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From Tromsø: Aurora Borealis Tour

1. 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.

Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

2. 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. 

Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour with Free Professional Photos

3. Tromsø: Northern Lights Tour with Free Professional Photos

Go on an adventurous search for the Northern Lights with an expert local guide who will find the best spot for viewing opportunities on the night of your outing. You will be picked up at the meeting point, and ride away from the pollution of the city lights and into the darkness of the fjords, forests, and mountains. Your guide will choose the best spot within a 350 km area to see the Northern Lights. While waiting to see if the lights appear, enjoy hot chocolate with cake or snacks for a warm and sweet start. Then, if the weather allows, sit by a bonfire and enjoy the Arctic beauty while roasting marshmallows. Your guide will share the facts, stories, traditions, beliefs, and superstitions about the lights as you warm by the fire. When the Aurora Borealis does appear, your guide will take professional pictures and share them with you for free. They will also help you to get the best out of your cameras and even mobile phones. Every guest has a free Aurora portrait included in the tour. You have the option to take more pictures if you want as an additional service. Conclude your tour with a drop-off close to your hotel in the city center. If you are staying at a private accommodation outside of the city center, you can book the drop off at your address when you book your ticket.

Tromsø: Aurora Dinner Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

4. Tromsø: Aurora Dinner Cruise by Hybrid-Electric Catamaran

The Aurora Dinner Cruise allows you to dine while we cruise through the waters around Tromsø. The tour allows you to take in the atmosphere and all its beauty. This tour welcomes you onboard a silent hybrid-electric catamaran with 360-degree panoramic views. The saloons are in heated and have a great level of comfort. The cruise around Tromsø island takes you past snow-covered mountains, landmarks like the Arctic cathedral, and through icy waters after the sun has set. The dinner that is served is a arctic special, comprising of a 3 course tapas meal. The meal can be offered as vegetarian. The arctic dinner boasts a collection of local flavours and allows you the opportunity to experience flavours of the north

From Tromsø: Ice Domes Overnight Stay and Activities Package

5. From Tromsø: Ice Domes Overnight Stay and Activities Package

Depart from the city center of Tromsø on a 90-minute scenic drive by bus to Camp Tamok & Tromsø Ice Domes, located close to each other in the beautiful Tamok Valley. Upon arrival, this overnight adventure starts with a guided tour through the Ice Domes: marvel at the incredible ice sculptures and snow carvings, learn about the construction process of the domes, the impact the snow has for all life in the Arctic and have a non-alcoholic ice shot at the ice bar. There will be some time to walk around freely, and you will be shown to your ice-suite, where you will spend the night. After this first introduction to the Ice Domes, we will provide you with warm winter clothing, boots and snowshoe gear and you will embark on a guided snowshoe hike. Being outside on a dark winter evening, away from all light pollution creates a wonderful opportunity to witness the Northern Lights while going on this adventure. We will hike up to our nature camp where your guide will make a campfire. After the snowshoe hike you will be served a three-course dinner in a warm facility. When arriving back at the camp, it is time for your magical night in the ice-hotel! In the morning, we will serve you a traditional Norwegian breakfast and you will have some time to prepare for your next adventure: dog sledding! After the activity, you will be served a hot meal around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. After a relaxing lunch and warming up inside, your overnight stay program at Tromsø Ice Domes has come to an end and it will be time to board the bus back to Tromsø city center.

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding & Chance of Northern Lights Viewing

6. Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding & Chance of Northern Lights Viewing

Discover a Sámi reindeer camp with this unique tour from Tromsø. Travel to the camp at Breivikeidet to feed the reindeer. Have the chance to see the northern lights and experience eating Bithos (a traditional Sámi dish). Meet your guide and travel to camp Breivikeidet which is surrounded by mountains. Step off the bus and admire the view of the Lyngen Alps. Follow your guide to the reindeer fence to pet and feed the reindeer. Learn about these animals from your guide. Spot the dancing Aurora should it be out. It's an excellent place to spot the Aurora in the night sky above your head as there is little artificial light. Continue to an authentic Gamme (traditional Sámi housing). Get cozy as you savor Bithos, which is a meal only reserved for special occasions. Hear about what life is like in the Arctic for the Sámi people. Listen to a joik (Sámi folk music). Return to Tromsø.

Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding with Chance of Northern Lights

7. Tromsø: Reindeer Feeding with Chance of Northern Lights

Discover the traditional Sami way of life on this day trip from Tromso. Have a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Meet and feed the reindeer and listen to local stories in a traditional tent. Hop aboard a spacious vehicle at a conveniently-located meeting point in Tromso and transfer to the Sami camp. Step back in time as you see how the reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries. Get to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer with some even eating from your hand. Be invited for hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate around the fire inside a candle-lit lavuu (a traditional Sami tent or hut). Savor a relaxed meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew that is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over an open fire. A vegetarian option is also possible. Head to the lavuu and gather around the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Watch your Sami guide will perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests. Gaze up and if you are lucky and the sky is clear you will have the chance to spot a dazzling display of the northern lights directly above the reindeer camp.

Tromsø: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

8. Tromsø: Sámi Reindeer Sledding and Sami Cultural Tour

Meet reindeer and see a Sámi camp with this tour from Tromsø. Try reindeer sledding and enjoy a hearty Sámi lunch. Be picked up from the meeting point and take a scenic drive to the camp at Breivikeidet. Be greeted by your Sámi guide who will take you meet the reindeer that will take you on a sledding tour. Revel in the glory of the Lyngen Alps and the beautiful nature as you ride. Breathe in the crisp arctic air. Warm up with some tea, coffee, and Bithos (a traditional Sami dish that is served for finer meals like celebrations). After lunch, learn more about Sámi life, culture, and clothing. Experience a joik (Sámi folk music). Head back to Tromsø with newfound knowledge.

From Tromso: Northern Lights Cruise with Hot Tub and Dinner

9. From Tromso: Northern Lights Cruise with Hot Tub and Dinner

Take a hot tub and dinner cruise and head to areas where the dark night sky provides the best opportunities to see the northern lights. Enjoy a traditional local dinner of reindeer soup, relax in the hot tub on the deck, and search for the aurora borealis amongst the starlit sky. This tour is ideal for couples, families, or groups who want to relax and stay warm and comfortable while in search of this natural phenomenon. The cruise departs from Tromso harbor, the gateway to the Arctic Ocean. Tromso is an ideal destination for viewing this special light show because you don’t have to sail far for the opportunity to view the northern lights at sea. Enjoy the top deck under cozy blankets with a warm drink. The yacht will cruise out to a remote anchorage and drop anchor or slowly cruise through arctic fjords. Then, you’ll settle into the dining room for a traditional dinner of reindeer soup paired with local root vegetables. Your guides will share local stories and answer any questions you have about northern Norway. Now full and content, you can opt to take a relaxing dip in the outdoor hot tub. This is literally the best way to stay warm and keep an eye out for the auroras. Each group will have its own private time to enjoy the hot tub. Alternatively, if you’re not a water lover, you can snuggle up under the blankets on the top deck and sip hot chocolate or tea.

Tromsø: Aurora Camp Northern Lights Experience with Hot Meal

10. Tromsø: Aurora Camp Northern Lights Experience with Hot Meal

Take in the northern lights from an Aurora Camp on a guided tour. Meet the owners. Try a traditional Norwegian cake and enjoy a hot drink to stay warm. Get unforgettable photos of you with the aurora borealis. Move somewhere else to take in the lights if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Meet your guide at the Radisson Blu Hotel and climb aboard the comfortable and spacious bus. Relax and watch a northern lights film during the drive. Head to the camp with the best chances of clear skies based on the weather forecast. At the camp, enjoy a warm welcome from your local host. Then, borrow a thermal suit to stay warm. Learn about the authentic Aurora Camp from your host. Discover the warm shelter and its bonfire or if the weather allows, sit outside on benches around the campfire. Savor a tea, coffee, or hot chocolate with lefse, a traditional sweet Norwegian snack. Set up one of the tripods to take photos yourself and get your guide to snap pictures of you with the northern lights. If the weather changes, your guide will check whether it would be better to move location. If so, finish your hot drink and climb back on the bus to look for clear skies elsewhere.

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The tour guide picked us up at our ship. The first stop was the office where he explained the origin of the lights and the best way to capture it on camera. Whether we had a good camera or were using our phone he gave us really good instructions. We then went to a beautiful plateau to watch for the lights. It was a clear evening and the guide kept telling us we should see the lights but unfortunately there were none. I believe he was more upset than we were! We were then brought back to our ship.

The Sami people are incredible very knowledgeable and welcoming people with a unrivalled passion for the way off life . I went with my two daughters aged 16 and 20 they loved the interaction with the reindeer and the story of the Sami peoples way of life and their history. The trip is brilliant form start to finish.

Our tour guide was really experienced and professional to bring us to the spot to catch the light. highly recommended!

Loved the Reindeer feeding and learning about the Sami people

The information about Sami culture, was very interesting.