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

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GMT +1

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Our expert Adventure Artists have first-hand knowledge of all of our destinations and can create bespoke itineraries to suit your every taste and requirement whilst providing personal tips and advice for your once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.


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Whether you choose to learn all about the Sami lifestyle in the Arctic Circle or head into the rainforests of Costa Rica to see the native wildlife you are guaranteed to have a real, honest experience with hand-picked suppliers and guides. They will bring these experiences to life with genuine passion to fully immerse you in your chosen destination.


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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.

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