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Tromsø - Activities and Excursions 2016/17

Whale Safari
Father and daughter team with whales in their back garden on the northern tip of Whale Island just outside Tromsø. There are also good chances of seeing Sea Eagles and Seals on this tour. Choose at the time of booking between a RIB (rigid inflatable boat - warm clothing included) or an old wooden boat from WWII designed by Colin Archer, who built ships renowned for their durability. A whale biologist will join you on the tour to share their expert knowledge and there is also a hydrophone so you can listen to the whales.
Available: 1Nov-25Jan
Duration: Up to 5hr depending on the whales departing 8.30am
Price: £129 per person


Northern Lights Excursions
N
orthern Lights Chase
Experience the magic with a small and personal northern lights experience. Depending on the location of the northern lights you will sit around an open fire, grilling marshmallows under clear skies waiting for the northern lights.
Available: 15Sep to 31Mar
Duration: 5 to 6 hours departing 7.15pm
Price: £106pp including warm drink, marshmallows and use of a tripod

Northern Lights Photography Course
It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner or more experienced photographer. With small groups and professional guides you will learn the basics, or more advanced techniques of night time photography. A short studio session followed by a northern lights chase. You will need a SLR camera, tripod, good shoes, warm clothing and thick socks! Light meal and hot drinks included.
Available: November to March
Duration: 7 to 8 hours departing 6pm
Price: £158 per person 

Northern Lights Cruise
A comfortable and spacious boat trip into the sheltered sea around Tromsø. A heated lounge and viewing deck makes for a very civilised experience away from artificial light.
Available: 1Dec to 31Mar
Duration: 4hr departing 7pm
Price £139 per person

Snow Shoe Excursions
2hr Guided Excursion
A guided excursion close to Tromsø. Includes plenty of photo stops, warm drink and lefse (traditional Norwegian cake).  
Available: 1Nov-31Mar
Duration: 2hr departing 10am (incl. 10min transfer each way)
Price: £75 per person

5hr Guided Excursion
For those looking for a little more adventure in more challenging terrain. This excursion is in the scenic mountains around Tromsø.
Available: 1Nov-31Mar
Duration: 5hr departing 10am (incl. 30min transfer each way)
Price: £118 per person

4hr30 Self-Guided Excursion
Get up close and personal with nature. Scenic self-guided snowshoe walk around the islands close to Tromsø. Pack warm clothing, good boots, flask, back pack and camera. Reasonable fitness required.
Available: 25Jan-31Mar
Duration: 4h30 departing 9am (incl 30min transfer each way)
Price: £75 per person

Husky Excursions
Northern Lights Husky & Kennel Visit
Take a ride with our experienced guides through the pristine scenery around Tromsø.  Perhaps the northern lights will appear! After one hour of dog sledding you return to the wilderness centre for your evening meal inside a Sami Tent. Step outside to have a look for the Northern Lights and play with the huskies.
Available: 1Nov to 27Mar
Duration: 3hr30 departing 6.15pm (incl. 30min transfer each way)
Price: £189 per person

Husky Expedition - 1 Day
An advanced hands-on drive your own husky excursion (5hrs on the sled). Enjoy pristine beauty and unspoiled wilderness including possible wildlife sightings such as fox, eagles, arctic hares, moose and reindeer. No previous husky experience is necessary but the Alaskan huskies are famed for being friendly so you may have some furry friends by the end of the tour! A traditional sami meal is included. Reasonable fitness and good sense of balance is required.
Available: 16Dec-31Mar
Duration: 8h departing 9.45am (incl. 30min transfer each way)
Price £294 per person

Other Excursions
Sami & Reindeer Excursion
The Sami culture is an important part of everyday life inside the Arctic Circle. Experience the traditional nomadic lifestyle of the indigenous Sami and indulge in reindeer sledding (approx. 25-30mins), lasso throwing, Sami food, storytelling and the raw emotion of joik (traditional Sami song). Lunch is included.
Available: 27Dec-20Mar
Duration: 3hrs departing at 11am
Price: £178 per person

Snowmobile Excursion
A scenic snowmobile tour around the Lyngen Alps - one of the premier play grounds of Northern Norway. This scenic and exciting snowmobile excursion follows the mountain contours and seeks out vantage points and photo stops along the way. Includes a wilderness meal and 1hr scenic transfer each way.
Available: 1Dec-31Mar
Duration: 7hrs departing 8.45am
Price: £193 per person on a shared snowmobile / £257 for an individual snowmobile

Blue Day Photography
The blue light is a great photographic feature during the polar nights. Visit mountains, fjords, small fishing villages, rivers and icefalls and make the most of this small and personal tour. Don’t forget your camera. Tripods are available to borrow. Snacks and warm drinks included.
Available: 1Nov-28Feb
Duration: 5hrs departing at 10am
Price: £105 per person

Nature Fjord Safari by RIB
Recommended for nature lovers, bird watchers and those with an appreciation for raw and rugged coastal scenery. Chances to see white-tailed eagles, little auk, yellow-billed loon and king eider. From February the puffins, guillemots, theist, and European storm petrels arrive and occasionally seals can be seen resting on the cliffs.
Available: 25Jan-30Aug
Duration: 5hrs departing at 9am
Price: £107 per person