People watching the Northern Lights
©Kari Schibevaag

4 things you CAN DO even though you can’t travel

We are advised to stay home and have minimal social touchpoints these days. Boring! But, we will get through this, and luckily there are things you CAN do even though it’s a pandemic. 

1. Schedule a Facetime call with your good friend and start planning your next holiday. Nothing is better than having something to look forward to in order to stay motivated! Dream about adventures in snow covered landscapes like dogsledding, skiing or sitting by the bonfire under the Northern Lights. Maybe you’re even able to take a weekend trip for delicious food and culture experiences combined with raw nature. Remember that all tours booked via us can be cancelled up to 3 days upon arrival with a full refund. Have fun, and good luck planning! Don’t hesitate to contact our Tourist Information if you need more tips. 

2. Speaking of dreaming.. Why not make the average evening a bit more cozy? Make some hot cocoa, bring blankets and pillows in front of the TV and visit our Youtube channel. Put our Northern Lights movie on a loop and get to know more about the natural phenomenon that we are so lucky to witness in Tromsø from September to April. Explore our Tromsø movies further and get inspired for your next summer holiday. 

3. Christmas is coming up and it is time to shop Christmas gifts. Maybe you’ve already planned a visit to Tromsø next year, or you want to bring your friends or family on a special holiday? Buy gift cards that can be used on all of our bookable activities and products from our gift shop. Yet another thing that will make you look forward! 

4. Having to spend more time at home is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills or start on that project you’ve always been planning. There are several art forms and food originating from Northern Norway. Get to know Mariann and the traditional Sami handcraft duodji, or go by Husfliden, Snarby Strikkestudio or any other shop that sells yarn and learn how to knit. Buy fresh seafood ingredients or other produce at Dragøy and Eide Handel (or at any shop near you). Experiment in making traditional Norwegian dishes. Whatever you want to learn or make, you can easily look it up online and find tutorials.  

Of course we’re all wishing things were different, but we hope these tips will inspire you in the times ahead. We’re excited to see you all again!