local family


NOK 750


18.00 (6pm) to 21.00 (9pm) / 22.00 (10pm)


Embark on an intimate journey into the heart of Tromsø by joining our local family experience. Immerse yourself in the warmth of genuine hospitality, tailored to make your visit unforgettable.

Travel by local bus to one of Tromsø’s oldest and largest suburbs for housing cooperatives. This way of living has played an important part in the city’s growth and change for more than 50 years, as well as offering affordable and sustainable housing to a wide range of people who have made Tromsø their home.

We invite you first to explore the surroundings on an exciting activity ranging from a leisurely walk to exhilarating and fast-paced toboggining, depending on the conditions and your preference. We will also point out some of the landmarks of this colourful suburb.

It’s then time to head inside to warm up and dive into the heart of Norwegian culture by participating in a hands-on waffle-making session and settle down in the cosy atmosphere for freshly made waffles and homemade hot chocolate.

Dive into some fun indoor activities like board games, storytelling, craft, or simply engaging conversations.

Weather permitting, from September to April, our location provides a good place to spot the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, while in summer you can enjoy the golden rays of the Midnight Sun.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home and building new friendships.


Local English and Norwegian-speaking host from the host family

Transfer by public bus (20 min each way)

A 24-hour city bus ticket 

Homemade Norwegian waffles and hot drinks (hot chocolate, tea and coffee)

Fruit and snacks available

Warm clothes available

Equipment for outdoor activites

Reflectors available during the tour

Spikes available during the tour

Please bring: Warm clothes and boots.

Practial information:

Price:Adult NOK 750/

Child-Youth (8-16) NOK 375

Meeting time: 17.50 (5.50pm)

Pick-up: Tourist Information Office (Visit Tromsø) upstairs at the harbour terminal

Drop-off: Tromsø city centre

Number of participants: 1-6

Level: Easy

Age limit: minimum 8 years

Duration: 3-4 hours


1. Authentic Local Experience

Immense yourself in the genuine warmth and hospitality of a local Tromsø Family, offering an authentic encounter with Norwegian culture.

2. Tailored Outdoor Activities

Explore the surrondings with a range of outdoor activities from leisurely walks to thrilling tobogganing.

3. Diverse Historical and Housing Stories

Gain insight into Tromsø's diverse community by learning about the housing copperatives that have providefd affordable and sustinable housing to a wide range of residents.

4. Cosy Atmosphere

Settle into a cosy atmosphere to savour freshly made waffles and homemage hot chocolate.

5. Chance to Witness Northern Lights

Weather permitting, the tour provides a good opportunitu to witness the Northern Lights from September to April, adding a touch of magic to your visit.