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|Destination Airport IATA Code||TOS|
|Destination City Name||Tromso|
Head nearly 250 miles into the Arctic circle to discover Tromso. Surrounded by fjords and mountains this picture-perfect Norwegian town is the ideal place to see the northern lights or to enjoy an epic outdoor adventure. It is also renowned for its lively nightlife.
Tromso is a very different town in summer than it is in winter, but each season has something to offer. For two months during summer visitors can experience the midnight sun, and in winter the town is in perpetual darkness from late November to January. The snow and northern lights attract lots of visitors but the average temperature is below freezing from November to March.
There are festivals and events all year round, including the Tromso International Film Festival and the Northern Lights Festival of music in January and the hugely popular Midnight Sun Marathon in June.
Spring and autumn are good times to visit, with the northern lights visible and a nice balance of day and night.
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Optimal flight times from UK cities to Tromso include:
Tromso Airport, Langnes, is one of the most northerly airports in the world and handles almost 2 million passengers a year. Before it opened in 1964 only flying boats could reach the city. There are flights to other Norwegian airports and European cities including London. Many of its flights are seasonal. There are buses and coaches into the city, three miles away, plus taxis and car rental facilities.
The airlines that fly direct from the UK to Tromso are:
Buses connect Tromso to the airport and other towns in the region. The nearest railway station is four hours away by bus.
The city itself has a good bus network and there are plenty of taxis. Hiring a car is a good way to explore the area, but make sure you are prepared during winter.
You can easily walk or bike your way round Tromso, but it is not advisable in winter.
Tromso is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights, and there are plenty of tours to viewing spots in and around the town. If you are there during high summer you’ll have to make do with midnight sun.
The Arctic Cathedral, officially called Tromsdalen Church, was built in the 1960s and the concrete, steel and glass construction has been likened to Sydney Opera House. It is rather more angular than that and is designed to reflect the shape of a glacier.
Tromso has a reputation as a fun-loving town and the Mack Brewery has an important role to play in that. It produces 18 kinds of beers and there are tours and tastings daily.
Tromso is great to experience then outdoors: try whale watching, dog and reindeer sledding, snowshoeing, sea fishing or snowmobiling.
Make sure you taste the local delicacy, lutefisk, a dish, made of dried fish soaked in lye (an ingredient in the manufacture of soap). Maybe just try it once!