A lively, beautiful city with arctic history, culture and cuisine, surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands below the Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights

Tromsø has a lively and historic centre

Tromsø city centre comprises the largest collection of historical wooden houses in Northern Norway, and is full of interesting shops, jam-packed cafés, restaurants with arctic menus, museums, churches and galleries, as well as Tromsø’s highly audible and welcoming night-life.

The islands protect Tromsø from storms

Hundreds of islands, some having mountains a thousand metres high, others more low-lying and windblown, all serve to protect Tromsø against the sea. In between the mountains are fishing villages and settlements, some of which are sleepy and abandoned while others are full of hectic activity.

Mountain and fjords are found all around

The 1,800-metre-high Lyngsalpene mountains rise to the east from the Arctic Ocean with their sharp peaks, glaciers and cascading rivers. To the south, the Balsfjord cuts through the mountains and conceals green grazing meadows and rich farming land below steep mountains. The people here are of Norwegian, Sami and Finnish origins.

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