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    • How to see reindeers in Kvaloya in July

      Kvaløya Apr 4, 2014 at 9:13 PM

      Hi, I am going to Tromos in July and would like to visit Kavaloya to try catch a glimpse of the reindeers. Like Kezza, I won't be driving and rely on local transport /buses. What do you suggest is the best way to travel, if I take a bus, wher should I get down. Also, is theer a website for bus routes and timings.. I can't find one. Any sggestion would be helpful. Thanks.

    • Weather in tromso and kirkenes

      by hyacinth1 Online Now Feb 22, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      What is the mid March temperature here and kirkenes

      2 Answers Feb 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM
    • driving distances

      by glendamariemoore Online Now Feb 6, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      Is it possible to drive from Tromso to Trondheim airport in 5 l/2 days? We are taking the ferry from Trondheim to Tromso and are interested in driving back on the inland road. Will this be too rushed and will we be able to stop and do some hiking. We will be traveling at the end of July.

      2 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 12:51 AM
    • Getting to Kvaløya from Tromso

      by kezza181 Online Now Feb 6, 2014 at 4:55 AM

      Can anyone recommend the best way to travel to Kvaløya from Tromso. I've seen a bus route but is there much to see close to the bus stop? I'm not sure how confident I am to drive in Tromso. I am going in March for 4 days, is getting a car a good idea?
      Any advice would be much apprecaited :)
      My first time to Norway and I'm very excited!

      3 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 9:57 AM
    • Clothing - Trips - Restaurants -Bars

      by JBH1 Online Now Feb 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM

      Can anyone tell me what clothing to wear in the day/evening in Tromso and also going chasing the Northern Lights please? We are going 8th Feb - 11th Feb 2014. We also want to do dog sledging & the snow mobile. Does anyone know if the restaurants serve meat, fish & chicken (cooked) as my husband eats meat & I only eat fish or chicken. Veg/salad also OK. Thanks.

      2 Answers Feb 5, 2014 at 9:56 AM
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      Where to stay in Tromsø for free?

      by allisrelative Online Now Jan 13, 2014 at 5:12 AM

      Hello I'm coming to Tromsø at the end of the month, january 29, and I don't know were I can sleep for free if that is possible of course. please help! thank you!

      4 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 12:49 AM
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      Trip Itinerary - 5 nights in Tromso in Feb/March or 3 nights in Tromso / 3 nights in Lofoten?

      by Kiki84 Online Now Jan 2, 2014 at 11:07 PM

      Hi all,

      I am hoping to get your opinion for a trip I am planning in Feb/March. I have two options and would love to hear your views on which you think is more suitable. I'm looking to book this in the next couple of days whilst there's still some availability on tours.

      Option one:
      Return flights from UK to Tromso with 5 nights spent in self-catering accommodation. Activities: Northern Lights tours (have managed to find a few recommended companies with availability), Husky sledding and general city exploring.

      Option two:
      Flight to Tromso from UK with 3 nights in Tromso (same above activities)
      Overnight hurtigruten to Svolvaer - 3 nights in Svolvaer
      I'm not fully sure where is best to stay in Lofoten and what activities there are so any advice on that would be great.


      5 Answers Jan 6, 2014 at 12:49 AM
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      by Sedgwick8641 Online Now Jan 2, 2014 at 3:48 PM

      how easy is it to get transport to other areas outside tromso and is the transport expensive ?

      1 Answer Jan 3, 2014 at 1:18 AM
    • Northern Lights fotos

      by angelaibiza Online Now Dec 11, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      We are planning on going to Tromso for seeing the NL. We are NOT good and dedicated fotographers, on our "normal" trips we just take simple fotos as a souvenir with a simple digital camera. So, when (and if) we are going to see the Lights, we'll probably just want to look, and stare, and look more ... However, a few fotos would be nice to have this documented!
      Can anybody advise us with what kind of camera we can get by without spending a fortune on equipment and weeks of learning?
      Thanks a lot!

      3 Answers Dec 12, 2013 at 2:34 PM
    • Clothes, again!

      by angelaibiza Online Now Nov 27, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      We are going to Tromso in the end of february / beginning of march. We live in Spain and never make it further north tan Hamburg, so we probably have to face buying a lot of warm clothing we'll never need again! Having learnt that most of the businesses that take tourists on "Northern Light Chases" provide extra warm clothes & even boots, there remains the question:
      What do people wear for just walking around in the city? Or, for taking a bus to somewhere else, or a ferry ... etc etc. For instance. are warm shoes with warm socks enough, or does it have to be moon boots? Pants, coats?
      I'd be really grateful for some advice!
      Thanks Angelaibiza

      3 Answers Nov 28, 2013 at 4:25 AM
    • chase northern lights by car

      by darkate Online Now Oct 2, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      Hi everybody, I'm going to Tromso this winter and I was wondering if it's possible to chase the northern lights by car. I'm going a programmed tour one night, but I'd like to try to catch the aurora borealis on my own, using a rented car. Is it safe or may I have some problems such as battery freezing?

      4 Answers Oct 29, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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      Tromso-2 nights or 3 nights?!

      by vinchile Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      Hi, I'm trying to figure out if I should spend 2 nights in Tromso and 2 nights in Stockholm or 3 nights in Tromso and 1 night in Stockholm. Any suggestions? I really want to do an overnight tour in Tromso to see the northern lights and a cruise and possibly some hiking. Is 3 nights better than 2? Is it really Paris of the North?! thanks. :)

      4 Answers Oct 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM
    • Tromso on the Christmas days

      by janined Online Now Sep 13, 2013 at 1:03 AM

      I am planning to be in Tromso on 24 December, disembarking from the steamer, staying until 27th and doing an overnight dogsled on 25th. I have noticed Norway closes down on 24 & 25 December. Will I be able to get transport from where the steamer docks on 24th December into the town centre to my hotel? Is it very far?
      Many thanks!

      10 Answers Sep 13, 2013 at 6:15 PM
    • Tromso in late November

      by merner78 Online Now Aug 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

      We are looking to visit Tromso in between 27th Nov and the 30th Nov. I understand that the sun does not rise at this time of year. Is there anything to do/see when there is no daylight? Is it pitch black? Any advice would be appreciated.
      Thank you

      3 Answers Aug 30, 2013 at 2:10 PM
    • Fishing in Norway

      by petaobi Online Now Aug 26, 2013 at 2:10 AM

      we are looking for a place in Norway to go fishing. Prefarebly way up north around Tromso or Soroya.

      In the past few years, we used travel agency services, however this year, we want to go on our own. Therefore we are loking for someone, who lives there and can rent us or help us arrange accomodation, car pick up, fishing boat, fishing equipment and who knows what else.

      If you happen to know someone like this, please contact me on


    • What to wear in Tromso

      by Rebjwolfe Online Now Aug 18, 2013 at 8:17 PM

      Do people in Tromso dress up or go casual? I'm going next week and don't know what to pack. Help!

      2 Answers Aug 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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      Best place to see the Northern Lights in Tromso Norway

      by ntibbe Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      I want to go to a place in the Tromso Norway area that you can see the Northern lights well. Some place outside of city light pollution. Does anyone have any recommendations? I did a tour last year but I don't know where they took us. One area was a beach like area off the highway. I don't know if it was a lake or what tho. It wasn't big enough to be the ocean and it looked a bit dried up. Anyone know what place I'm speaking of? I have pics in my Norway album of it. Anyhow any suggestions on locations, not far from Tromso, for view the northern lights would be great. How's the area near the cable car? Can you still see a lot of light pollution there?

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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      what can I do in 4 hours ?

      by Ewilly Online Now Jul 19, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      I am coming to Tromso in a Hurtigrutenship. What can I do there ? Do I Need to book a tour ?

      4 Answers Jul 19, 2013 at 9:14 PM
    • Airport Transfers to Oldervik

      by yatesjenny2013 Online Now Jul 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      Four of us travel into Tromso Airport on the 7th Dec 2013 for a week and we're staying in Oldervik, Lyngen Alps. We haven't organised how we're going to get to our accommodation, so wanted some advice if possible.
      Are there any transfer companies, as our flights arrive at 14:00 and this misses the only bus to Oldervik on a Saturday. Also going home will mean we will miss our flight if we got the we need a transfer if possible?
      Does anyone have any experience of Transfers including prices, as I've only been able to find a couple of taxi companies and these seem to be pretty pricey.
      If there are no transfers, it may turn out to be better to hire a car, if anyone has any cheap recommendations, we would love to know.
      Thanks for any advice.

      2 Answers Jul 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM
    • Sighseeing in Tromsö

      by Suzanne-1 Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      I will be in Tromso on 8 July from 9am to 5pm on an MSC cruise. Can you please tell me how to best get around in Tromsö and do some sightseeing on my own. Thanks a lot.

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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      buy the Lift Tickets of Storsteinen and car park

      by SabrinaH Online Now Jun 21, 2013 at 7:57 AM

      I want to go to the Storsteinen to see the view of Tromso.Where is the Ticket office of Storsteinen to buy the Lift Tickets and where is the car park?I need the address please.Thank you very much.:)

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM
    • Day treks around Tromso

      by knyckis Online Now Jun 16, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      Hi, I am going to be in Tromso next week, and I am planning to do at least one full-day trekking day-trip. I am looking for a trail route recommendation. I have seen some shorter recommendations online, but I am looking for something a bit more substantial (at least 20 km). Anyone?

      6 Answers Oct 7, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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      Renting a car?

      by FFranca Online Now Jun 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      Hello. I am going to tromso next winter, in late january, I am not used to freezing weather, and gonna spend 4 days there. It is adviceble to rent a car?

      4 Answers Jun 18, 2013 at 8:45 AM
    • Bus from Tromso to Bardufoss?

      by rosweed Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM

      Hello. I am trying to find out whether there is a bus from Tromso to Bardufoss. If you have a web site link, I would appreciate it.

      1 Answer Mar 20, 2013 at 11:27 AM
    • Travel money

      by Sandynic Online Now Jan 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM


      I'm going to Tromso for 3 days in hope to see the northern lights. I realise it varies greatly depending on what activities we decide to do, but can anyone give a rough guide on how much money to bring with me?


      3 Answers Jan 29, 2013 at 4:25 AM
    • Certain death?

      by antc Online Now Jan 20, 2013 at 9:58 AM


      I'll be flying to Tromso in March armed with little more than a good tent, a significant amount of warm kit, a stove, some food and a bottle of good Scottish whiskey.

      I plan on heading out of the city almost as soon as I'm in it, but as of yet can't make out the best direction to go in. There are a lot of camping sights in the area but from what I make out, it's legal to pitch a tent mostly anywhere that's nowhere, right?

      Anyway, this being my first real adventure in the cold I figure it'd be a good idea to talk it through with some people in the know-how. Has anyone here done anything similar in the area? Is there anything I'm missing here? Any recommendations?

      Thanks for any advice/warnings/comments you can offer

      8 Answers Jan 28, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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      Advice on solo Aurora hunt

      by KevinW36 Online Now Jan 1, 2013 at 12:37 AM


      I'll be in Tromso for 5 to 6 nights starting 7th Feb 2013 hoping to catch the auroras. As it is hard/impossible now to find cheap accommodation in tromso (as i'm travelling alone, but open to people who might want to join/share), I expect most of my budget will go to hotels for at least 5 days.

      Hence can anyone make recommendations on the following:

      (1) Dark places good for aurora photography, not more than an hours walk from Tromso
      (2) Or similar locations as (1) but accessible by bus ride from tromso, including bus number
      (3) Budget aurora tours, if any, i've checked GuideGunnars, not sure if his rates are considered cheap 1200 NOK, but the are fully booked anyway for February.
      (4) Budget dog sledding tours - would love to give this a try


      2 Answers Jan 7, 2013 at 1:46 PM
    • Transportation from Tromso Airport to Sommaroy Arctic Hotel

      by hungrysu Online Now Aug 13, 2012 at 10:50 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I am staying in Sommaroy Arctic Hotel in October 2012 and is wondering what kind of public transportation I can take from the airport to the hotel.

      I will arrive on a Sunday afternoon, and I think the public bus 420 is not available on Sundays. Apart from taxi, is there any other alternatives?



      2 Answers Aug 14, 2012 at 1:55 AM
    • Visiting Tromso alone

      by Online Now Aug 6, 2012 at 4:56 PM


      I’m in my mid 20’s and planning a trip to Tromso for March 2013. Like most visitors, I’m also coming to see the Northern lights and off course to have fun in the snow. I can’t seem to find anyone of my friends that’s willing to dig as deep into their pockets as Norway needs one to, so I’ll be travelling alone.

      I usually end up meeting a lot of other travellers during my solo trips, by staying in backpackers, but I’m worried that there might not be as many young travellers to your area due to the high costs.

      Is this a valid concern?

      Where should I stay to increase my chances of meeting other young travellers? Or are there specific tours or trips you can recommend?

      5 Answers Jan 5, 2013 at 10:30 PM
    • Givaerbukta?

      by cathy9510usa Online Now Mar 9, 2012 at 12:25 AM


      The "Visit Tromso" website has a tip for aurora-hunters that says the following:

      Take bus 37 to the Tromso Museum, then walk along the west coast for severalo hours to Givaerbukta, from where you can get frequent buses back to city center."

      I have several maps of Tromso, including most of the island, but can't find Givarebulta either there on by using Google.

      Can anyone help?

      Thanks very much.


      2 Answers Mar 9, 2012 at 4:38 AM
    • From Tromsø to Lofoten on ester day

      by jinyangye119 Online Now Mar 6, 2012 at 11:49 PM

      Hello everyone! I have problems to get to lofoten on 6th, April. The bus stop and there is no flight. Do you have any suggestions?

      1 Answer Mar 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM