Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Tromsø - The Arctic Capital


Price from €159

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Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

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Read practical information below

  • Explore the Gateway to the Arctic on this guided bus tour of Tromsø.

  • Ride the cable car up a mountain for spectacular views over Tromsø and its environs.

  • Admire the city´s iconic Arctic Cathedral from both inside and out.

Surrounded by towering mountains, Tromsø is nicknamed Paris of the North. This remarkably cosmopolitan city in the Arctic has a fascinating history. It has been the starting point for numerous polar expeditions in the Arctic Ocean, it served briefly as Norway´s seat of government in 1940, and has been a destination for timber transport from Russian rivers. Today Tromsø is a vibrant small metropolis with a rich cultural life. It is also the centre of research and education in the North.

Our tour begins with a ride with the city´s famous cable car up to the mountain ledge, Storsteinen (421 metres/1,377 ft above sea level). From here, you can marvel at spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. Take a short walk around the mountain plateau, or enjoy something to drink at Fjellstua restaurant (at your own expense). You will also visit the famous Arctic Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and town landmark.

Practical information: 

  • Languages: English, Norwegian, and German. French, Italian, and Spanish on request.

  • Walking information: The walk from the bus to the Arctic Cathedral is a bit steep.

  • Wheelchair accessible: The cable car and Arctic Cathedral are wheelchair friendly.