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Tromso
The fjords and mountain ranges of Tromso are simply magical. Here, the northern lights sparkle across the same navy blue sky that's illuminated by the midnight sun. You'll be spellbound by Tromso's enchanting fishing villages, fragrant botanical gardens and crystalline waterfalls. Music is a major part of the Tromso culture, particularly techno and electronic music, which adds some thumping thunder to the city once a year during the annual Insomnia Festival.

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Tromso Fjords
Tromso Fjords
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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Fjellheisen Tromso
Fjellheisen Tromso
Owner description: The Tromsø Cable Car was built in 1961 by Brød­rene Jakob­sens Rederi, a local shipping company that was a major player in Arctic hunting/trapping, fishing and expeditions to the... more Owner description: The Tromsø Cable Car was built in 1961 by Brød­rene Jakob­sens Rederi, a local shipping company that was a major player in Arctic hunting/trapping, fishing and expeditions to the Arc­tic and Antarctic. The gondolas proudly convey this tradition by bearing the shipping company’s symbols: the polar bear and the seal. The Cable Car runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen. The lower station is located on Tromsø’s mainland, 50 m above sea level, while the upper station, Fjellstua, is situated at an altitude of 421 m above sea level. The trip up takes just four minutes. The Cable Car is Tromsø’s most popular tourist destination. From the large outdoor terrace, you can enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Tromsø and the virtually endless sight of islands, fjords, mountains and the open sea. If you look in the other direction, you will see the majestic mountain Tromsdalstinden, which towers 1,238 m above sea level. In summer, the panorama deck at the upper station provides excellent opportunities of seeing the Midnight Sun, while in winter it’s an ideal place for hunting the magical Northern Lights. Welcome to the Tromsø Cable Car – proud supplier of views since 1961 less
Attraction type: Mountains; Sightseeing Tours; Lookouts; Other Nature & Parks; Visitor Centers
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Tromso Tourist Information
Tromso Tourist Information
Owner description: Welcome to Visit Tromsø, the Tromso Tourist Information Centre. We look forward to help plan your stay and offer extensive knowledge of the area. Our knowledgeable hosts speak... more Owner description: Welcome to Visit Tromsø, the Tromso Tourist Information Centre. We look forward to help plan your stay and offer extensive knowledge of the area. Our knowledgeable hosts speak many languages. You can book activities, car rental, accommodation and trips with Hurtigruten. You can buy Polar certificates, stamps, postcards, souvenirs, hiking and road maps. Tromsø - a world-class Arctic adventure. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Arctic Guide Service Day Tours
Arctic Guide Service Day Tours
Attraction type: Scenic Drives; Sightseeing Tours; Night Tours; Photography Tours; Day Trips
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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)
The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Riso mat & kaffebar
Riso mat & kaffebar
Ranked #1 of 116 Restaurants in Tromso
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Mathallen
Mathallen
Ranked #2 of 116 Restaurants in Tromso
Price: $32 - $128
Cuisines: Scandinavian, European, Norwegian, Delicatessen
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Huken PUB
Huken PUB
Ranked #3 of 116 Restaurants in Tromso
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Bardus Bistro & Bar
Bardus Bistro & Bar
Ranked #4 of 116 Restaurants in Tromso
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mack's Beer Hall
Mack's Beer Hall
Ranked #5 of 116 Restaurants in Tromso
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

AMI Hotel Tromso
2.0 of 5
AMI Hotel Tromso
$79 - $91 (NOK 621 - NOK 711)
Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Clarion Collection Hotel With
3.5 of 5
Clarion Collection Hotel With
$143 - $293 (NOK 1,117 - NOK 2,289)
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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Clarion Hotel The Edge
4.0 of 5
Clarion Hotel The Edge
$160 - $324
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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Scandic Ishavshotel
3.5 of 5
Scandic Ishavshotel
$148 - $309
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora
4.0 of 5
Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora
$144 - $301
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso
4.0 of 5
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso
$141 - $297 (NOK 1,102 - NOK 2,321)
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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Enter Viking Hotel
4.0 of 5
Enter Viking Hotel
$98 - $230 (NOK 766 - NOK 1,797)
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Tromso
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