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Why Visit Tromso, Norway

"The treasure of Norway", "the gateway to the Arctic" and simply the favorite place for ardent wanderers – this is all Tromso. Situated on the island of Tromsoya, ringed by mountain peaks, it can hardly be compared to anywhere else in Europe. Taking a Tromso city tour you'll ensure, it looks spectacular from every corner. It's where your Arctic adventure starts.

Travelling to Tromso brings much fun, regardless of the season. Vibrant history and culture, stunning wildlife and the beauty of nature are out of time. In winter, a visit to Tromso allows you to see the Northern Lights in action. There is no better place to observe this natural wonder then among stunning, snow-capped mountains, and fjords. The summer is all about Tromso fjord tours, long bright nights, witnessing the Midnight Sun, hiking and fishing.

If you are tired of experiencing Tromso on the ground, why not go for a cable car ride and view this Nordic city from the mountain top? Dating back to 1961, the cable car "Fjellheisen" is a true icon in Tromso.

If you've ever wanted to see whales in the flesh, your Tromso itinerary will be incomplete without Whale Safaris. And the best spot for the nature-lovers is certainly The Tromso Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden.

And if you're interested in everything to do with the Arctic, Polaria is a must-see. Designed to look like Arctic ice floes that have been forced up onto land, the exterior resembles a toppling set of dominoes.

Another striking example of the bold modern architecture is Tromsdalen Church, better known as the Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen) with its 1,500- square-foot glass mosaic – is surely worth seeing.

Feeling a bit tired of numerous sights and want to recharge and get to know the locals? Then your Tromso travel list should have a place for a visit to Tromso's oldest pub Olhallen. When it comes to beer, Mack Brewery with over 100 different beers on their production list is Tromso's pride and joy. A visit here is mandatory if you ask any diehard Tromso fan.

Top Things to Do in Tromso

  • Visit the Arctic Cathedral
  • Take the Fjellheisen cable car for best views
  • Enjoy Northern Norway nature and wildlife
 

Surrounded by unspoiled wilderness of fjords and mountains on every side Tromso is a fantastic place to experience some of nature's wonders and the truly Scandinavian lifestyle. Are you still wondering whether this Norwegian treasure is worth visiting? The answer is simple: go, see, explore! Let Tromso surprise you!

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