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Tromso Fjords

Thanks to its spectacular setting among a series of islands and skerries laced with waterways and scalloped inlets, Tromso is the epicenter of day trips out into the fjords bordering the Norwegian Sea. These long, narrow sea inlets are characterized by steep, mountainous slopes carved out by glaciation during the last Ice Age. 

 

The Basics

If you are staying in Tromso, you have a wide choice of half- and full-day tours into the fjords. Some cruises are focused on viewing the surrounding landscapes—such as the sharp peaks of Balsfjord—while others are dedicated wildlife-watching tours. You can book a fishing trip and catch cod, salmon, and halibut from out of the deep fjord waters, or go kayaking or canoeing in summer. If you’d like to stay on dry land, hiking and snowshoeing tours offer spectacular fjord views.

 

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Tromso fjords are a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. 
  • Dress warmly—it is cold out on the water, even in summer. Many tours include the use of waterproof clothing.
  • Kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and snowshoeing tours generally include equipment.

 

How to Get There

Trips to the Tromso fjords typically leave from Tromso city center. Alternatively, a network of ferries, buses, and interisland bridges easily connect Tromso with Grotfjord, Erdsfjord, Balsfjord, Lyngsfjord, and Kattfjord.

 

When to Get There

June through August, the long days and midnight sun mean you can pack more adventures into a single day and the water is (just) warm enough for swimming. Wintertime offers whale-watching, as well as nighttime trips out into the fjords to catch the shimmering pinks, yellows, and greens of the northern lights—your best chances of seeing them are from December to February.

 

Tromso’s Top View

One of the best views of Tromso’s surrounding islands and fjords is from the top of 2,200-foot (670-meter) Floya. To get there, ride the cable car from Solliveien in the Tromsdalen neighborhood to Storsteinen and then walk the rest of the way, or climb the 324 steps of the Sherpa Staircase.

Address: Tromsø, Norway
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Small group Northern Lights tour - All inclusive - Northern Horizon

Take in the dreamy beauty of the northern lights as you sip hot chocolate and enjoy sausages over a cozy bonfire. Your guides lead your small group to the clearest viewing spots and take professional photos to be shared with you by email. They also provide thermal suits, hats, mittens, and heat packs to keep you warm and comfortable.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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Aurora Boralies

The beauty of the northern lights is truly striking. The expectations are naturally high from seeing many great photo illustrations. However, nature determines this phenomenon. It is all about playing on nature´s premises. And this is what we do.We grew up in Tromsø and outdoor activity was always our favorite. The Northern Lights can be seen anywhere when there is good solar activity and clear sky. We have extensive experience in how to read and utilize nature and the weather for having the best possible experience of the Northern Lights. Every night is different, and you will get our honest assessment of the opportunities for your evening.We work with small groups, which gives greater flexibility for stops, activities and decision on the length of the trip.We are Brynjar and Oscar from Arctic Breeze.This is your tour - we will do our very best for you.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Exclusive Northern lights tour in Tromsø!

To see/feel the northern lights for the first time is quite a unique experience that will allways be remembered. It is for many a once in a lifetime experience, and you want this day - and the effort to "catch" it - to be perfect. To do a custimized or a more private/personal tour is for me very important, and is both more warm and loving in every aspect. Too many operators charge over 1200 nok for a 50+ people busride or 15+ poeple packed in a minibus. To do a 2-6 people tour with those you love, in a supercomfortable luxury car is for me a far superior experience! You can also move more rapidly and find better spots. If you have seen the northern lights before, you know that the silence of this great and majestic phenomenon is amazing, if the lights could make a sound it would be the loudest sound you ever heard! - but it is dead silence.. Allmost all of your senses will be touched!To have me taking pro-photos while you concentrate on the lights is also a very important aspect.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Whale watching in Magic Skjervoy!

Set out on a whale watching adventure during this full-day tour from Tromso to Skjervoy. The island is a 4-hour drive from Tromso and is home to orcas and humpback whales. Spend about two hours on the waters in a boat with up to 12 passengers to search for these gentle giants. Then enjoy sandwiches, tea, and coffee before embarking on the panoramic drive back to Tromso.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Fjord Photo Tour

The guests will experience the raw and wild nature of the NorthernNorway with a professional photographer as a guide. The guests will see the breathtaking landscapes of the fjords, an amazing coastline and even a sandy and snowy beach! Our guide will show them the best places of Tromsø's wilderness and explain in details the local history and culture that contribute to make this destination unique and memorable.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Fjord Excursion by RIB

Exploring the Arctic fjords is an amazing experience that one should experience while in the far north. We have created this fun adrenaline filled tour while explaining Tromsø’s history and sightseeing along the way. There is so much to explore around Tromsø and the wildlife in the fjords is truly something magical! This experience is a fast and affordable way to see the fjords on a guided tour with our experienced skippers. Don’t miss the thrill of flying across the fjords in up to 45 knots.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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RIB-boat excursion to beautiful Hella 11:00

Can you imagine being at the Market Place in the centre of Tromso, and after only 30 minutes suddenly realizing that you are far away from the city surrounded only by nature and fjords? In our approach to beautiful Hella, we will navigate along the Ry tidal current. This current attracts fish, and fish attract birds, so we will see and hear lots of nature around us while docking. We will then walk five minutes to a small boathouse where we will serve coffee/tea and muffins while enjoying beautiful views of fjords, mountains and birds. From here, you will observe the strength of the current we just navigated. Finally, we will start our short hike back to the RIB boat and our exciting navigation back to Tromso!
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Fjord Excursion by car

Experience some of Norway's wildest landscapes without the hassle of driving on this small-group guided fjord excursion. See stunning landscapes, charming villages, and (potentially) wildlife such as whales, seals, reindeer, and sea eagles.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Amazing Aurora Tour

The spectacular Aurora Borealis can be seen around Tromso throughout the winter months but sightings are never guaranteed. This tour is designed to maximize your chances of seeing the Northern Lights, with an extended viewing area that includes Swedish and Finnish territories, and a local guide that knows all the best viewpoints. While you wait, warm up around a bonfire, tuck into a tasty dinner, and admire the magnificent snow-covered landscapes.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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Snowmobile safari in the amazing Lyngen Alps

Take a fun snowmobile safari in the Lyngen Alps on this full-day, small-group tour from Tromso. Each guest receives overalls, boots, helmets, and quick training before jumping on a snowmobile and exploring the fjords and mountains for a couple of hours. After your safari, sit down to a warm, delicious meal at the Green Gold Villa before embarking on a scenic drive back to Tromso.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Photography Tours

Northern Lights Photo excursion

Capture the beauty of the Northern Lights during this 6-hour photography tour from Tromso. Chase the night sky with your guide to find the best place to watch this natural phenomenon. Learn how to adjust the settings on your camera to get the best shots of the dancing sky and enjoy warm drinks and muffins while you admire the night sky.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Amazing Arctic Landscape Tour

The mountains, fjords, and islands around Tromso are even more magnificent in the winter months, when the natural landscapes are covered in snow. This winter tour only runs from September to April, allowing you to experience the Arctic scenery at its most dramatic. Accompanied by a local guide, admire views of the Ersfjord, Kattfjord, and Nordfjord; visit the fishing villages of Sommarøy and Hillesøy; and look out for wildlife like reindeer, seals, and even whales.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Day Trips

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Arctic Fjord Sightseeing by Minibus

The Arctic is such a magical place, offering special moments through and around the fjords during the twilight months that can only be found above the Arctic circle (this is because the sun does not rise above the horizon). We love nature and believe we share this passion with you. Because of this we have created an scenic, educational sightseeing tour in which we will explore the fjords in the arctic landscape around the Tromsø region. You will head out in a comfortable mini bus with a personal guide who will be with you for the entire duration of the tour.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Bike Rentals

Electric Bike Rental in Tromso - 1 to 8 Day Rental

At your own pace, explore Tromsø and the surrounding arctic landscape with this 1- 8-day bicycle rental. Pedaling around on an electric bicycle,—in your choice of sport or touring frame—you don't need to worry about tiring as you head to such attractions as the Arctic Cathedral, Polar Museum, and beyond into rugged forest trails and more. Choose your own route and create your own itinerary on your northern Norway adventure.
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  • 8 days
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  • 8 days

Safaris

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Tromso: Private Aurora Chase by Minivan

Tromso region is probably the best place in the world to find the Northern Lights between September and March every year. Our professional and friendly guides/drivers/photographers will drive you and your partner, family or friends on an unforgettable private Northern Lights Chase along beautiful Fjords, Mountains and Lakes.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Northen light tour with Panorama coach.

Experience our unique bus with glass roof. This bus gives you the opportunity to see the Northern Lights on the way to our stops for this night. Some nights we have to drive to Finland (2 hours one way), and often it`s Northern Lights activity while we are driveing. Traffic and narrow roads without parking, can make it difficult to stop in time. Don't miss it.The beauty of the northern lights is truly striking. The expectations are naturally high from seeing many great photo illustrations. However, nature determines this phenomenon. It is all about playing on nature´s premises. And this is what we do.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

Northern Lights Chase by Bus

Chase the Northern Lights with this bus tour from Tromsø’s city center. Maximize your chances to see the natural phenomenon by traveling to areas with the best weather conditions. Learn about the Northern Lights, including how to photograph them, during the journey and set up your camera to watch Aurora Borealis.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Fjords, whales, Aurora & Crystal Lavvo overnight

Orcas and Humpback whales are feeding on Herring Fish in Skjervoy from November to January. We pick you up 6:00am outside Scandic Ishavshotel, drive you to Skjervoy, give you warm flotation suits and take you on a once in a life time whale watching experience on our Rib-boats! Then we give you sandwiches, tea and coffee and continue to the Green Gold Villa in the amazing Lyngen Alps. Here you get a nice warm group dinner, short photo workshop, Northern Lights/night photography right outside the Green Gold Villa, and accommodation in one of our six private Crystal Lavvos! Next morning we have breakfast together (back in Tromso 11 am)
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Dining Experiences

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Crystal Lavvo & Fjord Safari by RIB-boat

In our approach to beautiful Hella, we will navigate along the Ry tidal current. This current attracts fish, and fish attract birds, so we will see and hear lots of nature around us while docking. We will then walk five minutes to a small boathouse where we will serve coffee/tea and muffins while enjoying beautiful views of fjords, mountains and birds. From here, you will observe the strength of the current we just navigated. Finally, we will start our short hike back to the RIB boat and our exciting navigation back to Tromso. From 2 pm to 5: 30 pm you get time at leisure in Tromso. At 5:30 pm we drive you to the Lyngen Alps where you get a short photography workshop, a warm group dinner, and after a nice photographic Northern Lights Chase right outside the Green Gold Villa, you finally get to sleep in one of our six private Crystal Lavvos with wood oven!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Sailing Trips

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Sailing Lofoten Norway: Exclusive Private Summer Sailboat Trip

Sail through the majestic fjords and island in the Northern Norwegian Sea between Tromso and Svolvaer in the Lofoten Archipelago.  No specific land based activities are planned.  Just sail away, go with the flow, anchor, take the dinghy to land if you want to explore, and repeat. All inclusive, full board, private sailing trip with flexible and non-stringent itinerary. This is a one way sailing trip where you can choose to start in Tromso and end in Svolvaer OR start in Svolvaer and end in Tromso. The trip itinerary is the same for both routes but in reverse.
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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3nights - 2days Aurora Arctic Landscape Photography Workshop

Amazing 3 nights and days dedicated to photography of Aurora!!Get off the beaten tracks and join our professional team to sink into the wilderness around with most unique Photography Shots you can get around the area.What makes it super special is that we are focused on photography so we take good time to compose most perfect images. All guiding is included as well as set up of your camera, and post processing in Lightroom Tutorials.Learn how to take most amazing photos of Aurora and Arctic Landscape in this 3 days dedicated weekend workshop!!Get the most out of the place using the knowledge of the local guide that has been actively working in the field for last 9 years. Small group of passionate folks like yourself with no time restrictions.Best locations in the area.We also can help you with accommodation and there is an option to make the whole workshop in very scenic Hotel on Sommarøy Island with excellent food and lodging.Price does not include hotel stays.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
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