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Where your Arctic adventure begins

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.

Whale spotting in Tromsø
Asgeir Helgestad/Artic Light AS/visitnorway.com
Kayaking, Tromsø
Kayaking in Tromsø
Fishing outside Tromsø
Fishing in Tromsø
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Ishavskatedralen in Tromsø
Konrad Konieczny/www.nordnorge.com
Winter in Tromsø
Visit Tromsø
The cable car in Tromsø
Bård Løken/www.nordnorge.com

Plan your trip

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 offers accommodation for all budgets, from good hotels and apartments in the city to charming cottages out of town.

Food and drink in Tromsø

Get inspired

Getting here and around

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.

  • By plane

    By plane

    There are many daily domestic flights to Tromsø Airport Langnes.

    Most international flights to Tromsø require changing planes at Oslo Airport.

    Tromsø Airport Langnes lies only 5 kilometres from the city centre, and the airport express coach stops at several hotels in central Tromsø.

  • By car

    By car

    A 1600-kilometre long highway, which remains open all year, connects Tromsø with Oslo. Driving time is approximately 30 hours.

    Read more about road conditions.

  • By bus

    By bus

    Long-distance buses connect Tromsø with Alta, Narvik, Bodø and Fauske all year around. If you’re going to the Lofoten Islands, transfer in Narvik. Check out Tromsø’s official webpage for more information.

  • By train

    By train

    There is no train service to Tromsø. You can take the train from Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim to Fauske, where you must transfer to a long-distance bus to Tromsø via Narvik. Check out NSB’s webpage for prices and timetables.

  • By ferry

    By ferry

    Twice a day, Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) calls at Tromsø on its way between Bergen and Kirkenes.

  • Local travel

    Local travel

    Tromsø has an extensive local bus and ferry network. Read more on Troms fylkestrafikk’s webpage.

Northern lights forecast

Read more about northern lights in Tromsø.

Weather icon white Seasons and climate

  • Due to the temperate waters of the Gulf Stream, Tromsø has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at the same latitude, such as Alaska and Siberia.
  • The coastal climate in Tromsø makes the winters mild and the summers relatively cool.
  • January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of -4°C.
  • July and August are warmest with an average temperature of 12°C.
  • May and June are the driest months, with an average 50 mm of rainfall.
  • October is the wettest month.
  • Strong winds can occur, especially in late autumn and winter.
  • Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

Tromsø also offers…

There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do.


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