THE CABLE CAR
just four minutes the cable car in Tromsø takes you up to Storsteinen
mountain (420 metres above sea level), where you can take pleasure in a fantastic view overlooking the town and surrounding mountains.
At the Fjellstua Restaurant,
you can enjoy a cup of coffee, lunch or dinner, while delighting in the view. Fully-licensed bar. Outdoor cafe, kiosk and post box with it´s own stamp.
Large parking area at the lower station in
Tromsdalen. Good bus connections from the city centre (route 26) from
Peppes Pizza. Nice walk from the city centre, across the bridge and
pass the Arctic Cathedral to the lower cable car station (approximately 30
THE ARCTIC CATHEDRAL
church is in an ideal setting, centrally located in Tromsdalen and on a
slight hill, close to the Tromsø Bridge. It´s location makes it visible
from the island itself and from the housing areas on the mainland.
Whether travellers come by boat or by car, the church is easily seen
The Arctic Cathedral is a name often given to the
church. Perhaps because it has become a major tourist attraction in
Tromsø? The large, angular formation and the light colour can easily be
associated with an iceberg. The frontal part of the building is 35
metres high. Along it´s length there are concrete columns that reach
all the way to the ground.
These angled columns are covered with
a cladding of laquered aluminium plates. The interior lighting is
positioned such that it lights the outside of these plates as well as
the inside of the church, giving a special effect.
area of the main church hall is 900 square metres, with seating for 720
people. The lower floor, or cellar, has an area of 1020 square metres.
The former burial chapel is now a lecture and meeting room. Other rooms
are the chapel of rest, smaller conference rooms and other practical
rooms such as cloakroom and kitchen.
Midnight Sun is visible from around May 21 to around July 21. Between
November 21 and January 21, the sun disappears under the horizon and we
experience the Polar Nights. It is not completely dark during the
middle of the day, and the light and colour in the sky is amazing when
the weather is favourable.
Northern Lights are particles that are hurled into space after storms
on the sun´s surface. They are attracted by the magnetic North Pole,
and enter the atmosphere in a ring-like zone around the pole. In a
process that is identical to that inside a light tube, the energy is
released as light.
Tromsø is situated right in the centre of the
Northern Lights zone and is, therefore, together with the interior ice
in Greenland the tundra in northern Canada, among the best places on
earth to observe this phenomenon. Most of the Northern Lights outbursts
visible from Tromsø are green, but large outbursts can also include
In order to see the Northern Lights, it must be
dark and clear - the reason that we never see the Northern Lights
between May and August. The greatest frequency is between 6pm and 2am.
Some visitors prefer to see the performance from a mountain top
shielded from the city´s lights, while others are just as impressed
right in the city centre.
THE PARIS OF SCANDINAVIA
Tromsø has been given many names, reflecting its great versatility and popularity. The world´s largest fishing village, The gateway to the Arctic.
The people of Tromsø know how to go out on town and let their hair
down, and their town has plenty to offer in the way of nightlife.
the young population gives Tromsø a hallmark as a lively town with a
rich cultural life and nightlife. The numerous cafes, bars, discos and
restaurants give room to some 21.000 hungry and thirsty guests. Pretty
good, considering the total number of people living in what is often
refered to as Paris of the North. Nevertheless, most waterholes and
restaurants are popular with the citizens and the many visitors. Tromsø
has a rich, active and varied cultural scene. Theatre thrives despite
lacking funds and apt venues to perform.