Find a map, or even better, a big globe. Move your finger along the arctic circle and you will find two cities larger than Tromsø, both in Russia. But what the map does not tell you about is the quality of life, the clean air and the spectacular nature activities you can take part in in this area.
When it comes to amazing nature experiences, in Tromsø, you’ll be spoiled for choices. For example, the arctic capital gives you loads of opportunities to catch the Northern Lights, which is one of the top attractions for travellers in this region. There are also plenty of nature activities to take part in while chasing aurora borealis. Activities in Tromsø include snowmobile safaris, dog sledding, reindeer sledding, ice dome visits, whale watching and a unique visit to Camp Tamok.
Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, Tromsø Ice Domes is built every year as the Polar Night approaches. The snow and ice art reflects the unique bond between man and nature in a unique and breath-taking manner. The ice bars, the ice cinema, the ice bedrooms and ice restaurant have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful coloured lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. All carvings are made to represent the local wildlife, culture, and history of the region and each year, a story is told through these carvings. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience of snow and ice magic in the arctic wilderness!
When you think of Tromsø, you might solely think of rough nature, dog sledding and the aurora borealis, but Tromsø has a lot more to offer. Dubbed "The Paris of the North", Tromsø offers a huge range of restaurants, a bustling nightlife and lots of different cultural activities. There are loads of different festivals happening throughout the year. Every year you can take part in Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) and there are numerous music festivals happening almost every month. Tromsø Skyrace has taken place since 2014 allowing participants to run through rough tracks in the wilderness with beautiful fjord views while still being relatively close to the city of Tromsø.