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 light.
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 city is known for its lively night scene and a range of restaurants specialising in the fresh ingredients of the Arctic. Tromsø’s multi-cultural community, featuring more than 100 nationalities, does its very best to whet local palates, and there is no shortage of new eateries based on local food.
Human settlement in the Tromsø area dates back thousands of years, though the city itself was founded only about 200 years ago. Tromsø soon became the centre for trapping in the Arctic region, and in the early 1900s it was the starting point for expeditions to the Arctic. Hence its nickname: “Gateway to the Arctic”.
The restaurant is located in the middle of the city centre. We have a child's room and a meeting room. Our…More
We are open on Sundays from 12:00 - 17:00. We will be docked next to the Polar Museum, on the historical…More
We are open on Sundays from 12:00 - 17:00. We will be docked next to the Polar Museum, on the historical…
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We offer Lunch or dinner from our à la carte menu. We also recommend our Bar Food Menu, small dishes that can…More
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Deep in the beautiful Balsfjord you find Vollan Gjestestue, a family business that opened its doors on July 4,…More
The past 17 years have Tove worked with glass sculptures and art. The majestic scenery and the ever-changing…More
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Gourmet restaurant in downtown Tromsø with complete menus/à la carte. French/international with local raw…More
Restaurant with table service. Seasonal menu of fresh fish and shellfish. Modern and traditional cooking.…More
Our menu variates from our Original Classic Chicago with a thick crust to Freestyle California with a thin…More
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Our philosophy is to have focus on the guest and we want each visit to be something extraordinary with great…More
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Meeting place in historic 1916 cinema. Coffee specialites by day, busy bar by night. For the cinema program,…More
Restaurant with table service. International cuisine. Light lunches at lower prices. Dinners of good…More
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Skarven is the most casual place in the house. Here we serve beer, wine and spirits also outdoors when the sun…More
Delicious fish and seafood based on locally supplied specialities. For the more dearing one´s we serve whale.More
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With it's location on the 2nd floor, our restaurant has a great view of the fjords and mountains of Kvaløya…More
Café serving lunch and dinner. Counter service, international cuisine, bar/dance floor by nightMore
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Café with extreme sports theme in the Tromsø city centre. Burgers etc. for lunch/early dinner, bar by nightMore
For hundreds of years, January has seen the arrival of fisherman to the Lofoten Islands from all over the…More
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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.
There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do.