Combine an adventure with a guided tour direct from downtown Tromsø to the magical new winter wonderland of Tromsø Ice Domes. A comfortable coach will depart from outside Clarion Edge daily at 08.30 for the scenic 90-minute drive to this evocative and fairy tale venue in the Arctic wilderness in Tamokdalen. The bus is marked “Ice Domes” and a guide will be there to greet you and direct you towards the bus.
Upon arrival at the wilderness centre of the Tromsø Ice Domes, we provide you with brand new, state of the art snowmobiling suits/helments. We begin the adventure with a thorough safety introduction and practical demonstration. You don´t need any previous skills to drive a snowmobile, all you need is normal physical condition.
You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with the opportunity to switch places during the trip. We will embark upon a tour that will bring you past scenic mountains and through the dramatic snow covered Finn valley, starting at 250m above sea level and climbing up to 900m. You will be on the snowmobiling track for approximately 2 hours, depending on the weather and snow conditions.
Due to the dramatic topography, a reduced speed is maintained during parts of the tour.
Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, Tromso Ice Domes is built every year as the Polar Night approaches.
The snow and ice art reflects the unique bond between man and nature in a unique and breath-taking manner. The ice bar, our ice cinema, the ice bedrooms and ice restaurant have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the northern lights conveyed through beautiful colored lighting and wonderful ice sculptures.
At the Ice Domes you will join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of an ice hotel and the impact the snow has for the survival of our arctic animals. There will be time to walk around freely and ask questions to the experienced guide. A non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar is complementary. You will be able to purchase other drinks, which will be served in the ice restaurant or ice bar.
Departure: 08.30 - meet 10 min prior outside of Edge Hotel and a guide will pick you up.