Midnight sun

What to do in Tromsø?

Welcome to Paris of the north

Tromsø is the capital of the north and a city to explore and the area around is ideal for activities and experiences of the nature.  Arctic Travel Company provide a variety of possibilities, examples are: Kayak under the midnight-sun. Masterclass in Archery. Mountain hiking. Glacier hiking. Midnight-sun Cruise...

Just here for a night? Make the most of it

Just here for a night? Make the most of it with our experiences

  • Summer day&night experiences
  • Tromsø by e-bike
  • Midnight Sun Cruise
  • One night in Thon Hotel Tromsø
  • Stay may be extended by your choice
  • Kayak&Bike - all in one day and a night
  • Tromsø surroundings by e-bike
  • A kayak experience in the beautiful surroundings of Tromsø
  • One night in Thon Hotel Tromsø
  • Stay may be extended by your choice

The longer you stay the more you get

Sea to Summit& Glacier

Yromsø hiking

Adventures under the midnight sun

Tromsø midnight sun

...The said goosebumps where included, and so they were... the glacier trip was just amazing...

Prøv å vandre på en isbre i sommersol. Det er uendelig vakkert

Activities on the water

Tromsø is on an island, the Tromsøya, and water is everywhere. But if you want to get out there - either in a kayak or watching the fjords from the comfort of a boat, you need help. We are here. We have several possibilities to get out on the water.

Amazing walks on the Glaciers of the Lyngen Alps

Turen starter fra Tromsø hvor vi henter deg og bringer deg på 1 t 30 min naturskjønn tur til foten av Lyngen Alpene der utgangspunktet for turen vår finner sted. Stien til foten av breen er en moderat fottur opp i en dal og tar omtrent 2 - 2 ½ time, og går gjennom et idyllisk terreng med fjellbeite, skog og elver. Når du er på breen, vil vi utstyre deg med spesialutstyr og gå over sikkerhetsfunksjoner før du setter foten ned på Steindalsbreen.

  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Utstyr for brevandring
  • Varm drikke
Glacier hiking
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Hva med bueskyting eller andre aktiviteter med fast grunn under føttene?

Du reiser ikke fra Tromsø uten en sommernatt ved bålet?

Dette er en tur for de som ønsker å oppleve den arktiske naturen og villmarka i en behagelig og koselig atmosfære. Vi skal ta deg til yttersida av Kvaløya, vise deg de fineste plassene på veien, og så finne en fin beliggenhet med utsikt over havet for å fyre et bål, spise middag og nyte de fantastiske lysnyansene i den arktiske sommernatten. 

Tromsø Sommernatt rundt leirbålet

Fantastic and exclusive offers for small groups

Of course you can go alone, but these amazing experiences are for private groups. Book here and the price is fixed - either you are 2, 4, 8 or... 

Accommodation in Tromsø

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June and July are usually busy having fun

Festivals Summer in Tromsø

Check local newspapers - 2020 is a summer with lots of changes...

I normal years there are festivals and action, barbeque on the beaches and long hours of days with no end. The North Norwegians know how to enjoy the arctic summer - which is hotter than you might imagine. 

Nordic Youth Film Festival (NUFF) is a short film festival for filmmakers up to the age of 26 from around the world. Since it was started as an arena offered to young filmmakers to show their films, the festival has grown into a warm-hearted film festival showcasing young film talents from all corners of the world. Parallel with film screenings, there are workshops in which films are made reality, from concept to finished film, in one week. The goal is to produce and screen the films during the festival.

Midnight Sun concerts in the Arctic Cathedral are exactly what it sounds like. Norwegian folk music and other classical treats are played acoustically as the midnight sun shines down into the Arctic Cathedral for a truly unique experience.

Buktafestivalen is Norway's best outdoor festival and focuses on quality rather than quantity. This is a rock festival with a capital R that you can only experience in the far north. Bukta features the best rock stars regardless of what country they come from. In addition to international headliners and local and national heroes, the festival has rock, beer, stockfish eating, a large stage on the water and a united Northern Norway – all inviting you to a huge party. If you love rock, you simply have no other choice than to make the trip.

Under the white peaks of the Lyngen Alps 

Lyngen Alps

The farther north we go, the brighter the Arctic summer nights become. That means even more time for exploring magnificent surroundings – and even more opportunities to get close to Northern Norwegian nature. The Arctic summer night never stops surprising us, and you can always sleep next winter…

Northern Norway is also the right place for someone who is looking for peace and quiet. In our modern world, the opportunity to take it easy, far from people and noise, is a privilege that’s becoming more and more rare. In Lyngsalpene in Troms, travelers can find both peace and nature experiences – with enough elbow room for most.

This protected landscape is wedged between two snaking fjords, and it encompasses both high peaks, snow-covered glaciers, and hidden valleys. Majestic, alpine mountain formations rise sharply up from the surface of the sea, creating a vista that has fascinated people for thousands of years. Today, visitors can explore the area by foot, or perhaps choose a mountain bike, an ocean kayak, or a kiteboard.

Find your way to one of the many viewpoints at night and enjoy peace of mind as you admire the reflection of the midnight sun in the surrounding fjords. The meeting between the low sun and the gleaming ocean surface creates a rich color symphony you won’t soon forget. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Feel how the warmth of the Arctic sun reaches deep into your heart and soul.

Good tip: remember your camera!

The land of the midnight sun

Midnight sun

Midnight sun is the name of the phenomenon that every year happens north of the Arctic Circle at 66º33′N. Beyond this latitude the sun never quite sets below the horizon during summer, and the farther north you travel, the higher in the sky is the sun at night. That’s why Northern Norway is often called the land of the midnight sun. However, unlike what some tourists hope for, the midnight sun is, in fact, the same sun we see during the day.

To some first-time travelers, falling asleep in the bright “nights” north of the 66th parallel can be a challenge. Dark blankets covering bedroom windows are a common sight – futile attempts at creating something that resemble nighttime. Still, your body soon starts adapting to days that never really end. It’s as if the pace slows down, and your circadian rhythm starts changing. You forget what time it is, and whatever schedule you were trying to stick to. Because there really isn’t any rush when the day lasts for several weeks, is there?

For the adventurous, this season is a fantastic time to explore what Northern Norway can offer. Nature is often best experienced at night, when the warm, reddish light creates a perfect frame for the life-changing, Arctic experiences. Why go to bed, when the next adventure is waiting at each Instagram-friendly latitude?

Paris of the north is a lively summer destination

With its approximately 70,000 people, Tromsø is the capital of the North. It is often referred to as Paris of the North. Why? It was because travelers in the nineteenth-century were blown away by the women, fashion, food and culture. In admiration they dubbed Tromsø the Paris of the North. Today Tromsø have more restaurants per head than any other Norwegian city. There are festivals going on almost all the time. From international film festivals to a Sami festival including the wild, entertaining reindeer street-race and several music-festivals. The poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, who wrote the lyrics to the national anthem of Norway, told his wife that Tromsø is all champagne and spectacle. This was around the year of 1900...