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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2016
Tromsø, one week in winter ?  (2 Answers)

The best flights from where I live in US are routing me through Oslo then to Tromsø for one week (February). Are there things to do in Tromsø for a week (if NL are not visible ) ? Is it better to just stay a few days in Tromsø then travel to another city in Scandinavia?

Is it recommended to pack one's own gear for the NL excursions or go with a provider who has the equipment? I come from a warm climate so wondering if just one NL excursion might be best or are the temps manageable with appropriate gear?

How are flights in and out of Tromsø (weather delays)?

Getting around Tromsø what are recommended boots for walking if icy ?

Thanks :) ~

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2013
Budget Accomodation  (2 Answers)

We will be Tromso area in second week of October.
Since its a wet season, we are planning to stay about 70-100kms south of the city, esp the rain shadow areas of Skibotn since they get far less rain. Our main aim is northern lights.
The major problem we are facing is that there are not many cabins to find in 2500/week budget. In Fjord norway we could easily find cottages and cabins in this budget, but Troms area seems far too expensive.
Is there a website where owners give out chalets for rent or hytters for rent. We are just 2 people and a small cabin with WC/shower and kitchen will suffice.
I checked out but many listings are very old with owner details often missing or incorrect.
Any tips welcome

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 18, 2011
Tromso Northern Lights in mid February or mid March?  (4 Answers)

Hi everyone,

I've just joined VT and so far found it really useful. Sorry if this question has been answered hundreds of times, but I'm planning a trip to Tromso next year, and I'm trying to decide whether to go in mid February or mid March. My reason for going is trying to catch the Northern Lights so I want to choose the time that I have the best chance. I have work commitments the last week of Feb and 1st week of March, so I'll have to go on either side of those weeks.

Any advice would be gratefully received - I'm reading so much conflicting info, that something definitive (as much as it can be with a natural phenomenon!) would be great!

Thanks in advance,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 22, 2008
Hi Everyone in Tromso  (4 Answers)

Would it be ok. to call in on the local high school with my son on our visit next week ? I would dearly like my son to experience a visit there.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2008
Skjervøy  (2 Answers)

My first trip to Norway, am traveling alone, older lady. I want to see the place my mother was born (Kagen, Troms) and my fathers family place in Borge Lofoten. Also to see as much of Norway as I can along the journey. If I take a port-port Hurtigruten from Bergen to Skjervøy, the boat arrives in Skjervøy late, about 10:30-11:00 PM. Can I still check into a hotel at that late hour?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2007
Enough light for pictures in January?  (10 Answers)

Hi everyone, I'm wondering the light during the polar night. I mean, I'm planning a short trip in Tromso around 5-10 january 2008 and my first aim is to take pictures (and of course, see amazing places...). I understood, reading other posts, there should be light for few hours in the middle of the day. Is it right? Or is it completely dark 24hours a day? Anyone so gentle to describe me the reality?
Thank you so much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 20, 2007
Tromso's surroundings

Hi everybody,

We're going to come to Tromso in February, and we would like to make an excursion near Tromso to see the nature surroundings. We have visited and we though to take the excursion "A full day in the Lyngen Alps". Have anybody taken that or something similar? Is it recommended? We sent an e-mail to [email] to get more information about the activities, but they haven't replied. Do you have any information about the activities?

Thank you very much

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2006
Tromso Snow coverage  (6 Answers)

Hi guys,

I am going to Norway in Early March next year and would like to know what the snow is like in and around Tromso at that time of the year? We would like to go hiking/camping somewhere that has a reasonable amount of snow, as we also want to try our hand at snow kiting ( so some wind is also required! ). Is Tromso a good candidate for this? We will be hiring a car so we can follow the weather but need to pick a rough area before we go!

Thanks guys!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 30, 2006
Seeing northen lights in February 2007  (1 Answer)

Hi everybody,

We're planning to go to Tromsø in February, probably from the 7th to the 11th. We have read that this year there is not too much solar wind and we would like to know if you think we'll be able to see some northen lights. Also if this October someone have seen A.O. in Tromsø.
Is there any good place to see them? We have seen there are some trips that take you to some place far from the city. Is there any place that we can get by our own and which times are the best?

Thank you very much

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 01, 2006
Good Idea for a January Vacation?  (9 Answers)


We're 2 Californians tentatively planning a Tromso trip to see the Northern lights. The dates would be January 01 - Jan 06 or 07.

My question is: Is this a good idea in the dead of winter? I've looked at the member pages, and everyone seems to go in spring or summer.

We will willingly freeze our tails off in total dakness to see the northern lights, but is it so cold that everyone stays indoors and nothing happens in town? Is it so cold or snowy that going to see sites will be difficult? And, in your opinion, will it make for a good or bad trip?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2006
studying and weather  (2 Answers)

I am coming to Tromso to study this autumn. I am bringing my husband
and 1yr daughter along I thought there might be people who would sell babtybed or from whom we could borrow one. We are arriving August 16 night and would need the bed from the next day.
And please share some weather info with us regarding months September-November
/as I am watching the weather online it`s nothing . We are
very excited but also I am afraid of the cold and rain - I don`t want a sick daughter!
And we welcome any useful information about life in Tromso,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2006
where can I buy cartridge gas for epigas or camping gas stoves in Tromso?  (1 Answer)

I would like to know if it's easy to find a cartridge gas for epigas or camping gas stoves in Tromso, could you tell me where I can buy it and how much it costs?
thanks in advance,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2006
Tromso- Northern Lights 2006?  (2 Answers)


I am planning a trip to Tromso to see the Northern Lights and have been doing some research and found out that they tend to run in 11 year cycles at which we are coming to the end of one now, with the next peak due to be around 2012.

Can anybody from Tromso please tell me if the Northern Lights have been very bright this year and is it worth the trip, (I'm really hoping to get some good photos) or would I be better off waiting a few years?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2005
Travelling out from Tromso  (2 Answers)

We're visiting Tromso for 4 nights at the end of November, in the hope of seeing the Norther Lights. Does anyone have any suggestions about where we can go to get out of Tromso for a night - to a guesthouse or lodge somewhere near the mountains? Just to get a different experience and hopefully to increase our chances of seeing the Northern Lights!
Thanks :-)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2003
Tromso - Svarland  (5 Answers)

I am planning to go to Norway next year in winter (to see northern lights). Are there activities in winter in Tromso ?? I think the best is to stay in tromso and then go a few days up to Longyearbyen (Svarland) as its dark all day there in winter and i guess there is not much to do... Does anyone knows about winter activities in the two sites ? Thanks. joerg.

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