Once you land in the Capital of the North, you will not want to waste a minute of your time! And rest assured there are plenty of activities for everyone. Let Northern Norway Travel help you answer the question: What is there to do in Tromsø? 

Get outside and play

What makes Tromsø truly special is the fact that big nature is right outside your door.  The options for exploring are endless and the only challenge you might have is deciding exactly how you want to spend your days. Regardless, make sure you have your camera ready because the views are breathtaking. 

Lace up your trail shoes

On a perfect fall day, the iconic Tromsdalstinden – which overlooks all of Tromsø – is magnificent. Hiking tours range anywhere from one to eight hours and good hiking shoes are a must. Give us a call and we would be happy to arrange a car and a guide to take you to the mountain of your choice!

Hiking is an extremely popular activity around Tromsø, and with so many peaks to choose from you can pick your trip based on your specific level of experience.  Beginners might like to take a walk up the Sherpa Steps to the top of Fjellheisen which offers a panoramic view of Tromsø island. More experienced hikers could head over to Kvaløya to discover peaks like Skamtinden or Storstolpan, both of which are just under 1000 meters above sea level.  

Take to the Fjords

Believe it or not, kayaking is a very popular sport up here above the Arctic circle!  Avid kayakers in Tromsø can be seen around the island most months of the year and claim that it is the very best way to take in the beauty of Northern Norway. There is nothing like an aurora borealis show while sitting silently in your kayak in one of our local fjords! 

Being on the water also provides a unique perspective of the autumn colors that cover the mountains between late August and October. Our guides will make sure you are safe and warm in your kayak with dry suits and survival gear, and will warm you up afterwards with a fire and hot drinks on the beach. 

See the Aurora Borealis

No trip to Tromsø between September and April would be complete without a northern lights chase. The auroras here are simply incredible and even the locals stop and look hopefully up at the skies to see an evening show!  Northern lights chases are popular in Tromsø and Northern Norway Travel specializes in making your trip as cozy and personalized as possible. 

Northern Norway travel can offer:

  • VIP tours for individuals,
  • Tailor made tours for couples and small groups, 
  • And our most popular tour is in our 15 passenger mini-bus which means that we can take you to places that other larger buses cannot. 

We can’t guarantee that Mother Nature will provide us with auroras, but we can guarantee you a fun and informative evening you won’t forget for years to come!

First things first

In order to not waste a single second of your time in Tromsø, contact us during the planning phase of your trip.  We will make sure you are taken care of with helpful advice, tour planning and friendly service from start to finish. Contact us by clicking the contact link, or writing us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.