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.

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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.

Person hiking

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 hours 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).

Woman skiing
Person with snowshoes on

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!

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

Woman skiing

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 hours 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).

Person with snowshoes on

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!

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, Lofoten, Senja and Reisa

Person on a bike
Kayaks on a beach

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! From mid-May to late July, join our Midnight Sun tour by minibus (available for online bookings soon) 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 is only a 30-minute ride away a guided kayaking trip at Sommarøy, or a boat trip and hike to Håja the island that inspired the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, and get a different perspective of the turquoise Arctic waters and Caribbean-like beaches.

Another nice summer excursion is to explore Tromsø city by e-bike!

As well as offering some of the best day trips in Tromsø, we offer exciting options in other nearby destinations (tours for Summer 2023 will be available for online bookings soon).

Go e-biking and hiking under the Midnight Sun in Senja, sail, and hike in Skrova, “the Hawaii of Lofoten”, or combine a riverboat trip with hiking to chase waterfalls in Reisa National Park.

Person taking picture from a cliff

Summer outdoor activities in Tromsø, Lofoten, Senja and Reisa

Person on a 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! From mid-May to late July, join our Midnight Sun tour by minibus (available for online bookings soon) 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 is only a 30-minute ride away a guided kayaking trip at Sommarøy, or a boat trip and hike to Håja the island that inspired the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, and get a different perspective of the turquoise Arctic waters and Caribbean-like beaches.

Another nice summer excursion is to explore Tromsø city by e-bike!

As well as offering some of the best day trips in Tromsø, we offer exciting options in other nearby destinations (tours for Summer 2023 will be available for online bookings soon).

Go e-biking and hiking under the Midnight Sun in Senja, sail, and hike in Skrova, “the Hawaii of Lofoten”, or combine a riverboat trip with hiking to chase waterfalls in Reisa National Park.

Person taking picture from a cliff
Kayaks on a beach

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!