Tromso Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Lyngen Alps

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Located 300 km (186 miles) into the Arctic Circle northeast of the city of Tromsø, the Lyngsalpene (Lyngen Alps) are a 90-km (56-mile) range of untamed mountains stretching from Lyngenfjord in ...  Read more

Arctic Cathedral

The Arctic Cathedral’s strikingly modern glass-and-aluminum facade and daring angular planes form a much-loved landmark in Tromso. With an appearance distinct from that of most churches, it ...  Read more


Lying off the western shore of the island of Kvaløya, Sommaroy is 36 km (22 miles) west of the city of Tromso and is a haven for day-trippers thanks to its gleaming white sands and rugged ...  Read more

Tromso Fjords

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Thanks to its spectacular location among a series of islands and skerries laced with waterways and scalloped inlets, and to its backdrop of snow-clad peaks, Tromsø is the epicenter of day trips ...  Read more

Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden (Botaniske Hage)

At 350 km (217 miles) into the Arctic Circle, the world’s most northerly botanical gardens opened in 1994 and are spread over 1.56 hectares swathed in thousands of plants from across the world. Given ...  Read more


Ersfjordbotn is a village located at the bottom of the pristine Ersfjord, just 20 km (12.5 miles) west from the city of Tromsø on the neighboring island of Kvaløya. It is a legendary spot ...  Read more

Fjellheisen Cable Car

Easily accessible across the Tromsø Bridge to Fløya on the mainland by bus No. 26, the Fjellheisen cable car shoots 420 meters (1,378 feet) up Mt Storsteinen in less than four minutes and ...  Read more


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Kvaløya is Norway’s fifth-largest island, covering 740 square km (285 square miles), and its name translates from Sami to "Whale Island" thanks to its cluster of central mountains. ...  Read more


Resembling slabs of iceberg tumbling up against the shoreline, Polaria sits on the Tromsø quayside a short walk from the cruise port. It is built in similar style to the Arctic Cathedral, which ...  Read more

Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

Found in a dockside wooden warehouse dating from 1837, which served as Tromsø’s Customs House until the early 1970s, the Polar Museum celebrates the city’s history as the epicenter of Arctic ...  Read more

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