Situated in the north of Norway, this charming metropolis sits 217 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Home to picturesque wooden houses, the Arctic Catherdral, several summer music festivals and northern lights visibility during winter, this scenic town offers something for everyone. Tromso is in the middle of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) zone, and is said to be one of the best places in the world to observe the aurora.
Stroll through the city and witness a quieter and idyllic way of life. Coloured wooden houses line the harbour and in the centre of town marvel at the Arctic Cathedral - a daring piece of architecture built in 1965 and inspired by Arctic nature. Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Mount Storsteinen - a 1382ft mountain that offers fantastic views of Tromso, or visit one of the numerous museums and art galleries that are scattered through the city.
One of the most poipular activities in Tromso is travelling through the surrounding wilderness by husky sleigh. Experience the great thrill of being pulled along by a pack of Alaskan huskies as the scenery rolls by.
Cross Country Skiing
The top of Tromso island offers the perfect skiing location for novices and people who have never skied before. Ski with a group through specially prepared trails through level terrain. After some practice, try out your new skills on a small hill. The guides in Tromso make this a great experience and keep you warm with hot drinks.
Witness the Aurora Borealis either at one of the many base camps around Tromso, or out to sea aboard the MS Zapffe. At the base camp, local guides will take you to the best areas to see the lights, and prepare a hot meal around the campfire as you wait for the Aurora to come into view. Aboard the MS Zapffe, leave the city lights behind and let the crew sail with you to the best area for visibility. Enjoy an onboard meal made from local produce.
The Lyngen Alps are one of northern Norway's exciting winter playgrounds. Enjoy a snowmobile ride through the Alps - from fjords to mountains, and witness the fantastic scenery as you whizz through the snow. Plenty of photo stops are included as your convoy passes alpine forests, snow covered mountains and fields. Share a snowmobile or ride solo.