Tromso

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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.”

Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso
Comfort Hotel Xpress Tromso
3 out of 5
Gronnegata 35, Tromso
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$172 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tromso Cathedral (Tromso Domkirke) and Polaria. Polar Museum and Tromso University Museum ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (960 reviews)
"Lovely hotel. Great location, close to pickup point of tours. Staff is super nice and helpful. The mattress was rather soft."

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2022

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Clarion Hotel The Edge
Clarion Hotel The Edge
4 out of 5
Kaigata 6, Tromso
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$261 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (950 reviews)
"The hotel is really superb. It's modern, clean and in a very good location. The staff is professional. Breakfast was amazing, and the hotel restaurant is of a very high quality. We enjoyed our stay in the Edge hotel in Tromso very much, I would not think twice to choose it again!"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2022

Clarion Hotel The Edge
Scandic Ishavshotel
Scandic Ishavshotel
3.5 out of 5
Fr. Langesgate 2, Tromso
The price is AU$243 per night from 27 Feb. to 28 Feb.
Located in the heart of Tromso, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tromso Cathedral (Tromso Domkirke) and Polar Museum. Polaria and Tromso University Museum ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (965 reviews)
"Location and view were amazing! Great breakfast buffet included."

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2022

Scandic Ishavshotel
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Tromsø Lodge & Camping
Tromsø Lodge & Camping
2 out of 5
Arthur Arntzens veg 10, Tromso
The price is AU$148 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
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. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (189 reviews)
"Friendly staff, great location, clean cabin that was perfect for the family."

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

Tromsø Lodge & Camping
Bjørvika Apartments Vervet Tromsø
Bjørvika Apartments Vervet Tromsø
3.5 out of 5
1 Gjøastredet, Tromso, Troms og Finnmark
The price is AU$310 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Situated in Tromso, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Polar Museum and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from University of Tromso. Tromso Catholic Church Var Frue ...
Bjørvika Apartments Vervet Tromsø
Polar Cabin
Polar Cabin
3 out of 5
Kynnmobakken 83, Tromso, Troms
The price is AU$1,021 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Situated in Tromso, this cabin is within 16 mi (25 km) of Polar Museum, Polar-Alpine Botanical Gardens and University of Tromso. Tromso Cathedral (Tromso Domkirke) ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"We were greeted by Jana & Michael upon arrival. We were shown around the property and to our room, room was nice and big and had it all to ourselves. Jana & Michael were very good hosts and such a pleasant couple, had such good conversation every night. They treated you like you were family. One ..."

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2019

Polar Cabin
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