The company was established under the name: Tromsø Natur og Fritid by Magne Aarbø in 2006 and based in Lauklines Kystferie on Kvaløya. Magne used to organize Lavoo stays, guided trips, and rentals for individual guests and groups on Kvaløya.
In 2010 the company changed its name to Tromsø Outdoor and moved to Tromsø centre. This was the beginning of daily trips and activities with departures from the city. In addition the Activity and Rental Centre at Sjøgata 14 was opened. Guests could book guided activities and rent outdoor equipment for their hikes, bike rides, ski and snowshoe expeditions and explore the best of Tromsø on their own.
At this time Tromso Outdoor began to actively participate in many projects focused on the promotion of Northern Norway and in cooperation with cycling and skiing networks.
Ever since, Tromsø Outdoor has cooperated closely with many companies in Norway and abroad, aiming to provide the best quality service, top notch equipment, complete holiday packages and comprehensive information for guests coming to Northern Norway.
In August 2016 Tromsø Outdoor changed the company organization form to AS (aksjeselskap) and we continue to develop our activities and rental offers further.
Ski and bike workshop is our latest project we have been developing since 2017.
In 2019 we purchased Wintersteiger Omega SBI and Waxjet 92 machines that will make our work easier and skis better prepared for our guests. Our workshop is now open to service also your skis and snowboards.
In February 2019 Tromsø Outdoor became an authorized Dynafit sales point in Tromsø.
In the autumn of 2022, a new era in Tromsø Outdoor's history starts. After 12 years in the old wooden premises at Sjøgata 14, Tromsø Outdoor moved into larger and more serviceable premises at Fredrik Langes gate 14, just 100 meters further south, in the center of Tromsø. We look forward to welcoming you here.
Tromsø Outdoor AS activities take place all year round with multiple departures every day.
- Regular trips run with 2 to 15 people and between 1 and 7 departures every day, depending on the type of trip and snow conditions.
Our activities are conducted in small groups (for bigger groups several guides are provided) and we think of our tours as "soft adventure" - everyone will find an activity to meet their experience and fitness level.
Sporty people who wish to explore wilder areas can join us on Guided snowshoe hill hike on Kvaløya, while families with children, seniors or people without experience in snow and those who want to relax are invited to join us on Snowshoe trip on Tromsøya or for Easy snowshoeing with a visit to local café.
Anyone with no experience cross-country skiing may enjoy our Cross Country ski trip - beginners ski course.
In summer we invite our guests to Explore Tromsø by e-bike together with us.
Apart from daily trips, Tromsø Outdoor AS organizes activities for groups and tailored for individual requests;
- activities for up to 150 people at a time can be organized, for example, snowshoeing in winter and cycling in the summer
- for smaller groups (up to 60 people) cross-country skiing and snow adventures are also available;
- we also have considerable experience organizing activities for VIPs and private tours.
Tromsø Outdoor AS has one of the most comprehensive and professional rental offers in the Norway.
Our rental offer comprises of over:
- 250 winter clothing packages
- 200 bikes in various types and bike equipment
- 150 sets of cross country skis
- 120 sets of touring skis and 25 splitboards
- 150 sets of snowshoes
- 50 sets of avalanche safety equipment
- Camping equipment
- Tripods, head torches, thermoses, and reindeer hides for Northern Lights chasers
Tromsø Outdoor focus is on service quality. All our equipment is manufactured by recognized brands - skis from Dynafit and Madshus, avalanche gear from BCA, Snowshoes from Tubbs, clothes from Stormberg, and bikes from Merida.
Our company is also an important member of several tourism development and promotion networks around the country. We work to establish system of certifications for guides, standards for risk assessments and certifications for tourism and nature based activity organizers.
Tromsø Outdoor AS strives to be sustainable in all parts of our operations. We want to teach all our guests how to take care of the vulnerable Arctic nature, for future generations. Our main focus is on constant development, aiming for better quality equipment, better service for guests and better cooperation with business partners and local organizations.
As a guest, you can be assured that the activities and equipment at Tromsø Outdoor are of a high standard and correspond with the expectations you have for your dream holidays in Arctic Norway. The Tromsø Outdoor team consists of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts, with relevant education and experience in guiding small groups in Arctic nature. The main focus is put on individual interaction with our guests, safety and direct contact with nature.