Tromsø in sunset.
Selbassenget i Polaria i Tromsø

Tromsø is young and vibrant with a long, cold history.

Famed for its nightlife, it's been dubbed "The Paris of the North" famed for its nightlife, while the name "The Gateway to the Arctic Ocean" conjures up images of completely different adventures. From here, the heroic polar explorers started their expeditions out into the unknown, going further north that anyone had ever been before. People and ships set off on Arctic fishing expeditions—and came back with holds filled with sealskins. And sometimes even polar bears. Maybe that's how the myth of polar bears in the streets came about?

Be it a museum, activity centre or ice hotel, the Arctic Ocean, polar life, hunting and proximity to the Arctic give the city its distinct identity . And you can have adventurous experiences in nature while also being close to the vibrant city life.  You can enjoy beer safaris and whale safaris as well as disco lights and Northern Lights. This city's backyard is the wilderness.

Ishavskatedralen om natta

Our voyages here

North- and southboundRound Voyage

Bergen → Kirkenes → Bergen

Havila castor seen from Skageflå in the Geirangerfjord. Photo: Oclin
The classic

NorthboundVoyage North

Bergen → Kirkenes

North cape
7 days

NorthboundThe Northern Norwegian Adventure

Trondheim → Tromsø

3 days

NorthboundNorthern Tip of Europe

Tromsø → Kirkenes

3 days

SouthboundVoyage South

Kirkenes → Bergen

Red houses on rocky shoreline with majestic mountains in the background.
6 days

SouthboundThe Arctic Dream

Kirkenes → Tromsø

2 days

SouthboundThe Arctic Circle and Lofoten

Tromsø → Trondheim

3 days
Cathedral in winter in Tromsø.

Top 3 things to see in Tromsø

Viewpoint in Tromsø

Fjellheisen cable car

Take the cable car to the top to experience the Northern Lights—or the midnight sun
People enjoying cold drinks at an Ice hotell near Tromsø

Ice hotel

Ice domes characterised by Sami culture
Selbassenget i Polaria i Tromsø

Polaria aquarium

Polaria with its Arctic educational experiences

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How to get to Tromsø?

You will get to Tromsø if you travel our classic roundtrip or some of our other voyages.

If you are traveling far, and you wish to start or end your voyage in Tromsø, the easiest is to get in by plane. 

By plane: If traveling in Norway you can order your flight from Flyr, Norwegian, SAS or Widerøe. From the airport there is an airport schuttel to the city centre. Tromsø has several direct routes to cities abroad, as for example London and Copenhagen. 

By train: There are no trains that go this far in Norway.