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What to do in Tromsø during April – Activities, tours and adventures

Welcome to Tromsø, a picturesque city nestled in the heart of northern Norway. Known as the "Gateway to the Arctic," Tromsø is a vibrant and lively destination that offers a wide range of activities, tours, and adventures for visitors to enjoy. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or a culture lover, Tromsø has something to offer everyone. In this article, we will guide you through the best things to do in Tromsø during the month of April, ensuring an unforgettable experience in this stunning Arctic paradise.

Weather in Tromsø during April

Before diving into the activities and tours, it’s essential to understand the weather conditions in Tromsø during April. As spring takes hold, the temperatures begin to rise, making it a pleasant time to explore the city and its surroundings. The average daytime temperature ranges from -2°C to 4°C (28°F to 39°F), so be sure to pack warm layers to stay comfortable during your adventures. April also brings longer daylight hours, allowing you to make the most of your time exploring the breathtaking landscapes of Tromsø.

Northern Lights tours in Tromsø in April

Snowy night landscape with northern lights

One of the main reasons visitors flock to Tromsø is for the chance to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights. On the contrary to what many people might think, April still presents a great opportunity to witness this natural phenomenon. Embark on a Northern Lights tour with our Aurora Safari Minibus, available until the 10th of April,  where knowledgeable guides will take you to the best viewing spots away from light pollution. Marvel at the dancing lights as they illuminate the dark Arctic sky, creating a truly magical experience.

Dog sledding tours in Tromsø in April

dog sledding tour in tromsø

For an exhilarating adventure, embark on a dog sledding tour through the snowy wilderness surrounding Tromsø. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you stand on the sled, guided by a team of energetic huskies. Glide through the pristine landscapes, soaking in the beauty of the Arctic wilderness.

Dog sledding tours in April offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the last remnants of winter while immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Tromsø. Check our Husky Safari Tamokdalen – morning tour, available until the 15th of April, or our Dogsledding at Aurora Husky, available until the end of April.

Snowmobile safari tours in Finland, from Tromsø

A man and a woman on a red snowmobile wearing winter thermal suits and helmets surrounded by snowy mountains and forests

If you’re craving an adrenaline-fueled adventure and if you have rented a car, take a snowmobile safari tour in Finland or a 4-hours snowmobile tour in Kilpisjärvi. Traverse the vast snowy landscapes, feeling the thrill of speeding through the Arctic wilderness. As you ride through the breathtaking terrain, you’ll have the chance witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Arctic Circle.

These tours are suitable for both beginners and experienced riders, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all. You need your own car/ transportation to reach these activities, as they do not include transport.

Wildlife tours in Tromsø in April

Reindeer feeding and Sami Culture

Tromsø is home to a diverse range of wildlife, making it a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. April is an excellent time to embark on wildlife tours. These can be Reindeer and Sami culture tours or fjord tours.

Join a guided wildlife tour and venture into the Arctic wilderness, where you may encounter reindeer, moose, eagles, and seals, as for example, our Fjord Tour (available until the 10th of April). For reindeer tours, we have our Reindeer Sledding, Feeding and Sami culture available until the 15th of April.

Keep your camera ready as you capture these incredible moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Outdoor adventures in Tromsø during April

Picture of two people doing cross-country skiing taken from the back with snow on the background

For those seeking outdoor adventures, Tromsø offers an abundance of thrilling activities. Explore the stunning Tromsøya on a beginner’s level cross-country ski guided-tour (available until end of April).

 If you’re up for a challenge, embark on a hiking expedition to one of Tromsø’s scenic peaks, such as Tromsdalstinden or Fløya. The panoramic views from the summits are truly awe-inspiring, providing a sense of accomplishment and a connection with nature. If you would rather not walk/ hike, you can take the Cable Car (open year-round) up the mountain in less then 5 minutes.

Cultural experiences in Tromsø during April

Polaria tromsø

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Tromsø by exploring its museums, galleries, and historic sites. Visit the Full Steam Museum and embark on a guided tour with several tastings, while learning about the fishing culture in Norway. At Full Steam, you can also visit their Sami and Maritime Museum and dive into the Sami, North Norwegian, Maritime, and Coastal history.

Explore the Polaria Museum, where you can learn about the Arctic ecosystem and meet adorable seals.

Boat tours in Tromsø during April

Boat tour in Northern Norway

Embark on a boat tour and discover the stunning coastal beauty surrounding Tromsø. Cruise through the fjords, admiring the majestic mountains and cascading waterfalls that line the shores. Keep an eye out for playful seals and charming seabirds as you navigate through the pristine Arctic waters. Some boat tours even offer the opportunity to try your hand at fishing, where you can reel in the catch of the day and enjoy a fresh seafood feast on board.

Check out our Arctic Fjord Cruise, available throughout the summer, for wildlife, beautiful views and learning about the fishing culture in Norway. If you want to join a Tromsø fjord photography and history cruise, then our 1-Hour Photo & History Cruise is for you.

Do you like fishing? Then try your luck catching real Arctic codfish on our Fishing and Fjord Cruise. If fishing isn’t for you and you would rather learn about the history surrounding Tromsø, then our Fjord & History Cruise tour is the right one for you!

Planning your visit to Tromsø in April

Pack warm and waterproof clothing, comfortable footwear, and don’t forget your camera to capture the incredible moments you’ll experience.

Consider staying in Tromsø for a few days to fully immerse yourself in everything this vibrant city has to offer. With its welcoming atmosphere, stunning scenery, and a wide range of activities, Tromsø is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

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The history behind the Arctic Route

The history behind the Arctic Route

Embarking on the Arctic Route opens a gateway from the magnificent beauty of Tromsø, Norway, and beyond to the stunning landscapes of Northern Norway and Finland. This travel service/ hop-on/hop-off bus, born in 2016 from the collaboration of Bussring, Best Arctic, Innovation Norway, Eskelisen Lapin Linjat, and VY, aims to provide you with an eco-friendly journey across the Arctic, underpinned by a commitment to environmental stewardship, boasting features like Ecolighthouse certification and ISO 14001 standards. It connects Tromsø with destinations like Lyngen, Narvik, Skjervøy, Storslett, and further to Rovaniemi in Finland, during winter. During summer, the Arctic Route connects Tromsø with Lofoten, Narvik (and Evenes Airport) with Lofoten, and within Lofoten, with several bus stops. It’s a testament to the brand’s commitment to sustainability, easing travel stress, and fostering local tourism by making remote locations accessible.