Adventure Sports

Tromsø has more than 100 km (62 miles) of trails for walking and hiking in the mountains above the city. They're reachable by funicular.

Lyngsfjord Adventure. This tour company offers dogsledding, reindeer sledding, snowmobile safaris, snowshoeing, northern lights viewing, and the chance to sleep in Sami tents. 77–71–55--88; www.lyngsfjord.com.

Svensby Tursenter. About an hour from Tromsø (including a 20-minute ferry crossing), Svensby Tursenter offers accommodation in small, self-service cabins at the foot of the Lyngen Alps. The company can arrange dogsledding, fjord fishing, horsesledding, moonlight tours, northern lights safaris, and skikjøring (skiing behind a snowmobile). 91--70--99--36; www.svensbytursenter.no.

Troms Turlag. The local trekking association organizes tours and courses and rents out overnight cabins. Kirkegt. 2, Tromsø, Troms, 9008. 77–68–51–75; troms.dnt.no.

Tromsø Villmarkssenter. Located half an hour outside the city, this outfitter organizes dogsledding trips, northern lights safaris, glacier walking, kayaking, summit tours, and Sami-style dinners, which take place around a campfire inside a lavvu (a Sami tent). Straumsvegen 603, Marisletta, Troms, 9105. 77–69–60–02; www.villmarkssenter.no.

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