The Arctic Capital Tromsø

Tour the city’s best spots from the Arctic Cathedral to the world’s northernmost aquarium, including taking the cable car up for mountaintop views over Tromsø.

  • Enjoy a guided bus tour around Tromsø and learn more about its history
  • Ride the cable car up a nearby mountain for spectacular views of Tromsø
  • Admire the architecture and stained-glass window of the Arctic Cathedral
  • Visit Polaria, the world’s northernmost aquarium, and see the seals being fed
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    3 hours 30 min

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    179 €

  • Notices

    Not allowed to film inside movie theatre at Polaria

The base for many Arctic expeditions of old, Tromsø is rich in both culture and history. As part of this excursion, you’ll get to see some of the main attractions of this the third largest city north of the Arctic Circle.  

First, we’ll go for an exciting cable-car ride up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen, sitting 421 metres above sea level. From the viewing platform at the cable car’s upper station, you can enjoy stunning panoramic views over the city, as well as the surrounding islands, mountains, and fjords.  

After descending via cable car, the tour continues to the Arctic Cathedral, the city’s most recognisable landmark, and a true architectural masterpiece. We’ll also visit Polaria, where you’ll find an arctic aquarium, seal pool, and an immersive 21-metre-wide cinema screen, along with many educational displays. Here, you’ll enjoy a polar-themed movie, and get to watch the seals being fed. 

Practical information 

  • Disembarking port: Tromsø
  • Embarking port: Tromsø
  • Available period: All year
    • Not available 17.05, 24. - 26.12, 31.12 - 01.01
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing 
  • Not allowed to film inside movie theatre at Polaria