Tromsø’s architectural landmark shines like a lighthouse in the polar night and sparkles in the midnight sun. The Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen), built in 1965, was inspired by icebergs, fish racks and Sami tents and sports the biggest stained glass window in Europe. Its organ is incredibly powerful and is shaped like the sails of a ship. Watching a concert in the Arctic Cathedral marks the perfect beginning or end of a conference day.
Polaria is an Arctic experience centre where you can see friendly bearded seals, fish from the local area, take an Arctic walk and watch a 15-minute panoramic film from Spitsbergen on the Svalbard Islands. The striking Polaria building can be found a five-minute walk from the city centre.
Visitors to the Polar Museum can learn a wealth of information about Arctic life including the story of two men staying alone in Spitsbergen all winter, the tragic end of Willem Barent's expedition in 1596 and Roald Amundsen's fascinating expeditions to the North and South Pole.
The Polar Museum building, a warehouse dating from 1830, is built on stilts in the Tromsø Sound.
Most of the incentive programmes Visit Tromsø, the Tromsø Convention Bureau, puts together for their clients are tailor-made, so do not hesitate to get in touch with them so they can help you plan your event.
Visit TromsøP.O. Box 311NO-9253 TromsøPhone: +47 77 61 00 00, Fax: +47 77 61 00 10
You can also contact Visit Tromsø staff directly:Trude PettersenEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Norway Convention Bureau Karenslyst Allé 4 NO-0278 Oslo Phone: +47 21 06 32 12
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