Tromso, Norway

Tromso is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway. Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the small island of Tromsøya in the county of Troms, 350 kilometres (217 mi) inside the arctic circle. The island is connected to the mainland by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvaløya by the Sandnessund Bridge.

The city centre of Tromsø contains the highest number of old wooden houses in North Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsø. The city is a cultural centre for its region, several festivals taking place in the summer.

Things to See & Do

* The Arctic Cathedral
* The Cable Car
* The Tromsø Museum
* Polar Museum
* Botanic Garden

General information

Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Norwegian krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area – 2,519 km²
Population – 65,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 47

Port Location – The Port of Tromsø has 8 main quays. 2 are in Prostneset (the city centre) and 6 in Breivika.

Transport Links – All international and domestic flights land at the small, modern Langnes Airport (TOS). There are about 10 daily departures to Oslo, by SAS ] and the low cost Norwegian. There are flights to Svalbard (Spitsbergen), and the city also has connections to Murmansk and Arkhangelsk (Arkhangelsk Airlines) several times a week. In summer, there may be flights to Stockholm as well. The low cost airline Norwegian has a direct route to London/Stansted, going through London may be the cheapest option for getting to Tromsø.

There is one daily bus to Alta, leaving at 16:00, and arriving at 22:30. If you intend to go on by bus to the North Cape, you have to spend the night in Alta. There are three daily buses to Narvik, the first one at 06:20 (not week-ends), corresponding with Narvik-Kiruna-Luleå train. The second ones, at 10:30, corresponds with an onward bus Narvik-Fauske, from where you can take the night train to Trondheim. It also corresponds with a train to Sweden.


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Cruises from Tromso, Norway

Cruise Date Duration
L'Austral, 8 Night Pristine Spitsbergen - with National Geographic ex Tromso, Norway to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen 26/05/22 8 nts
Silver Wind, Arctic & Greenland ex Tromsø to Longyearbyen 14/06/22 9 nts
Silver Wind, Arctic & Greenland ex Tromsø to Reykjavik 08/07/22 13 nts
Silver Cloud, Arctic & Greenland ex Tromsø to Longyearbyen 11/07/22 9 nts
Venture, Svalbard - Beyond The North Cape & Greenland ex Tromso to Reykjavik 27/07/22 25 nts
Silver Whisper, Northern Europe & British Isles ex Tromsø to Reykjavik 10/08/22 14 nts
Polaris, Arctic Adventure ex Tromso Return 16/08/22 12 nts
Le Boreal, 24 Night The Northeast Passage ex Tromso, Norway to Nome, Alaska 27/08/22 24 nts
Polaris, Arctic Adventure ex Tromso Return 28/08/22 12 nts
Polaris, Arctic Adventure ex Tromso Return 09/09/22 12 nts
Polaris, From the Arctic to Antarctica ex Tromso to Ushuaia 21/09/22 43 nts
Polaris, Viking's Northern Isles ex Tromso to Cork 21/09/22 12 nts
Hanseatic Inspiration, INT Short Cruise Around Norway ex Tromso to Hamburg 21/09/22 9 nts
Spitsbergen, 22 Night ex Tromso, Norway to Lisbon, Portugal 22/10/22 22 nts
Spitsbergen, 12 Night ex Tromso, Norway to Amsterdam, The Netherlands 22/10/22 12 nts
Spitsbergen, 10 Night ex Tromso, Norway to Hamburg, Germany 22/10/22 10 nts
Crystal Endeavor, 17 Nights Russian Arctic Expedition & The North Cape ex Tromso, Norway Return 16/07/23 17 nts
Silver Wind, Arctic & Greenland ex Tromsø to Longyearbyen 21/07/23 9 nts
Crystal Endeavor, 28 Nights Northeast Passage ex Tromso, Norway to Anadyr, Russia 02/08/23 28 nts