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Tromso Friluftsenter

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Tromso, Norway
About Tromso Friluftsenter
North on the whale island 40 minutes drive threw amazing coastal scenery you will find the most charming place called Risvika. This is our homeplace, and for generations my family have lived by farming and fishing here on the coast. Threw times things have changed, and now the farm has no animals any more. One day my father sat under the magic of the the northern lights when he descided to share with people the amazing gift of nature.. Since 2004 we have had the pleasure to welcome guests from around the world into our hearts and home. Our speciality is the Small groups, the local guides from our area, and the family that gives the real authentic north Norwegian charm that makes our guests come back. Join us when we go chasing the northern lights, or go on the amazing whale safari. Let yourself be taken away with the fun stories, the wormth from the bonfire, the elements of nature and the memory that last for a lifetime.. Hope to be there and share the gift of natur with you!
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One and only family bussiness in Tromso that offers the authentic North Norwegian hospitality and charm. Our family has been living and surviving in the arctic for 4 generations. Our focus is to inform about the culture, the folklores, and welcome you into our hearts and home.

"For us it’s not only about “Miss Aurora”, but also about meeting people that has an impact on our soul – 

the fresh smell from the sea, the peace, the sound of the river and the clear beautiful colors that surrounds us.

We are so grateful that we are able to witness the exact moment when mother nature reveals herself to you, in all her glory.

Welcome to the authentic Northern Norway experience!"

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Micha wrote a review Yesterday
Duisburg, Germany11 contributions
A Well Organized Trip. The Guide explaned a lot on the journey. The Bus was modern and comfortable. Tripods , Thermal Suits on board ! Even on a 30 % Chance of Seeing lights, we have been lucky. The next day you geht some pictures fron Your trip . That was a great experience! Thanks
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Wales_Solo_traveller wrote a review Oct 16
Penarth, United Kingdom1541 contributions219 helpful votes
The forecast was clear and dry so ideal weather for seeing the Northern Lights. Unfortunately the forecast was wrong but it was still an interesting and entertaining evening. Knut collected us on time and we were driven about 40 minutes to a Sami hut on an island outside Tromso. We had hot drinks, cakes and toasted marshmallows while Knut told us about local life. He was liaising with some other guides and when it became clear that the clouds were not going to clear as forecast, we drove to the other side of the island as the others suggested there was more chance of seeing them from there. The bus was warm and comfortable. Knut had a special camera and it was obvious from this that there were northern lights but these were obscured by cloud. He persisted in looking, eventually driving us up the side of a snow covered mountain but no luck. We finally drove back close to where we had started and there was some activity but it was hard to see. However Knut was able to photograph people against a backdrop of the northern lights. He was very persistent which is a good thing as we finally got results, and it was just after 2 a.m. when we arrived back at the hotel
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Response from Trine R, General Manager at Tromso Friluftsenter
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guest. Thank you for the nice words, that means alot to us, and it makes us go out and try again, and try harder. Hope that you will come back to visit us again another time:-) Warm, regards Knut
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Marthe Marie C wrote a review Oct 2020
Oslo, Norway49 contributions28 helpful votes
A great experience with Tromsø Friluftsenter! Very friendly guide with a lot of knowledge. We learned about the Northern lights, but also about the culture and history of Tromsø and the Northern part of our country. We were able to spot the Northern lights, and the guide went beyond expectation to find a great spot for images. I would highly recommend this activity pdf you visit Tromsø.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Nora D wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
Authentic trip with local guides. Beautiful nature, great fun and an excellent experience. Worth every penny!
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Date of experience: July 2020
Franckvogt wrote a review Jul 2020
Oslo, Norway26 contributions5 helpful votes
Amazing RIB tour in a fantastic arctic landscape. Trine and Knut are probably the best guides/hosts in Tromsø👍
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Date of experience: July 2020