The city of Tromsø
Paris of the North
The gateway to the Arctic
The world´s largest
Tromsø is actually on an island, Tromsøya. The Tromsø sound divides the town from the mainland, where the famous Arctic cathedral stands with its unique architecture. On the mainland, a 4-minute trip by cable car takes you up Storsteinen mountain, 420 metres above sea level. At the top there is a magnificent viewpoint and Fjellstua restaurant. The Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) has daily departures.
Tromsø has been given many names, reflecting its great versatility and popularity. 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. Tromsø has a rich, active and varied cultural scene.
Inevitabely, 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.
Between the end of November and January, the sun remains below the horizon, and Tromsø is in darkness. The winter is the best season to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).