Situated in the north of Norway, this charming metropolis sits 217 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Home to picturesque wooden houses, the Arctic Cathedral, several summer music festivals and northern lights visibility during winter, this scenic town offers something for everyone. Tromsø 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 Tromsø, or visit one of the numerous museums and art galleries that are scattered through the city.
One of the most popular activities in Tromsø 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 Tromsø 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 Tromsø make this a great experience and keep you warm with hot drinks.
Go northern lights chasing either on land or at sea. On a northern lights base stations tour the 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. Alternatively, board the city's new hybrid-electric catamaran and silently sail away from the city lights while enjoying a Nordic tapas tasting menu.
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 whiz 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.
From November through February the icy waters around Tromsø host some very special visitors, including orcas and humpbacks. For those who like to be at the heart of the action, a whale watching safari by RIB (rigid inflatable boat) is the best way to get up close and personal with the giants of the sea. Seating just ten passengers each, these small vessels provide an unbeatable viewing point at sea level. Alternatively, board a whale watching cruise or head out in the silent electric catamaran to the whale's popular feeding ground.