Tromsø's two-month-long summer and never ending days provide you with all the time in the world to explore the beautiful landscape around the city and experience all kinds of summer activities.
The gentler coastal mountains around Tromsø offer safe and easy walks with fantastic panoramas of the open sea. The Lyngen Alps rising 1,800 metres above the fjord, are altogether more challenging. Guided mountain hikes as well as glacier walks are available, but you can also hike on your own, as there is a mountain for every level of fitness around Tromsø..
Go sea kayaking and canoeing, either on your own or join a guided tour.
Male sperm whales spend their summer holidays at the edge of the continental shelf off Tromsø, and can be seen on daily on whale safaris.
Fishing in the teeming sea outside Tromsø or in the lakes and rivers is extremely popular.
Playing golf under the midnight sun is in itself a distinctive hole-on-one. This 18-hole golf course, the world's northernmost, enjoys a fantastic panorama towards the Lyngen Alps.
Tromsø’s cultural scene offers quality, professionalism and ambition.
The city's professional theatre, Hålogaland Theatre, plays in the musical language of the north. The symphony orchestra plays high quality music and is not afraid to perform outside the concert halls.
The Art Museum of Northern Norway and the Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art display art inspired by the light and shapes of Northern Norway
Numerous festivals enlighten long winter nights, such as Barents Jazz, Tromsø International Film Festival and the Northern Lights Festival.
The Norwegian Reindeer Racing Championship uses Tromsø's main street as a racecourse.
The summer festivals take place outdoors, such as Bukta Tromsø Open Air Festival and Døgnvill, which draws the latest names in Norwegian and international rock and pop.
The Midnight Sun Marathon attracts the city's fittest visitors who get a unique run in the light summer night.
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The spectacular landscapes around Tromsø are perfect for outdoor activities, combine them with Tromsø’s vibrant cultural scene.
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