The Arctic Capital Tromsø

Join us for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Tromsø, the northernmost city in the world with a population over 50,000.

  • Ride the cable car up a mountain for spectacular views of Tromsø and its environs
  • Visit the Polaria visitor center, featuring an Arctic aquarium, exhibits, films, and a seal pool
  • Admire the city's iconic Arctic Cathedral from both inside and out
  • Enjoy a guided bus tour around Tromsø
  • Direction

    Northbound Direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    3 hours, 30 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    15

  • Max. passengers

    336

  • Booking Code

    HR-TOS5A

  • From

    $ 154

  • Notices

    Not available Jan 1, May 17, Dec 24 and 26, or Dec 31. Filming is not allowed inside the Polaria movie theater.

Surrounded by towering mountains, Tromsø is nicknamed the '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, 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 small yet vibrant metropolis with a rich cultural life. It is also the center of research and education in the north.

Our tour begins with a ride on the city's famous cable car up to the mountain ledge of Storsteinen (1,377 ft above sea level). From here, marvel at the spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and its surrounding islands, mountains, and fjords. Take a short walk around the mountain plateau, or enjoy something to eat or drink at the Fjellstua restaurant. We also visit the Polaria visitor center, which features an Arctic aquarium, seal pool, educational displays, and a panoramic theatre. The tour also includes a stop at the famous Arctic Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and town landmark.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Tromsø
  • Embarking port: Tromsø
  • Direction: Northbound
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Available from: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours, 30 min
  • Level: 1
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Not available January 1, May 17, December 24 - 26, or December 31
  • Filming is not allowed inside the Polaria movie theater