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Dogsledging in Tromsø, Norway - Photo: Tromsø Villmarkssenter (c) Visit Tromsø-Region
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Dogsledging in Tromsø, Norway Photo: Tromsø Villmarkssenter (c) Visit Tromsø-Region

What to do in Tromsø

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.

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.

Hiking

The gentler coastal mountains around Tromsø offer safe and easy walks with fantastic panoramas of the open sea. The Lyngen Alps, rising 5,900 feet 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.

Kayaking and canoeing

Sea kayaking is possible in the sheltered waterways around Tromsøya, in the fjords and among the hundreds of skerries and islets facing the open Atlantic Ocean. The inland rivers of Signaldalselva and Skitbotnelva are excellent for canoeing through silent woodlands.

Fishing

The seas off Tromsø are among the richest in the world, and you virtually always get cod, saithe, halibut and haddock, either from the shore, in a rented fishing boat or on an organised fishing trip. A more solitary, quiet experience is fishing for trout and char in rivers and lakes.

Golf

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.

Year-round culture

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 (pages only in Norwegian), 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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Last updated:  2014-09-05
Sea Rafting in Tromsø, Norway - Photo: John-Steve Linløkken
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Dogsledging in Tromsø, Norway - Photo: Tromsø Villmarkssenter (c) Visit Tromsø-Region

What to do in Tromsø

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.

What to do in Tromsø

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Tromsø

The capital of the Arctic is a lively and beautiful city packed with culture and history, and surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands.

What to do in Troms

Nature plays an important role in many of the activities which are on offer in Troms.

Winter activities in Troms

Winters in Troms feature blue light, northern lights and white snow.

Winter in Tromsø

In winter, expect moderate temperatures, loads of snow, skies lit up by the northern lights and a busy cultural scene in Tromsø.

About Tromsø

Tourist information in Tromsø

Tromsø Tourist Information Office is located in the city center, within walking distance of buses, ferries, Hurtigruten and most city hotels.

Key facts about Tromsø

Located 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is the capital of the Arctic, surrounded by beautiful fjords and mountains.

Tourist Information in Troms

Troms Reiseliv runs a year-round tourist information office for Troms County.

Key facts about Troms

Archipelagos, fjords and mountains create the frame for the county of Troms with added colour from the midnight sun and northern lights.

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