Easy Tromso: Polaria Arctic Center & Cathedral

2.5 hours | Tromso | T O S - 2 9 0
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Points of Interest

  • Arctic Cathedral
  • Polaria Arctic Center
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your narrated tour around the picturesque island of Tromso takes you through the city that is a reflection of its past with an eye towards the future. Many homes and structures you'll see date back to the 18th and 19th centuries yet sit comfortably alongside many new and modern neighborhoods.

A short distance from the town center, the Polaria Arctic Center unique building resembles huge blocks of ice roughened by the harsh waters of the Arctic. A number of exhibits include short films that showcase the splendors and harshness of northern Norway. After the movie, you will have the chance to see the exhibit 'Priceless' regarding the glacier decline in Greenland. At the end of the walkway is the museum's aquarium where you can meet bearded seals and see interesting exhibits of the most common species of fish that live in the Barents Sea. The Polaria gift shop offers a wide variety of local crafts seal products, books, toys and other souvenirs.

Next, you'll view stunning vistas of the surrounding areas as you cross the Tromso Bridge en route to the Arctic Cathedral, one of Tromsø's most revered treasures. The crystal blue waters of the Norwegian Sea slip aimlessly along below the bridge and between rows of mountains. In the distance, you can see the white Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø's famous landmark.

A symbol of Norwegian culture and faith, the Arctic Cathedral is an innovative design of glass, steel and concrete resembling a giant glacier resting at the base of the mountains. The main entrance is surrounded by a large glass façade with a pronounced cross. Inside, the Cathedral boasts one of the largest stained glass windows in Europe. Each evening during the summer months the Cathedral holds a concert to welcome the return of the Midnight Sun.

You'll return to your motorcoach for a scenic trip back over the bridge and to your ship.

Special Notes:

On Sunday mornings, the Arctic Cathedral will be visited from the outside only; the church may also be closed due to funerals and weddings.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for an inside visit of Polaria Arctic Center

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
400
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Inside visit of Arctic Cathedral

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15