The Lyngen Alps
The Lyngen Alps with 1,800 metre-high peaks rising from the Arctic Ocean, glaciers, ravines and gushing rivers, can be found a mere hour east of Tromsø. The local population of the Lyngen Alps speak Norwegian, Sami and Finnish.
In summer, the midnight sun allows you to make the most of activities like canoeing, diving, glacier hiking and mountain biking. During the winter months the dry climate creates many clear nights with frequent sightings of the northern lights. This is the time for snowmobiling, dog and reindeer sledging.
The area is inhabited by sami reindeer herders, and conference guests are invited into the traditional tents, lavvu, to enjoy reindeer stew, bidos.
Sommarøy - towards the Atlantic
The fishing village of Sommarøy, on a small island southwest of Tromsø, is an fascinating excursion a mere hour away. The village with 300 inhabitants enjoys a fantastic view of mountains, islands and the open Atlantic. The beaches are white and inviting, although the water temperature may be a little too refreshing for most.
The local hotel Sommarøy Arctic Hotel offers meeting rooms, tasty local food and deep-sea rafting.
Dog sledding – Arctic adrenaline
Pulling you deep into the heart of a true winter wonderland, nothing beats the thrill of an exciting husky sledge ride. The dogs love to run and this rather unconventional mode of transport carries you up close to your scenic, snowy surroundings. Several organisers provide group arrangements during the day to see the landscape and at night in search of the northern lights.
Most of the incentive programmes Visit Tromsø, the Tromsø Convention Bureau, puts together for their clients are tailor-made, so do not hesitate to get in touch with them so they can help you plan your event.
P.O. Box 311
Phone: +47 77 61 00 00, Fax: +47 77 61 00 10
You can also contact Visit Tromsø staff directly: