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1. Totally Tromso

  • Walking: Moderate
  • Scenic Tour

Discover Tromso, the capital of the North and gateway to the Arctic. Your city tour kicks off at Tromso Museum. There’s plenty to keep you interested here, with zoological and geological exhibitions among those vying for your attention. Don’t miss the section on the life of the Sami people, an ethnic minority living mainly in Finnmark. Your tour continues around the island, stopping at Tromsdalen Church. You might have heard it referred to as the ‘Arctic Cathedral’, an ultra-modern piece of architecture shaped like an iceberg. Head inside and take a look at the stained-glass window – it’s beautiful. Last but by no means least, take a cable car ride to the top of Storsteinen Mountain for jaw-dropping views of the city and its surroundings.... More details

Duration: Half Day takes 3.5hrs

Adult: £48.00

Child: £36.00
(2- 16)

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2. Tromso Panoramic

  • Walking: Easy
  • Scenic Tour

Discover Tromso, the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, from the comfort of your coach. First off, you’ll explore the centre of the city, a charming blend of old wooden houses and slick modern architecture. Then you’ll pass Tromso Church and head off to the 1,220 metre-long Sandnessund Bridge, which links the Troms Island with Kvaloeya, the Whale Island. This is where you’ll find Tromso’s most modern suburb, surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. After that, it’s time to head back to Troms Island for a look at the world’s northernmost university and the beautiful Tromsdalen Parish Church. You might know it as the Arctic Cathedral, a striking modern masterpiece shaped like an iceberg.... More details

Duration: Half Day takes 2hrs

Adult: £38.00

Child: £16.00
(2- 16)

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3. Wilderness Centre & Polaria

  • Walking: Easy
  • Scenic Tour
  • Limited Spaces

This tour introduces you to Norway’s rich wildlife and incredible scenery. You’ll pay a visit to Kvaloya, which is also known as Whale Island. This mountainous isle has peaks that stretch over 1,000 metres into the sky. Your destination is the island’s Wilderness Centre, a camp that’s home to Tove Sørensen and Tore Albrigtsen, their three children, and over 300 Alaskan huskies. You’ll have time to explore the camp and meet the furry animals, while the family recount expeditions of racing with the dogs in Greenland. Tove Sørensen is, in fact, the only man to have completed the world’s longest dog race with just one animal. Later, after waving goodbye to the family, you’ll drive across to the forest-cloaked island of Troms, where you’ll call in at the Polaria environmental centre. Reminiscent of a cluster of huge ice blocks, the centre showcases the Polar Regions in all their snow-covered glory. You’ll get to peek into the dens of polar bears, and check out the types of fish and seals that call these areas home.... More details

Duration: Half Day takes 3.5hrs

Adult: £54.00

Child: £40.00
(2- 16)

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4. Tromso & The Northern Lights Science Centre

  • Walking: Easy

Tromso's affectionately known as the gateway to the Arctic. And the main draw up here is Mother Nature’s lightshow. Seeing the northern lights must be one of the top things to experience in a lifetime. We can’t guarantee the real thing, but seeing them displayed on film in the Tromso Science Centre’s Planetarium is a close second. Here, in the film room you’ll be able to sit back and watch the ‘Experience the Aurora’ movie. Its 20 minutes of dazzling entertainment, all captured in the Tromso region. After the movie we’ll take a panoramic tour of the Tromso - capital of the north. Keep an eye out for an iceberg shaped building. It’s known as the Arctic Cathedral and is the iconic symbol of Tromso.... More details

Duration: Half Day takes 2hrs

Adult: £34.00

Child: £22.00
(2- 16)

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5. Polaria & Arctic Cathedral

  • Walking: Easy
  • Scenic Tour
  • Limited Spaces

The university city of Tromso is often dubbed the ‘gateway to the Arctic’, and on this tour you’ll get a close-up of life in this beautiful part of the world. We’ll head for the Polaria – a polar environmental centre – which focuses on the Arctic islands of Svalbard. Check out the exhibitions, take a seat in the 5-screen cinema for a spectacular wildlife film, or stroll beneath seals in the aquarium tunnel. There’s also an Arctic walkway, where you can experience a snowstorm, howling winds and the Northern Lights. You can even peek inside a polar bear’s den. Across the harbour on the mainland, we’ll stop at the Arctic Cathedral, an ultra-modern building whose quirky design mirrors the look of pack ice in the Arctic Ocean. Inside, the main attraction is the stained-glass window that covers the eastern wall, depicting the Return of Christ.... More details

Duration: Half Day takes 3hrs

Adult: £46.00

Child: £34.00
(2- 16)

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6. Tromso Bike Tour

  • Walking: Active
  • Scenic Tour
  • Limited Spaces

If you fancy the idea of cycling rather than walking around the sights of Tromso, try this tour for size. After collecting your bike at the port, you’ll make your way to the city centre and cross the enormous Tromsbrua bridge to Tromsdalen, a suburb crouched beneath Storsteinen Mountain. Here, you’ll stop at Tromsdalen Parish Church, otherwise known as the ‘Arctic Cathedral’. This 1960s church consists of 11 peaked arches that resemble interlinked icebergs and boasts a massive glass mosaic depicting Christ. After admiring the architecture, you’ll take a relaxing ride along the shores of the Tromso fjord. Drink in the views over the snow-capped hills, pristine meadows and colourful wooden houses as you pedal – they’ll have you reaching for your camera. Your next stop is Tromso itself. You’ll ride into the centre, passing Tromso Church, the enchanting timber houses of the Old Town and Mack Brewery, the world’s most northerly brewery. By now, a break is in order, so you’ll get free time in the centre to wander round or enjoy a coffee before cycling back to the port.... More details

Duration: Half Day takes 4-5hrs

Adult: £36.00

Child: £36.00
(10- 16)

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