The port of Tromsø

Arctic Capital Tromsø (Ishavskatedralen, Polaria, Fjellheisen)

Enjoy this tour through the “Paris of the North”, which gives you a spectacular view all over town, and enables you to visit the fascinating museum Polaria and stop at the famous Arctic Cathedral.

  • Ride the cable car up a mountain for spectacular views over Tromsø and its environs.
  • Admire the city´s iconic Arctic Cathedral from both inside and out.
  • A guided bus tour around Tromsø.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers

    180 (270)

  • Booking code


Surrounded by towering mountains, Tromsø is nicknamed Paris of the North. This remarkably cosmopolitan city in the Arctic has a fascinating history. It has been the starting point for numerous polar expeditions in the Arctic Ocean, it served briefly as Norway´s seat of government in 1940, and has been a destination for timber transport from Russian rivers. Today Tromsø is a vibrant small metropolis with a rich cultural life. It is also the centre of research and education in the North. 

Our tour begins with a ride with the city´s famous cable car up to the mountain ledge, Storsteinen (421 metres/1,377 ft above sea level). From here, you can marvel at spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. Take a short walk around the mountain plateau, or enjoy something to eat or drink at Fjellstua restaurant. We also visit the Polaria, located in the centre of Tromsø. This visit promises to be educational and provide excellent context for your voyage here in the north of Norway. One of the most popular attractions here is the bearded seals and harbour seals who live here. The tour also includes a stop at the famous Arctic Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and town landmark.  

Practical information: 

  • Language: ENG, NOR, GER. On request FRE, IT, SPA.

  • Included: Shuttle, guide, entrance fee.

  • Walking information: In and out of the bus. In Polaria. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: Polaria is equipped for wheelchairs. There are ramps to access most of exhibitions and a lift to access the seal exhibit. The Cable Car and the Arctic Cathedral are wheelchair-friendly.