Polar Museum, Arctic Cathedral & Cable Car

3.5 hours | Tromso | T O S - 2 1 5
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Points of Interest

  • Arctic Cathedral
  • Cable Car
  • Polar Museum
Moderate activity

Description

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

At the same latitude as Alaska, Tromsø is the capital of Northern Norway and an awe-inspiring island of intricate fiords and snow-capped mountain peaks. A hundred years ago, it earned the nickname, "Paris of the North" for its culture, intellectual pursuits and stylish fashions. Today, you'll find Tromsø just as exciting and innovating as your motorcoach drives around the island on a tour past the old city center, Lake Prestvatn, a scenic nature preservation area, and the Meteorological Institute.

Your first stop is the popular Polar Museum. Inside a warehouse dating back over 180 years, the museum celebrates the many exploits of explorers, hunters and researchers who used Tromsø as "The Gateway to the Arctic" between 1850 and 1930. The exhibits include photographs, films, vintage equipment and artifacts including skis, tents, scientific instruments and weapons and more.

The modern beauty of the Arctic Cathedral is your next stop. A visual masterpiece, the Cathedral's 114-foot high entrance and pronounced cross makes this landmark the city's most recognizable feature. The Cathedral's interior is bathed in warm and inviting light. Each chandelier, created in Czechoslovakian crystal, was crafted to resemble hanging ice formations. The vibrant-colored stained glass window, at 459 square feet and 75-feet high, covers the entire east wall and is one of the largest in Europe. Organ recitals and Midnight Sun concerts are performed during the summer months are visitors are welcome.

An exhilarating cable car ride up 1,300 feet to the top of Storsteinen Mountain is your last stop. Just across the bridge from Tromsø, the ride offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city, fjords, pine covered mountains and verdant valleys. At the top sits a restaurant/café with an indoor/outdoor children's playground.

Special Notes:

On Sunday mornings, the Arctic Cathedral will be visited from the outside only. The church may also close on short notice for funerals, weddings and other religious functions.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for an inside visit of Polar Museum

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
44
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:
00:20
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
44
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Scenic cable car ride to the summit of Mt. Storsteinen

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
01:00
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
70
Wheelchair accessible:
No
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:
00:10