What to do in Troms
The capital of the Arctic is a lively and beautiful city packed with culture and history, and surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands.
Winters in Troms feature blue light, northern lights and white snow.
Visit fishing villages in the morning and go hiking in the mountains in the afternoon.
The Polar Zoo and the three national parks of Reisa, Øvre Dividal and Ånderdalen are popular attractions in Troms.
Troms boasts three national parks with good hiking. Exploring Senja Island, Reisa National Park and Lauklines are among the highlights.
There are fish to be caught all year around. Cod fishing is at its best in winter time. Try Senja for a special fishing experience.
Nature rules the north of Norway, and over thousands of years, people have found ways to adapt to the Arctic climate.
Harstad has a mix of contemporary and old architecture which, in combination with its waterfront location, provides a good atmosphere.
Bring some good shoes when you visit Harstad. Experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.
Stay at hotels, cabins, a youth hostel, traditional wooden storehouses or private accommodation in houses and on farms.
Cyclists will put their endurance to the test in Northern Norway at this international race which runs from Hammerfest to Tromsø, via the North Cape.
Tromsø’s numerous sights offer history, daring architecture, wildlife, science, culture and impressive vistas.
Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.
Run in the midnight sun or play a round of golf on the world's northernmost course. Hike, paddle or fish in spectacular Arctic scenery.
In winter, expect moderate temperatures, loads of snow, skies lit up by the northern lights and a busy cultural scene in Tromsø.
Follow actress Joanna Lumley as she travels to Northern Norway to fulfil a childhood dream and see the northern lights.
The stunning scenery around Tromsø is easy to discover by car. There is something new around every corner. Pick up a map at the tourist information.
National Geographic Adventure recommends Ålesund and Tromsø for hiking, surfing, skiing and biking. And there is more.