Day Trips and Tours from Tromsø

Day Trips and Tours from Tromsø

The magical untouched nature surrounding Tromsø is surprisingly easy to access. Day trips from Tromsø can take you through dramatic fjords and up to panoramic mountain peaks and deliver a myriad of adventures along the way.

Decide your pace with a slow-and-easy cruise or an adrenaline-inducing activity. Enter snow-covered landscapes or search for wildlife on the fringes of the arctic ocean. You can even see the enigmatic northern lights on a day trip in the north of Norway from Tromsø.

Tromsø Fjords

The Tromsø fjords and straits of Norway are some of the most treasured landscapes in Europe. The waters are teaming with pilot whales, humpback whales and orcas and the land surrounding these serene bodies of water is equally abundant. There are several ways you can explore these magnificent spaces:

Fjord Cruise

Climb onboard a charming historic wooden boat or a luxury catamaran to go in search of the animals that dominate land and sea around Tromsø. Fjord boat cruises come with a traditional lunch and refreshments and you will spend a few hours slowly sailing through the calm arctic water.

Fishing Cruise

You can also take your fjord tour to the next level with an Arctic fishing experience aboard a luxury catamaran. This unique day trip from Tromsø takes you into the heart of the fjord from where you can admire the impeccable beauty of northern Norway up close.

Watch as sea birds swoop down to catch their own bounty and marvel at whales passing by in the distance. Your guide will intrigue you with local lore and legend and also offers extensive knowledge about the fragile natural environment of the Arctic.

You can laze on the catamaran net or try your hand at fishing before enjoying a generous helping of local delicacies like dried reindeer meat and brown cheese.

Lyngen Alps

The northeastern mountains of Norway are awe-inspiring, covered in blankets of snow with unbelievable views over the fjords below. They are laden with lore and serve as a playground for adventure seekers willing to brave the icy Arctic.

Snow mobile tour

One of the most exhilarating day tours from Tromsø is a snowmobile tour of the Lyngen Alps. Enjoy a comfortable transfer from the city to the Green Gold Villa in the Lyngen Alps. The spectacularly scenic drive is only the start of an unforgettable 7-hour adventure. You will also cross Ullsfjord on a ferry before reaching the Lyngen Alps.

Dress up in impenetrable snow gear and hop on your trusty snowmobile to explore the Nordic wilderness. For 2 hours you will cruise up mountains and see the most magnificent fjord views this side of the Arctic. Guests can enjoy a hearty traditional lunch before heading back to Tromsø for a late afternoon arrival.

Kvaløya Island

Norway's 5th largest island sits west of Tromsø, boasting several mountains well above 700 meters high. This unscathed landscape is a certified winter wonderland with fjords and mountains, ready for exploring.

Snowshoe day trip

Adventure seekers should grab the chance to connect with the arctic wilderness and clear their heads in the snowy expanses of Kvaløya island. Take a day trip from Tromsø between December and April to leave civilization behind and see Norway at its most beautiful.

Around 1.5 hours outside Tromsø, you will start your adventure. On the drive, you will pass vast fjords and stunning mountain vistas, making the whole day a scenic excursion. Enjoy a homemade sandwich and hot beverage halfway through the hike before heading back to complete the picturesque drive.

Kvaløya fjord sightseeing road trip

Nothing beats a good road trip but the icy and remote roads around Tromsø and on Kvaløya island might prove difficult to navigate. Take all the stress out of planning a sightseeing trip and book a private or small group tour by road to Kvaløya.

Drive on a road across the water to visit Kvaløya (Whale Island) and spot pods of whales feeding in the surrounding water. On the drive you can see mammals and birds all around, not to mention the striking scenery of mamoth mountains all around.

At Grotfjord you will stop for a light lunch around a campfire before heading back to Tromsø.