Have you ever dreamt of visiting a place where the sun never sets and the days seem endless? When visiting Tromsø, you’ll find yourself north of the Arctic Circle, which means that you will experience the midnight sun. Although the winter here can be cold and harsh, the summer nights are ever so bright and long. This makes Tromsø the place to be during the summer to enjoy long days full of fun and activities. Check out our list of things to do in Northern Norway this summer!
The midnight sun phenomenon
So, what is this midnight sun? During the summer months, the sun never dips beyond the horizon. The period you will be most likely to experience this phenomenon is from May 20 to July 22. This means that you can do plenty of activities during the night without missing the incredible views and nature in Tromsø. You can even get a live view from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø to see the phenomenon whenever you like!
This image shows Tromsø in all its midnight sun glory at 12am!
Golfing in the midnight sun
If you enjoy spending the day on the green, nothing beats playing well into the night. Not only does it give you the chance to show your skills on the world’s most northern 18-hole course, you can do so with no artificial lighting. The course at Tromsø Golf Club is a quick 35-minute drive from the city, leaving you lots of time to enjoy the fairway.
If you choose to explore the Norwegian wilderness during the night, there is a good chance you will get to see some of the incredible wildlife, paired with the gorgeous sunset and sunrise. Take one of the tours by Tromsø Villmarkssenter, just 25 minutes from Tromsø. They offer a wide range of activities and tours for visitors but the highlight for many is the 300 Alaskan huskies on location. The dogs are sled dogs during the winter and tour partners during the summer. Whichever tour you choose to take part in, the company will pick you up and drop you off back at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø.
If you share our love for the canine companions we highly recommend signing up for the husky puppy training, where you will join professional handlers in taking the puppies out for 60-90 minute hike and teach them various training exercises. The package includes transport to and from the center, lunch and rain clothing & boots.
Duration: 4.5 hours Price: 1040 NOK per adult / 520 NOK per child
Time for an adventure
If water is the element that brings you peace and serenity, you should sign up for the Midnight sun kayaking, where you can paddle the still waters of the north. The paddling tour takes 4-6 hours. Food, guidance, transport and necessary equipment are all part of the package.
Duration: 5.5 hours Price: 1740 NOK per adult / 870 NOK per child
With an array of activities to do in Tromsø during the midnight sun, you won't waste a single minute of the day (and night)! Whichever activity excites you the most, make sure you can get to and from it with ease and enjoy a relaxing time in Tromsø when you stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø. After your activity, spend time in the in-house sauna and benefit from the various physical and health advantages just by sitting inside for a couple of minutes. The view from the window makes the experience in the sauna even better - you can watch boats and kayaks pass by in utter comfort.