Highlights - A chance to spot the animals of the North - Get a great geological insight into glacier formations and local myths - Free pictures included - See the fishing villages and secluded beaches - Taste our local snack basket
Drive to the fjords and see the famous sights, spot birds, animals and amazing mountain formations, and receive photographs and portraits of the trip.
Description and itinerary:
Starting from Tromsø, searching for local reindeer. See how they sometimes walk in the street like people or cars, or lay down in the tall grass. Reindeer normally hang around the neighbourhoods of the Whale Island (Kvaløya).
The road goes west through Kaldfjord where we will observe how the mountains meet the sea at Ersfjordbotn. These mountains have a history going back 2,8 billion years. Commonly used in post-cards and calendars, it's a recognizable sight.
Next stop is an Arctic beach. Pure and made up of thousands of small shells. The white sand and yellow flowers beyond create the perfect backdrop. Small fishing boats and dry fish racks show a lifestyle in tune with nature.
Finally the tour goes to Sommarøy and Hillesøy. Where the open ocean is visible and on clear summer nights, the sun never sets below the ocean horizon. On the other side 1300 kilometers away is Greenland. These islands have given shelter to traders and people for thousands of years, and they still remain largely unchanged.
There will be many photo-stops during the trip. The guide will inform about how the landscape was made. On the way, many villages will show how the Northern Norwegians live.
Please make sure to bring appropriate clothing. Even in summer it can get chilly, especially on a windy day. The tour does not guarantee seeing the Midnight Sun or animals, but does include stunning scenery. Easy walking over slightly hilly or rugged parts may be included. Please note that there are few toilets available, but nature is a good substitute.
Midnight Sun period: May 21st - July 21st
Included: guide, photos from the tour, transport and simple snacks (potato crisps, chocolate or similar)
Please bring: warm clothing according to weather conditions
Number of participants: 2-8
Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 4 hours
Departure time and place: 9pm (21:00) outside of Tromsø Activities, Storgata 107, 9008 Tromsø (on top of the Storgata/main street hill)