Join us for a unique musical experience at a memorable midnight concert in one of the region’s most beautiful churches.
Explore Tromsø’s magnificent cathedral, which stands as a landmark in the heart of the city and faces the seaward approach to welcome visitors.
In this majestic setting, experience an unforgettable concert performed by the region’s leading professional musicians.
Lean back on a wooden pew, admire the cathedral’s remarkable interior, and embark on a journey through the region’s musical heritage.
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
1 hour 15 minutes
The concert is approximately 45 minutes long
As the ship docks in Tromsø, the captivating sight of Tromsø Cathedral will come into view, directly above the harbour. From there, it’s only a few steps up to this city landmark, where you will receive the evening’s programme.
Before the concert begins, you’ll have the opportunity to admire this exquisite cathedral. Built in 1861 with timber from Målselv in Inner Troms, this neo-Gothic cruciform long church is notable as only Norwegian protestant cathedral made of wood. It’s as if the cathedral’s soft and pleasant acoustics were created especially for this magical midnight moment.
The musicians will then take you on a journey through Norwegian and Northern Norwegian musical history. You will hear hymns, folk tunes, songs, traditional Norwegian music, and indigenous Sami music focusing on the past, present, and future. The programme may differ somewhat from season to season but will always offer the same varied and comprehensive experience.
This unique cultural experience offers you a special and intimate encounter with the rich cultural heritage that exists in Norway’s coastal communities. If you lean back and listen carefully, we hope you will gain a special insight into the soul of the Arctic.