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Winter Adventures in Tromso

By Viator, April 2018

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Situated some 248 miles (400 kilometers) north of the Arctic Circle, Tromso is perfect for a polar getaway. With snow blanketing the landscape from January through April, opportunities for winter activities abound. See below for our top picks for winter adventures in Tromso.

Northern Lights
Tromso is situated right in the heart of the Northern Lights oval—the ring circling the North Pole where the lights are most commonly visible—and they can often be seen streaking across the night sky. Northern Lights tours take participants to areas with low light pollution, such as the small island of Sommarøy or Skibotn on the shore of the Lyngen fjord, to hunt for the elusive phenomenon.

Fjord Cruises
Embark on a boat trip into the fjords of Northern Norway. Search for humpback and killer whales during a cruise around Kvaloya (Whale Island), and look out for sea eagles soaring overhead. Travelers can also try polar fishing, dropping a baited line into these icy waters in an attempt to catch halibut. 

Snowmobiling and Dog Sledding
With so much snow on the ground, the indigenous Sami inhabitants of Northern Norway have long had to rely on alternative modes of transport to get around, many of which visitors can now try for themselves. Speed through deep snow on a snowmobile, or traverse tranquil Arctic fells on a reindeer-pulled sleigh. Dog sledding tours are also available. 

Winter Sports
Snowshoe hikes in the Tromso area lead through the peaceful snow-carpeted wilderness, offering views of mountains and fjords, while cross-country ski lessons help first-timers get familiar with the technique before tackling groomed trails. For those who crave an adrenaline fix, the Lyngen Alps (Lyngsalpene) northeast of the city are famous as a winter playground for experienced climbers and extreme skiers, with many off-piste opportunities for ski touring in snow far above the spectacular fjords. 

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Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso, Tromso, null
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Small-Group Aurora Hunt Northern Lights Tour from Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 Reviews

Go in search of the Northern Lights, aka Aurora Borealis, on this tour to the countryside of Tromsø, away from the lights of the city. Be wowed by ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $209.55
Husky Sledding Ride Including Campfire Lunch from Tromso, Tromso, Night Tours
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Husky Sledding Ride Including Campfire Lunch from Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Dogsledding with our Alaskan Huskies is our all-time best seller! Join us for a dog sled trip on Kvaløya, one of Norway’s largest islands. The sleds are ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $240.03
Northern Lights Chasing Small-Group Tour in Tromso, Tromso, Ski & Snow
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Northern Lights Chasing Small-Group Tour in Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

This is a personal and extraordinary hunt for the Northern Lights, an experience you will never forget. Your Northern Lights chase is guided by a mix of ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 6 to 7 hrs

From USD $158.75
Whale and Sea Bird Safari by Boat from Tromso to Whale Island, Tromso, Nature & Wildlife
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Whale and Sea Bird Safari by Boat from Tromso to Whale Island

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Take to the waves and admire Norway’s native marine life by boat on this 5-hour polar whale safari from Tromsø. Cruise in comfort Westwards to Whale ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.75
Fjord Excursion Including Mountain and Sea Arctic Scenery from Tromso, Tromso, Dolphin & Whale ... 
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Fjord Excursion Including Mountain and Sea Arctic Scenery from Tromso

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Come and experience the most breathtaking fjord landscapes in the Tromsø region - fantastic arctic scenery; a combination of mountain and sea. You will ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.75
Fjord Cruise with Arctic Wildlife Sightings from Tromso, Tromso, Half-day Tours
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Fjord Cruise with Arctic Wildlife Sightings from Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Come and join us for a beautiful Fjord tour by boat on our charming, pleasant and exclusively classic wooden boat Fjord Queen. Observe the genuine Arctic ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.75
Reindeer Sledding, Feeding, and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso, Tromso, Day Cruises
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Reindeer Sledding, Feeding, and Sami Culture Tour from Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Enjoy the Sami experience of reindeer sledding, where you'll enjoy a long sleigh ride (30 mins) pulled by a wild reindeer. Then feed a herd of 200 reindeer at ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $201.93
Lapland Husky Sled Safari from Tromso, Tromso, Half-day Tours
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Lapland Husky Sled Safari from Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

Love snow? Love speed? Then this 4.5-hour husky safari experience from Tromsø combines them in one adrenaline-rushing adventure. Travel to a husky farm in ...  Read more

Location: Tromso, Norway
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $222.25
Northern Lights Chase Including Possible Bonfire Experience from Tromso, Tromso, Ski & Snow
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Northern Lights Chase Including Possible Bonfire Experience from Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

We are a family based company that offer the authentic north Norwegian charm in smaller groups up to 16. We pick you up in Tromsø and take you by bus on ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $133.35
Polar Fishing Adventure from Tromso, Tromso, Night Tours
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Polar Fishing Adventure from Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Join local fishermen on an unforgettable 5-hour fishing trip from Tromso. Travel by boat and experience true arctic marine wildlife. Head to the best fishing ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.75

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