In this article, we will explore some of the exciting activities and attractions available for children in Tromsø, ensuring a memorable trip for the whole family.
A fantastic indoor water park that promises hours of fun for children. With multiple pools, water slides, and even a wave pool, kids can splash around and enjoy themselves regardless of the weather outside.
Storgata Camping (Mini-Golf):
For a little friendly competition, head to Storgata Camping and engage in a round of mini-golf. This family-friendly activity is perfect for both kids and parents to bond over some lighthearted fun.
Open all year-round, Polar Park is the world’s northernmost animal park and a delightful destination for animal lovers. Kids can encounter Arctic wildlife such as reindeer, musk oxen, wolves, Arctic foxes, among many others, providing them with a memorable and educational experience.
If you wish to visit between December and March, take the Arctic Route for a day trip without the need to rent a car during winter.
The Polar Museum:
Immerse your family in the fascinating history of Arctic exploration at the Polar Museum. Kids can marvel at exhibitions showcasing the region’s unique culture, wildlife, and historical expeditions.
Northern Norwegian Science Center:
It offers an engaging and educational experience for children. With interactive exhibitions and hands-on activities, kids can delve into the wonders of science, technology, and the natural world.
The Cable Car:
Ascend to the Storsteinen Mountain summit via the cable car for breathtaking panoramic views of Tromsø. Children will be enchanted by the stunning Arctic landscape and may even catch a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights during the winter months.
The world’s northernmost aquarium is an educational and entertaining attraction for children. They can learn about the Arctic ecosystem, explore interactive exhibits, and even witness seal feedings.
Magic Ice Bar:
Step into a winter wonderland at the Magic Ice Bar, where everything is made of ice. While children may not be able to enjoy the bar itself, they can still marvel at the intricate ice sculptures and enjoy non-alcoholic beverages in this unique setting.
Age Restrictions for Northern Lights Tours:
For families seeking the awe-inspiring beauty of the Northern Lights, Best Arctic offers various tours catered to different age groups. The Aurora Safari Camps have an age limit of 4 years old, while the Aurora Safari Minibus tours are suitable for children aged 10 and above. You can also opt to book a Private Aurora Safari Minibus and we will tailor the tour to your needs and wishes.
If your children are under 4 years old, we recommend Northern Light tours by boat, due to comfort reasons – you can check our Northern Light Safari by boat with Guarantee or our Northern Lights Sailing tour. You can check all our Northern Light tours here.
You can also try your luck at seeing the northern lights during an evening Sami and Reindeer tour, read the section below.
Age Restrictions for Reindeer and Sami Culture Tours:
Reindeer and Sami Culture tours provide a cultural experience as well as encounters with reindeer. During these tours, both during the daytime or night time, you can choose among many experiences: dinner at a Sami camp, listening and learning about the Sami people and their culture, going on a sledding experience, pulled by a reindeer or get surrounded by reindeer and feed them.
These are all safe experiences that also offer you warm shelter where you can sit and warm up. These are child-friendly tours without age restrictions, where infants between 0 and 5 years old go for free. You can check all our Reindeer and Sami Culture tours here.
For evening tours, you can try our Sami Reindeer Camp Dinner for a dinner experience with Sami culture and stories, for a sledding experience with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights, we recommend our Reindeer Sledding and Northern Lights or a Reindeer Feeding and Northern Lights tour.
Age Restrictions for Snowmobile Tours:
For thrilling snowmobile adventures, most tours in Tromsø have an age limit of 6 years old, or minimum height of 120 cm, ensuring the safety and comfort of young participants. We recommend our Lyngen Snowmobile Safari or our Snowmobile Excursion Daytime tour.
You can check all our Snowmobile tours here.
Age Restrictions for Whale Watching Tours:
Whale watching tours, between end of October and end of January, typically have an age limit of 3 years old, allowing families to witness magnificent marine creatures in their natural habitat. We recommend our Silent Whale Watching tour or our Whale Safari with Guarantee from Tromsø.
You can check all our whale watching tours here.
Tromsø provides a wealth of opportunities for families to bond and create lasting memories. From thrilling encounters with Arctic wildlife to educational experiences at museums and science centers, there is something for every child to enjoy in this enchanting city.
With its unique combination of natural wonders and family-friendly attractions, Tromsø is undoubtedly a must-visit destination for families seeking an extraordinary adventure together.
You can check all our tours here.