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Tromso
Travel Guide

Tromso showing a sunset, a lake or waterhole and a small town or village

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.”

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 £96 per night from 12 May to 12 May
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. Art Museum of Northern ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (969 reviews)
"Nice hotel, good breakfast,"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

Clarion Hotel The Edge
Scandic Grand Tromsø
Scandic Grand Tromsø
3 out of 5
Storgaten 44, Tromso
The price is £73 per night from 30 May to 30 May
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 ...
3.8/5Good! (456 reviews)
Not the best
"It was okay however the room was old and the beds were moving. The view was in the opposite hotels room, so no privacy. There was no parking closeby, no cofee in the breakfast bags even though requested, etc."

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

Scandic Grand Tromsø
Tromsø Lodge & Camping
Tromsø Lodge & Camping
2 out of 5
Arthur Arntzens veg 10, Tromso
The price is £91 per night from 22 May to 22 May
Situated on the riverfront, this campsite is within 3 miles (5 km) of Polar Museum, Tromso Catholic Church Var Frue Kirke and Art Museum of Northern Norway. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (171 reviews)
"Friendly staff, great location, clean cabin that was perfect for the family."

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Tromsø Lodge & Camping
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Arctic Rooms Aurora
Arctic Rooms Aurora
3 out of 5
15 Øvre Maryborgveg, Tromso, Troms og Finnmark
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Polar-Alpine Botanical Gardens and University of Tromso. Polar Museum and Tromso ...
Arctic Rooms Aurora
Buvik Sea Lodge
Buvik Sea Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Leirstrandvegen 2402, Tromso
The price is £148 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out apartment building in Tromso is 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from Lillevardhaug Lake and within 20 mi (32 km) of As Lake and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Herlig!
"Veldig fin beliggenhet i flott natur. Badstu med nydelig utsikt. Utrolig hyggelig og behjelpelig vertskap. Fin leilighet med god plass og vakker utsikt over sjøen."

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2021

Buvik Sea Lodge
Enter Tromsø Apartments
Enter Tromsø Apartments
4 out of 5
Grønnegata 18, Tromso
Located in the heart of Tromso, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mack Brewery and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from University of Tromso. Tromso Cathedral (Tromso ...
4/5Very Good! (242 reviews)
disappointed
"The apartment does not reflect any of the 90+ photos on hotels.com or entertromso.no or elsewhere. It is smaller than appear in photos. The general standard is low (they advertise "high standards"). e.g. the TV table is wobbly and unstable. 1 bedroom was smaller than the bathroom. The other was in ..."

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Enter Tromsø Apartments
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