Tromsø Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Tromsø Bus & minivan tours

Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

1. Tromsø: Northern Lights Chase with Free Photos

Join this expert-led, small-group excursion to see nature's finest light show. Take part in a chase where the destination changes depending on the best chance of seeing the lights. Sometimes the drive will be out to the coast, sometimes inland, and other times past three fjords up to the Finnish border. The final decision is left as late as possible to maximize your chance of seeing the majestic lights dancing in the sky. Hop in the van and meet your group and expert guide. After finding the perfect spot, settle in and wait for the brilliant colors of the Northern Lights to appear. Your guide will help you adjust your camera so you can take the best photos of them. Enjoy some hot drinks and biscuits while keeping an eye on the sky. Enjoy an exclusive chase with a maximum group size of 16 guests. Your guide will be happy to answer all your questions and will take high-resolution photos to share with the group after the tour.

From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

2. From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

Increase your chance of seeing the dazzling northern lights on this bus tour from Tromsø. Keep warm with a thermal suit and hot drinks. Ensure you get great pictures on your tour with camera help from your guide. Depart from Tromsø in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and hunt for the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis. Relax in the comfortable bus on your way to wherever meteorologists have predicted the lights will be at their best. Get an honest assessment of the likelihood of spotting the lights from your guide for that evening. To get stunning views of the sky, head for areas with good solar activity and clear skies. Enjoy flexibility regarding stops, activities, and decisions on the length of the trip. Your guide will assist you with the camera settings and use of a tripod for the best pictures. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Arctic Fjord Sightseeing by Mini Bus

3. Arctic Fjord Sightseeing by Mini Bus

The fjords, inlets, villages and sandy beaches located a short drive outside Tromsø are an absolutely stunning region that travellers from all over the world love to explore. The benefit of venturing into nature on this tour is that you can see the most amazing places in the area, while staying warm and comfortable in a modern minibus. This tour has been specifically created to show you some of the most special fjords in the area in a comfortable setting. Your professional and knowledgeable guides know the area well and love to you their favourite places whilst providing history and local knowledge along the way.  Before the tour takes off you will meet at the local operators basecamp in central Tromsø for a briefing and introduction to the area you will explore for the day. The bus will pick you up outside of the basecamp so there is no need to walk far or get cold on the way. After the tour, you can enjoy the warm lounge at the basecamp for as long as you wish, where you can charge your camera for the evening and plan your next “golden moment” in the arctic. This tour offers a day of exploring the fjords that are facing the massive Atlantic ocean, while enjoying the genuine setting of a small group and an experienced guide. It’s a tour for the entire family, and you will get the opportunity to ask questions, take pictures and stretch your legs in this amazing arctic environment. During the tour you will stop for coffee/tea and a light meal at a local favourite spot. You will provided with warm safety suits, gloves and boots to make this Arctic experience as comfortable as possible. The car is always warm and if you are interested in taking some photos when you stop you can borrow tripods for free. Group sizes are always kept small (up to 15 people), to ensure you receive a personalised experience and connection with your guides.

Tromso: Arctic Panorama Cable Car Excursion

4. Tromso: Arctic Panorama Cable Car Excursion

Get ready for an authentic Arctic experience. Enjoy a ride on the famous Tromso Fjellheisen cable car. Once at the top, marvel the views that you can see from there of the city of Tromso and beautiful nature around it.  Enjoy the stunning views of Arctic landscapes with your local guide, who will teach you all about Tromso. You will learn why Tromso is called the ”Paris of the North” and ”Gateway to the Arctic”. Take a moment to enjoy this unique view and take amazing photographs that will serve as a lifetime memory.

Tromsø: Arctic Landscapes Sightseeing With Citizen Science

5. Tromsø: Arctic Landscapes Sightseeing With Citizen Science

The tour starts with pickup from Tromsø and heads out into the natural landscape of the surrounding fjords to the west side of the city. Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery around you and experience what the arctic wilderness has to offer - meanwhile contributing to scientific data collection! First stop is Kvaløya, one of Norway’s biggest and most beautiful islands. Here, take advantage of the viewpoint to admire the breathtaking landscapes of the fjords, mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, and small villages in the countryside of Tromsø. Listen to your guide talk about the native flora and fauna of the region and watch out for the variety of wildlife that lives here including otters, reindeer and sea birds. When you’ve built up an appetite from your wilderness exploration, enjoy a picnic in the peaceful atmosphere surrounded by the stunning views and sounds of nature. During the activity, we'll stop by the water and educate you on our ongoing micro-plastics project. Once you understand the scientific method we are following, we go together to the sand and put the method and knowledge into practice. We'll collect data samples together and the data will be collected and shared with our research partners. This data is important as it will be used to inform policy makers and research institutions about plastics in our oceans. Come with us and your vacation in Northern Norway will contribute to the fight against micro plastics!

Norway: Aurora Spirit Distillery Tour with Lunch and Tasting

6. Norway: Aurora Spirit Distillery Tour with Lunch and Tasting

Enjoy a guided tour at the world's most northern distillery - Aurora Spirit Distillery, where you will learn about alcohol production and try some for yourself. The tour will be given by a qualified staff member who will guide you through the process of manufacturing various types of spirits. Meet your guide at Scandic Ishavshotel then hop-on the bus to Breivikeidet. Board a ferry to Svensby and then head straight to the Distillery. Visit a state of the art and atmospheric Viking inspired cask storage, where you can learn about the mythology and science behind the whisky brand Bivrost. This unique tour includes complimentary tastings, transfers and lunch, with time to relax in the visitor's centre enjoying the panoramic views of the Lyngen Alps and fjord. Afterwards, your guide will escort you back on the ferry.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,231 reviews

Incredible experience, absolutely recommend this to anyone wanting to see the lights. Our guide Mag was extremely nice, knowledgable and gave us the best experience possible. The weather was pretty bad in tromso, snowing a lot, and he was able to get us to a place where we say the lights. Then we kept driving and saw them 2 more times. The pictures he took with his camera came out spectacular, almost unreal. Do yourself a favor a book your tour with them!

We took a small bus tour to see the northern lights with a guide who is also a photographer. Stefan was a great host and very knowledgeable about the northern lights. We had to be patient but eventually not only saw the lights but they danced for us!

Great tour with amazing guides. Good explanation about the Arctic way of life and scenic drives made it a classic experience.

Stefan is a very experienced guide, he took us to the right spot. We saw a lot of lights and took some great pictures.

Very well organised trip. Mac the guide went over and above to give the group a good experience.