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Tromso is known as ‘the Paris of the north’ and with it's wealth of choice for restaurants and bars, shopping and activities it's not hard to see why.

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Destination in detail

Tromso is known as ‘the Paris of the north’. The largest urban area in northern Norway, and the second largest north of the Arctic Circle, with culture and quality bars and restaurants in abundance. Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the island of Tromsøya. Due to the Gulf Stream, Tromso isn't as cold as you might expect at that latitude, but there is still plenty of snow in winter months to try many of the winter activities on offer. The city centre of Tromsø contains the highest number of old wooden houses in northern Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789, giving the city a history and personality. It is the cultural centre of the region. Situated well within the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is perfectly situated for a Norway northern lights holiday.


69°40′58″N 18°56′34″E




2,520.11 km2

Time Zone

GMT +1

Experiences in Tromso

Experience the magical silence of the polar night as you head out on an amazing Northern Lights chase

Northern Lights Dog Sledding

Experience the magical silence of the polar night as you head out on an amazing Northern Lights chase
A luxury lodge set high on Tromso's 6th largest island.

Luxe Island Lodge

A luxury lodge set high on Tromso's 6th largest island.
Experience the magic of Whale Watching from a luxury catamaran.

Luxury Whale Watching

Experience the magic of Whale Watching from a luxury catamaran.

Why choose us?


Because for us, it's about you

Our itineraries are tailor-made for every customer – based on what you tell us your interests and travel aspirations are. We hear your desires and do our best to avoid your frustrations.

We are genuine

We choose experiences which are authentic to your destination – to help you connect with the culture. Keeping it real and immersing you in the lives of the locals so you can experience their way of life.

You deserve the best.

Our team of Travel Designers have first-hand knowledge of the destinations we offer – having travelled and experienced what we offer, we know you will get only the best service and luxury. This keeps our standards high and the relationships with our suppliers strong – so we can go the extra mile for you.

You can’t put a price on experience

Our aim is to supply you with the best – of everything. From the personalised service, to the after sales support, to being on call while you are travelling and ensuring our suppliers deliver on our promises – we give it our all at every step of the way.

We aim to promote sustainable travel

We choose the most sustainable options for transfers, accommodation, and activities, wherever possible. We explore multiple options in search of eco-friendly alternatives for you to choose from because we are passionate about our planet and understand the impact travel may have.

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting There

There are many flights directly or indirectly into the airport at Tromsø all year round. Ferry transport as well as bus and train services are also available to destinations further north and south.


The weather in Tromsø is warmer than other destinations at a similar latitude. With an average winter temperature of -2.2°C rising to 15.3°C in the summer, Tromsø provides a great place to visit at any time of the year.

Tromsø enjoys the midnight sun in June with the sun not rising above the horizon around December. Over the winter months the dark skies and latitude of Tromsø benefits from spectacular displays of the northern lights.


Tromsø is located in northern Norway, with the majority of the city located on the island of Tromsøya.

It is situated 350km within the Arctic Circle and is the largest urban area in northern Norway. Even though Tromsø is on the same latitude as Alaska it benefits from the Gulf Stream which brings vast amount of tropical air every year raising the average temperature.

At 69° north, it is the perfect destination for a Norway northern lights holiday.

Plants and Animals

Norway is rich in wildlife. In the north of the country around Tromsø there are many moose and reindeer. On rare occasions arctic foxes and bears can also be seen in the area.

Wild berries can be found all over Norway, with the most common being blueberries, cranberries and cloudberries.

Bird life is also abundant in the area, with many migratory birds nesting, on the cliffs and mountains in the summer.

Let’s plan your adventure

Our experienced and enthusiastic Adventure Artists are waiting to create your very own itinerary. Whatever you are looking for, we can help.

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