Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

The Arctic Capital: Tromsø

Excursion

Price from $293

Difficulty level

Level 1: For everyone

Booking code

HR-TOS5A

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Notes

Read practical information below

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  • Enjoy a guided bus tour around Tromsø and learn more about its history

  • Ride the cable car up a nearby mountain for spectacular views of Tromsø

  • Admire the architecture and stained-glass window of the Arctic Cathedral

  • Visit the Full Steam coastal museum and learn more about Norway’s maritime heritage 

The base for many Arctic expeditions of old, Tromsø is rich in both culture and history. As part of this excursion, you’ll get to see some of the main attractions of  the third-largest city north of the Arctic Circle.  

Your tour begins with a ride up Tromsø’s famous cable car to the top of Mount Storsteinen (420m above sea level). Get your bearings as you take in the spectacular views across the city and the fjords, mountains, and islands that surround it. Explore the plateau or have a snack while you admire the view from Fjellstua restaurant.  

Next, we make our way to the magnificent Arctic Cathedral. Dominated by glass mosaic windows, the structure was inspired by Arctic nature and today stands as an icon of the Tromsø skyline.  

Our final stop is Full Steam, the world’s northernmost coastal museum, where you can take a deep dive into the region’s maritime heritage. You’ll learn more about the history, culture, and traditions of the Sea Sami, and their deep connection to the ocean and Arctic environment. You can also admire unique maritime artefacts and read stories of the sailors who braved the treacherous northern waters. Before you leave, be sure to stop by the Northern Lights exhibition to marvel at the aurora through the lens of renowned Norwegian photographers.  

Practical information 

  • Embarking/disembarking port: Tromsø

  • Available period: 2 Jan-30 Dec, except 17 May and 24-26 Dec

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing