Published on January 10th, 2018 | by redaksjonen


Top 5 winter activities in Tromsø

Tromsø is possibly the city in Europe offering the biggest selection of unique activities, and Tromsø Camping is the perfect starting point for experiencing the adventure holiday of a lifetime! Ida Kristine Jakobsen is general manager at Tromsø Camping, and describes here the 5 most popular winter activities available:

1. Chasing the Northern Lights
It is nothing short of magic when the Northern Lights appear in the heavens, and is something you should experience at least once in your life. There is nothing more fascinating than watching the lights dance in the sky. Have you experienced the Northern Lights?

The tour takes you to locations where there is the biggest chance of experiencing the phenomenon.

Photo: Northern Lights Tromsø

2. Dog sled tour
You get a real “Arctic” experience driving a team of dogs across the spectacular landscape of the Lyng Alps. The tour takes you through varied terrain surrounded by fantastic scenery. By the end of the tour we guarantee you’ll know the names of your huskies by heart!

Join us on an evening dog sled tour and you might be lucky enough to experience the Northern Lights. Remember to wrap up!
Photo: Aurora Alps

3. Reindeer sleigh tour and Sami cultural experience
Enjoy an unforgettable experience with an exciting reindeer-drawn sleigh tour (3 km) and a genuine Sami guide explaining all about reindeer herding and other Sami traditions.

Along the way you will learn how to feed the reindeer and use a lasso, experience Sami food and not least listen to a real Sami yoik.

Photo: Tromsø Arctic Reindeer

4. Snow scooter tour
Join us on a snow scooter tour in a fantastic landscape. Follow the contours of the mountains with views of the Arctic Ocean and the Lyng Alps.

Once you learn to control your speed and balance, driving a snow scooter will become second nature. Hold tight, open the throttle and feel the adrenalin!

Photo: Aurora Alps

5. Whale safari
These ocean giants visit the Norwegian coast every year, knowing full well they don’t have to make much of an effort to fill their stomachs in these fish-rich Arctic waters.

Humpback whales and killer whales or orca often swim right up to the boat. In addition to these species of whale we often spot minke whales and dolphins, and white-tailed eagles soaring on the wind. Remember to take your camera!
Photo: Arctic Cruise in Norway

Thanks for these great tips, Ida Kristine.

Book your next adventure holiday with Tromsø Camping here. Enjoy your trip!

Photo (top): Gaute Bruvik –

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