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The Arctic Cathedral

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Stunning Structure and Pipe Organ

The Arctic Cathedral was an unexpected, dramatic sight against the dark background of a mountain... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Winston-Salem, NC
Enjoyable concert

I can't say i was that impressed with the cathedral itself ... I actually found the outside more... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2019
Grand Bend, Canada
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Hans Nilsens veg 41, Tromsdalen 9020, Norway
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

The Arctic Cathedral was an unexpected, dramatic sight against the dark background of a mountain ridge as our ship entered the harbor at Tromso. I took an easy bus ride from the ship to attend an afternoon organ concert. The hall has excellent acoustics. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Interesting to see at night from afar. Not worth paying 50 nok to go inside. I wouldn’t even make it a stop at all if it wasn’t on the way to the cable car. There are magnificent churches all around the world for free -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

We walked on the bridge towards the Cathedral which offered a nice view. It was much more prettier from across the bridge and outside than inside. There was really nothing much to see inside and we felt the 50 NOK was too expensive and not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank sllim2015
Reviewed April 6, 2019

As others have said, from the outside this church is beautiful, a great spectacle and well worth seeing. The walk across the bridge is nice and seeing the church appear larger as you approach is amazing. However it is expensive to go inside ( 50...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

I can't say i was that impressed with the cathedral itself ... I actually found the outside more interesting than the interior. Fortunately, I attended a spectacular concert that eliminated any negative feelings about the building itself. I wouldn't advice spending the time or money...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

This is one of the main attractions of Tromso but the architecture is great only if you look at it from outside. We stayed in the center of Tromso so we walked on the bridge which connects the Tromso island with the area where the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

more than a cathedral. ..a little church compared to the churches in Italy ... nothing to see inside. ..and above all 5 euros thrown away ... makes the outside look better!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

I am sure there is a reason why the cathedral has only certain hours when is open, but that disappointed us. It would be nice if one could walk in, have a moment of silence and aknowledge the beauty we were entrusted on this Earth.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

Best to go here on the way to Fjellheisen as it is on the same bus route. It is also possible to walk from the city centre, but it will take around 20+ minutes and the wind can be quite strong while crossing the bridge....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

We have decided to see the cathedral before leaving, as it was a quick road from our accommodation - we did not regret! If you get to see it at night it is even better!

Date of experience: March 2019
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February 21, 2019|
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Response from Anro63 | Reviewed this property |
Of course, you can do it. Go to the port and cross the bridge. you will be almost in front of the arctic cathedral. From the cathedral go left and then walk to the right for another 15/20 minutes. However it is well... More
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January 5, 2019|
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Response from 117DeniseO | Reviewed this property |
Sorry been off for a while. We went to the midnight service so I am afraid I can’t advise
December 20, 2018|
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Response from Jesper C | Reviewed this property |
Taxi is available all the time. If not at the docks - go to nearest hotel and get them to call a taxi.