Making the most of your time in Tromsø

Tromsø historical centre

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.

Dear Guests,
Dear Partners,

On March, 12 2020 the Norwegian Directorate of Health Bjørn Guldvog has adopted comprehensive measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to help maintain the necessary health and care services.

The Directorate of Health decided that everyone who comes from outside the Nordic countries should quarantine for 14 days, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. Retroactive from 27 February. This means if you booked a tour with Northern Norway Travel and you are within the Nordic Country before 27 February 2020 with approved documentations, we will try to run the tour with you.

If you arrived after 27 February to the Nordic country, you have to be in quarantine and are not allowed to attend the booked tour with us. Due to this new measure, we would like you to reach out to us and cancel the booking if you have to go into quarantine or to reschedule the booking free of charge within the year 2020.

If you have to cancel the booking please contact your travel insurance company for refund due to your quarantine.

Guests who booked via online travel agents or other third parties are advised to contact their booking provider for information on their policies and for assistance. All tours until 26 March 2020 are affected until further notice.

Thank you for your support and your loyalty. We will keep you updated through this dynamic situation and cannot wait to welcome you at one of our tours soon.

All the best,

Your Northern Norway Travel team