What to do and see in Northern Norway, Northern Norway: The Best Private Tours

January 14, 2022 Diedre Savory

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.

1. Touring-Trekking Bicycle Rental in Tromso - 1 to 8 Days

Sjøgata, Tromsø, Norway Tromso Outdoor
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Bike for a few hours' tour around the city, full-day and week long coastal trips - light, reliable and comfy. Our team will help you to plan your daily trip when you pick up the bike. One day of rental is any time up to 24 hours.

Inclusions: When you rent the bike, the following items are included: a helmet, bicycle look, repair set with patch kit, necessary keys for adjustments, replacement tube, pump, lights mounted on the helmet, reflective vest and the map of the area.

Exclusions: In addition to the bike you can rent bike panniers and trailers and order hotel delivery, hotel pick up of the bikes in Tromsø and transfer of the bikes along the coast between Kirkenes and Bod, Insurance

Reviewed By richardb169

Great bicycle trip around Tromsø! Fun with a guide. Saw a lot of Tromsø in a short time. Higly recomended.

2. 5-Day Self-Drive-Tour Northern Norway from Tromso - Active Holiday

Tromso, Tromso, Troms, Northern Norway Wandering Owl
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An active vacation to experience the wonders of Northern Norway.  The journey is a 5-days self-drive tour starting and ending in Tromsø, travelling southward by the coast of Senja and northward via the inland roads and by the Lyngen Alps. The trip has been designed and customized for you to offer you the chance to see most beautiful and stunning landscapes of Northern Norway.

Inclusions: Dinner, Breakfast, 4 x accommodation, 3 x guided activities, Personalized travel plan

Exclusions: Flights, Rental car, Optional activities, Ferries (approx. 300 NOK for one vehicle and all passengers)

Reviewed By 881sylwias

We saw the lights beginning of Feb 2020, and due to very bad weather conditions around Tromso, we ended up crossing the Finnish border. Bart was a great guide and did his best to make the tour unforgettable. The spot he picked was fantastic (frozen lake!) and we were lucky enough to see a mesmerising Aurora display that night. We also had some delicious soup and hot chocolate by the camp fire to warm up. Couldn't be happier!

3. Midnightsun- Eco friendly Tesla Model X

Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø, Norway Arctic Cruise In Norway AS - Day Tours
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Midnightsun experience  from Tromso with Eco friendly car Tesla Model X From 21.May until 21. July we will experience the unique phenomena Midnightsun in Tromso. Join us with our Eco friendly Tesla Model X.

Inclusions: Coffee / tea, Sightseeing, Exlusive, Hotel pickup (selected hotels only or according to aggreement), Snacks, Bottled water

Exclusions: Alcoholic drinks

Reviewed By G2869QBhernanc

Wonderful experience. Amazing crew, perfect boat and delicious fish soup served. We went for a whale watching adventure and the captain found the best spots to observe lots of Orcas around the fjord. This was one of out best trips ever. Totally worth it and recommended.

4. Fjord Sightseeing - Eco friendly Tesla Model X

Fredrik Langes gate 2, 9008 Tromsø, Norway Arctic Cruise In Norway AS - Day Tours
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Fjordsightseeing from Tromso with Eco friendly Tesla Model X Experience the magic scenery on this exciting fjordsightseeing in Tromso with our Eco friendly Tesla Model X.

Inclusions: Coffee / tea at a small cafe, Cake or similar, Exlusive, Hotel pickup (selected hotels only or according to aggreement, Lunch, Bottled water

Exclusions: Alcoholic drinks

Reviewed By G2869QBhernanc

Wonderful experience. Amazing crew, perfect boat and delicious fish soup served. We went for a whale watching adventure and the captain found the best spots to observe lots of Orcas around the fjord. This was one of out best trips ever. Totally worth it and recommended.

5. Vardo: Pomors, Radars and Witches in the Far North Audio Tour by VoiceMap

NASTA Servicemekaniker, Kaigata 18B, 9950 Vardø, Norway VoiceMap Vardo
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You’ll find the arctic city of Vardø as far east as you can go in Norway. There’s limited access to professional guides in this area, so why not have your own personal guide directly on your smartphone? You’ll see the highlights of the city through the eyes of a local. Take all the time you need and stop along the way if feel like it. The tour starts from the port, where the Hurtigruten arrives every evening. We’ll go along the shores of Vardø, passing the statue of Willem Barentz, before arriving at the wharves and warehouse of Brodtkorp. The tour also takes you to the dark side of local history by telling the story of the burning of witches at Steglnes. Finally we’ll pass the marvelous Vardøhus Fortress, before arriving back at the port. The tour automatically plays audio at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS service and the VoiceMap mobile app. Start the tour, put your phone in your pocket, and let my voice guide you through the highlights of Vardo.

Inclusions: Lifetime access to Vardø: Pomors, Radars and Witches in the Far North tour, VoiceMap Application, Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Exclusions: Smartphone, Transportation, Food/Drink, Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

6. Arctic Roadtrip: Sommarøy with scenic picnic Ⓥ | Private | Sightseeing | 4x4 Van

Northern Soul Adventures
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When visiting Tromsø, exploring Kvaløya is a must do! An island packed with raw landscapes, endless mountains, arctic beaches, to breathtaking fjords, and (frozen) lakes. Enjoy the ever changing landscapes, and be sure to look out for roaming wildlife. We have the possibilities to spot soaring sea eagles, native reindeers, and the elusive moose. There will be several scenic stops along the way, perfect for photo moments, which we will share with you after the trip. Upon reaching the archipelago islands, we will enjoy an organic homemade light picnic, and a warm drink. As we continue through the mountain valley, passing quaint fishing villages, and making a final stop at one of the most dramatic fjords on the island. Let us share our favourite places with you, sit back, relax, and breathe in the calmness and quietness of life in the Arctic. This tour will run in any weather; rain, wind, and snow are part of an authentic Norwegian experience. For more info visit our website!

Inclusions: Extra Small Group, up to 8 guests, New Comfortable Custom Built 4x4 tour van, Organic Vegan friendly Sandwich & Cookies, Hot Beverages, Professional Photos from the Tour, Pick up & Drop off at your Hotel/Accommodation on Tromsø Island

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Reviewed By Shrirang_14

The best part of Choosing Northern Soul Adventures is their Eye for detail. Their groups are small & this allows personal attention to every Guest they take. Hannah is an Experienced Guide who not only drove us Around the magical Landscapes Tromsø has to offer but fed us with amazing home cooked Food as well. Her photography skills are excellent too???? Entire trip turn into a bonding activity for all the guests with engaging conversations while we were lucky enough to witness the Untouched beauty of Arctic Fjords & Mountains. Highly appreciate the professionalism & Passion these guys put towards their work. Made memories for a lifetime. Looking forward to catch with them soon again! Best wishes to Northern Soul Adventures! You made our day then! Cheers ☺️❤️

7. "a journey in search of the Northern Lights" Ⓥ | Private | Photography | 4x4 Van

Northern Soul Adventures
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This may be the beginning of a dream come true. Look no further, or read on if you are unsure! As some of the most experienced guides, we analyse weather predictions prior to every tour, and have close contact with a network of guides for the highest chances to see the Northern Lights. Our custom built 4x4 tour van, is fully equipped with everything we may need in the arctic, allowing us to discover remote scenery, reaching the more calm and peaceful places. As a small group of no more than 8 people, we pick you up at a central location, allowing us more time for finding, and seeing the Aurora earlier! With no two nights the same, our enthusiasm and dedication never fades. Upon reaching suitable skies, we will set up camp for the evening. Most of the time this is a shorter drive to the surrounding coastal islands of Tromsø, or if needed a longer drive into Finland. For more info visit our website!

Inclusions: Private Group, up to 8 guests, New Comfortable Custom Built 4x4 tour van, Organic Homemade Vegan friendly Soup w. Bread, Cookies, Hot Beverages, Quality Tripods & Headlamps, Aurora Portrait, Instructions on how to Photograph the Aurora, Professional Photos from the Tour, Campfire, Thermal Suits, Hand & Foot warmers, Pick-up & Drop-off at your Hotel/Accommodation on Tromsø Island

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Reviewed By e_sunitha

I was so lucky to have chosen this trip and Hannah gave the authenticity to the entire trip where she gave details and facts about every spot she took me to and the touch towards embracing the nature and wildlife. This one roadtrip had made my entire Tromsø trip a very memorable and worthy! I would love to come back to Tromsø and do many more trips! It exceeded more than what i expected. Kudos to Hannah and team and my heartfelt thanks!

8. Scenic fjord tour with Arctic Truck in Troms archipelago - PRIVATE

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Greenlander offers private daytour, so it would just be you and your companions. Perfect for families with children. The guide makes sure we all can have fun. Feel free to let us know what are the things you wish to see and experience and we can customise the tour accordingly. On a tour the used vehicle is very capable 4x4 vehicle, which will safely sail us through the pristine Arctic landscapes. Please contact us to organise child seat. The nature of private daytour is very much relaxed and focuses on embracing the moment, ensuring you have a relaxing day before you are joined Greenlander's Northern Lights chase. :) PS! Your safety is our concern. This tour follows all the safety regulations and precautionary matters, issued due to the Covid-19 situation.

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, GST (Goods and Services Tax), Beverages, Lunch, Snacks, Driver/guide, Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, Port pickup, Private tour, Transport by private vehicle, Coffee and/or Tea

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Reviewed By camiloz903

The whole experience was great! Markus did his best to make the trip very comfortable. Even though there was not that much aurora activity and it was very cloudy and even snowing, after a couple hours of driving by the Finish border Markus found an opening with very clear skies and we could see some aurora activities and have great shots of them. All in all a great experience.

9. Northern Lights Private tour with your special ones - Greenlander

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Your safety is our concern and this tour complies with the safety regulations regarding the Covid-19 situation. Private tour is a great way to explore the Northern Lights scenery, as that way we can really customise the tour to match your needs or wishes. Either it's the late arrival social distancing, family holiday, group of friends/colleagues, demanding photographers or adventurers who want us to take you to the hilltops to get THE Northern Lights photo. It's also a great way to get 100% of guide's attention, to learn more about local history and nature and also about your camera settings, if you are keen to learn about Aurora photography. In case we don't have availability on a given day you wish to join us, please send us an email and we see, what can we do about it. Please contact us, if you want to get the rate of the tour, if there are less than 8 of you.

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, GST (Goods and Services Tax), TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee, Beverages, Dinner, Light refreshments, Snacks, Driver/guide, Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Port pickup, Private tour, Coffee and/or Tea

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Reviewed By camiloz903

The whole experience was great! Markus did his best to make the trip very comfortable. Even though there was not that much aurora activity and it was very cloudy and even snowing, after a couple hours of driving by the Finish border Markus found an opening with very clear skies and we could see some aurora activities and have great shots of them. All in all a great experience.

10. Flight to the Svartisen glacier

Olav V gate 48, 8004 Bodø, Norway Saltenfly Bodø
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This route goes south out of Bodø along the coast over some of the finest beaches in the country. Through deep and narrow fjords, passing jagged peaks close by. At the southernmost point of the route we will see the view of the spectacular Engenbreen Ice Fall slide out from Svartisen and down almost into the fjord. From there the tour goes over the Svartisen glacier itself northbound to the highlight of this tour: A close look at the glacier ice fall as we fly past the glacier edge along the lake Storglomvatnet. Return to Bodø via Beiarn, with streams, valleys and mountain ranges, before we pass through Børvasstindan and the Åseli valley, the signature mountain range to the south of Bodø. Saltstraumen, the worlds strongest tidal current is also along the route back to Bodø.

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Reviewed By thorvb

This is value for money. You won’t regret it. You can sense the wild natur in just 30 min time. And they realy know How to fly.

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