time to walk around freely and ask questions to the experienced guide. Admire the snow and ice art that reflects the unique bond between man and nature. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complimentary. You will be able to purchase other drinks, which will be served in the ice restaurant or ice bar. You can also visit the small herd of reindeer located at the Ice Domes. Take some time to feed these cute animals, before heading back to Tromsø.

From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Reindeer Sledding & Ice Domes Visit

6. From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Reindeer Sledding & Ice Domes Visit

Go reindeer sledding at a Sami camp and visit the Tromsø Ice Domes on this tour from Tromsø. Take a comfortable and scenic bus ride out into the Arctic wilderness of Tamokdalen. Dress in warm winter clothes and boots upon arrival at Camp Tamok and then head off to explore an ancient part of Sami culture. Try the oldest form of transport in the north on your reindeer sledding adventure. Get an introduction to lasso throwing, learn about the storytelling traditions of the Sami culture, and feed some reindeer. Return to Camp Tamok after your memorable encounter with the Sami people, Feast on a hot meal served around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. Relax and warm up before heading to the Tromsø Ice Domes for more sightseeing. Join a guided tour of the Ice Domes, high in the mountains of the beautiful Tamok Valley. Learn about the processes that went into constructing the ice hotel. Take some free time to walk around and ask your guide some questions. Admire the unique snow and ice art carved by professional artists. Take a complimentary non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar.

From Tromsø: Ice Domes Overnight Stay and Activities

7. From Tromsø: Ice Domes Overnight Stay and Activities

Discover the Tromsø Ice Domes on an overnight tour from Tromsø city. Explore the ice domes with a guide, spend the night in an ice hotel, and enjoy an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Depart from the city center of Tromsø on a 90-minute scenic drive by bus to Camp Tamok and the Tromsø Ice Domes, located next to each other in the beautiful Tamok Valley. After arriving, enjoy a guided tour through the Ice Domes. Marvel at the ice sculptures and snow carvings, learn about the construction process of the domes, and discover the importance of snow for all life in the Arctic. Finish your tour with a non-alcoholic ice shot at the ice bar. Spend some free time exploring Camp Tamok and settling into your ice suite before your snowshoe hike. Before heading off, gear up with the provided warm winter clothing, boots, and snowshoe gear. Hike out in the darkness with your guide and enjoy the night sky away from light pollution. On some nights, see the stunning Northern Lights before hiking to the nature camp. Relax by a campfire with your guide before heading to a warm facility where you can enjoy a 3-course dinner. After dinner, hike back to the hotel and enjoy a magical night in your ice suite. In the morning, enjoy a traditional Norwegian breakfast before your dogsledding tour. Before heading out, meet your guide for safety instructions and a practical demonstration on how to steer your own sled. Two people will share one sled and one dog team. One is the “musher” (driver), while the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. If your group includes children, each child must ride with one adult. Midway through your 1.5-hour adventure, switch places, so everyone can enjoy driving the sled. After your sledding adventure, relax with a hot meal around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent before boarding the bus to return to Tromsø city center.

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What people are saying about Tromsø Ice Domes, Norway

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,117 reviews

The ride getting there from Tromso was relaxing and allowed us to see the beautiful scenery along the way. We were given snow suits, boots and gloves and they kept me nice and warm. I highly recommend you do both sitting and steering the dog sleds. I was afraid to steer at first but it is super simple. If you're concerned about not stopping the sled, for reference I'm 130 lbs and the girl in front of me was probably less and both of us had no issues. The dogs were amazing and the path we traveled on offered wonderful views. Afterwards we visited with the dogs. The dog owners/handlers were all friendly and answered any questions about the dogs and the puppies in training. Afterwards we had soup in a nice, warm tent, and finished up with the ice domes and caught a wonderful view of the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Out of whale watching, reindeer sledding, Northern Lights tour (the next day the Northern Lights barely appeared), and dog sledding, I enjoyed this adventure the most.

Our first time with this kind of activity. Was such an adventure. The weather was not good for the dogs and we had to work a lot to help them to transport us. Our dogs only wanted to play and they did not want to do much that day. The guide was amazing, he told us everything about the sledge and how to manage. I fell while I was driving but everything was under control. Seems easy but it is not :) at least for beginners. They provide with perfect clothes, and apparently it was not really cold that day. Boots did not work for me, my feet were cold and not comfortable for running and pushing in the snow, mine were better actually. For my husband their boots were fine. We met a woman there, a guide from Poland who had awesome stories. Lunch was excellent and the visit to ice domes totally worthy.

The ice dome was magnificent. The sculpting on the walls was just gorgeous. Lunch was good and you did get to look at the reindeer but there was no interaction. The star here is visiting the ice dome, seeing the sculptures and seeing how people would actually stay there overnight.

Interesting sight! Also had some very educational pieces of information shared during the explanation. The staff we interacted with are very friendly and accommodating. Kudos to them!

Super ervaring, de toch duurt ongeveer 30 km en je doet er een kleine 1,5 tot 2 uur over omdat je gestaag rijdt. Je kan echt genieten van de omgeving.