About Us


We create memories

On the Northern side Kvaløya (Whale island), a 40 minutes’ drive through amazing coastal scenery you will find the most charming place called Risvika.

This is our homeplace, and for generations my family have lived by farming and fishing here on the coast. As time has passed, things have changed and now the farm no longer has animals.

One day my father sat under the magic of the the northern lights when he decided to share with people the amazing gift of nature. That was when Tromso Friluftsenter was established.

Since 2004 we have had the pleasure to welcome guests from around the world into our hearts and home. Our specialty is small groups, with local guides, and a family that gives the real authentic Northern Norwegian charm that makes our guests come back year after year.

We have been interviewed by newspapers and have also been part of the documentary made by NRK “Jakten på nordlyset” (“The northern light hunt”).

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Photo of the staff at Tromsø Frilufsenter during the launch day of "Jakten på Nordlyset" ("The Northen Lights Chase"). Follow us in the wonderful documentary "The Northern Lights Chase" shown on TV Norge in 2018 via DPlay.

Hall of Fame 2019 Certificate of Excellence - TripAdvisor - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


Tromsø Friluftsenter has been in the newspapers and has also been followed by a TV-team when NRK made the documentary “Jakten på Nordlyset” (“The northern lights chase“).

The Following links are to Norwegian sites; you can use google translate to read the articles in your own language.


Dagbladets news article (06.01.2014):

“Tror mange har dette på “ting de vil gjøre før de dør”-lista”.

Nrk article and tv-program (31.12.2012):

“Se “Brøyt” og “Jakten på nordlyset”

Bladet Tromsø’s article (13.12.2013):

“En smakebit på lyset” – om “Jakten på Nordlyset”

Nordlys’ article (12.11.2013):

“Havets giganter har returnert til Kvaløya”

Nordlys’ article (28.11.2012):

“Tromsøs nye turistattraksjon: – Amazing! Incredible!”

Nordlys’ article (13.03.2012):

“- For et fantastisk land! Dette har vært ganske sterkt for meg”

ABCnyheter.no (16.02.2012):

“- Skal du se nordlyset, trenger du fire ting”