With countless islands, fjords and spectacular mountains, the area of Troms makes for a fantastic, active holiday.
A visit to Troms offers a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy. You can fish in some of the best salmon rivers in the country, such as the River Reisaelva and the River Målselva, go skiing off-piste in the area around Lyngsfjorden or go hiking in several national parks. You should also plan to spend some time in Tromsø, the largest city in the county.
Troms is the only Norwegian county bordering both Sweden and Finland, and you can also visit the point where all three countries meet: Treriksrøysa. In addition to Tromsø, there are also two other towns in the county: Harstad and Finnsnes.
Head to the Trondenes Historiske Senter Museum in Harstad to learn more about the history of the local area. If the weather’s not so good, visit the Grottebadet Water Park and spend an enjoyable few hours in the water. If you prefer outdoor activities, head to Sollifjellet Alpinsenter or Lyngsalpene for an unrivalled experience in the mountains. Don’t forget to visit the Ishav Cathedral or the Arctic Museum.
Troms is a lovely place to visit if you want to enjoy a variety of natural experiences. The distance to the countless islands on the coast is just as short as the journey to the mountains. Tromsø is the administrative centre of the county, and the famous Hurtigruten ships call here. You will also find the county's largest airport here.
It might be an idea to hire a car when visiting this part of Norway, as it’s easier to drive between the different places and attractions. The road network is well developed and three E roads pass through the county. The largest islands are also linked to the mainland by a number of bridges and tunnels.
A holiday in Troms offers a multitude of outdoor experiences, whether you prefer to be at sea, sail into the fjords or head up the mountains. If you prefer being closer to urban life, the towns and cities also have exciting activities and experiences on offer.