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”?
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).