Tromsø Friluftsenter

We are a small family business that proudly showcases local coastal culture through generations. Our guides have local roots and offer you hospitality from the heart. For us, it's not just about the Northern Lights, but about experiencing people from all corners of the world who touch our souls while they are here.


Our hometown

On the north side of Kvaløya, there is a charming place called Risvika, which is a 40-minute drive from Tromsø through an incredible landscape. This is our home, and my family has lived here for generations with farming and fishing along the coast.

As time passed, things changed, and the farm no longer had animals. One day, my father sat outside and watched the magical Northern Lights, and in that moment, he decided to share the incredible nature with others, and that's how Tromsø Friluftsenter was established.

Since 2004, we have had the pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world into our hearts and home. Our specialty is small groups with local guides, and a family that provides an authentic sense of northern Norwegian charm. This has led our guests to return year after year.

We went viral

Chasing the northern lights

Discovery Network Norway launched one of the most spectacular Tv- Series called "Chasing the northern lights" on TVNorge and Dplay 2nd of january 2018.

We are proud to be a part of the show, and be able to show you how beautiful Tromso and sorroundings are thew the screen.

We could'nt have been more proud when they also aired a miniverson in these countries: Lov na Polarnu Svjetlost, Croatian TV 2020, Austrian tv in 2020, Romanian tv in 2021, 'Dem Polarlicht auf der Spur' on NDR Fernsehen and German TV show in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.


Chirstoph Siegriest also had a documentary that was in Switzerland and it showes the magic behind our web camera.


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Testemonials from our guests


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