Discovering Tromsø: The Capital of Northern Norway

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Steeped in sea faring history and thriving in the modern world, Tromsø has something for everyone. And after some days with us you will know the answer to the question: Why is Tromsø called “the Paris of the North”?

Future Forward

The capital of Arctic Norway, Tromsø, is a modern cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant mix of culture, business and academia. Nestled between the mountains of the mainland to the east and Norway’s fifth largest island of Kvaløya to the west. For being at 69 degrees North, Tromsø feels less like a forlorn Arctic outpost and more like a chillier version of a thriving city with countless options for accommodation and dining.

Keenly aware of the pressures of urbanization and dedicated to fostering sustainable economic development in the Arctic, Tromsø is a hub for innovation in both the public and private spheres. Citizens of Tromsø know how to work hard, but they also know to play hard in the big nature that surrounds Tromsø Island on all sides.


Standing on Tradition

Restauranteurs love to showcase local foods, so it is a perfect opportunity to try out reindeer, cod, whale and a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Each season has its own delicacy but early fall is the perfect time to come to Tromsø as it is cloudberry and blueberry season!

Tromsø also boasts a variety of cultural offers with local museums, art galleries and artists ready to share stories of living in the north. Each January the city hosts the Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the most popular film events in Norway.

Unlock the Secrets of the City with Northern Norway Travel

One of the best ways to get acquainted with Tromsø city is to book a local guide for a walk around town. Northern Norway Travel offers tailor made tours to ensure that guests get the most out of the time they have in the city. Small group tours are also available and showcase the historic wooden buildings of Tromsø along with some fun stories about some past residents.

Be sure to visit us at our new shop in the Tromsø Havn Prostneset so we can assist you with all your Tromsø adventure needs! You can also reach us by clicking Contact Us (hyperlink).

Dear Guests,
Dear Partners,

On March, 12 2020 the Norwegian Directorate of Health Bjørn Guldvog has adopted comprehensive measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to help maintain the necessary health and care services.

The Directorate of Health decided that everyone who comes from outside the Nordic countries should quarantine for 14 days, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not. Retroactive from 27 February. This means if you booked a tour with Northern Norway Travel and you are within the Nordic Country before 27 February 2020 with approved documentations, we will try to run the tour with you.

If you arrived after 27 February to the Nordic country, you have to be in quarantine and are not allowed to attend the booked tour with us. Due to this new measure, we would like you to reach out to us and cancel the booking if you have to go into quarantine or to reschedule the booking free of charge within the year 2020.

If you have to cancel the booking please contact your travel insurance company for refund due to your quarantine.

Guests who booked via online travel agents or other third parties are advised to contact their booking provider for information on their policies and for assistance. All tours until 26 March 2020 are affected until further notice.

Thank you for your support and your loyalty. We will keep you updated through this dynamic situation and cannot wait to welcome you at one of our tours soon.

All the best,

Your Northern Norway Travel team