Tromsø is ideal for seeing the northern lights and has a modern mix of outdoor activities, a vibrant nightlife, and places to eat local food.
In this modern city in the Arctic, nature and culture go hand in hand. Tromsø has many activities on offer, from an aquarium and several quality museums to the world’s northernmost botanical garden. The city is also a popular place to observe the majestic phenomenon of the northern lights. Today, Tromsø is labelled as a Sustainable Destination, a seal of approval given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism.
If you want a cultural holiday, Tromsø hosts the Tromsø International Film Festival and the Northern Light Festival, both of which attract visitors from all over the world. At Northern Norway Art Museum you can explore art and crafts with ties to Northern Norway from the 1800s up until today.
For the outdoor enthusiasts, Tromsø city centre is conveniently located just around the corner from seemingly untouched wilderness, which offers many opportunities for activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and whale safaris.
The certification Sustainable Destination is a seal of approval given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, the destination must preserve the local nature, culture and environment, strengthen social values, and be economically viable. The municipality and the travel industry must cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place both to live in and to visit.
No location north of the Arctic Circle is as easy to reach as Tromsø, which makes the city an ideal starting point from where to explore the rest of Northern Norway. Get in-depth travel information at Tromsø’s official website.