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Northern Norway Troms og Finnmark TROMSØ

Coastal culture and the island Tussøya - Private trip

  • Vasstrandveien 580, KVALØYA
  •  /  km From You

This tour is conducted by Explore the Arctic. Norway is known for having a rich coastal culture.

The many small villages by the fjords hold stories from a rough life that people had in the past, when living in these exposed areas. The sea was the most important recource and it was important to live close to it.
The trip starts at Lauklines, an old trading post and fish factory, which nowadays functions as a small-scale holiday resort. The boat ride goes through the scenic Kattfjord, and during the ride you will hear stories from the villages that we pass. We will land on the peaceful island Tussøya, which has been inhabited since the Iron Age and was previously very important for trade in the area.

We will visit two small and unique museums and walk by the sandy beaches. A warm lunch is included as well as coffee and tea together with a traditional dessert from the area.

Part of our mission for this trip is to preserve and bring life to local stories and myths. We have gathered the stories directly from people who have lived a long life here in the fjord, and together with the local theater team Sadio Nor, we brought the stories to life!

When you make a reservation you can choose between two different boats. Explore the Arctic is a 10,5 m long Kloster Patrol equipped with twin 300 hp yamaha engines. Explore the Arctic Jr is a 7,3 m long Arronet 23,5 cc equipped with a 150 hp yamaha engine. The boats are custom built for sightseeing and fishing trips and designed with a focus on comfort and safety. They have walkaround deck and heated wheelhouse with seating and state of the art electronics.
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We run the trips 1/4-31/10
The trip starts 10:00 at Lauklines Kystferie (Vasstrandveien 580, 9108 Kvaløya)
Contact us if you prefer a different starting time
The trips last about 4-5 hours
Boat Explore the Arctic Jr (maximum 4 persons): 11 495,-
Boat Explore the Arctic (maximum 8 persons): 13 495,-
Transfer Tromsø-Lauklines-Tromsø 2600,–

Included: Skipper, guide, flotation suits, boots, socks, hat, gloves, lunch, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and pictures from the trip.
Number of participants: Maximum 4/8
Level of difficulty: Easy
Departure time and place: The trip starts 10 AM (10:00) at Lauklines Kystferie (Vasstrandveien 580, 9108 Kvaløya). Contact us if you prefer a different starting time
Duration: 4-5 hours

When you make a reservation please choose if you like transfer from Tromsø or if you go to Lauklines on your own.

If the desired date is not available in the booking calendar, you can contact us on telephone 948 60 941 or

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  • Source: Visit Tromsø-Region
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