TromsoNorway

Visit this northern Norwegian city for outdoor adventures and breathtaking mountain scenery, art galleries and spectacular sightings of the northern lights.

The lively city of Tromsø is surrounded by picturesque mountain landscapes. Explore museums and art galleries, relax in alpine gardens and experience two spectacular natural phenomena: the Midnight Sun and the northern lights. Northern Norway’s largest town, Tromsø sits 218 miles (350 kilometers) north of the Arctic Circle.

The colorful city center spreads along the eastern banks of Tromsøya island. Find major city attractions such as the Gothic-revival-style Tromsø Domkirke. See Norwegian art at the Tromsø Contemporary Art Gallery and the Art Museum of Northern Norway. Learn about the history of Arctic fishermen and explorers at the Polar Museum. Spot bearded seals and cold-water fish at Polaria, an Arctic-themed science center and aquarium. Delve into the local beer culture at Mack’s Brewery.

Tromsø literally lights up with cultural activities from mid-May to mid-July, the months of the Midnight Sun and 24-hour daylight. Enjoy round-the-clock opening hours in bars, cafés and nightclubs along Storgata. Join locals for a midnight swim in the cool waters at Telegrafbukta Beach. Admire the blossoming alpine flora at the Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden. Watch late-night concerts at the Arctic Cathedral.

Ride the Fjellheisen Cable Car to Storsteinen Mountain for panoramic views of the city, waterways and surrounding snowcapped mountains. Visit between September and March for the chance to witness the mysterious spectacle of aurora borealis, the northern lights. Marvel as the night skies become a multicolored blanket of light.

Tromsø is a year-round destination for outdoor adventures, most notably in the nearby Lyngen Alps. Enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, ice fishing, dogsledding and snowmobile safaris in winter. Go horseback riding, walk across glaciers and hike through forests during the milder summer months.

Reach the city by flying to Tromsø Airport or catch a long-distance bus from major cities in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Get around on foot or use the efficient network of local buses. Take a cruise along Norway’s magnificent fjords to appreciate why Tromsø is known as the “Gateway to the Arctic.”

Top hotels in Tromso

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Clarion Hotel The Edge
Clarion Hotel The Edge
4 out of 5
Kaigata 6, Tromso
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs8,888 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! (960 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Clarion Hotel The Edge
Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora
Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora
3.5 out of 5
Sjøgata 19-21, Tromso

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Art Museum of Northern Norway and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from University of Tromso. Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum ...

4.2/5Excellent! (624 reviews)

"Excellent hotel in a lovely location by the harbour. Staff were excellent and very helpful. Both breakfast and free evening buffet were delicious. Hotel also has free tea and coffee Stations and afternoon waffles. Highly recommend this hotel and would definitely return."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora
Scandic Ishavshotel
Scandic Ishavshotel
3.5 out of 5
Fr. Langesgate 2, Tromso
The price is Rs8,693 per night

Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Art Museum of Northern Norway and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from University of Tromso. Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (938 reviews)

"Great waterfront hotel, of unusual design, in good location and meets all your needs would recommend"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Scandic Ishavshotel

Popular places to visit in Tromso

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.

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29 Feb 2020

An amazing place.

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Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

Northern Lights chasing is a must for all visitors to Tromsø, our experience was amazing. Go up the cable car, the views are breathtaking. The Vulcana Arctic Spa Ship is well worth doing and if you are brave enough to try the jump into the sea.

5/5 - Excellent

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24 Feb 2020

Fantastic selection of tours and experiences to choose from and potential Northern Lights viewing.

5/5 - Excellent

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22 Feb 2020

The Arctic Circle was a thrill and therefore too the weather and climate combined to create the perfect time for the holiday.

5/5 - Excellent

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22 Feb 2020

Very expensive generally but a great place.

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Verified traveller

22 Feb 2020

This is an absolutely beautiful place and so easy to walk around or just jump on the bus. Many excursions to book or jump on bus to get to Cable car and ski slopes. Would definitely return

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