6 things to do in Tromsø

It is not difficult to see why Tromsø is hailed the gateway to the Arctic. With its varying temperatures and extreme months of Polar Night and Midnight Sun (Depending on when you visit), it is a city with great contrasts!

Plan your next winter holiday to the heart of the region’s most delightful and quaint small city,  Tromsø, a major cultural hub 350km north of the Arctic Circle, famed for its Aurora Borealis and scenic Norwegian fjords.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable winter adventure, here are 6 things to do this Christmas season:

Take the cable car to enjoy a panoramic view of Tromsø

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Photo by Olaf Schneider

Admire the endless sights of islands, fjords, mountains and the open sea on board the cable car. There is also a viewing platform at the upper station where you can have an amazing panoramic view of Tromsø! During summer, you will have an opportunity to see the Midnight Sun, while during winter, it is one of the ideal spots to hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis.

Price
Adult 170 NOK / Child 60 NOK

Opening Hours
15 May – 15 August (10:00am – 1:00am)
16 August – 14 May (10:00am – 10:00pm)

For more information, visit Fjellheisen

Sled through the Norwegian wilderness with huskies or reindeer

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Photo by Tromso Adventure

Complete your Arctic experience with an unforgettable husky sledding adventure and an opportunity to drive your own team of dogs through the scenic Norwegian landscape. If you’re lucky, you may even catch the Northern Lights while riding through the picturesque Arctic wilderness.

Price
Adult 1,650 NOK / Child 875 NOK

Season
15 November to 15 April

Duration
4 to 5 hours (Subject to weather conditions)

For more information, visit Tromso Safari

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Photo by Visit Tromso

Combine the joy of reindeer sledding through Tromsø’s breathtaking winter wonderland while learning about the traditional Sami culture around the campfire.

Price
Adult 1,590 NOK / Child 895 NOK

Season
1 December to 15 April

Duration
4 to 5 hours (Subject to weather conditions)

For more information, visit Tromso Arctic Reindeer

Chase the Aurora

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Photo by Harald Albrigtsen

As the city of Tromsø is the middle of the Aurora belt, it maximizes your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. The Aurora can be seen almost every night between September and early April. Embark on a journey to witness nature’s most stunning light show and see a side of Tromsø you will never forget.

Price
Adult 1,800 NOK

Season
September to early April

Duration
6 to 8 hours (Subject to weather conditions)

For more information, visit Chasing Lights
Read more about our Chasing Lights tour here.

Whale watching expedition

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Photo by The Wandering Duo

Set out to sea for a whale watching expedition and encounter these amazing gentle marine mammals in the Arctic Ocean for the ultimate winter adventure. Journey through the fjords surrounding Tromsø to bring you closer to the whales and orcas that gather there to feed.

Price
Adult 1,200 NOK / Child 600 NOK

Duration
2 to 4 hours

For more information, visit Solbø Maritime Adventure.
Read more about our Whale Safari tour here.

Fjord excursion

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Photo by The Wandering Duo

Tromsø has some of the finest breathtaking fjord landscapes in the region and it is among the wildest and most stunning nature experiences one can find. Explore the Norwegian fjords and discover the best kept treasures Norway has to offer!

Price
Adult 1,300 NOK

Duration
4 to 6 hours (Subject to weather conditions)

For more information, visit Chasing Lights
Read more about our fjord expedition tour here.

Visit the Northernmost brewery in the world

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Photo by Expert Cruise Finder

Visit Macks Ølbryggeri and you’re in for a treat. You must be wondering why there are a collection of famous artists plastered on the brewing vats! It’s quite amazing that the brewers play their records to a particular brew, when bottled, Macks would print the record list along with a link to Spotify. They say music is the heart of the soul – would you be able to taste the difference?

Price
Adult 120 NOK

Opening Hours
8:00am – 4:00pm

4 thoughts on “6 things to do in Tromsø

    1. Hi Emilie. I’m so excited for you! It’s going to be an amazing trip. The ones from the whale expedition and the fjords are photos from my visit. You can check out the other photos in my other post about the northern lights. I hope you get to see them dance brightly for you under the stars. ❤️

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