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Northern Lights over Tromso, Norway (Credit: Truls Tiller)

Tromso

Norway's Arctic capital

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Introduction

Tromso, the ‘Capital of the North', is a lively university town surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands. This extremely likeable and walkable city has, for many years, been the jumping off point for Arctic expeditions and adventures, and, with its location right in the heart of the aurora zone, is widely regarded as the best spot in Scandinavia for viewing the Northern Lights.


As such, it's well worth spending a few days here before taking off into the wilderness, its lively bars and first-class restaurants making for wonderfully cosy retreats between Arctic explorations. In the daytime, these range from classic winter excursions such as snowmobiling and husky sledding, to new attractions such as the Tromso Snow Domes, which, from December 2018, will welcome overnight guests for the first time. Wildlife, too, can be seen off the coast, with humpbacks and orcas feeding in the chilly Artic waters between October and February.

But it's the evenings when this destination really sparkle, with guided tours taking in the aurora's brilliant shades of blue, green and yellow, all set against a starry sky.

Meanwhile, in summer, travellers can hike in the coastal mountains, kayak inland rivers or among skerries in the Norwegian Sea, and even fish for cod, halibut and salmon. 

Special offers in Tromso

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £690 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive offer: Includes an Aurora Safari
Book by: 01 April 2019

Our most popular Northern Lights break, this four-day city stay in Tromso is the ideal introduction to Norway's Arctic delights, with wonderful restaurants and bars and easy access to a host of winter adventures.

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,190 pp incl. flights

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Special fly-cruise fares

This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.

Svalbard Explorer on Silversea

13-day expedition voyage from £8,100 pp incl. flights

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Special tailor-made fares
Book by: 31 March 2019

This spectacular 13-day expedition voyage discovers the remote reaches of Norway's isolated and unspoiled north, from Svalbard's polar bears to Bear Island's rugged bird cliffs. You'll spot an abundance of wildlife that thrives among these mountains, glacial fjords and dominating icy expanses.

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Top itineraries in Tromso

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £690 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive offer: Includes an Aurora Safari
Book by: 01 April 2019

Our most popular Northern Lights break, this four-day city stay in Tromso is the ideal introduction to Norway's Arctic delights, with wonderful restaurants and bars and easy access to a host of winter adventures.

Tromso & Malangen

5-day tailor-made journey from £990 pp incl. flights

A relatively new arrival on the Tromso winter scene, Malangen Resort is already a hit with our staff and clients alike, due in no small part to its incredible setting on the shores of a quiet fjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains.

Lyngen Lodge & the Northern Lights

6-day tailor-made journey from £2,165 pp incl. flights

This winter break begins with a night in Tromso before a stay at remote Lyngen Alps where included husky and snowmobile adventures are complemented by delicious regional dining and cosy nights spent around roaring fires.

Journey to the Northern Lights

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,150 pp incl. flights

Winter in the Lofoten Islands provides a landscape of snow-covered mountains, icy fjords, beaches and colourful fishing villages. Northern Lights enthusiasts are rewarded with frequent and colourful displays during winter. Wildlife lovers will find whales and sea eagles on a range of boat trips.

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Top places to stay in Tromso

Clarion Collection Hotel With, Tromso

Traditional hotel

Clarion Collection Hotel With is a hotel in central Tromso with magical views over the mountains, offering an experience similar to an Arctic adventure.

Malangen Resort, Tromso

Contemporary resort

Malangen Resort is also your ideal base for exciting adventures all year-round. Winter or summer, you can relax and indulge yourself at Malangen Resort and also take a day trip or two to other attractions.

Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromso

Contemporary hotel

This contemporary hotel has the finest rooms in Tromso. Situated quayside on the east coast of Tromsoya Island, close to the city’s spectacular wooden cathedral, the Scandic Ishavshotel’s spacious, superior and recently refurbished rooms offer exceptional views of the harbour.

Clarion Collection Aurora, Tromso

Traditional hotel

Clarion Collection Hotel Aurora is a charming hidden gem with a friendly atmosphere in central Tromso

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