The lights from the Fjellheisen cable car are truly an amazing sight. Head down to the city centre of this Arctic metropolis for the real Christmas adventure to begin!
Strolling around in streets decked in lights and garlands makes you feel like you're inside your favourite Christmas film.
Stock up on original handmade gifts like knitted hats and warm wool sweaters!
Afterwards, you can check out some market stalls in the city centre.
And don't forget to try one of Norway's oldest exports: tørrfisk (stockfish) at one of the city's many excellent seafood restaurants, like Vertshuset Skarven.
Tørrfisk is a speciality in the Arctic kitchen. In December, you can try the Christmas version, lutefisk...
... which has been soaked in lye!
Don't miss the rocket shaped kiosk known as Rakettkiosken at Stortorget, Tromsø's main square.
They make it extra cosy during the holidays by lighting a fire pit and laying out reindeer skins outside.
Snow, starry polar nights and northern lights make Tromsø unique from other Christmas towns.
But this doesn't mean you will have 24 hours of complete darkness. So make sure to enjoy a few hours of daylight outside ...
Join Tromsø locals for fun-filled, child-friendly events, including a boat trip in Arctic waters on board the old wooden vessel Hermes II.
Or let the kids decorate cod-shaped gingerbread cookies at Kystens Hus.
Kystens Hus has sushi and seafood restaurants, a large fish counter, an aquarium, and exhibitions on fish and fishing. During the holiday season, you can also buy handicrafts, jewellery, lefse (Norwegian sweet bread), and a variety of jams.
Now we have to run to catch the cinema!
Watching a Christmas classic under a starry sky, wrapped in warm blankets with a hot mulled wine in your hand, is a whole new level of enjoyment.
Tromsø has a unique atmosphere – all year round.
In winter, there are direct flights from several European cities, making Tromsø the perfect gateway to the beautiful wild regions of the north.