Arctic Truck Driving Evening
Have you ever thought about leaving everyday life behind and driving a specially adapted vehicle off-road through the snow-covered landscape with the chance of the Northern Lights flickering above? Join Lyngsfjord Adventure for a guided Arctic Truck driving adventure at our wilderness center Camp Tamok, a 75-minute scenic drive from downtown Tromsø in Northern Norway.
Upon arrival at Camp Tamok, we will provide warm winter gear and begin the adventure with thorough safety instructions and a practical demonstration. It is then time to hit the road! We start by driving about 20 km on the road before heading off-road in snow-covered fields and challenging landscape. You will be surprised how the arctic truck navigates through the snow and challenging terrain. While accompanied by a guide, you will experience what it is like to be in the driver’s seat of an arctic truck and take it for a good spin! This promises to be the thrill of a lifetime!
After driving through the snow and parking your arctic car, you will be served a hot meal in a traditional northern Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. You can relax, warm up and reflect on a memorable driving experience before heading back to Tromsø.
Note! If you can drive a normal car, you can drive an arctic truck. All you need is a regular valid driving license and a sense of adventure. Children below the age of 7 are not allowed. Please kindly note that this tour is not focused on catching the Northern Lights, but it offers a great chance of witnessing the natural phenomenon.
Season: 01.12. - 31.03.
Children: Children 7-11 years half price
Physical difficulty level: Easy. Please let us know of any physical conditions that we should be aware of when preparing for the tour.
Step by step schedule of the package showing all activities and accommodations, view it here on the web or click the link on the right to download it to your device.
Meeting place: Outside the Magic Ice Bar, Kaigata 4, Tromsø.
Return: before midnight
Duration: 7 hours approximately (4.5 at Camp Tamok + 75min transfer each way)
Transfer to Camp Tamok: 75 minutes
Duration of the activity: 4.5h at Camp Tamok (Preparation, 2h of Arctic Truck driving, hot meal and relaxing at the camp)
After the scenic ride from Tromsø to Camp Tamok, you meet your guide who accompanies you for the rest of the day. If necessary, he provides you with warm winter clothing, but usually you should be okay with regular winter clothing. The Arctic Truck is well-heated as any other standard car.
The off-road area is a short ride from the camp. Usually, the guide drives on the main road, and once we get off the road, you get to sit behind the wheel and enjoy the fun of snowy paths.
The transfer to Camp Tamok is by a big bus together with guests doing other activities like Dog Sledding, Snowmobiling, Reindeer Sledding and our guests staying overnight.
Once at camp you will board the Arctic Truck accompanied by your guide - a specially built car for off-road driving.
Camp Tamok is exclusively built as a wilderness camp for outdoor activities. We have found a fair balance for authentic but comfortable holidays. Our camp is composed of traditional and rustic Northern Norwegian buildings consisting of several lavvus, timber cabins heated by wood stoves and oil lamps complementing with modern kitchen, shower and toilet facilities.
We have found the perfect location with wilderness at our doorstep. Our Husky Kennel and Reindeer Enclosure are only the first steps into the uninhabited winter wonderland surrounding Camp Tamok.
Please bring a valid driver’s license in order to drive the vehicle. We recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather. We recommend bringing a scarf in cold weather.
During the tour, we will serve you a hot meal in a traditional North Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. Due to the limited access to a kitchen, we serve a traditional Norwegian soup/stew. The main ingredient is meat (lamb or reindeer) or fish. All meals contain vegetables and we also serve “Polar bread” on the side. We serve coffee, tea and water to the meal. Vegetarian food will be provided if notice is given. Upon booking this tour, please advise us of any food allergies; we will provide an alternative option.
! Category B driving license
! 7 years or above ( for passengers When making a booking for a child, please kindly always inform us of the age, as our guides will then be able to prepare accordingly.
Transfers both from and back to the city
Winter overall suit, boots, mittens, hat
Hot meal (warm stew) and hot drinks