Things to do around Tromso

We have several local partners who are offering great deals for Skyracers and their families while visiting Tromsø!

Tromsø Villmarkssenter

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Tromsø Villmarkssenter is home to 300 of the cutest long-distance runners you’ll ever meet – our Alaskan Huskies! These dogs happily run up to 60 km per day (while pulling a sled!) and our racing teams even participate in dog sled races like Finnmarksløpet, stretching over 1200 km. Impressed? Come for a visit and learn from these absolute pros. Not impressed? Then still come for a visit and try your luck racing against them! Either way there will be plenty of time to cuddle and play while we take them out trekking in the nature around our center.

Villmarkssenteret is offering special tours for Skyrace- athletes and their families on Friday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 4th. Use this link to book your tour: Skyrace Tour portal

It is also possible to get a discount on all activities between July 25th and August 8th! Use the promocode ‘huSKYRACE’ when booking via their website. This Promo code will give 100 NOK discount on all activities.  https://villmarkssenter.no/no/

Husky tour for all athletes
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Included: Transport (25 min each way), guided tour of our center with activities, guided tour of the dog yard and a visit to the puppies. We will share information about training the dogs for long distance racing – maybe it will be useful for Skyrace training too!? We will also serve coffee and homemade cake during your visit.
Rain clothes and boots are provided if needed.
Price: Adults 850 NOK, Children (4-12) 425 NO
Date: Friday, August 2nd, 12:30 – 16:30
Meet-up: 12:15 in front of Radisson Blu Hotel
Available places: 48
 
Kayaking
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Kayaking is the perfect for “the morning after” – relax your legs after the race and let your arms do all the work!

We start from beautiful Håkøya-Island and paddle over the Tromsø-Sund to Grindøya, an island that is a bird sanctuary during the summer. Keep your eyes open for sea eagles! As we move without loud motor noise, we can often spot other wildlife, too. With a bit of luck we might see seals and porpoises in the crystal clear waters. A sandwich, a piece of chocolate cake (both home-made, of course) and something hot to drink complete a perfect arctic summer day.

Our sturdy double kayaks are safe and ideal for beginners, but you can request a single kayak during booking if you have a lot of experience. We provide all necessary equipment, you only need to bring is sunglasses, sneakers and a change of clothes.

Price: Adult: 1240 NOK, Student/Youth (13-17): 1106 NOK with promocode ‘huSKYRACE’.
Included: Guide, transport (25-30 min each way), all kayaking equipment and clothing, cold lunch
Date: Sunday, August 4th, 09:30 – 14:00
Meet-up: 09:15 in front of Radisson Blu Hotel
Age restriction 13 years, for younger children please contact us before booking!

 

Husky Cafe!
Visit with the dogs free of charge, and you can enjoy a cup of coffee and delicious homemade cake! What could be a better pre- or post race activity!?

More details here:   https://villmarkssenter.no/husky-cafe/

 

Tromsø Outdoor

Located close to race headquarters, Tromsø Outdoor is a great place to go for bike or equipment rental and great advice about activities for outdoor lovers in the Tromsø Area!

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Offers for Tromsø Skyrace-participants and their families:

-15 % discount on bike rentals

-15% discount on camping equipment rentals

-15% discount on energy bars, gels and drinks available in their shop

They also offer an e-bike trip, which is a great way to learn about the city.

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Check out their website for more information about rentals and activities!

www.tromsooutdoor.no

 

ROCK CLIMBING ON KVALØYA:

Kvaloya, only 30 minutes from Tromso is a great place for running, hiking between the fjords, and best place for Climbing. from big walls are Blamann, traditional climbing, ridges as Estfjord Traverse and sports climbing: http://tromsoklatring.no/content/information-english 

 

WE LOVE LYNGEN:

Kilian and Emelie spent a winter living in Lyngen, which is when they were inspired to start Tromsø Skyrace.  They also helped start Lyngen Rando, which is a skimo race held every year on Saturday a week before Easter.  The Lyngen Alps provide excellent hiking in summer. Big mountains with glaciers, on a really wild area. To drive or go by bus 150 from Tromsø to Lyngseidet takes 90 minutes.

EXPLORE SENJA:

Senja is Norway’s second largest island and known for its spectacular steep mountains and fjords. There are also several nice sand beaches. The island can be reached from Tromsø by car and ferry from Kvaløya, or by car via Finnsnes (ca. 2,5 hour drive from Tromsø). 

 

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