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Best of Northern Norway Guide

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Northern Norway
Home to both the midnight sun (with constant daylight from April to July) and the northern lights, North Norway is a rugged land of steep mountains, deep fjords and scenic coastline, making it a great place for outdoor adventures like dog sledding, snowmobiling and wildlife safaris. It's also the ancient home of the Sami people, 3,000 of whom live (along with 100,000 reindeer) at Kautokeino, Norway's largest municipality at over 3,700 square miles.

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Tromso Fjords
Tromso Fjords(Tromso)
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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Fjellheisen Tromso
Fjellheisen Tromso(Tromso)
Owner description: The Tromsø Cable Car was built in 1961 by Brød­rene Jakob­sens Rederi, a local shipping company that was a major player in Arctic hunting/trapping, fishing and expeditions to the... more Owner description: The Tromsø Cable Car was built in 1961 by Brød­rene Jakob­sens Rederi, a local shipping company that was a major player in Arctic hunting/trapping, fishing and expeditions to the Arc­tic and Antarctic. The gondolas proudly convey this tradition by bearing the shipping company’s symbols: the polar bear and the seal. The Cable Car runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen. The lower station is located on Tromsø’s mainland, 50 m above sea level, while the upper station, Fjellstua, is situated at an altitude of 421 m above sea level. The trip up takes just four minutes. The Cable Car is Tromsø’s most popular tourist destination. From the large outdoor terrace, you can enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Tromsø and the virtually endless sight of islands, fjords, mountains and the open sea. If you look in the other direction, you will see the majestic mountain Tromsdalstinden, which towers 1,238 m above sea level. In summer, the panorama deck at the upper station provides excellent opportunities of seeing the Midnight Sun, while in winter it’s an ideal place for hunting the magical Northern Lights. Welcome to the Tromsø Cable Car – proud supplier of views since 1961 less
Attraction type: Mountains; Sightseeing Tours; Lookouts; Other Nature & Parks; Visitor Centers
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Tromso Flexitour
Tromso Flexitour(Krokelvdalen)
Owner description: Tromso Flexitour is small privat company which provides privat and small group tours. Our main/daily activities are fjord tours, aurora-northern light tours and midnight sun tour... more Owner description: Tromso Flexitour is small privat company which provides privat and small group tours. Our main/daily activities are fjord tours, aurora-northern light tours and midnight sun tour in May-July period. Sightseeing in and around Tromso (duration 2-6 hours) and visiting places such as Ersfjordbotn, Grotfjord, Kaldfjord, Lingen Alps and Summer islands are ours top recommendations for all age categories. Shore fishing, grilling, snowshoeing, mountain hiking, photography tours, plus all kind of seasons activities we provide on request including right equipment and experienced guide. Until May 2017 we take only max. 4 passengers per tour in our new Skoda Octavia combi, later on possibly up to 8 passengers. Homemade food and hot drinks are served on every tour, vegetarian and gluten free food we provide on request as well. We do our best to offer special prices and activities for privat tours, please just write to us. Warm clothing ( in winter period), pictures from our tours, fishing equipment, food and hot drinks, plus experienced guide/driver are included. Flexible departures and arrivals from-to your hotel or airport if needed - on request 24/7. Daily tours, see our webside for detailed information. And one more practical yet important info.-during our arctic northern lights tour we do our very-very best to find clear sky and auora, so please take your passports with you in case that we have to drive as far as to Finland.(period September-April). Please do not hesitate to contact us by email, facebook, phone and Tripadvisor of course, we will be happy to answer. less
Attraction type: Private Tours; Islands; Scenic Walking Areas; Sightseeing Tours; Nature & Wildlife Tours
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North Cape
North Cape
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Geologic Formations
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Arctic Guide Service Day Tours
Arctic Guide Service Day Tours(Tromso)
Attraction type: Night Tours; Day Trips; Sightseeing Tours; Scenic Drives; Photography Tours
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Art Cafe
Art Cafe
Ranked #1 of 123 Restaurants in Tromso
Price: $4 - $6
Cuisines: Cafe, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, European
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Mathallen
Mathallen
Ranked #2 of 123 Restaurants in Tromso
Price: $32 - $127
Cuisines: Scandinavian, European, Norwegian, Delicatessen
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Riso mat & kaffebar
Riso mat & kaffebar
Ranked #3 of 123 Restaurants in Tromso
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Maren Anna
Maren Anna
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Sorvagen
Price: $25 - $102
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Huken PUB
Huken PUB
Ranked #4 of 123 Restaurants in Tromso
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Enter Viking Hotel
3.5 of 5
Enter Viking Hotel
$76 - $281 (NOK 598 - NOK 2,212)
Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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Hammerstad Camping
Hammerstad Camping
$61 - $109
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AMI Hotel Tromso
2.0 of 5
AMI Hotel Tromso
$79 - $90 (NOK 621 - NOK 711)
Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Clarion Collection Hotel Helma
3.5 of 5
Clarion Collection Hotel Helma
$138 - $201
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Mo i Rana
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Clarion Collection Hotel With
3.5 of 5
Clarion Collection Hotel With
$134 - $266 (NOK 1,055 - NOK 2,094)
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Bodo
3.5 of 5
Clarion Collection Hotel Grand Bodo
$142 - $272 (NOK 1,118 - NOK 2,141)
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Bodo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Clarion Hotel The Edge
4.0 of 5
Clarion Hotel The Edge
$145 - $291
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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Scandic Havet
4.0 of 5
Scandic Havet
$123 - $235
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Bodo
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Scandic Narvik
4.0 of 5
Scandic Narvik
$120 - $219
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Narvik
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.