Our story - Explore The Arctic
Our story

Tromsø is surrounded by unique nature and wildlife, but in order to experience the best of it you need to get away from the city. That is exactly what we do during our fjord cruises, fishing trips and Northern Lights trips. These trips are perfect for nature loving travellers who want to experience the wild nature of the arctic capital. We will bring you to some of the most spectacular places that the surrounding has to offer. Our base, Lauklines Kystferie, lies away from the city right next to all the things Northern Norway is known for; mountains, fjords, good fishing, arctic wildlife and Northern Lights.

We did run our first Northern Lights trips in 2010. Back then, there were only a handful of companies offering trips to see the Northern Lights in Tromsø. Throughout the years we have developed and improved the trips increasingly focusing on high quality and personal service. During the season 2019-2020, Marcus, founder, manager and guide, will run his 1000th Northern Lights trip.

He founded Explore the Arctic in 2008 and since then we have been evolving and are always looking for new partners.

Local quality
Respecting others and the nature is important when travelling. By choosing to experience Northern Norway with us, you are supporting the local community and sustainable travelling. Together with a wide local network, our local guides will make sure to share their passion for adventures and give you a true arctic experience.

The group sizes are kept small on all our tours and in this way, we ensure our guests personal service. We follow sustainable guidelines for wildlife watching and fishing and ensure the wild animals don’t feel stressed by our presence. The utensils and plates used on our tours are recyclable.

Photography
On all tours, we put effort into bringing our guests to good locations for photography. In case you are not an experienced photographer, we are happy to help you with the settings. Pictures taken by us during your tour are included in the price.

Our logo
The island Håja, a well-known island in northern Norway, is the motive of our logo. During our fjord cruises and fishing trips we often approach this island and have some interesting stories to tell about it. The Arctic Cathedral in Tromsö was inspired by this island, can you see the similarity in the shape?