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TromsNorway

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.

Top hotels in Troms

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Clarion Hotel The Edge
Clarion Hotel The Edge
4 out of 5
Kaigata 6, Tromso
The price is Rs8,844 per night

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from University of Tromso. Tromso Cathedral (Tromso ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)

"Room was clean, great shower. Cleanliness outstanding"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Clarion Hotel The Edge
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso
4 out of 5
Sjogata 7, Tromso
The price is Rs5,853 per night

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Art Museum of Northern Norway and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from University of Tromso. Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum ...

4.2/5Very Good! (558 reviews)
Two thumbs up

"The bed was so comfortable and the view from my room was spectacular. Awesome breakfast and great location"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso
Scandic Grand Tromsø
Scandic Grand Tromsø
3 out of 5
Storgaten 44, Tromso
The price is Rs6,533 per night

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tromso Cathedral (Tromso Domkirke) and 2.5 mi (4 km) from University of Tromso. Art Museum ...

3.7/5Good! (331 reviews)

"The breakfast was fantastic with an enormous selection."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Scandic Grand Tromsø

Popular places to visit in Troms

Tromso Lapland
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Tromso Lapland

5/5(26 reviews)

Explore the exhibits at Tromso Lapland, a popular museum in Tromso. Wander the waterfront or discover the area's northern lights views.

Tromso Cathedral
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Tromso Cathedral

4/5(25 reviews)

This 19th-century wooden Protestant cathedral is highly regarded for its Gothic Revival architecture, imposing bell tower and striking interior artwork.

Polar Museum
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Polar Museum

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Get insight into the history of many polar expeditions and learn about Norway’s heritage of bear trapping and arctic travelers in this intriguing museum.

Arctic Cathedral
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Arctic Cathedral

4/5(45 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Tromsdalen when you take a trip to Arctic Cathedral. Amble around the area's waterfront or seek out the local tours.

Polaria
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Polaria

4.5/5(28 reviews)

Designed as an educational center, this aquarium features knowledge-based exhibits, display tanks with local marine life and a panoramic cinema.

Tromso University Museum
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Tromso University Museum

4.5/5(11 reviews)

See interactive exhibits, wander through exotic botanical gardens and learn about Norway’s polar seafaring tradition in the departments of this exceptional museum.