The Arctic Cathedral seen from Tromsøya, Norway. The bridge and cathedral light up the dark night.

Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral

Step into the architecturally impressive, modern Arctic Cathedral at midnight for a magical classical music concert by candlelight.

  • Admire the Arctic Cathedral’s beautiful mosaic stained-glass window.
  • Listen to traditional Norwegian folk songs and hymns performed by professional musicians.
  • Experience the cathedral’s breathtaking acoustics.
  • Be inspired by this profoundly moving musical experience.
  • Direction

    Southbound Direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    1 hour, 15 min

  • Min. passengers

    14

  • Max. passengers

    336

  • From

    $ 127

  • Notices

    Only bookable on board. The program may vary. There is no guide on the bus.

Clearly visible from the town center, the Arctic Cathedral stands proudly at the end of Tromsø Bridge. Its architecture is pure and minimalist, yet striking, certainly deserving of its Arctic Cathedral moniker.

The building is even more impressive when illuminated at night, when it becomes a bright beacon beneath the dark mountains surrounding it. We’ll be visiting close to midnight for an exclusive concert just for us.

Inside, the eastern wall behind the altar will likely catch your eye immediately. The whole wall is stunningly decorated with one of the largest glass mosaic stained-glass windows in Europe.

As the candlelight flickers, this elegant church will be filled with the sounds of the most beautiful Norwegian folk songs, as well as some wonderfully powerful classical and religious selections.

This incredible musical experience is enhanced by the Arctic Cathedral’s fantastic acoustics, made possible by the shape and size of the building. It’s a truly moving way to end the day.

The Arctic Cathedral in winter, both the cathedral and the ground are covered with snow. The sky is blue. The Arctic Cathedral in winter, both the cathedral and the ground are covered with snow. The sky is blue.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Disembarking port: Tromsø
  • Embarking Port: Tromsø
  • Available period: All year
    • Not available on April 17, 2022; April 9, 2023; or March 31, 2024
  • Transportation: Bus

Note:

  • No filming or photography is permitted during the concert.
  • The program may vary.
  • There is no guide on the bus.
  • The duration of the concert is approximately 45 minutes.