Meeting point: Kirkegata 1
Northern lights – Walk
01.10 - 30.03
19:00 from Kirkegata 1
Snacks, hot drink, A experienced English-speaking Northern Lights guide
Get to know the famous Northern lights and the local myths and history surrounding them by simple putting on your walking boot and setting out into the evening with our expert local guide. This walking tour starts in the centre of town at Kirkegata 1, making it easily accessible. Our local guide knows the local hotspots for seeing the Aurora like the back of his hand and will lead you away from any light pollution.
All the myths and history surrounding the Northern Lights and the town of Tromsø will be explored, as will the science behind this extraordinary natural phenomenon. The people of the Arctic and the Polar town of Tromsø have been influenced culturally and historically for centuries by the presence of the Northern Lights, and you will gain insight into how the Aurora has, and still is, leaving a mark on anyone who sees her.
After the Northern Lights tour, warm up with a drink at the welcoming pub. Skarven is a local favourite and one of the most popular pubs in town with the cosy atmosphere needed after having challenged the Arctic winter.
What to wear: Hat, scarf, gloves, warm boots and thermal warm underwear (long johns and long sleeved top), warm winter jacket, warm jumper or fleece, normal trouser or winter outdoor trouser.
In the footsteps of Amundsen – City walk
Learn about the role of Tromsø as Arctic gateway and starting point for polar expeditions while strolling through the town with an experienced local guide. Tickets to the Polar museum with guide is incuded.
Northern lights – Cable car excursions
Enjoy our famous salmon or reindeer burgers in the panorama cafe as you learn more about Tromsø and the surrounding area from our local guide. This is the perfect spot for experiencing the Northern Lights.