Lying north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø has been a departure point for Arctic explorers and hunters since the 18th century. Today, this town of some 50,000 individuals is home to the northernmost university in the world, which gives Tromsø a lively cultural and street scene, highlighted by the annual Midnight Sun Marathon.
Ride the cable car to the summit of Mt. Storsteinen for dramatic views of Tromsø city and Troms Island. Enjoy refreshments at the panoramic restaurant.
Symbolizing Norwegian cultures and faith, the cathedral's stunning ultra-modern architecture features eleven arched triangles of glass, steel and concrete with a beautiful stained glass window.
Offering dramatic 360-degree panoramic views of Tromsø, Troms Island, and the surrounding mountains, the ride to the top of Mt. Storsteinen is exhilarating and rewarding with a charming restaurant overlooking the city.
Set inside a restored early 19th century warehouse, the museum details the history of Norwegian explorers and hunters with presentations of Tromsø's past as a center for Arctic hunting.
Learn about Northern Norwegian nature and culture, and see displays on Arctic animals, local history and archaeology.
Polaria Arctic Center
This educational aquarium offers films, exhibits, a walk along the "Arctic walkway," a chance to meet bearded seals and a unique gift shop.
Husky Wilderness Camp
Tour the camp with its more than 250 Alaskan huskies
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Easy Tromso: Polaria Arctic Center & Cathedral
2.5 hours | Tromso | TOS-290T O S - 2 9 0
Polaria Arctic Center
From the pier, you'll drive around the picturesque island of Tromsø where traces of the 18th and 19th centuries sit alongside the modern and new. Your narrated tour stops at the Polaria Arctic Center to meet bearded seals then over the bridge to visit the Arctic Cathedral, Tromso's spectacular architectural landmark.
Enjoy a leisurely, narrated tour through Tromso's historic center to the stunning Arctic Cathedral where the Midnight Sun is welcomed each evening. Then, walk along the 'Arctic Walkway' at the Polaria Artic Center and meet bearded seals. Later, learn about Northern Norwegian nature and culture, and see displays on Arctic animals, local history and archaeology at the Tromsø Museum.
Take a scenic drive across Tromsø to the mountainous Kvaløya Island, home of the Husky Camp and meet some of the dogs that participate in the Finnmarksløpet, the world's northernmost sled dog race. Then take a scenic trip to the Polar Museum devoted to Norwegian explorers.
Board the motorcoach to the Polar Museum and learn about Tromsø's past as a center for Arctic hunting. Another must-see is the renowned Arctic Cathedral with its unique design of 11 arched triangles of glass, steel and concrete. For spectacular views, take a ride on the city's only cable car.
Take an unhurried narrated tour through Tromsø, past some of the city's oldest homes to the fascinating exhibits at the Tromsø Museum. Then, marvel at the Arctic Cathedral, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, before hopping the cable car for 360-degree views of the city.
Take off on a high-spirited RIB cruise through the waters off Tromsø and take in the glassine beauty of the fjords and the small, picturesque islands that dot the landscape. View the sights, look for wildlife and listen to local stories as you cruise towards Ryøya Island.
Thrill to Norway's grandeur on a helicopter adventure that explores the beauty of Tromsø. Take flight over incredible scenery including Tromsdalstinden mountain and the Lyngen Alps, iconic landscapes and cityscapes highlighting old wooden houses, and the modern Arctic Cathedral on an exciting 30-minute flight with lively commentary by the pilot.