Tromsø, the Arctic Capital (Ishavskatedralen, Kvaløya, Fjellheisen)

Enjoy this tour through the ‘Paris of the North’, which provides you with spectacular views of the town, brings you to fascinating Kvaløya, and stops at the famous Arctic Cathedral.

  • Ride the cable car up a mountain for spectacular views over Tromsø and its surroundings.
  • Admire the city’s iconic Arctic Cathedral from inside and out.
  • Guided bus tour around Tromsø
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

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  • From

    $ 145

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 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 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 with the city´s famous cable car, up to the Storsteinen mountain ledge (1,377 ft above sea level). From here, 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 eat or drink at the Fjellstua restaurant (at your own expense). This tour also includes a stop for photos at the Maritime Skole. You will also visit the famous Arctic Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and town landmark.

Practical information:

  • Language: ENG

  • Included: Shuttle, guide, entrance fee

  • Wheelchair accessible: The Cable Car and the Arctic Cathedral are wheelchair friendly