|Tour 01: ”Fiord
safari”. A fiordsafari to North Troms
give you an impressive seven fiords and four sounds, a tour
on which an auotrised and
local guide will follow you and inform you in English. This
sightseeing and fjordsafari to North-Troms” we belive
you will remember for a very long time. For attractions look
at map and phots from the tour. It is a long tour, but with
Firstly the pretty views of the fiord landscape along Balsfjord
and Ramfjord. What is in and behind the Lyngen Alps? Inwards
through the Lakselv Valley and along Sørfjord (in Saami:
Moskavuotna) you can almost ”smell” the naked
alpine landscape ”coming up” behind the trees
in the Lakselv valley.
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the Sørfjord, you will be surprised over the view:
on your left side majestic Jiekkevarre with a glacier on its
top on 1834 m above sea level (higest mountain in Troms).
On your right side ”The Place of heavenly peace”,
not only a place in Beijing, but here a local name of majesthetic
mountains in the Lakselv alps! Here the mouintainsides fell
right from their tops into the fjord or the valley. In Storfjord
we experience Saami drift fences for hunting wild reindeer
at Oteren, the Skibotn marketplace and the Kven culture. Driving
along the picturesque Kåfjorden, we see many glaciers
in the Lyngen Alps along the Lyngenfjorden, whick is quite
a view, before we arrive out to the expansive coastal areas
out round Skjervøy with great views everywhere. By
the Skjervøy church you will learn about the “Skjervøy
king”, Thomas von Westen, the mission for the local
Saami and Laestadianism. You return from Skjervøy to
Tromsø via several sounds and fiords by a cruise ship,
the Hurtigruten (coastal steamer).
This is a 9 hours guided excursion from Tromsø up
to the coastal town Skjervøy. For 3-6 persons this
is a tour in an air conditioned vehicle with glass roof, for
groups up to 15 persons in minibus or 45 persons in bus. Note
that we use new, air conditioned buses from Bussring AS. Depart
from the bus depot at Prostneset, or from your hotel in Tromsø
The return to Tromsø with Hurtigruten is not a guided
tour. Hurtigruten departs Skjervøy daily at 7:45pm
arriving in Tromsø at 11:45pm. The tour ”Fjordsafari”
is recomended as a dayexcursion for groups of tourist visiting
Tromsø or as breaks on conferances in Tromsø.
Price: in July and August 2012 we can offer you a
special price for this tour. For groups of 2-4 persons NOK
1200,- per person for guiding one day, costs for driving car/bus,
and coffee/tea during the tour. Minimum 3 persons or minimumprice NOK 3600,-. Meals you must buy during
the tour, also ticket for the Hurtigruten back to Tromsø. If you want, you can also get all meals included
in a paketprice. Lower prices per Person with larger groups
than 5, 10, 30 persons Please contact us and ask for prices.
Booking at 6pm day before vished day for tour: Touristinformation
in Tromsø or phone: Arktic Geotourism +47 957 33 173.
|Tour 02: “The Saami Coast”
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|An increasing group of overseas
tourists want to learn more about Saami culture and history.
To this tour we have for 2012 developed a informative and illustrating brochure for You in English about Saami culture!
”The Saami Coast” is a sightseeing tour and photo
safari in one with as many breaks as you want!
Participants are taken to exquisite and sought-after spots to
view fiords, mountains and glaciers.
The tour departs Tromsø and travels along the Balsfjord,
Sørfjord, Storfjord, Kåfjord, Lyngen Fjord
and Reisafjord out to the coastal township of Skjervøy.
The guiding en route covers natural history, from the Ice Age,
and the Saami and Kven fiord cultures.
This tour expands on Arctic stretching from Tromsø right
up to the border with the northern county
of Finnmark. This exciting tour encompasses everything about
the nature and culture a visitor to
this area could wish to experience.
Skjervøy at 7pm on day 1, the tour continues by express
boat or private boat across the impressing Kvænangen
fjord with pretty views in to the little village Dunvik on
the island of Spildra where we stay overnight in good roms.
On day 2 you get four-hour guided walk in light terrain with
excellent photographic subjects including mountains, Stone
Age tofts, Saami sacrificial sites and bear graves, which
are unique cultural heritage sites in Scandinavia. The stay
on Spildra concludes with a mini fiord cruise to the Jøkelfjordbreen
Glacier with the chance to spot the white-tailed eagle en
This is ”a grand tour” you will remember for
years! You will travel for a long distance through many local
landscapes and houses of their own and small villages. How
is it possible to make a living her, long away from towns?
By doing this tour, you will expirience something quite new,
something to remeber and speak about, long after your return
Depart from Tromsø on day 1 at 10:00 am. Return from
Skjervøy on day 2 by Hurtigruten at 7:45 pm arriving
in Tromsø at 11:45 pm. You can also travel to the north
by the Hurtigruten from Skjervøyat 10:30 pm for Hammerfest
or North Cape. ”The Saami Coast” is a tour for
3-6 persons with air conditioned vehicle with glass roof,
or for groups up to 15 persons by airconditioned minibus.
This is a tour for max 15 persons and must be booked 48
hours before the day you want to do
Contact Tourist Information in Tromsø ot Arctic Geotourism
+47-957 33 173, mail: email@example.com
In July and August 2012 we can offer you a special
paketprice of NOK 3000,- per person, including guiding and
all cost for transport for 2 days by car/bus, boats, overnight
accommodation and ticket for Hurtigruten. This is - 50% of
the ordinary price for this tour: NOK 5900,- per person. You
get cofee/tea on the tour, but the cost for meals are not
included in the price. If you want, you can get a paketprice
for all meals during”The Saami Coast”. For groups
over 10 persons we can offer a lower packetprice per person.
Please contact us and ask for prices.
You should note that “The Saami Coast” is localy
developed project by the enterprises Arctic Geotourism and
Kvænangen Adventure as a geotourismproject. Guide on
day 1 is Helge Guttormsen, educated as touristguide but also
a historian and has considerable knowledge about the geology,
the Saami and Kven history and moderen society in the entire
region between Tromsø and Skjervøy. Guide on
day 2 is Roy Isaksen in Dunvik on the island of Spildra in
Kvænangen. He and Rita Isaksen have for the past eight
years arranged weekend gatherings for students studying Saami
Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies at the University
of Tromsø.The tour ”Saami Coast” is recomended
as a 2 dayexcursion for groups of tourist visiting Tromsø
or as breaks on conferances in Tromsø.
|Tour 03: A glimpse of the alpine
A guided day excursion of
6 hours in North Troms returning to Tromsø. For 3-6
persons in an air
conditioned vehicle with glass roof, for groups up to 15 persons
in minibus or 45 persons in bus. The buses are new with air
condition from the firm Bussring AS. We travel on sealed,
well maintained roads and stop for lunch en route. We depart
Prostneset or Your hotell in Tromsø by car at 10:30am
and travel via Ramfjord to Breivikeidet. At 11:50am, we board
the ferry to Svensby as the majestic Lyngen Alps approach.
From here, we travel to Lyngseidet and inwards along the Lyngen(fiord)
to Pollen-Furuflaten-Oteren before travelling over Balsfjordeidet
to Balsfjorden and Nordkjosbotn before returning to Tromsø
around 6pm. Guiding in Norwegian and English.
Attractions refer to the map: Pretty fiord
nature inland towards Breivikeidet, Ullsfjorden and the
majestic Lyngen Alps, wild and extremely steep mountains in
Kjosen, Ura with its modern protection
against avalanches, and the Fjellfinnbakken former summer
living place for Swedish Saami reindeer herders. We stop for
lunch at picturesque Lyngseidet before visiting the Lyngen
Church, Solhov and Karneset, Sieidichokka, Pollen, Pollfjellet,
Storfjord, drift fences for hunting wild reindeer at Oteren
and the picturesque Balsfjorden.
Prices: For groups of 3-4 personson: NOK 900,- per
person the price includes a guide and travel by car/bus and
ticket for the ferry. Minimum 3 persons, min.price: NOK 2700,-. Lunch you must bay on your own. Lower
pricesfor groups over 5, 10 og 30 persons. Please contact
us and ask for prices.
The tour A glimpse of the alpine North Troms is recomended
as a dayexcursion for groups of tourist
visiting Tromsø or as breaks on conferances in Tromsø.
|Tour 04: Guided geotourism
walk on Arnøy!
Arnøy was most likely one of the sites where
whaling was established in collaboration between the Saami
and Norse people with respect to both the hunting and the
extraction of blubber for whale oil. During this hike, we
place particular importance on conveying the genuine local
Arctic culture of the Saami and Norse groups. Welcome to a
unique meeting with the Saami and Norse cultures!
The tour Guided
geotourism walk on Arnøy is is an excursion with seven
stops - please refer to the map:
(1) Tyvdalen landskapsvernområde (Lauksletta), (2) en
steinalderlandsby, (3) et utrorsvær fra jernalderen
og (4) et utvinningssted for kvalolje. Ute i Årviksand
besøk ved en gårdshaug fra middelalderen (5),
en norrøn gravhaug fra jernalderen (6) og ei kirketuft
fra katolsk tid (7) og en moderne molo.
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about the excursion
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of this excursion is around six hours. We travel 130 km round-trip
on well maintained roads by car/minibus. We make seven stops
for short guided walks (5-15 minutes), the longest of which
is 400m with commentary in English and and Norwegian. We depart
from the car park at Hotel Maritim in Skjervøy. On
weekdays, we depart at 8:35am by
car/minibus then by ferry out to Arnøy and return to
Skjervøy at 2:45pm. Departures on Saturdays and Sundays
are at 9:40am, returning at 4:25pm. The ferry has a nice lounge,
good toilet facilities and the upper deck boasts excellent
views. Windproof clothing is recommended if it’s overcast,
wet or windy. Participants should wear running shoes or other
Persons and tourists staying in Nordreisa could, for a small
cost, be fetched and drowen back phone +47 957 33 173. Tourists
could also travel by car out to the ferry at Storstein on
weekdays at 11am or on weekend at 10am. Tourists to Arnøy
may join a tour by prior arrangement. Please contact +47 957
33 173. We will meet you either at the Skaret ferry landing
or at Lauksletta Overnatting (1). Refer to the Arnøy
Prices: For groups with 2-4 persons NOK 500,- per
person. This price incudes guiding, costs for car/bus and
tickets for ferry, but no meal. For groups over 5 and 10 persons
lower prices per person, please contact us for prices.
The tour must have minimum 3 persons or minimumprice NOK 1500,-.
Booking: Touristinformation Skjervøy or Arctic Geotourism +47 957 33 173
/ mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tur 05: Island safari
This tour combines
a guided cultural walk and bird watching into one exciting
tour. The tour features geotourism on Arnøy and bird
watching on Nord Fugløy (Northern Bird Island), one
of Troms County’s top nesting colonies. Species include
kittiwake, puffin, tern, common guillemot and the white-tailed
eagle. The main season for a teeming birdlife is from mid-May
to the end of August. Weather permitting, the tour will also
be offered in September. As the last stretch of the tour is
in the open sea, weather conditions dictate whether the tour
The tour starts at Maritim Hotel in the coastal township
of Skjervøy in North Troms. On weekdays, the tour departs
at 10:40am, ferry from Storstein 11am. On weekends, the tour
departs at 9:40am, ferry from Storstein at 10am. Persons and
tourists staying in Nordreisa could, for a small cost, be
fetched and drowen back phone ++47-95733173. Such persons
could also travel by car out to the ferry at Storstein on
weekdays at 11am or on weekend at 10am. The tour Island safari
to Nord-Fugløy is recomended as a dayexcursion for
groups of tourist visiting North Troms or as breaks on conferances
in Skjervøy or Nordreisa.
The tour from Skjervøy is by a comfortable
vehicle with glass roof and is ideal for groups of up to six
people, max 15 persons in minibus. When we reach the island
of Arnøy, we do a guided walk to a Stone Age settlement
and cultural heritage sites from the Iron Age, which show
that the Norse and Saami population groups co-operated in
prehistoric times. Out at Årviksand, we board a tourboat
for the trip to Nord Fugløy, one of the finest bird
rocks in Troms. Lunch is served on board the boat out at the
island. As going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season
and over the summer months, we only sail up to the rock, so
remember to bring your camera! On weekends, we return to Skjervøy
at 5:45pm or, if tour participants wish, at 6:45pm.
Prices: In July and August 2012 this tour is offered
to a special price of NOK 1400,- per person For groups of
4 persons. (4 persons or a minimumprice of NOK 5600 for this
tour). Lower price for groups over 6 persons. Please contact
us and ask for prices:
This tour must be booked 48 hours before you want to do
the tour. Booking: Touristinformation Skjervøy or
Arctic Geotourism +47 957 33 173 / mail: email@example.com