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Outdoor activities in Northern Norway – get closer to nature

Amazing fjords, rugged mountains, white sandy beaches, dreamy islands, deep forests… the landscapes of Northern Norway are beautiful and varied, making it a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. Whether it’s summer or winter, there are so many things to do! Check out our soft adventures in and around Tromsø, Senja, the Lofoten islands and the Lyngenfjord region.

Explore the outdoors, the Norwegian way of life

Outdoor recreation is a major part of the Norwegian identity and, when you have pure Arctic nature at your doorsteps, it’s hard to resist.

Do like the locals and experience the untamed beauty of the Arctic wilderness!

We believe there is no better place to experience the outdoors than in Northern Norway.

Every traveler will find a way to enjoy the forests, fjords, mountains, or coastal areas, regardless of the season.

Explore the outdoors, the Norwegian way of life

Outdoor recreation is a major part of the Norwegian identity and, when you have pure Arctic nature at your doorsteps, it’s hard to resist.

Do like the locals and experience the untamed beauty of the Arctic wilderness!

We believe there is no better place to experience the outdoors than in Northern Norway.

Every traveler will find a way to enjoy the forests, fjords, mountains, or coastal areas, regardless of the season.

Winter outdoor activities in and around Tromsø

In winter, Tromsø becomes a major playground for those who like snow! Skiing is Norway’s national sport and should be on your bucket list when visiting this country. If you have never tried skiing before, the Arctic Capital is definitely a good place to start thanks to its scenic and relaxed environment. Guided cross-country ski trips are organized daily from November to April.

You can also head to Narvik, about three hour’s drive south of Tromsø, and try one of Scandinavia’s largest fall heights ski slopes at Narvikfjellet Ski Resort (you can take the Arctic Route transportation between Tromsø and Narvik, daily between December and March).

If skiing is not your thing, why not try winter hiking? We have snowshoeing trips suiting different levels on Tromsø island and in the gorgeous Kattfjordeidet valley on Kvaløya, a locals’ favorite place! Are you curious about trying Snowshoeing for the first time? We offer a Guided easy snowshoeing with a visit to a local cafe tour for you. If you want to combine snowshoeing with a cultural experience, join our “Best Kept Secret: Fjords & Alps in the footsteps of the Coastal Sami” to learn more about Sami culture. Our most adventurous guests should try our newest tour: fat biking in Tromsø! If you are looking for a different kind of Arctic experience, try to catch an Arctic char or trout while ice fishing!

Winter outdoor activities in and around Tromsø

In winter, Tromsø becomes a major playground for those who like snow!

Skiing is Norway’s national sport and should be on your bucket list when visiting this country.

If you have never tried skiing before, the Arctic Capital is definitely a good place to start thanks to its scenic and relaxed environment.

Guided cross-country ski trips are organized daily from November to April.

You can also head to Narvik, about three hour’s drive south of Tromsø, and try one of Scandinavia’s largest fall heights ski slopes at Narvikfjellet Ski Resort (you can take the Arctic Route transportation between Tromsø and Narvik, daily between December and March).

If skiing is not your thing, why not try winter hiking? We have snowshoeing trips suiting different levels on Tromsø island and in the gorgeous Kattfjordeidet valley on Kvaløya, a locals’ favorite place! Are you curious about trying Snowshoeing for the first time? We offer a Guided easy snowshoeing with a visit to a local cafe tour for you. If you want to combine snowshoeing with a cultural experience, join our “Best Kept Secret: Fjords & Alps in the footsteps of the Coastal Sami” to learn more about Sami culture. Our most adventurous guests should try our newest tour: fat biking in Tromsø! If you are looking for a different kind of Arctic experience, try to catch an Arctic char or trout while ice fishing!

Summer outdoor activities in Tromsø

Summer outdoor activities in Tromsø

The mountains and fjords around Tromsø are spectacular in summer, especially during the Midnight Sun season. It’s the best time to explore the raw beauty of Arctic Norway. Go hiking in evergreen valleys, along the coast, or to the top of a mountain and get the best views of Tromsø and enjoy seeing how the sun never sets but slightly touches the horizon before rising again. If you are looking for more adventure activities around Tromsø, join a 3-hour Rigid Inflatable Boat excursion to Hella, a scenic spot on the east coast of Kvaløya, located only a 30-minute ride away from Tromsø. Another nice summer excursion is to explore Tromsø city by e-bike!

The mountains and fjords around Tromsø are spectacular in summer, especially during the Midnight Sun season. It’s the best time to explore the raw beauty of Arctic Norway.

Go hiking in evergreen valleys, along the coast, or to the top of a mountain and get the best views of Tromsø and enjoy seeing how the sun never sets but slightly touches the horizon before rising again.

If you are looking for more adventure activities around Tromsø, join a 3-hour Rigid Inflatable Boat excursion to Hella, a scenic spot on the east coast of Kvaløya, located only a 30-minute ride away from Tromsø. Another nice summer excursion is to explore Tromsø city by e-bike!

Summer outdoor activities near Tromsø with transportation not included

As well as offering some of the best day trips in Tromsø, we offer exciting options in other nearby locations. You have to have your own transportation to these activities.

If you are into summer hikes and want to explore the Arctic nature, we offer a Glacier Hike in the Lyngen Alps area, where you will be able to see and hike on the beautiful Steindalbreen glacier. 

Summer outdoor activities in Sommarøy

Sommarøy is a popular destination during summertime: get a different perspective of the turquoise Arctic waters and Caribbean-like beaches with a Half-day guided kayaking tour in Sommarøy (meeting place is in Sommarøy, transportation is not included).

Summer outdoor activities in Lofoten

Extremely popular during summertime, Lofoten should definitely be on your bucket list during you Summertime in Northern Norway. With a lot of activities for all tastes, just choose what you would like to do. Kayaking tour are very popular and all of them are different from each other: if you are keen on Sea Kayaking in Svolvær, paddle around with this two-hour long tour.

Discover Reinefjorden with our 3 Hour Kayak tour in Reinefjorden, one of Lofoten’s most iconic fjord and mountain scenery, you will not want to miss it. You can also try an Evening Kayaking from Svolvær, starting at 18:30, with the duration of two hours during the everlasting midnight sun. If you prefer to sail and hike, you can do it in Skrova, “the Hawaii of Lofoten” with our Sailing, Hiking and Fishing Tour to Skrova and Litlmolla.

Summer outdoor activities in Senja

The second biggest island of Norway and a beautiful place to visit, explore its surroundings with a Midnight Sun – Evening Kayak Tour in Senja, between its mountains, crystal blue water and fjords during the golden hour.

Summer outdoor activities in Reisa Valley

Combine a riverboat trip with hiking to chase waterfalls in Reisa National Park with our Riverboat and hike to Imo waterfall in the Reisa National Park, located in the municipality of Nordreisa, Troms.

You can also join a Riverboat to spectacular Mollis waterfall in the Reisa National Park, to see one of Northern Norway’s most beautiful waterfalls: Mollisfossen. Transportation to this location and to these tours is not included.

If sporty, outdoorsy and energetic are your middle names, this section is for you!

Summer in Northern Norway calls for activities and hikes.

Consequently, we offer you several options such as riverboat trips, hiking trips, biking trips, or sightseeing by minibus or boat.

We will show you amazing places, beautiful landscapes, the best hiking spots, and the most spectacular mountains to hike up in Northern Norway!

If sporty, outdoorsy and energetic are your middle names, this section is for you!

Summer in Northern Norway calls for activities and hikes.

Consequently, we offer you several options such as riverboat trips, hiking trips, biking trips, or sightseeing by minibus or boat.

We will show you amazing places, beautiful landscapes, the best hiking spots, and the most spectacular mountains to hike up in Northern Norway!

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